Friday, October 15, 2021 12:21 AM
MUNICH—The organizers of opti 2022
, to be held Jan. 14-16, 2022 at the Munich Fairgrounds, stated they are "focused on the essentials," for the show which will return to its four-hall concept and an in-person event, a return since the show's cancellation in January 2021 due to COVID-19.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:18 AM
PARIS—The winners of the 2021 Silmo d'Or Awards were presented during last weekend's Silmo 2021 Optical Fair
at Paris Nord Villepinte. During a special ceremony, the honors were given to a range of eyewear creators and technology companies, presented by Silmo's president, Amelie Morel, who was joined by Jean-Christophe Leblanc, the set designer and art director who served as the Silmo Jury president for this edition, according to an announcement from Silmo.
Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:15 AM
MILAN—Organizers for DaTE Eyewear
have started their countdown for the 9th edition of the show, the international exhibition dedicated to avant-garde eyewear, which will open at the Leopolda in Florence, Italy on Saturday Sept. 11 and will continue until Monday Sept. 13, "DaTE represents an important moment for the eyewear sector: 2021 was not the year that everyone was hoping for, but we have never lost sight of the goal of our mission, to build an unmissable and original event, true fulcrum of the ferment and vivacity of avant-garde eyewear, an appointment that has grown year after year," commented Giovanni Vitaloni, president of DaTE.
Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:15 AM
, the international trade show featuring avant-garde eyewear is set to return with its ninth edition to Florence, Italy from September 11 to 13 this year. The Fall-Winter 2021-22 show will return to the centrally-located Stazione Leopolda, easily reached by car and train from various points within Italy, organizers said. The exhibition is focusing on a core aim of "heralding—through creativity and innovation—the re-opening and progress in the world of eyewear." Stated Giovanni Vitaloni, president of DaTE, "We are faced with a new challenge in 2021. Our aim is to send a strong message to the industry, mobilizing all of the industry movers and shakers who, thanks to their innovative prowess, embody the ability to build the future. For anyone engaged in research, experimentation and innovation. This is a custom-made event, an all-important business 'runway' to showcase their ideas and products that are an expression of change, the change we need, after the hiatus caused by the pandemic."
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:15 AM
LONDON—Reed Exhibitions, which is a partner with The Vision Council
in the Vision Expo East and Vision Expo West shows, announced last week its evolution to RX
, with an updated graphic visual identity and updated brand positioning.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo East 2021
concluded on Saturday, June 5. The four-day event, which took place for the first time in Orlando, Florida, from June 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center, marked the first large-scale, in-person trade show for the vision care community since 2019. Organizers said the show "brought together thousands of members of the industry." VMAIL
asked about attendance at the show. A spokesperson said that "Vision Expo will not be releasing attendance figures at this time."
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:27 AM
MILAN—The Mido 2021 Digital Edition
concluded its three-day program yesterday but extended on-demand viewings of the comprehensive program and speaker presentations geared to an international audience, along with a virtual exhibition hall, and other special reports which will be available to registered attendees through Dec. 31.
Monday, March 22, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
and Reed Exhibitions
, organizers of Vision Expo, have announced that registration is now open for Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County Convention Center. The show is themed ONE Vision – ONE Focus – ONE Future. Hotel reservations at Vision Expo’s official partner hotels
also open today, March 22. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon @Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, June 2 and exhibits open Thursday, June 3. To register for Vision Expo East’s Exhibit Hall and Education, click here
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:15 AM
CHICAGO—Coming together with a common goal and a shared desire to re-establish a more personal exchange between brand and customers possibly within a safe and relaxed environment, leading independent eyewear brands are joining forces again to hold Midwest Best
, a cooperative kick-off to the spring/summer order season which will be held here March 25-27. Organized in collaboration with Marriott Suites-O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill., each brand will have its own suite, enabling the showing of collections in a safe environment, organizers said. The group, held a similar show last October, as VMAIL reported
and this is its third event in Chicago.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:18 AM
MILAN, Italy—Mido organizers have been busy organizing the next edition of the leading international show, and registration, which opened Jan. 28, continues now.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—The organizers of the LOFT Eyewear
show have announced that LOFT SF will be held in San Francisco, Sept. 18-19, at Fort Mason
in Gallery 308.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:00 AM
NEW YORK—Show organizers have announced additional details about The Union, one of three new distinct neighborhoods being unveiled at Vision Expo East 2020 and a key component of the larger reimagination of the signature event by The Vision Council and co-owner of the Show, Reed Exhibitions. “An evolution of the dynamic Galleria, The Union offers the ultimate exhibition and shopping experience for boutique and premium independent brands with a discerning edit of exclusive, hip, and fashion-forward eyewear,” according to the announcement.
Monday, February 10, 2020 1:00 AM
MUNICH, Germany—From Jan. 10 to 12, 2020, this city was once again a hub for the eyewear and eye-care industries as opti 2020 took place. This year, opti welcomed 28,000 visitors from 93 countries, who came to explore the 605 exhibitors across the show’s six halls. The show featured both industry veterans and brand new companies and designers—including the opti BOXES, which were home to recently launched up-and-coming brands—and gave a special platform to industry influencers through the Blogger Spectacle program.
Monday, February 10, 2020 1:00 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes (thinkaboutyoureyes.com
), a national public awareness campaign presented by The Vision Council and the American Optometric Association that aims to promote the importance of getting an annual comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist, has launched its new and enhanced website. Featuring new content and a modern, easy-to-navigate design, the reinvigorated platform provides information on eye health, eye conditions, vision correction options and treatment, and enables consumers to find an eye doctor and schedule an exam.
Monday, February 10, 2020 1:00 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo is introducing never-before-seen education curated by the Education Advisory Board at Vision Expo East 2020 in New York City. Notably, this year’s Show will feature nine exclusive clinical tracks, staged for the first time ever, with more than 100 hours of new content organized by key subject areas. In addition to new clinical offerings, Vision Expo East will offer actionable, business-focused courses highlighting ways to stimulate leadership, culture and profitability with topics ranging from customer experience to human resources.