The new Marcolin showroom in Hong Kong is a refined space that combines display and meeting areas with brand identity. Continue reading
Around 250 underprivileged senior citizens in Singapore participated in a free eye screening camp and also took home optical eyewear as part of an event organised by Optometry Giving Sight, to mark World Sight Day 2012 in October, 2012. Continue reading
12,800 buyers visited the Hong Kong Optical Fair in November, 2012 – a growth of almost 4 percent over 2011’s numbers. Continue reading
Event updates about Vision-X 2013
Vision-X 2013 will once again have the ‘Eye-Connect’ Hosted Buyer Programme that provides buyers the opportunity to meet the right exhibitors for their line of work.
Over 120 exhibitors and 3,900 visitors from more than 63 countries attended Vision-X 2012. The event’s organizers, Dubai World Trade Center, are hoping to increase this number substantially this year, and underline the fact that Vision-X is still the leading optical and ophthalmic exhibition in the Middle East. This year the event will be held between 9th and 11th April, 2013 at the Dubai World Trade Center.
Feedback from visitors at Vision-X 2012’s event was very favourable. 72 percent of these visitors rated the show as good to excellent, while 82 percent rated the quality of the exhibitors as good to excellent. Even exhibitors were happy with the response at Vision-X 2012 with 94 percent claiming that
they met their objectives for exhibiting at the event.
Poya Eghterafi, Executive Director of EGMA Optical Supplies revealed that his company concluded AED 8 million in sales during the exhibition in 2012, while Ahmad Hamou, Sales Manager-Optical Division at Al Amin Medical Instruments (Amico), estimated that his company achieved between AED 1.5 and AED 2 million in sales at Vision-X.
Buoyed by this response, Trixee Loh, Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Center and organiser of Vision-X Dubai said, “Last year’s event once again gave exhibitors and visitors an opportunity to learn about, and share, the latest technologies and trends in the industry.”
Vision-X 2013 will once again have the ‘Eye-Connect’ Hosted Buyer Programme that provides buyers the opportunity to meet leading international and regional manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. This program got very good response the last year. It will be useful for buyers in the industry who are looking to expand their business in the Middle East through increased and direct access to the right exhibitors. The programme also offers qualified buyers pre-scheduled and on-site appointments and hosts networking opportunities ensuring that both parties optimise their time during the show and increase their productivity.
Vision Opticare will help visitors experience the latest advancement and technologies in cataract, refractive surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, ocular inflammation, squint, prevention of blindness and also give them the opportunity to interact with reputed faculty at the ophthalmic conference. Vision Lifestyle will showcase the
latest innovations in fashion eyewear, along with a fashion show to forecast the trend forecast in eyewear fashion for 2013.
With interesting products, awards, and networking options, Vision-X 2013 is surely attracting a fair share of attention from the global optical industry.
Linz, October 2011: Specialist sports glasses manufacturer adidas eyewear is celebrating receipt of another award. After carrying off the red dot award in the category ‘product design’ in January 2011, the sports glasses evil eye halfrim pro has now won a second prestigious award. At Silmo, an international trade show for the eyewear industry which was held in Paris between 29 September and 2 October 2011, this versatile half frame model was awarded the “Silmo d’Or 2011” in the category ‘sports equipment’. Continue reading