The 52nd edition of the Paris fair demonstrated its appeal with a satisfying turnover, according to the organisers. Over four days, more than 37,000 professional visitors (56% of whom were international) were able to admire the creativity of the 965 exhibitors in attendance, including 230 new companies exhibiting for the first time; and to enjoy all the features that help make SILMO Paris a professional trade fair, attractive to national and international visitors alike.
“We are living up to our slogan, ‘so much more than just a fair. The event is a truly multifaceted instrument designed for all the facets of the sector: it optimises the array of exhibitors by additionally providing information, training and trend monitoring for a 360° view of our industry.” Eric Lenoir, Silmo director
The fair offered a new global space called SILMO NEXT as well as a complementary FUTUROLOGY forum which presented the products, services and technologies of tomorrow, drawing connections between well-established brands and start-ups to highlight four themes of the new markets: sports, well-being and health, entertainment, and 3D printing.
Technological companies such as Garmin, McLaren, Matérialise, Everysight, 5th Dimension, LightVision, Microoled, Atol, Cinemizer, and others presented their points of view, combining them with those of optics professionals to inspire future innovations to better rise to tomorrow’s challenges.
“It is marvellous to see all the creativity and energy in the aisles of the trade fair” Amélie Morel, Chairwoman of Silmo Paris
Silmo takes place from 27th to 30th September 2019.