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SILMO PARIS 2023, The pole of attraction for a dynamic industry!
SILMO Paris reflects the entire optics and eyewear industry, with players large and small, historic and new, representing the entire value chain
The SILMO Generation was there in force. This effervescence was palpable throughout the four days of SILMO Paris: 31,337 visitor-buyers (+16.5% vs. 2022) attended, including 15,902 from abroad (+18.3% vs. 2022) and 15,535 from France (+14.7% vs. 2022). They were able to meet 929 companies, representing a total of 9,400 stand visitors – not counted with visitors – spread over the 75,000m2 of halls 6 and 7 at Paris-Nord Villepinte.
All the ingredients were in place to ensure visitors and exhibitors alike an energizing, eventful edition. The key points were the ever-popular welcome and conviviality, facilitated by the show’s unanimously acclaimed reconfiguration.
The exhibitors’ contribution to the show’s success is immense : the quality of their stands, products and services underscores the extent to which they are investing in the future at the industry’s leading trade show.
This year’s SILMO Paris definitively confirmed that the Paris event is now the place to be for the launch of new collections and brands, as well as innovative concepts, on an international scale! Its strength also comes from the formidable array of events within the event, promoting innovation, creation and knowledge, and putting into perspective the companies that are inventing the optics of today and tomorrow.
The 30th SILMO d’OR awards, presented in the surprising setting of the Folies Gruss, remain the central pillar of this valorization.
The members of the Jury, whose integrity and professionalism the organizers warmly thank, meticulously studied all the applications and impartially selected the creations and innovations that caught their attention.
This year, Nicolas Fafiotte, a self-described “couturier of exceptional moments”, accepted the challenge. In a nod to our industry, this promoter of French elegance hails from Oyonnax!
They were supported in their mission by a Jury Chairman from outside the optical sector, who brought a different and challenging perspective to the table.