OPTI 2023: 2022 is almost behind us, but Opti is kicking the new year with class!
2022 has been a rich year, full of news, emotions, ups and downs and, fortunately, a lot of fun and happy moments. However, it is time to leave it behind and get ready for a new roller coaster called 2023!
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting 2023 with the new edition of Opti Munich!
Opti 2023 is going to be full of news and exciting experiences!
After a one-off special edition in May, the international trade show for optics & design will take place on its usual mid-January date from 13 to 15 January 2023, at the Fairground Munich. “t’s great that opti 2023 in mid-January will once again provide the platform for orders, trends and exchange of information that the optics industry has come to expect from us,” told us Exhibition Director Bettina Reiter, and I definitely can’t say she’s wrong.
But, let’s see what we are going to find! Halls C1 and C2 will again contain the spectacle frames collections of the licensed brands and manufacturer brands, the YES independent design area and the opti BOXES with exciting start-ups (the OPTI BOX Award will take place this year too! So, keep reading). Brands in the frames area will also be presenting themselves in Hall C3, and there will also be everything for stationary opticians, such as purchasing groups, trade products, shopfitting with furnishings and decoration, as well as workshop facilities and equipment. Hall C4 focuses on spectacle lenses, contact lenses and accessories, refraction and diagnostics, as well as IT and machines. “Myopia management” and “Sustainability in ophthalmic optics” are also the focus topics across all halls and product areas at opti in January.
As I said above, after the successful first edition in 2022, the opti BOX AWARD for promising start-ups from the frames sector will also be relaunched in January.
The prize – supported by eyebizz – will be awarded live on site on the Saturday of the trade fair by an international jury of experts to one of the newcomers of the opti BOXES in the YES independent design area. I won’t be part of the jury, this year, but I wish best of luck to everyone!
Lest, but not least, as at the last opti, the opti FORUM XT webinar series will prepare you for the live event and the personal exchange of knowledge. “Tradition meets Technology” (20 October 2022, 7.30pm), “Myopia – How is the hype going?” (17 November 2022, 7.30pm) and “Positioning: Show what you stand for and the turnover is right” (8 December 2022, 7.30pm) are the topics of the 90-minute lectures with expert presentations and expert discussion, for which you can register online as from 10 October.
So, I look forward to meeting you again at Opti!
Remember to book your ticket, on the show’s website, online only.
See you in Munich!