SILMO Bangkok, the trade platform
for ASEAN’s optical industry
Bangkok, Thailand 5 July 2018 – The first edition of SILMO Bangkok 2018 reflected its success as the gateway to ASEAN’s optical industry. More than 3,750 national and international trade visitors from 42 countries gathered, to explore this new chapter in ASEAN’s optical industry.
Mr. Loy Joon How, General Manager, IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. (“IMPACT”), said, “The theme, ‘Business Meets Fashion’, was reflected through the showcases of the latest trends and eyewear collections from over 250 brands worldwide, including Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, ic! berlin, LINDA FARROW, Miu Miu, MUZIK, Paul Hueman, Stealer, Stella McCartney, Sunday Somewhere, TAVAT Eyewear and VON ARKEL. SILMO Bangkok 2018 unveiled the SILMO Pop-Up Store, an area featuring dozens of brands and iconic eyewear collections, creating a brand new customer experience.”
“Topcon Instruments (Thailand) Co. Ltd, Langfang Far East Prosperous Optical Instrument Co., Ltd., Ningbo FLO Optical Technology Development Co., Ltd. showcased their latest instruments for examination, diagnosis, treatment as well as optometric instruments for refraction and eye-glass lens processing, whilst Hoya, Thai Optical Group, Tokai and Zeiss presented their expertise in lens manufacturing with new technologies,” Mr. Loy added.
Mr. Jessy Tissot, Sale Agent and consultant of Jeyes, France, who exhibited at SILMO Bangkok 2018, stated “We offer full leather frames, and we are targeting customers in Thailand and the region. However, it is difficult to reach customers in Thailand. SILMO Bangkok is a good platform for us to meet customers from Thailand and the region. That’s why I am here!”
“SILMO Bangkok may be the answer to our business strategy – a springboard for our business to grow in Thailand and the neighboring countries.” added by Mr. Torn Pracharktam, Managing Director, Thai Optical Group Public Co., Ltd.
The Thailand International Optometry Conference 2018, organized by the Association of Thai Optometrists attracted over 550 optometrists and opticians over the two-day accredited program. With contributions from more than twenty renowned speakers, they explored insights in line with the theme, “Vision, learning, living and entertaining”. Visual development; visual screen technology toward better vision; the science behind lens designs to help patients live, and many other current topics were presented and discussed. In addition, knowledge that could be implemented into optical businesses including successful cases of online eyewear store and digital marketing solutions for optical shops and chain stores, were also shared.
Mr. Loy concluded, “SILMO Bangkok aims to bridge the gap between suppliers and manufacturers of eyewear; lenses; optometric instruments, equipment and machinery; and business services by facilitating business and providing learning opportunities. We look forward to a more vibrant and comprehensive edition next year and we are very excited to be a facilitator in these companies’ journey of establishing and expanding their presence in ASEAN’s optical industry.”
The second edition of SILMO Bangkok will be held on 19-21 June 2019, at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center.
For more information on the definitive exhibition, please visit www.silmobangkok.com