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Exhibitors’ Comments Buyers’ Comments

 

Exhibitors’ Comments
 

“Chang’s Optical is a leading high-end eyewear distributor which represents 10 designer brands in the Greater China region. These brands include Dita, FEB31st, HAPTER, ic! berlin, mad in italy, Massada, Onono, Ørgreen, Rolf spectacles and Thom Browne, which come from Europe, Japan and the US. This is our fifth year at the Hong Kong Optical Fair to demonstrate the craftsmanship of these designer brands and to expand our presence in the Chinese mainland market. The HKTDC has done a good job in promoting the Hong Kong Optical Fair to quality buyers from the mainland. Mainland consumers like tailor-made, personalised eyewear products. That’s why our company acquired the right earlier this year to distribute FEB31st spectacles which allow customers to add their names, signatures, graphics and words to temples. At the fair, we have met with a lot of buyers from all over the world. We’ll definitely return to the fair because it is the perfect brand-building platform.”
Mabel Sze, Brand Manager, Chang’s Optical Asia Limited, Hong Kong

 

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“Sodamon specialises in the design and production of outdoor sports sunglasses, fashionable sunglasses, and frames in Korea, with Asia, Europe and North America as our major markets. Our brands include npng, olli, Horntooth, Attem III, TO, Kids, Lookie and Wing. We see the Chinese mainland as a big market for our branded eyewear products. As Hong Kong is an important gateway to the mainland market, we have joined the Hong Kong Optical Fair for the first time to further develop the mainland market as well as the markets in Europe and North America and to let more buyers know our company and our brands. On the first day of the fair, we are happy to have found two potential buyers from the Philippines and Taiwan who are interested in bringing our products to department stores in their markets.”
Justin Cha, Manager, Foreign Division, Sodamon, Inc., Korea

 

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“Arts Optical is a leader in the design, production and distribution of various eyewear products. We have joined the Hong Kong Optical Fair for many years, but this is the first time that we have exhibited at the Brand Name Gallery to promote our own brands and highlight our original designs. Our main goal is to look for new distributors. Business atmosphere at the fair has been very positive with heavy buyer traffic. The Hong Kong Optical Fair has become an internationally renowned fair that attracts many buyers from around the globe. We have met with a lot of buyers from Europe, Southeast Asia and the US. In Europe and US, acetate frames have been very popular over the past few years, but metal frames are now making a comeback. Metal-acetate combination frames and titanium frames also prevail. In terms of colours, men like silver and gold while women prefer vivid colours such as rose gold and matte purple.”
Simon S. M. Lee, Business Development Manager, Arts Optical Company Limited, Hong Kong

 

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“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. After making a very successful debut at last year’s Hong Kong Optical Fair, our company has doubled the size of our booth at this year’s fair. 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 so far.”
Alex Cabré, Co-founder and Co-owner, Eyewear From Barcelona SL., Spain

 

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“Our company is an experienced lens laboratory which supplies innovative and high-quality optical lenses. The Hong Kong Optical Fair provides an important platform for us to launch new lenses and collect customer feedback. At this year’s fair, we announce the launch of Amour 420 SF lenses which help wearers avoid high-energy visible light released by LED lights, filter blue light emitted by the screens on smartphones, tablets, televisions and computers, block UV rays and promote eye health. By demonstrating the effects of our new lenses at our booth, we have received positive responses from customers all over the world and reaped onsite orders. This year we have got more enquiries from North Africa and the Middle East. We believe that there is a lot of potential for our new lenses because people are more concerned with their eye health than ever before.”
Fung Tak Leung, Michael, Sales Professional Consultant, Swiss Lens Laboratory (HK) Limited, Hong Kong

 

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“We are one of the largest manufacturers of ophthalmic lenses in Indonesia. Our products are characterised by the use of different materials, multi coatings and different designs for progressive lenses. Currently, 60 per cent of our lenses are sold in the domestic market, with the remaining 40 per cent being exported to ASEAN countries, North America and South America. We have joined the Hong Kong Optical Fair for the first time to look for new distributors in the worldwide markets and to expand our export business because it is one of the most important optical fairs in the world which attracts many international buyers. At the fair, we have found potential distributors from Algeria, India and Ukraine. We are happy to have met two of our former distributors from Thailand and the Philippines, and they may become our distributors again.”
Asri Liu, Executive Director, PT. Dutamulti Intioptic Pratama, Indonesia

 

