VisionPlus conveys deep condolences on the sad demise of Philippe Lafont, President of the SILMO exhibition
It is with absolute sadness and regret, we convey this news of Philippe Lafont’s passing away.
Since 2012, Philippe Lafont has devoted himself to developing the exhibition, seeking to make SILMO a flagship forum for all industry stakeholders. Continuing the work begun by Guy Charlot, Philippe’s commitment has seen SILMO become a valuable tool for opticians and helped to raise the profile of the French optics sector. Under his leadership, SILMO has also pursued its international development.
Philippe carried his grandfather’s legacy of designing eyewear with all heart. His achievements from selling hearing aids and spectacles to turning eyewear as a premium fashion accessory are commendable. Lafont Paris, will always reflect his charm and dedication. His death is a loss for all who were fortunate to work with him and his absence is always going to be felt. Team of VisionPlus extends their deepest sympathy and hopes that his family and friends find the strength to go bear the loss.