SILMO ISTANBUL: 10th anniversary success
More than 500 exhibitors and brands gathered to create a large-scale event for the latest edition of Silmo Istanbul in 2023, assembling the entire Turkish optical and eyewear industry alongside the major international corporations. Held over four days, the show organisers reported an event showcasing and celebrating synergies, innovation, and conviviality, with a record total of 13,385 visitors (+13% versus 2022) – including 80% from Turkey and 20% from abroad, hailing from no fewer than 93 countries. Visitors came to explore the SILMO Istanbul experience and to discover a range of solutions adapted to their needs.
To guide and inspire professionals, SILMO Istanbul established its Trend Forum, a space showcasing the principal trends through a thematic selection of optical and sunglasses frames from exhibitors attending the trade fair. The hands-on Futurology area was not to be missed, allowing visitors to test smart products, discover new innovations in virtual reality, and experiment with a ground-breaking approach to sustainable production. Training was highlighted with SILMO Academy, a space dedicated to lectures providing insight into the significant challenges and developments facing the sector. Professionals and students enjoyed this opportunity to enrich their knowledge and deepen their awareness of the industry.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, SILMO Istanbul inaugurated the SILMO Istanbul Awards, presented to leaders of the Turkish optical industry in recognition of their exceptional contribution and continued commitment to excellence in the sector. SILMO Istanbul 2024 will take place from 20 to 23 November.