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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 ...

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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 ...