Following Opti 2014’s huge success, Opti 2015 will also be held from Friday to Sunday – in fact, from 9th to 11th January 2015 at the fairground Messe München.
Opti in Munich is the perfect start of the year for the international optical industry and trade. Next year, Opti will again be held from Friday to Sunday – from 9th to 11th January 2015 on the fairground Messe München. “We are pleased to have come to an agreement with the operator of Messe München“, says Dieter Dohr, chairman of the management board of the GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH. For months, GHM had been in numerous talks concerning the date of Opti 2015 because, initially, the halls C1 through C4 were only going to be available for Opti from Thursday to Saturday.
“The crucial factors for this decision were not merely the fact that the whole industry is carried by the momentum of Opti 2014’s great success, but also the considerable degree of importance that Opti has achieved both nationally and internationally“, Dohr explains. For GHM, it has always been about fixing the most suitable date for exhibitors and visitors on the one hand, and about offering the largest possible choice to opticians on the other hand – and all that right at the beginning of the year. According to Dohr, this year’s Opti impressively demonstrated how much visitors and exhibitors appreciate the early date as well as Munich as an attractive location with an outstanding infrastructure for the trade show. At Opti 2014 approximately 500 exhibitors from 34 countries have presented their new products to more than 24.000 visitors from more than 80 countries.
Over the course of Opti 2014, its organisers still had to assume that Opti 2015 was going to be held on Thursday through Saturday. “Now we have reached an agreement with Messe München: This week we were reassured that we will be able to hold Opti on a weekend as usual, from Friday to Sunday, 9th to 11th January 2015.” A great kick-start for the optical industry.
Opti takes place annually at the beginning of the year and is held at the Fairground Messe München. As the international trade show for optics & design it presents the entire spectrum of optics ranging from frames, ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses and low-vision products to shop set-up, technical equipment and devices. In doing so Opti is the platform for product premieres of international market leaders and start-ups alike. Since 2008 the trade show has been run by GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH. Since then Opti has shown continual growth. The trade show was staged for the first time ever in 1998.