DIOPS 2022:
recovery and development noted at South Korean optical event, held in June

July 28, 2022

The 20th Daegu International Optical Show (DIOPS 2022), hosted by Daegu Metropolitan City (Mayor Young-jin Kwon) and organized by Korea Optical Industry Agency (President Gwang-sik Jin), was held at EXCO in Daegu on the 22nd to 24th June 2022. The event, which also marked its 20th anniversary, was described as a hybrid exhibition combining online and live events. At this year’s DIOPS, the focus was on revitalizing the stagnant economy through continuous marketing support amid rising participation from domestic and foreign buyers, including the complete lifting of social distancing and easing of regulations on immigration, say the organisers. 138 exhibiting brands (353 booths) participated and more than 10,000 visitors were recorded to have visited the event. Buyers from 25 countries including the US, Canada, Vietnam and Malaysia visited Daegu to take part in the fair. It was reported that sales volume increased by 6-9% compared with 2021, a much needed foundation for the recovery of the Korean eyewear market. The fair organisers also confirmed that a wide selection of brands are now exhibiting at DIOPS, including famous domestic and foreign eyewear brands. ‘Hall 5: ‘Salon de DIOPS’, welcomed TART OPTICAL, Respect Eyewear (Deu Mea &), Maru I.T.C Co,.Ltd. (Yellows Plus), Meister Optics (Coblens), MYKITA Korea (MYKITA), Opti-Korea (RODENSTOCK), Oycos Eyewear (LAFONT), A-Ju Optics (Cazal), M-Two ITC (BJ CLASSIC), JNB Korea (MARKUS T) and Zio Corporation (Anne et Valentin), etc, and 20 globally renowned brands, as well as domestic and foreign house brand companies which participate and form the ‘EFIS Special Pavilion’. The next edition will take place on 5th to 7th April 2023.


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