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    DaTE participation up 50% vs. 2020


    The last edition of the DaTE trade fair, which was held in Florence, Italy, from Sept. 11 to 13, brought a feeling of recovery of the international market as compared to the 2020 show when the Covid-19 vaccination campaign was yet to start. A total of 90 companies showcased their ...

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    Blue Light Summit 2021 announced


    Eyesafe, the company bringing together the healthcare and consumer electronics sectors, has announced the dates of its Blue Light Summit 2021, which will be held online on Sept. 28 in Europe and the Americas and Sept. 29 in Asia-Pacific. Discussions will focus on the impact of Covid-19 on screens’ usage ...

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    Vision Expo Wests confirms over 275 exhibitors


    The Vision Council and RX , co-organizers of Vision Expo West have announced that more than 275 exhibitors would take part in the next edition of the show, scheduled for next Sept. 22-25 in Las Vegas. The show’s floor will be organized around three main spaces: The Focus, ...

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    Silmo Paris announces over 500 exhibitors


    The organizers of Silmo have announced that more than 500 exhibitors from 32 countries have already confirmed their participation in the next edition of the show scheduled to take place in Paris from next Sept. 24 to 27. It will be the first edition of Silmo Paris since 2019 ...

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    Over 120 brands to show at DaTE


    The organizers of DaTE , the Italian trade show focusing on international designer eyewear, have announced that a total of over 120 brands will be exhibiting their collections in the ninth edition of the show taking place in Florence from Sept. 11 to 13. Confirmed brands include Dita , Face ...

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    Vision Expo launches sourcing platform


    In a partnership with Balluun , a global supplier in business-to-business technologies, the Vision Council and RX , the new brand name for Reed Exhibitions , launched their ShopVISION platform during the Vision Expo East trade show in early June. Described as a year-round marketplace where vendors ...

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    SILMO and COPENHAGEN SPECS launch new event format


    SILMO and its partner COPENHAGEN SPECS are launching SPECS AND THE CITY , a new series of international eyewear industry events scheduled to take place during one weekend in five European cities. As the Covid-19 crisis led to the cancellation of almost all trade fairs since its outbreak ...

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    Vision Expo first major in-person event since opti 2020


    Relocated in Orlando, Florida, for pandemic-related reasons, Vision Expo East 2021 was the first major international in-person eyewear trade show to take place since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020. From June 2 to 5, over 200 exhibiting companies took part in the event that brought ...

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    MIDO to transition to hybrid format following digital edition


    The digital edition of the MIDO international trade show ended last June 7 after three days of online events, discussions and business interactions, but the organizers are leaving that door open as the digital platform remains accessible and most its functionalities active. Looking forward to ...

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    MIDO presents its digital edition


    Beyond the presentation of Italian exports’ figures, the purpose of the joint online press conference by ANFAO and MIDO held on May 19 was to unveil more details about the MIDO Digital Edition , the digital event that will take place from next June 5 to 7, following ...

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    Silmo Paris confirms 2021 edition


    According to the French governmental plan for the progressive lift of lockdown restrictions in the country announced last week by President Emmanuel Macron , trade fairs and exhibitions will be authorized to take place from next June 30, without any limit in number of participants, provided that sanitary measures comply ...

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    Vision Expo East upbeat about its 2021 edition


    The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions , joint organizers of the Vision Expo eyewear trade shows, seem upbeat about the next edition of Vision Expo East , which should be the first major industry event to take place since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Initially planned to ...

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    ​Italy to reopen trade shows as soon as June 15


    On April 21, the Italian cabinet approved to reopen trade shows from June 15 and conventions and congresses from July 1, after having been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The reopening of trade fairs could occur sooner than previously announced. Initially, the Industry Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti had indicated ...

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    Opti organizers give 2022 update


    Klaus Paschka and Bettina Reiter , respectively managing director of Gesellschaft für Handwerkmessen (GHM) and exhibition director of opti , gave an update on April 15 about the next edition of the German trade fair in the form of a corporate interview on the show’s website. After a ...

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    Transitions Academy 2021 cancelled


    Transitions Optical announced the cancellation for safety reasons of the 2021 edition of its Transitions Academy , the international and educational event that was scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida, from June 13 to 16. The company said that it would however proceed with its annual innovation awards’ ...

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    Mido 2021 goes digital


    In a live online conference followed by exhibitors, visitors, journalists and other stakeholders earlier today, Giovanni Vitaloni , president of the Italian industry association Anfao , announced that the 2021 edition of Mido , the international eyewear trade show scheduled for next June 5 to 7, would ...

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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 ...