Fairs | February 1, 2021

100% Optical – New dates announcement 

The event 100% Optical has been postponed from May 2021, to January 2022 because of the pandemic

words Editorial Staff

Today, the organizers of 100% Optical, have announced the postponement of the event from May 2021, to January 2022. The 2021 event was due to take place on 8-10 May at ExCeL London, but now will take pace in its normal month, on 29-31 January 2022. Because of the situation with the pandemic, the possibilities of restriction this spring look more certain. But, there will be a one-day virtual event in May, which offers the possibility for opticians and optometrists to network and meet suppliers. More details will be announced in the coming days.
Nathan Garnett, Director for 100% Optical, said: “With restrictions likely to stay with us for longer than we had all hoped and anticipated, we feel it would be better for all of our loyal and supportive delegates, clients and partners to postpone the event.  We want to come back with a bang, we have the backing now of all the major optical bodies, so I can assure you we will all be pulling together to make 100% Optical 2022 a truly effective trade show for the industry to help recover from this terrible pandemic. If we staged an event with limited attendance, and travel restriction in place for our overseas exhibitors and visitors, we feel we would not be best serving our clients. We have been busy whilst in lockdown, and have exciting plans to share with you on virtual events and digital products to keep the sector as connected as it can be in these challenging times.”  Eventually, Mr. Garnett said: “One thing we know for sure, 100% Optical 2022 is going to be a very large celebration indeed!”