The Middle East’s most lucrative event for the regional and global Optical and Opthalmic industry kicks off tomorrow (9 April, Tuesday) at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Held from 9 – 11 April 2013 the exhibition is highly anticipated as it offers a networking opportunity for industry professionals and it is a platform for exhibitors to showcase the latest medical and technical equipment and machinery as well as new innovations and developments in fashion eyewear and accessories. This year Vision-X Dubai will see more 3,500 trade visitors and 85 exhibitors from 15 countries including China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK.
The world’s leading optic manufacturers, Allied Medical, Ciba Vision, Essilor, Logo France among others, have confirmed their participation this year and will introduce their latest products and technologies. In addition, strong participation is seen from Turkish companies including Efor Optik, Kayatur Optik and Prestij Optik. Trade visitors can also look forward to the biggest German pavilion to date with leading manufacturers OWP, MP GROUP, Concept S and Essential among the German companies represented.
Divided into two dedicated areas, Vision Opticare features the latest in medical and diagnostic equipment, machinery, tools, optometric equipment, surgical equipment and instruments. Vision Lifestyle showcases fashion eyewear, contact lenses, frames, sunglasses, licensed brands, shop equipment and furniture ensuring a truly targeted event.
Following positive feedback from the industry during last year’s Vision-X Dubai, the Eye–Connect Vision-X Dubai Hosted Buyers Programme returns with a strong hosted delegation of over 40 buyers from more than 10 countries including Bahrain, Iran, Jordan, KSA, and Qatar among others. The programme will facilitate business interactions by providing provides opportunities to meet leading international and regional manufacturers, suppliers and distributors.
The latest scientific findings and technological developments will be discussed at the Vision-X Dubai 2013 Optometry Conference, which will mainly focus on optometric education and best practices. This year, Vision Opticare presents two days of intensive seminar talks with renowned speakers who will explore a wide range of topics from effective key players in optometric practices to Myopia in the Middle East. Together with Knowledge Partner Eye Zone Magazine, a comprehensive educational programme will also be offered for ophthalmologists, optometrists and mid-level eye care providers from the Middle East to share experiences, exchange knowledge and create networking opportunities. In addition, a paper presentation, sponsored by Mitsui Chemicals, will focus on the brand’s new High Index Lens material and their complete range of lenses materials.