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Fair at Glance

HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair 2017 provides a proven platform for achieving success in the global optical business. The 2016 edition attracted more than 780 exhibitors and 15,000 buyers from around the word, up 2.4% over the previous year. Buyers from several ASEAN and emerging markets recorded satisfactory growth, including Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Iran, Brazil and Mexico. The number of buyers from mature markets such as Canada, Australia, Korea, Spain and Sweden, also saw good growth, underscoring Hong Kong’s position as a prime trading platform for the global eyewear industry. Entering its 25th edition; the fair will uphold the momentum of growth and continue to present a comprehensive overview of the optical industry.

International Designer Elite
Focusing on new-to-the-market designer brands, it offers buyers the opportunity to explore new business openings with innovative and fresh designs.

Spotlight on Networking & Knowledge
The seminar series showcases the latest information on market intelligence, technological developments and trend forecasts. The annual Hong Kong Optometric Conference brings in distinguished speakers to address topical themes. And the Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition provides a peek into the future with a display of the creative winning entries.

Major Exhibit Categories
• Binoculars & Magnifiers
• Brand Name Gallery
• Contact Lens & Accessories
• Diagnostic Instruments
• Eyewear Accessories
• Frames, Lens and Parts
• International Designer Elite
• Kids Eyewear
• Optometric Instruments & Machinery
• Reading Glasses
• Smart Eyewear
• Sporting & Professional Eyewear
• Trade Services

Image In Focus
Big Names of 2016

Brand Name Gallery
Brand Name Gallery, with its customised booths, allows exhibitors to tell their story, introduce innovative ideas, and connect with buyers in a comfortable and highly professional environment. The 2016 edition featured more than 220 international brands and designer collections.

Eyewear parades – which attract plenty of attention -- are staged in this zone regularly throughout the show period, with models wearing exhibitors’ latest designs.


Exhibitor’s Comments
“We specialise in optical frames, sports sunglasses and reading glasses which come with magnetic front connection, allowing wearers to hang the glasses around their necks when they want to take them off. Through last year’s fair, we completed a lot of deals and opened up many new markets in Asia such as the Chinese mainland, India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. The Hong Kong fair is a good place for us to meet serious buyers and do business. This year we hope to find new distributors for the markets in Asia and Latin America. On the second day of the fair, we have identified an exclusive distributor from Argentina who already placed an initial order for 1,200 pieces, and this distributor may also cover other Latin American markets such as Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. We are happy with the results.”
Alex Cabré, Co-founder and Co-owner, Eyewear From Barcelona SL., Spain

Buyer’s Comments
“I set up an online optical store in June 2015, selling all kinds of frames, sunglasses, contact lenses, lenses, cases and other eyewear accessories. With the help of the HKTDC’s business matching team, I have found two potential suppliers of plastic frames and plan to buy 4,000 pairs in assorted colours and styles from each supplier after the show because they offer good quality and competitive prices. The Hong Kong Optical Fair is the best place for me to source new products because I can meet quality suppliers and find Asian styles which meet the tastes of Korean consumers. I’ll be back next year.”
Hyun-mo Jung, Vice President, Optical Korea Co., Ltd, Korea

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