Optic India an invaluable platform for business prospects

Lamp lighting and inauguration of Optic India 2020 by MOA President and MOA office bearers

Both the Exhibitors and the organisers had much to celebrate at the conclusion of Optic India 2020 as business was brisk with much to show for it at the end of the day. Many companies had chosen the premier international trade fair and exhibition in ophthalmic optics to launch their new products, brands and collections in the country, and were very pleased indeed with the response and the many first-time customers. These outcomes reiterated the event’s standing among professionals and companies as an invaluable platform for business prospects.

The exhibition opened doors on 18th January 2020 with the inauguration ceremony by Abhilash Khara, president of the Mumbai Optical Association and other office bearers. Shray Kumar from RSD Expositions, the organisers of the show, welcomed all the MOA’s office bearers with colourful bouquets.

The venue was buzzing at all times as over 13,766 visitors were there to check out the latest in spectacle frames, sunglasses, optical accessories, contact lenses and related accessories, hi-tech products, optical and ophthalmic instruments, equipment, software, display systems and solutions for optical showrooms, optical instruments, machinery for lenses and frames, computerised frame selection systems, and raw materials.

All these were showcased to great effect in smartly done up stalls spread over two floors, in a setting that was on par with the best international standards. There was plenty to take in at the more than 200 stalls, the Indian companies from all over the country joined by some from Hong Kong, Korea and China. Of these, 25 per cent were new exhibitors, reflecting the strong growth of the sector in India and the esteem in which Optic India is held. The machinery stalls from China, Malaysia, South Korea and the US too were a big draw.

GREAT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITES!

Much else was happening at the show hosted at the CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation) Exhibition Centre, a state-of-the-art exhibition and convention centre in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, between 18 and 20 January 2020. Product launches and great displays, new concepts and business channels, great networking opportunities, the latest innovations, technology and trends – everything was stimulating for the exhibitor and the trade visitor, making it a win-win event for all.

The many new product launches at the fair included coating materials by Don Co Ltd from South Korea; Optimed with their collections of See Saw Kids Eyewear and Steve Madden; Pearl Enterprise who exhibited Monogram and McLaren; Luxottica’s Vogue Man collection; Stylrite Optical’s Azur by Morel and home brand Giorgio Lite; Stepper’s Tec Rimless; Spark Vision’s Pitt & Mitt Stick-on Clip-ons for kids and Teen Plus Teenager Collection under its Pitt & Mitt brand; Bhagat I-Space: TEDDY kids polarized sunglasses; Cifu India International Trading Pvt Ltd’s Firebird eyewear; Hunani Products’s Opticlean lens spray and cleaning cloth; Jaggi Brothers showing Shanghai Huvitz Co Ltd’s CRI Auto-refractometer and Indian Slit Lamp DR-12, Step by Jaggi (home brand); Prime Optics with Uninox 1.57 Antifog HMC, Drive Clear Lenses 1HD PRO, 1.57 Aspheric with super blue coating; and Optikam Tech Inc’s Optikampad digital dispensing software.

Bollywood actor vivek oberoi, brandambassador for yash lenses visited optic india. he was escorted around the event by tarun doshi director of yash lenses and harish kumar, CEO, rsd expositionS

THE SPONSORS, A TOUCH OF GLAM AND MEGA PRIZES 

Luxottica was the main sponsor of Optic India 2020. The many co-sponsors included Suprol, Pitt & Mitt, RKOS, Sprint, Scott, Provo Eyewear, The Monarch Enterprises and Mania Eyewear. The lanyard for visitor badges was sponsored by Scavin International Exim Pvt Ltd of Delhi.

Many at the show were delighted to spot famous Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, the recently appointed brand ambassador for Yash Lenses.

Another major attraction was a lucky draw conducted by Luxottica for dealers of their Luxury and Premium brands. The Grand prize was a MG Hector Automatic car which was won by Gujarat Chashmaghar. Additionally, there were other exciting prizes such as six Top Zonal prizes comprising Bose Lifestyle 600 Home Entertainment Systems and 30 Rado Automatic watches.

PARALLEL EVENTS OF SUBSTANCE

The SLK-CEP, an integral part of the show conducted by senior faculty members, once again offered professional seminars designed for practicing opticians and budding optometrists to keep abreast of the latest in the industry. Details about the programme are also covered in this issue of The Indian Optician.

It was a great idea to include a blood donation camp at the exhibition. This was a fine joint initiative of RSD Expositions, The Indian Optician and Monarch Enterprises, and a first such camp at Optic India. The organisers tied up with the Reliance Group’s blood bank to set up the camp, strategically located opposite the registration counter for visitors.

It was a spacious set up with six beds, ample seating for 30 to 35 people, and good hospitality shown to the camp team members by the RSD team, who ensured they were well looked after with breakfast and lunch. At the conclusion of the fair it was heartening to note that a good number of blood donors had come forward in spite of their busy schedules.

COMPLIMENTS TO THE ORGANISERS

Optic India in Mumbai and In-Optics in New Delhi are noted as the Indian subcontinent’s most influential international trade fairs in ophthalmic optics, and among the most important international optical events in Asia. RSD Expositions, the Delhi-based organiser of the shows, is a partner company of The Indian Optician, the leading bi-monthly publication dedicated to ophthalmic optics. Its first international trade fair and exhibition in ophthalmic optics, then known as INDOPTICA, was held in 1978 and since it has established itself both at home and abroad as a specialist in organising trade shows.

Feedback shows that exhibitors, delegates and professionals were pleased indeed with the quality, variety, scope and opportunities at Optic India 2020 and are looking forward to the next edition and the vital role it plays for all stakeholders in the industry. Indeed, the organisers were thrilled when Safilo, a globally known name, shared that they did solid business at Optic India, exceeding their target at 118%. They also shared their delight by distributing sweets to all the exhibitors.

Many other exhibitors also expressed their appreciation for how professionally the event had been organised, and for the help and support from the RSD team.

LUXOTTICA LUCKY DRAW @ OPTIC INDIA 2020

luxottica’s lucky draw in progress

THE PRIZES AND
WINNERS WERE:

GRAND PRIZE:
MG Hector Automatic Car

Gujarat Chashmaghar (W)

TOP ZONAL PRIZES:
Bose
Lifestyle 600
Home Entertainment Systems

Punjab Optical House (N)
Patiala Optical House (N)
Heaven Opticians (E)
New India Optical (W)
Optic World (W)
Blue Specta (S)

OTHER PRIZES:
Rado
Automatic Watches
Gen Opticians (N)
United Optical (N)
Om Opticians (N)
Bharat Optical (N)
Divine (N)
Dr. Om Prakash (N)
Arora Optical Co. (N)
Golden Eye (N)
Dr. Monga Rajouri (N)
Optics 2000 (E)
Puja Opticals (E)
DS Opticals (E)
Eye Catchers (E)
Himalayan Optical Centre (E)
Turakhiya Lokhandwala (W)
Harsha Opticals (W)
Sun n Shade (W)
Chheda (W)
Om Opticals (W)
Alankar Traders (W)
New American Opticians (W)
Eye Catch Opticals (W)
Shubham (W)
Fashion Optical (S)
GGK Bangalore (S)
Passion Plus (S)
The Optic Store (S)
Eleganza (S)
Pothens Kochi (S)
Mother Optical (S)

akash goyle country manager and md of luxottica and harish kumar presenting the mg hector automatic car key to the winner gujarat chashmaghar

N = North Zone, E = East Zone,
W = West Zone, S = South Zone

N = North Zone, E = East Zone, W = West Zone, S = South Zone

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