Optics Trade Shows

SILMO Hackathon eyes the future of optical retail
July 2019
The 2019 edition of SILMO Paris is taking on a new concept as it expects to launch its first entrée outlining the future of optics through a new segment eyeing the future of eyewear ...
WOF highlights buyers’ hub
May 2019
Following the curtain call of its latest edition, Wenzhou International Optics Fair (WOF) in China set another record-breaking optical event with approximately 15,000 registered visitors ...
SILMO Bangkok’s design contest to feature Siam’s art
April 2019
In 2018, SILMO Bangkok kicked off with its first Eyewear Design Contest to showcase compelling fashion eyewear design concepts by university students ...
WOF meets Vision Expo East 2019
April 2019
Wenzhou International Optics Fair, China (WOF) had successfully engaged in a full range of optical exhibitions all over the world.. ...
SILMO and Copenhagen specs join forces to promote Independent Eyewear
March 2019
Silmo Association President, Amélie Morel, Eric Lenoir Silmo director at Comexposium and Morten Gammelmark, founder/CEO of the Copenhagen specs.. ...
SILMO Academy calls applicants for €10,000 grant
February 2019
SILMO Academy has set itself the goal of supporting professionals working in ophthalmic optics in their quest for excellence by proposing workshops... ...
Eyeing the future of opti after major success
February 2019
This year, following its premiere’s stellar hit, opti 2019, held on January 25-27 at the Fairground, Munich, covered over six halls for the first time... ...
SILMO Istanbul 2018, a trade fair that counts
January 2019
SILMO Istanbul hit the ace when 150 companies and 647 brands flocked to the Istanbul Expo Center Yeşilköy on 13-16 December 2018 .. ...
Blogger Spectacle hits third year at opti 2019
January 2019
In the upcoming edition of opti, happening on 25-27 January 2019, bloggers from across Europe will embark on a communal tour of discovery on the second day .. ...
100% Optical Audiology Hub welcomes new partnership with BAA
January 2019
The UK’s largest optical and audiology event, 100% Optical, has joined forces with the British Academy of Audiology (BAA) as part of a brand new initiative to enhance its Audiology Hub.. ...
Silmo d'Or Awards nominees revealed
September 2018
Running in its 25th year of putting creativity and ingenuity in the spotlight, the Silmo d'Or Awards will once again name the most original and innovative in the optical industry. ...
100% Optical kick-starts registration for 2019
August 2018
The UK’s largest optical event, 100% Optical, opens registration for visitors to claim free entry tickets to its 2019 edition which is set to roll the ball on January 12-14, 2019 at Excel, London. ...
ABDO College to join 100% Optical 2019
July 2018
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is returning to 100% Optical 2019 with a new location and the chance to speak to the ABDO team ...
SILMO Bangkok makes both ends meet with business and fashion
June 2018
SILMO Bangkok has set the ball rolling with its first edition of a trade fair dedicated to the optical and eyewear industry in the ASEAN. Posing the theme ‘Business Meets Fashion’...
Vision-X Dubai takes on new concept
May 2018
Vision–X, a Dubai-based annual optical tradeshow, is being re-launched as Dubai Optical Show Vision-X according to the show's Facebook post...
Exhibition halls expansion to optimize opti 2019
May 2018
MUNICH – opti, a Germany-based international trade show for optics and design, will expand to the new Halls C5 and C6 at Fairground Munich...
Cairo International Optical Exhibition (CIO) reaps huge success
April 2018
Cairo International Optical Exhibition (CIO) embarked on its first edition from April 20-22, 2018 at the Royal Maxim Palace, Cairo, Egypt. The fair reaped enormous success for all exhibitors...
SIOF 2018 reveals latest trends and innovations in the optical industry
April 2018
The 18th China (Shanghai) International Optics Fair (SIOF) enjoyed a giant leap forward with bigger number of participants this year. The annual event took place on 5-7 March 2018..

SILMO Paris 2018, so much more than just a fair
April 2018
SILMO Paris is so much more than a trade fair. Apart from providing a complete and comprehensive exhibitor offering,, it is worth reiterating that SILMO Paris..
Vision Expo’s first OPTImum Retail Award winner announced
April 2018
On its 8th year of attendance, Todd Rogers Eyewear, the Boston-based independent eyewear brand, bags Vision Expo’s first annual OPTImum Retail Award
TSIA brings Taiwanese eyewear manufacturers to SILMO Bangkok 2018
April 2018
Taiwan Spectacles Industry Association (TSIA), in conjunction with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, is bringing Taiwanese eyewear manufacturers to SILMO Bangkok 2018
MIDO holds 1st Eye Health Awareness Day
April 2018
MIDO's international meeting place, the Otticlub, hosted the 1st Eye Health Awareness Day a new industry space for seminars, workshops, presentations, events and conferences
MIDO recognizes the best stores worldwide
February 2018
The international panel at MIDO 2018 awarded the BESTORE AWARD DESIGN category prize to the Ludwig Oehm store in Frankfurt (Germany)
Our Children’s Vision campaign’s global partner meeting kicks off at Srilanka
January 2018
Our Children’s Vision, the global initiative upscaling, accelerating and expanding eye health services to more children around the world.
Delta Event Company has organized the first Cairo International Optics Fair in April 2018
January 2018
Delta Event Company that organizes conferences and international fairs in Cairo has announced that the First Cairo International Optics Fair (CIO).
Kefan Optics celebrates its 40th anniversary at a glittering event in Kuwait
January 2018
The rise of Kefan Optics from one small optical shop in Kuwait to nearly 50 branches across GCC in a span of 40 years was celebrated with style
Joanne Mohr announced as new Event Director for Vision Expo
January 2018
Vision Expo has announced Joanne Mohr as the new Event Director for Show co-owner Reed Exhibitions. Mohr, in conjunction with the team at partner organization
The anticipated countdown to 100% Optical begins
January 2018
100% Optical delegates are being promised a “dazzling time” at the UK’s biggest celebration of the optical industry, running from 27-29 January 2018 at London EXCEL.
World Council of Optometry and American Academy of Optometry to co-host the 3rd World Congress of Optometry
January 2018
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and the American Academy of Optometry will be co-hosting the 3rd World Congress of Optometry
Design students celebrate vision at 100% optical
December 2017
Six students will showcase work at 100% Optical as part of a ‘Celebration of Vision’ design competition run in partnership with the Royal College of Art to celebrate the show.
SILMO Istanbul wraps its fifth anniversary edition on a ‘colorful, connected, energetic’ note
December 2017
The International Silmo Istanbul Optical Fair wrapped up a “colorful, connected, energetic” four-day session on Dec. 3, marking the fifth anniversary of the fair