IOA is joining SILMO Bangkok 2020!

Join the IOA in Thailand for the 33rd biennial summit

The next IOA summit will take place in Bangkok and runs from 7-13 June 2020, and everyone involved in the world of optics is invited to take part. Combine visits to key optical facilities in Thailand with great days out, fantastic meals in the company of optical colleagues, and debate and education on current issues in optics.

Fiona Anderson, IOA President says: “Our time together will be filled with fun, education, engagement, learning and some exciting visits and, of course, a renewed vigour for the fulfilling life in optics that we all share.” There is an active social and activity programme planned for the IOA 2020 Summit as well as a full educational programme. Robert Dalton of the OAC will be speaking on Standing Proud in the Delivery of Quality Vision. The IOA has announced two speakers, Stephen Caunter who will be the MC for the IOA summit and Frederic Lefranc, and more exciting content is in the pipeline.

Fiona Anderson continues, “I hope you agree that we have a varied programme with visits hosted and facilitated by our generous sponsors so we can an insight into different facets of the wider world of optics in Thailand and beyond. We also have some trips that will truly take your breath away! I look forward to seeing you all in Thailand and my hope for this meeting can be found in the words of an ancient Thai proverb: Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success.”

Prices include six nights’ accommodation, breakfast each day, four lunches and five dinners. NB Flights are not included and you will need to book these yourself.

Your Participation Gets FREE IOA MEMBERSHIP!

The IOA will give free membership for one year to those opticians attending the Silmo Academy by IOA. The IOA will take their details during the day and enrol them. Being a member gives them the following benefits:

  • Discover training, career & education information
  • Network with opticians worldwide
  • All the latest job & career opportunities
  • Insight into global optical events
  • Access to quarterly Newsletter
  • Knowledge of Optical Legislation to benchmark against
  • Info on trends in scope of practice and business models
  • FAQs to download and share with your patients
  • Sharing best practice
  • Assistance where appropriate with local affairs
  • Be the first to know about optical events