The countdown to Vision-X VP 2016 Awards started with a bang as the Jury Meet was hosted by Siraj Bolar, CEO of VisionPlus Magazine at the World Trade Centre in Dubai on August 21, 2016
The Vision-X VP Awards are off to a great start…entries poured in from all parts of the world ever since the third edition was announced. As a prelude to the grand event scheduled to happen on October 25, 2016, the Jury Nomination event was hosted on August 21, 2016.
Hosted at the luxurious Dubai World Trade Centre, the Jury Meet saw the big names of the optical industry coming together to access the various entries in each category. The atmosphere was nothing less than exciting as the experts from the optical trade convened to identify the latest trends and put together the nomination from the pool of entries received in each category.
Saeed Emam and Khaled Mahmoud of Magrabi Optical, Mushtaq Ahmed and Mathews Jacob of Yateem Opticians, Rayan Rouhani of Saudi Optic House, Saleh Al Shawa of Al Jaber Optical, Murad of Grand Optics, Ethan Shafiei and Joseph Ibrahim from Qatar Optics joined the esteemed panel as jury members for the third edition of the Vision-X VP Awards.
All of these extremely knowledgeable and influential people of the eyewear industry were in one room shortlisting the best in eyewear and eye care technology that the opticians in the Middle East should be voting for!
Hundreds of entries spanning seventeen different categories passed through their expert scrutiny. The top 5 products in each category will be announced as nominees and will be available for online and offline voting starting September, 1, this year.
“VXVP Awards is a great initiative and it has surely helped in raising the bar for eyewear products in the Middle East. This year, the collections we analysed was indeed very impressive particularly the luxury segment where we saw some really impressive entries. Indeed I am very happy to be a part of the event”, said one of the jury members.
The primary focus of the Jury Meet was on ensuring that all products were reviewed by the best in the industry and by those who truly understand the criteria on which a product should be assessed. Thanks to the unique algorithm that VisionPlus Magazine has created and successfully implemented over the years , every product gets its points based on criteria that are unique to the particular category.
The analysis by a panel ensures that there is no risk of a bias being exercised towards any of the entries.The nominations will be announced on September 1, 2016 and will be available for online as well as offline voting till October 14, 2016.
Stay tuned to this space and our social media pages for more exciting news and updates on the much awaited Vision-X VP Awards 2016.