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Dubai to host top optical trade show in Nov

Dubai, May 28, 2014

The lucrative, international optical business will come under the microscope when a revamped Vision-X Dubai, the Middle East's largest optical trade show, returns in November.

Running November 25-27 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Vision-X Dubai will gather more than 4,000 trade visitors and over 150 exhibitors from more than 15 countries across 6,500 sq m of dedicated exhibition space.
According to Euromonitor International, the UAE eyewear market was worth $420 million in 2013 with the domestic market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of seven per cent per annum up to 2018. As a unified platform for the optical sector’s fashion and medical spheres to expand their regional operations, Vision-X Dubai will feature two distinct zones: Optistyle, a dedicated arena for retail opticians and optometrists, and Opticare, a platform covering the entire spectrum of technical eye-care products and services.

The industry-wide coming together will see global eyewear brands and retailers showcase cutting-edge trends, products and accessories at Optistyle, while eye-care providers, medical practitioners and technology suppliers will discuss and display the latest  services, equipment and machinery on the show-floor at Opticare – a show first.

“As the Middle East and North Africa region’s only optical and eyecare business event, Vision-X Dubai brings buyers and sellers together to source new products and suppliers, and catch up with the latest trends, customers, contacts and industry information,” said Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, Events & Exhibitions Department, DWTC.

In addition to a series of glamorous eyewear fashion shows being added to this year’s Vision-X Dubai bill, a dedicated zone for NGOs featuring specialist showcases of affordable, pioneering eye-care technology solutions tailor-made for the developing world is another draw for global optical businesses.

“We’ve reformatted the event to celebrate this year’s crystal anniversary and the response from exhibitors has been universally positive,” added LohMirmand. “The refreshed show will offer a much more expansive and holistic platform for the international optical industry to explore and monetise immense revenue-generating opportunities across the Mena region and beyond.” - TradeArabia News Service

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