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Hong Kong Optical Fair 2004(HKTDC Optical,2005)


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Hong Kong Optical Fair 2004

Hong Kong Optical Fair 2004

November 3-5, 2004

Total Exhibitors
2003: 427

Total Buyers
2003: 7,624

Major Exhibit Categories

  • Contact Lenses
  • Spectacles
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Lenses
  • Frames & Mountings
  • Parts & Accessories
  • Related Chemicals & Materials
  • Manufacturing Equipment & Technology
  • Optometry Instruments
  • Spectacle Cases & Holders
  • Related Packaging Materials
  • Related Services and Publications

2003: 18,378 square metres

Halls 1 & 2
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association

20/20 Asia
China Optometric & Optical Association
Fukui Optical Association
Korean Optometric Association
Malaysian Optical Wholesalers Association
Singapore Optical Trade Association
Taipei Optical Association
Thai Optometric Association
The Hong Kong Optometric Association

Trade only. Visitors under 18 will not be admitted. (Free admission)

Exhibitions Department
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Unit 13, Expo Galleria
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2584-4333
Fax: 852-2824-0249
Email: exhibitions@tdc.org.hk
Web: www.hkopticalfair.com

Show Times

Fair Dates

Opening Hours Buyer Registration Counter
November 3 10am - 6pm 9:30am - 5:30pm
November 4 9:30am - 6pm 9am - 5:30pm
November 5 9:30am - 5pm 9am - 4:30pm

Visitor Enquiries: 852-1830-668

Clear Focus

The 12th edition of the Hong Kong Optical Fair, which takes place from November 3-5 at Halls One and Two of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), will see Hong Kong consolidate its position as Asia's 3rd largest eyewear fair.

"During the past 10 years, we have very steadily grown this event into something of genuine significance to the whole profession," says Hong Kong Trade Development Council's senior exhibitions manager Anne Chick.

"The optical profession is a highly specialised field with a serious business side to it and Hong Kong is the largest exporter of spectacle frames in Asia and second only to Italy in the world."

Chick says the fair provides a showcase where business can flourish and buyers and sellers can meet and exchange ideas.

To stimulate the growth and importance of the fair, various improvements and innovations have been introduced with the input of the co-organiser, the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association.

Major exhibits this year are contact lenses, spectacles, sunglasses, goggles, lenses, frames and mountings, parts and accessories, chemicals and materials, manufacturing equipment and technology, optometry instruments, spectacle cases and holders, related packaging materials, services and publications.

"Also, following last year's favourable response to the inaugural Optometric Conference, the event returns in an expanded format," says Chick. (See box)

Another popular event is the annual Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition, which goes into its sixth annual edition and gives exhibitors and buyers a close-up of the creativity and ingenuity available from local designers. Running in parallel with the competition is an interesting Eyewear Trend seminar.

All eyes will also be on the Designers' Corner and the top international designers displaying their latest creations. Participants include alain mikli and i-i fashion from France and Japan's Less Than Human, Solid Blue, Syun Kiwami and Yellow Plus. Representing Hong Kong is Fore-Z.

Some of the fair's most valuable contacts are made at the Business Matching Meetings, where some of the trendiest fashion labels show they are jumping on the bandwagon to debut in pacesetting optical products.

The 2003 Optical Fair drew 427 exhibitors, 165 from Hong Kong and the balance from other countries and regions, particularly the Chinese mainland (128), Taiwan (55), Korea (25), Singapore (10), Japan (9) and Italy (8).

Altogether there were 7,624 visitors, 2,650 from Hong Kong and the remaining 4,974 from other countries and regions, mainly the Chinese mainland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

Essential Event

The subjects and speakers at November's Optometric Conference show clearly how anyone in the profession will benefit from the event, which will occupy a full day on Thursday, November 4.

  • The Governance of the Optometry Profession in Hong Kong - Professor Maurice Yap, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO
  • Developing Optometry Services to Meet the Public's Needs - Mr Julian Frederick Giltrow-Tyler, BSc, FCOptom, MlnstHSM
  • Recent Advances in the Management of Retinal Detachment - Dr Donald Woo, MBBS(HKU), DO(Ireland), FRCS (Edin), FHKAM (Ophth)
  • Refractive Errors in Infants and Children - Dr William Bobier, OD, PhD
  • Optometric Management for Young Children - Miss Rufina Chan, BOptom, MOptom, FAAO
  • Interesting Neurological Problems - Prof. Peter Swann, BSc (Hons), MAppSc, FCOptom, FAAO, FIES (Hon)

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