Fairs | September 23, 2019

Hong Kong International Optical Fair – Ready to go

Less than a month to the beginning of Hong Kong International Optical Fair, the eyewear fair that continues to grow up

words Editorial Staff

Its growth is unstoppable and it always reserves new surprises. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 27th edition of the Hong Kong International Optical Fair will be held from 6-8 Nov 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, the fair will welcome around 800 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions. This year, the fair includes group pavilions representing France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Visionaries of Style (VOS) as well as the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA). The fair’s 2018 edition attracted over 16,800 buyers from 111 countries and regions, attesting to Hong Kong’s prominent status as a global hub for optical business. The highlighted Brand Name Gallery will house around 200 well-known brands from around the world, while the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA) will showcase the masterpieces of young designers and 10 brands such as Genic Eyewear and P+US at the fair. 

The “IT Solutions and Shop Fittings” zone, which debuted last year, will return with close to 10 exhibitors to feature the latest technological applications and device designs that assist them in boosting production and improving business efficiency. The Fair also includes other themed zones, spotlighting a wide variety of products ranging from professional eyewear, accessories, frames, lenses, diagnostic instruments to optometric instruments. To foster Hong Kong’s creativity and innovation, the HKTDC joins hands with HKOMA to organise the 21st Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition. The competition has successfully attracted close to 100 entries under the theme of “MUSE”. Result will be announced at the Hong Kong International Optical Fair Press Conference on 18 Oct 2019. A highlighted event – the 17th Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium, jointly organised by HKTDC, HKOA and HK PolyU, will welcome experts from New Zealand, the United States, Malaysia, Mainland China and Hong Kong to share their insights on the topic of “Advancements in Optometric Specialties”. Other events such as trend seminars and forums will be held to let visitors keep an eye on the latest industry developments.