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Dubai Optical Show - Vision X 2018 gathers leading international and regional industry professionals under one roof
With a new concept designed for this year with the support of ANFAO (Italian Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers), organizer of MIDO (International Optics, Optometry and Ophthalmology Exhibition) as strategic partner, Dubai Optical Show - Vision X brings together the top MENA buyers in the only eyewear and eye care trade event of the region from November 13 to 15, 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre. With a strong line-up of industry announcements and participation from new innovators and known international and regional fashion eyewear brands, Dubai Optical Show - Vision X is set to produce a comprehensive three days of business matchmaking and exhibition.
As an indication of the positive response to the show’s new concept, 20 new Italian exhibitors and many others from France, Germany and across MENA have recently confirmed their participation. To continue attracting the most important names in the industry to attend, Dubai Optical Show - Vision X has been conducting a roadshow to key countries with KSA, Iran, Lebanon, Kuwait and India already covered and Turkey Jordan, Egypt, and more underway. In addition, to guarantee the best ROI and a real boost for business networking, the event will provide its exhibitors the new hosted buyers programme, with more than 200 key buyers to be hosted in Dubai by the show organizer.
Exhibitors and selected hosted buyers will have access to an effective business matchmaking system that allows them to request for an appointment based on availabilities and block their schedule once a meeting is confirmed. Throughout the process, both parties are assured an excellent online and onsite support to get maximum benefit from this system.
The exhibition will be divided into five different communities which are International Village, Design Gallery, Middle East Square, Lenses and Contact Lenses Stage and Healthcare Suppliers. The International Village is the pavilion that exhibits international brands from across the globe, each one positioned with its own stand. Independent designers showcasing their niche and stylish frames will be found at the Design Gallery spot. The Middle East Square comprises of the top-tier producers from the Middle East showcasing the full range of vision-care, eyewear, and ophthalmic lenses market. Lenses and Contact Lenses Stage involves companies known for their extremely high standards of contact lens quality and product choice spanning from lenses in both standard and specialist designs. Finally, Healthcare Suppliers will showcase a unique mix of healthcare companies and experts belonging to eye care and healthcare technology worldwide.
At this year’s show, latest fashion trends, top design brands, industry manufacturers, suppliers and distributors all come together under one roof to showcase what has been freshly produced for the consumers of the world. The event runs from November 13 to 14 from 10am to 6pm and November 15 from 10am to 5pm.
DV GLOBAL LINK:
DV Global Link LLC is the Joint Venture company set up in 2014 between Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). It organizes the annual VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show, a unique B2B and B2C event in the United Arab Emirates specifically for gold, jewellery and precious stones, as well as the Dubai Optical Show – Vision X.
ANFAO, the Italian Optical Goods Manufacturers’ Association, represents virtually all of Italy’s eyewear companies and currently has over 130 members. It was established in Milan in 1954 to pursue a number of objectives: first and foremost to generate profitable synergies among the member companies and, in a spirit of complete cooperation, promote their interests at national and international level. Its ultimate goal is to promote the Italian eyewear companies which have always been associated with quality throughout the world.ANFAO is member of Confindustria Moda, the new Federation of fashion, textile and accessories Associations, whose member companies represent the Italian leadership at global level, exporting in 2017 over 60% of their production. ANFAO is a member of EUROM 1, European Federation of the Optical and Precision Mechanics Industry, which represents the various interests of the optical and precision mechanics industry and promotes cooperation at European level. ANFAO cooperates with Certottica, the National Optical Products Certification Institute and organizes MIDO, Milano Eyewear Show, the leading optical trade exhibition at international level, which takes place every year in Milan.
ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP SPA:
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, is leader in Italy for organized trade fairs and among the main European operators in the exhibition and congress sector. IEG Group specializes in organizing events in five categories: Food & Beverage; Jewellery & Fashion; Tourism, Hospitality and Lifestyle; Wellness and Leisure; Green & Technology. In recent years, IEG has embarked on an important path of expansion abroad, also through the establishing of joint ventures with local operators (for example in the USA, United Arab Emirates and in China). IEG closed the 2017 financial reports with total consolidated revenues of 130.7 million euro, an EBITDA of 23.2 million and a consolidated net profit of 9.2 million. In 2017, IEG, in the exhibition and congress venues of Rimini and Vicenza, totaled 50 organized or hosted events and 206 congress events. https://en.iegexpo.it/
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE (DWTC):
DWTC boasts over 35 years’ experience in creating international events in the Middle East and offers local, regional and global exhibitors a unique experience and profound knowledge of the market. The DWTC team organizes over 20 of the Middle East’s most successful international and regional trade shows, providing the ideal platform for developing business in the region. DWTC’s constant commitment to innovating the trade show organization sector has been accompanied by the rapid growth and development of a vast range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer events, producing constant satisfaction among exhibitors and visitors. www.dwtc.com
ABOUT LENS ME - PLATINUM SPONSOR
Lens Me sensual contact lenses is initiated from Saudi Arabia and is considered one of the top leading brands of contact lenses in the Middle East. Lens Me not only has cosmetic lenses in 12 natural colors, but also medical and clear lenses!
The Medical lenses are full ranged for both near-sightedness and far-sightedness; starting from -0.5 to -13 degrees. Our aim for the future is to produce lenses for astigmatism.
Lens Me is the fast-moving leading brand in Middle East in more than 1,500 selling points.
Starting from our faith of producing and providing the newest and updated technology doesn’t only serve us as a business but also serves to give our customers a better view on beauty as well. From that we make sure to maintain providing medical and cosmetic lenses in the best safety and health measures with regards on how to use them.
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DV Global Link announces exciting strategic partnership with ANFAO
DV Global Link, a Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) joint-venture company and organiser of the Dubai Optical Show – Vision X (DOSVX), has announced the signing of a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ANFAO (Italian Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers).
ANFAO is part of CONFIDUSTRIA, the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy, with a voluntary membership of over 150,000 enterprises of various sizes, employing 5,440,125 people. The MOU provides the opportunity for ANFAO to develop business ties and market presence in MENA and Central Africa for Italian companies. It offers participating Italian companies the chance to increase brand awareness and establish significant business links with Dubai and the wider region in the presence of thousands of regional industry players at DOSVX. With the show taking place in Dubai, the emirate’s strategic position as a hub for the region’s optical industry will be of great importance to visiting exhibitors. Similarly, the strategic partnership is a big boost for DV Global Link as it highlights the massively encouraging progress of the DOSVX and its growing reputation, not just in the region, but worldwide.
The MOU represents the starting point of a unique B2B platform that would be beneficial to the region’s industry players. Such a major endorsement from ANFAO also underlines DV Global Link’s dedication to guaranteeing the best ROI and business networking for the exhibitors attending Dubai Optical Show – Vision X. As a direct result of the strategic partnership with ANFAO, 20 new Italian exhibitors have already confirmed their participation thanks to the relevant support of Italian Trade Agency. Under the guidance of DV Global Link, Dubai Optical Show – Vision X 2018 continues to go from strength to strength and the MOU with ANFAO is further proof of the progress the event continues to make, just like the new hosted buyers programme, with more than 200 strictly selected international buyers to be hosted in Dubai. The international promotion of the show is going on through a set of Road Show events, which have already visited key countries such as KSA, Iran, Lebanon, Kuwait, India, Turkey, Jordan, Russia and Egypt.
At this year’s show, the latest fashion trends, top design brands, industry manufacturers, suppliers and distributors will all come together under one roof to showcase what has been freshly produced for the consumers of the world. The event runs from November 13 to 14 from 10am to 6pm and November 15 from 10am to 5pm.
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