With 1,000 brands set to be showcased at the three-day event, it promises to be a unique networking platform where visitors can discover new trends and technology
Where: Daegu, Korea
When: Apr 22-24, 2015
Slated to be held from April 22 to 24, 2015, at EXCO in Daegu, the 14th Daegu International Optical Show (DIOPS 2015) claims to be the largest and only optical show in Korea. Daegu, where Korea’s first optical industry was born 70 years ago, is home to the country’s leading optical companies. The event is hosted by the Daegu Metropolitan City and organised by the Korea Optical Industry Support Center and the Korea Optometric Association. Co-organisers include the Asian Federation of Optical Associations, Korea Optical Industry Cooperative, Korea Optical Fashion Industry Association and the Korean Society of Vision Science, amongst others.
Over 500 manufacturers, out of a total of 700 optical companies in Korea, are located in Daegu, which is why DIOPS is held in Daegu every year, drawing numerous buyers and visitors to the show. This year’s show will be attended by approximately 222 companies displaying 1,000 brands and drawing around 30,000 visitors, including 1,500 international buyers from over 30 countries, in a venue covering 20,077 square metres.
DIOPS has provided a unique business platform for Korea’s optical industry representing 700 optical companies and 9,000 retailers, and it also offers various programs. The organisers prepare 1:1 buyer matching programs that are customised for each exhibitor.
In addition, during the show there will be various unique events such as 70th anniversary ceremony with photo gallery, Korea Eyewear Design Competition, Beauty DIOPS Change Gallery & Optical Beauty Show, Export Consultation Meeting (buyers can have meetings with exhibitors by items, designs and products), Eyewear Festival, DIOPS Night, Academic Program for Optometry, KOA Continuing Education, GOC (Global Optometry Conference), International Optical Conference, Overseas Buyer Tour, and Glasses & Culture K-Style, etc. The DIOPS secretariat also provides 2 nights hotel accommodation for overseas buyers.
The event provides a great opportunity to discover new trends, and enhance networking by grasping trends in technology and in the global optical industry market. The exhibition products include frames, lenses, sunglasses, contact lenses, sports glasses, reading glasses, optical instruments, frame & lens processing equipment, optical measuring machine, display cases, lens cleaners, cases & accessories, etc.