Reed Exhibitions Japan and Fukui Optical Association held the 31st edition of Asia’s leading optical fair - INTERNATIONAL OPTICAL FAIR TOKYO (IOFT) in October at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. IOFT2018 was enthusiastically received by national and international business-focused visitors during the 3-day exhibition. Overall, 390 exhibitors and 78,000 products from 19 countries were showcased across the exhibition hall. Business results were encouraging owing to an increase in the number of exhibitors. Major brands from both Japan and international markets exhibited including Boston Club, Iwaki/LAFONT, LINDBERG, theo belgium, Yabushita, Traction and Marchon. Firms from the largest eyewear production region of Japan “Fukui” were also participating to showcase their made-in- Japan frames and new emerging labels including Eyepetizer and Delirious Eyewear and ANY-D were welcomed as exhibitors.
“This year’s show was a reflection of the recovering and uplifting atmosphere of the Japanese eyewear market...”
Following this year’s success, exhibition organisers report an already increasing number of booth reservations for the next edition. The ‘overall scale’ of the fair is therefore expected to expand. IOFT 2019 will take place on October 8-10, 2019 at Tokyo Big Sight (South Halls 1-4), Japan.