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“Located in Jura, the heart of the French eyewear manufacturing industry, Oxibis Group is the designer, manufacturer and distributor of four eyewear brands, namely Oxibis, Exalto, Dilem and JOOly. Our brands are represented in 35 countries and regions. We have been exhibiting under the French Pavilion at the Hong Kong Optical Fair for several years because it is the best show in Asia with buyers coming from everywhere. The fair provides a good opportunity for us to meet existing distributors from Asia and look for new distributors in the countries and regions which we have not yet covered. In fact, our existing Asian distributors were found at the Hong Kong fair. We’ll definitely join the fair again next year.”
Jérôme Colin (right), General Manager, and Julien Daubry (left), Area Export Manager, Oxibis Group, France

 

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“At this year’s Hong Kong Optical Fair, we announce the launch of our Sea Lion brand which features fashionable sunglasses for the mass market. We are also promoting our Big Horn brand which highlights creative and fancy designs. Asia is our main market and we hope to develop new markets through the fair. The HKTDC has done a good job in enhancing our exposure in local and international media through a pre-fair press conference and a media breakfast meeting held on the second day of the fair. At the fair, we have confirmed our partnership with an Australian distributor who will sell our Big Horn products in Australia soon. A leading e-commerce player from the Chinese mainland is keen to sell our products through its online shopping platform. Moreover, a Hong Kong buyer is in talks with us to develop crossover products under our Big Horn brand. We are happy with the results so far.”
Kevin Ching, Creative Director, Wing Fung Optical International Limited, Hong Kong

 

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“Power Bloom is a distributor of 15 high-end designer eyewear brands from Europe and Japan, featuring patented structural designs and unique functions. We have joined the Hong Kong Optical Fair for many years because the three-day fair offers a prime opportunity for us to meet a lot of new and existing customers and introduce our new products. Markus-t and Lunor are two German brands which are well-liked by buyers who visited our booth. Markus-t products are light-weight and anti-allergic, while Lunor features hand-made products in vintage designs. This year we have met with new customers who are retailers from the Chinese mainland and Southeast Asia. In addition, we have received onsite orders from both new and existing customers.”
Kenneth Chan, General Manager, Power Bloom Ltd., Hong Kong

 

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“Koollook is an eyewear design and manufacturing company which provides one-stop services to customers all over the world. Apart from ODM services, we also offer fashionable optical frames and sunglasses under the Tony Morgan brand. We are here promoting the strengths of our ODM services and finding distributors for our own brand. So far, we have received more enquiries from Southeast Asian buyers, and buyers from India and Thailand have placed orders for our Tony Morgan products. It is important for us to maintain our presence at the Hong Kong Optical Fair because it helps us strengthen our brand image and build customer trust.”
Ethan Wang (right), General Manager, Domestic Division, and Fanny Tsang (left), Design Manager, Koollook International  Ltd., Hong Kong

 

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Buyers Comments
 

“Established in 1998, Star Optical is a wholesaler of frames and sunglasses in Iran and has our own brands. With a population of 80 million, Iran is a huge market for frames and sunglasses. According to our estimation, 20 per cent of our people use frames and 50 per cent wear sunglasses. I come to the Hong Kong Optical Fair every year to meet our existing suppliers and look for new suppliers. On the first day of the fair, I have already placed orders for HK$150,000 worth of frames and sunglasses with three of our existing suppliers from the Chinese mainland, Korea and Taiwan. I like the Hong Kong Optical Fair, and I’ll definitely come again next year.”
Reza Shamsababdi, President, Star Optical, Iran

 

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“With 16 years of experience in running a weekly optical newspaper in Korea, I set up an online optical store in June 2015, selling all kinds of frames, sunglasses, contact lenses, lenses, cases and other eyewear accessories. I have visited the Hong Kong Optical Fair for many times as a media representative, but this year I have come here as a buyer. 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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“Optica Next operates 12 shops in St, Petersburg, Russia, selling designer frames, prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses. For frames, adults in Russia like classic styles and dark colours such as grey, blue and brown, while young people like sharp colours. At this year’s Hong Kong Optical Fair, we have found some potential suppliers from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Europe for the supply of frames and sunglasses, and we may place onsite orders. This is our second time visiting the Hong Kong Optical Fair. The fair is a great place for us to source new products and see the latest eyewear trends in the world.”
Alexander Golubkov, President, Optica Next, Russia

 

