MUNICH, Germany—European trade show opti has announced the plans for its 2023 show, which will take place from January 27 through 29, 2023 in Munich, Germany. VM reported in November that opti’s 2022 show has been postponed to May 13 through 15, 2022, also in Munich. opti also announced that its earlier plan to alternate the location of the trade show between Munich in even years and Stuttgart in odd years will no longer apply. From 2022 on, Munich will be the show’s permanent home.

Klaus Plaschka, managing director of GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH, which organizes opti, said, “opti is the leading ophthalmic event in the German-speaking market and therefore in the most important European market. Stuttgart was the best option of all, we always believed in a strong opti.

Nonetheless, we are delighted that from 2023 onward Munich will once again be the permanent home of the event. Over the past few years, Munich has proven itself an excellent choice for all those involved and we are delighted to bring the trade fair back to Munich for good—especially in these times when everyday life is characterized by change.”

Bettina Reiter, opti’s exhibition director, said, “In 2023, opti will resume its long-standing tradition of holding the top-selling, trend-setting spot at the start of the year. And in Munich too. The last opti held here in 2020 achieved top marks for atmosphere as well as organization, contacts and transactions.”

Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München GmbH, said, “The fact that from 2023 opti will be returning to Munich for good as an international platform for the industry will enhance our trade fair calendar. We are very pleased that we could offer opti the opportunity to take place every January at the proven location of Munich—and to now welcome the ophthalmic optics family annually in our exhibition halls.”

Registration for opti 2022 is open online here. It will feature the same hall concept and infrastructure as originally planned.