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    100% Optical to hold a 2-day online event in May


    Following the postponement of their 2021 edition to January 2022, the organizers of the London eyewear trade show announced the launch of 100% Optical Online , a digital event to take place on May 23 and 24. All members of the optical community will be able to access the virtual ...

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    New trade show announced in Dubai


    While many international trade shows are cancelled or postponed, FourPlus Media , a Dubai-based publishing company, announced the launch of Vision Plus EXPO 2021 , a new exhibition for the eyewear sector. The organizers said that they were expecting optical buyers from more than 50 countries to participate in the ...

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    Cecop launches an open digital event


    Cecop , the Spanish-based international buying group with 6,700 members worldwide, is launching a new digital event to gather opticians and suppliers from seven countries in which it operates: Spain, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, the U.S., Colombia and Mexico. The Cecop Global Community Summit will take place online from March 10 ...

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    Vision Expo, 100% Optical change plans


    The Covid-19 and its new variants, as well as the uncertain completion dates of the current vaccination campaigns, are keeping trade show organizers under pressure to find solutions for their 2021 editions. While plans seem unchanged for the Milan-based Mido show which just started its visitors’ registration campaign for ...

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    How Covid-19 has impacted companies’ trade show budgets


    It has become commonplace to say that the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated trends that were already underway with the digitalization of the economy and society in general. Trade shows have been one the sectors most affected by the phenomenon as restrictions on travel and mass events worldwide prompted ...

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    More than 6,000 participants at the IOFT Tokyo show


    Due to the relatively low impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in Japan so far, the international IOFT show was able to take place from Oct. 27 to 29. The co-organizers, Reed Exhibitions and the Fukui Optical Association , have just announced that 5,688 visitors and 146 ...

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    Opti2021 cancelled over Covid-19


    Opti2021 , which was scheduled Jan. 8-10, 2021, in Stuttgart, has been cancelled because of the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic. “This decision was a result of rising infection rates, travel restrictions and feedback from the industry,” said the organizer of the German trade show, GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen ...

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    Mido postponed to June 5-7, 2021


    The Milan-based eyewear trade show Mido has been postponed to June 5-7, 2021, from its initial dates of Feb. 6-8, as the number of Covid-19 cases picks up in many regions of the world with the return of cold weather to the northern hemisphere. Mido said that the ...

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    Eyewear market seen normalizing driven by prescription frames


    The eyewear industry started picking up in June after the easing of Covid-19 related lockdown measures in some key markets. It is expected to gradually return to past levels, underpinned by pent-up demand for ophthalmic eyewear. A phenomenon, that has prompted manufacturers to focus on prescription frames.

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    Silmo Paris announces its Silmo d’Or awards online


    In spite of the cancellation of this year’s edition of the show, the organizers of Silmo Paris have decided to proceed with some parts of their usual program, including the annual distribution of the Silmo d’Or awards. However, instead of the usual festive event, the Silmo d’Or laureates were ...

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    DaTE attracts 1,000 visitors


    The 8 th edition of the eyewear trade show DaTE attracted 1,000 professionals and buyers. The event featured over 80 brands and was held Sept.19-21 at the Stazione Leopolda venue in Florence. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was the first European trade show for the eyewear industry ...

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    Silmo Istanbul 2020 is cancelled


    Comexposium and 24 Saat Fuarcılık , co-organizers of the Silmo Istanbul show have announced the cancellation of this year’s edition of the trade show because of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Turkey and abroad. The eighth edition of Silmo Istanbul was scheduled to take place from ...

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    Silmo Hors Les Murs hits the road


    Silmo Hors Les Murs , the new format of regional events launched by Silmo after its Paris show was cancelled because of the Covid crisis , will take place on Oct. 3-4 in the Tuileries gardens in Paris. Silmo Hors Les Murs will join a larger fashion event, in association ...

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    Tokyo IOFT confirmed, reaches out to international brands


    Encouraged by the local industry’s support, a return to a normal level of retail activity and the fact that trade shows in other sectors have recently taken place in Japan, the organizers of the Tokyo IOFT eyewear show have confirmed that this year’s edition would take place as scheduled ...

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    NCC “Beyond 2020” postponed until 2022


    The Dutch Contact Lens Conference (NCC 2020), initially planned for March 15-16 and postponed to Sept. 6-7, has been postponed a second time. The eighth edition will now be taking place a year and a half from now, on March 13-14, 2022, in the Dutch city of Veldhoven. According ...

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    DaTE trade fair confirmed Sept. 19-21


    The small Italian trade show DaTE will be held from Sept. 19 to 21 at the Stazione Leopolda venue in Florence. The organizers had previously indicated their intention to hold this year’s edition despite the Covid-19 health crisis. DaTE states that it will be the first post-pandemic ...

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    Silmo Paris is cancelled but goes on tour


    The organizers of Silmo Paris have announced the cancellation of the 2020 edition, scheduled for Oct. 2-5, following in the footsteps of Vision Expo Wes t most recently and of all other major trade shows this year since February. The decision was jointly taken by the Silmo executive ...

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    UK industry unites around 100% Optical after Optrafair cancellation


    The Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) , together with the show organizer MA Exhibitions , have decided to cancel Optrafair 2020 , which was due to take place Sept 19-21, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, due to the continued uncertainty surrounding events as a result of the ...

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    Vision Expo West cancelled due to Covid-19 uncertainty


    The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions , the organizers of Vision Expo , have decided to cancel Vision Expo West 2020 , that was scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Sept. 23 to 26 due to ongoing concern about the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes ...

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    DaTE trade show plans to go ahead in September


    The small Italian trade show DaTE , which in the past few years has been held in the second half of September in Florence, confirmed its intention to hold this year’s edition despite the Covid-19 health crisis. Mido , which is DaTE’s partner, is currently working on the event, ...