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“In business for 20 years, Chilli Beans has 720 stores in Brazil and 50 stores in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US, selling sunglasses, optical frames, watches and bags under our own brand. Chilli Beans is the biggest retailer for sunglasses in Latin America. This is my second time attending the Hong Kong Optical Fair to look for new suppliers and new business opportunities. Up till now, I have found two potential suppliers from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan for the supply of good-quality and value-for-money sunglasses and optical frames. I’ll ask for their samples and send them our specifications and designs after the fair. If they have met our requirements, we’ll place an initial order for 50,000 pieces with each supplier. The fair is well-organised and it’s easy for me to walk around. More importantly, there is a good concentration of eyewear suppliers.”
Kleber Wilson de Almeida, Product Manager, Chilli Beans, Brazil

 

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“The Prime has 30 watch shops and four optical shops in India, selling optical frames and sunglasses. This is my first time attending the Hong Kong Optical Fair. Branded optical frames and sunglasses as well as optical instrument are on my sourcing list. In India, mature consumers go after branded eyewear. I am happy to see that every brand shown at the Brand Name Gallery strives for good quality. The Hong Kong Optical Fair is the best show in Asia where I can find up-and-coming brands. I am particularly interested in two sunglasses brands, one from France which offers good quality and excellent craftsmanship, and the other from Taiwan. We’ll discuss with the brand owners later and our first order will be 2,000-5,000 pieces. At the fair, I also find the Small Orders zone very interesting and will buy several pieces for our product research.”
Rajiv Chopra, Chairman and Managing Director, The Prime, India

 

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“We own three eyewear brands and supply optical frames, sunglasses, cases and displays to 700-plus optical shops in Argentina and 50-plus shops in Uruguay. In Argentina, people like trendy sunglasses with sharp colours. This is my fifth time visiting the Hong Kong Optical Fair. I have found a quality supplier of optical cases at the fair and plan to place an order depending on their quotation. My initial order for optical cases will be around US$50,000. The fair is the perfect place for me to meet with existing suppliers and look for new ones. The suppliers here provide high-quality products.”
Gustavo M. Schargorodsky, Owner, ADD-Anteojos de Diseño, Argentina

 

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“Clear Vision is a wholesaler of optical frames and sunglasses in Japan. We own four brands and create designs for our optical frames, sunglasses and cases. This is my first-time visit to the Hong Kong Optical Fair. I am here looking for optical frames, sunglasses and optical cases. Up till now, I have found a potential supplier of cases and I’ll contact this supplier when we need to produce new cases. I like the Hong Kong fair because it is a big show and I can meet new suppliers which cannot be found at the optical fair in Japan. The suppliers here offer good quality and reasonable prices.”
Sota Hontani, Director, Clear Vision Co., Ltd., Japan

 

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“We are a retailer and distributor of branded sunglasses and optical frames in Malaysia. We have come to the Hong Kong Optical Fair for the first time because we want to bring international brands to the Malaysian market. At the fair, the Brand Name Gallery showcases a comprehensive range of brands from different countries and regions. We have a strong interest in two Korean brands which offer fashionable sunglasses and optical frames. We see a lot of potential for Korean brands in our market because consumers like to watch Korean TV dramas and go after Korean fashion styles. It’ll take about one to two months for both parties to reach co-operative agreements. Apart from sourcing new brands, the fair also provides a great opportunity for us to keep up-to-date on the latest design trends and give us a lot of inspiration.”
Jerry Kwan, Sales Manager, Evasion Marketing Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

 

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“Launched in 2009, 5LUX.COM is a leading e-commerce platform, selling luxury-branded products to consumers on the Chinese mainland. Currently, we have six million registered users. At the Hong Kong Optical Fair, I am particularly looking for young brands especially affordable luxury brands which appeal to young people. I have talked to a Hong Kong distributor which offers more than 20 international brands suitable for young people. I am also interested in a fashionable eyewear brand from a Hong Kong company, more than 10 brands from a French distributor, and a stylish eyewear brand from Korea. I’ll keep in touch with these suppliers and help them sell their products through our e-commerce platform. I am happy to be here because the Hong Kong Optical Fair is a professional show where I can find new brands for the mainland market.”
Sophie Sun, CEO, 5LUX.COM, the Chinese mainland

 

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“EyesOn is a distributor of optical frames and sunglasses and also a retailer which operates sales booths at department stores in Taiwan. Currently, EyesOn is the authorised distributor of four luxury eyewear brands from Denmark, France, Sweden and the US. I have visited the Hong Kong Optical Fair for many times because it provides a good chance for me to look for new brands. Due to the current economic situation in Taiwan, consumers like mid-priced, high-quality eyewear products. Retro style is in vogue in our market and popular materials include steel, titanium and acetate. At this year’s fair, I am particularly interested in a German brand which features retro style, good quality and reasonable prices, so I’ll buy two pieces to test the market.”

Jack Huang, Chief Executive Officer, EyesOn Ltd, Taiwan