So, it is finally nearly time! It is nearly time for Optrafair 2017! If you didn’t know already, I have been working for the FMO (Federation of Manufacturing Opticians) for the past 10 months. I was contracted in to handle their social media side of things and helping whenever I can with Optrafair. 10 months ago, Optrafair seemed so far away, but finally, it is very nearly here! The show is opening this Saturday 1st April! How very exciting!

Just in case you haven’t been following all the latest from the show, 2017’s show has been completely revamped by FMO’s event partner Mark Allen Group. The show had a major facelift, and new features have been added in. Now, I just want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Optrafair is the only show that is designed for the sector, by the sector. It is also the only show that is a one stop shop for everything you need to run your own practice. Optrafair attracts the best machinery companies for testing your patients eyes, the best lens companies, some of the top eyewear companies and the best education programmes to improve the knowledge of optics.

Optrafair 2017

Optrafair 2017

For MyGlassesAndMe, we are looking forward to checking out the eyewear (of course), the trend area curated by the former accessories director of WGSN and having some bubbles at the Centenary bar. The centenary bar welcomes all visitors to come along, and if you want to find out more about the FMO membership and all the fantastic perks, then this is a fantastic opportunity. I highly recommend all visitors to come by at the centenary bar, and I will be around too to say hi to everyone if I am not too busy chatting to all the eyewear exhibitors, ha!

I have been working for the FMO and Mark Allen Group for 10 months now so I know how much workand all the effort they have put in to really refresh this show. Even if you feel you have already visited enough shows in 2017, I would say if you are passionate about the UK optical sector and care about your industry then you need to attend Optrafair! This show is 100% designed for you, and I know no other show around the world will look after the UK optical sector like Optrafair. I hope you like the show and if you see me, please do stop and say hi. I love to have a little chat. See you this weekend and register now if you haven’t done so already. Keep following me, FMO, Optrafair and Mark Allen Group throughout the weekend to see what is happening at the show!