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SILMO Paris 2024

(20 September 2024 - 23 September 2024 )
Location: France, Paris
Organizer: Comexposium

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Between September 20th and September 23rd, the 2024 edition of SILMO Paris will occur. The event location will be at the Paris Nord Villepinte and will be face-to-face. The event will not feature strict coronavirus safeguards. This is because France removed its pandemic constraints.


SILMO Paris is an international trade fair founded in 1967. It is the highlight of the event calendar for the optical & eyewear industries. The fair is hosted in an exposition area of 80 000 m2. The event allows visitors to learn about the latest advancements in manufacturing eyewear. It occurs in the Paris Nord Villepinte. SILMO Paris is an international event with high attendance. One edition, for instance, received over 37 000 visitants. During the iteration, 1000 exhibiting firms showcased their wares. Attendees represented 42 countries. Among them were the Czech Republic, Thailand, Japan, and others.

About SILMO Paris

SILMO Paris has several goals. This includes expanding the knowledge of specialists. Another goal is the strengthening of business relations through networking opportunities. Additionally, the event helps to promote the industries through media coverage.

The fair meets its goals by including a diverse program and various areas of interest. One such area is the Material Library, which shows the latest eyewear material innovations. This allows visitors to learn about significant changes in vision defect correction methods. It can also help in improving the development of special equipment. Another area of interest is the SILMO Academy. It grants attendees an opportunity to expand their knowledge via lectures and grants recognition via an award ceremony. During the ceremony, start-up companies and specialists receive scholarships for their contributions. The fair furthermore includes the SILMO Next. This is an exhibition area for the showing of the latest manufacturing innovations.

Similar is the NANTES Atlantique School, where students show the latest frame improvements. SILMO Paris additionally includes an area known as the Agora. The Agora is a meeting area where visitors can create and learn valuable information. It often features conference lectures held by leading figures in the industry. One such figure is Virginie Corbasson de Carlin, Consulting Director of CARLIN. There is also the Trends Forum for displaying the most recent design trends. Completing the areas is the SILMO d’Or. This is a competition where specialists receive an international award for their inventions.

SILMO Paris aids the optical and eyewear industries in evolving and adapting. Many branches and related industries also attend the exhibition. These include health and pharmacy. Likewise, they incorporate optometric instruments, glass manufacturing, packaging materials, and machine manufacturing.

SILMO Paris' exhibitor list features notable, such as:

  • BenQ Materials Corporation;

  • Bevel;

  • Carl Zeiss;

  • Hugo Vision;

  • Seiko Optical France.

SILMO Paris Accommodation

Procure suitable accommodation for SILMO Paris with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings adjacent to Paris Nord Villepinte and gain valuable access to public transport. We can advise you on the best routes to take to the venue. Aside from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

SILMO Paris 2021

The 2021 edition of SILMO Paris took place as a live event between the 24th and 27th of September 2021. The event was hosted at the Paris Nord Villepinte amidst strict coronavirus safeguards. This included attendees needing to show health check documents, such as negative test results, before entering. Despite the pandemic, the edition featured 19,000 visitants and 500 exhibiting firms attending. Of the visitors, 37% were from countries such as Germany, the UK, and others. 

SILMO Paris 2022

SILMO Paris 2022 occurred as a face-to-face event between the 23rd and 26th of September 2022. It attracted more than 1 000 exhibiting firms from over 30 nations.

SILMO Paris 2023

SILMO Paris 2023 occurred as a live trade exposition between the 29th of September and the 2nd of October 2023. The iteration featured approximately 950 exhibitants from 46 nations. They presented their wares to more than 35 000 visitants. 


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