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About the event
The event dates for the 2022 edition of SILMO Paris are will be from the 23rd of September to the 26th of September. The event location will be at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris and will be face to face. Organisers assure that a strict COVID-19 safety plan will be put in place for the event. The guidelines will be posted on the fair’s official website, as well as those of the Paris Nord Villepinte. All visitors to France must submit a negative PCR test upon arrival. The submission times vary between 48 top 72 hours depending on the country of departure.
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 on 80,000 m2 of exhibition space. The event allows visitors to learn about the latest advancements in manufacturing eyewear. This affects all areas of the manufacturing chain including surfacing, calibration and others. The event is one of Paris' leading fairs with the venue of choice being Paris Nord Villepinte.
Business Profile of the Event
SILMO Paris helps the optical and eyewear industries to evolve and adapt. This is because of the fair keeping its finger on the pulse of the sector through various events. Many branches and related industries attend the exhibition. These range from optical and eyewear to ophthalmic optics, health, and pharmacy. Related industries include optometric instruments, glass manufacturing, packaging materials, machine manufacturing and others. Visitors range from students and specialists to optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians and eyewear manufacturers. Among the notable companies that attend the event is Danshari France.
What was New for SILMO Paris 2021?
The 2021 edition of SILMO Paris included the opportunity to take part in 2 training courses. The courses were on the following topics:
- The vision of over 50s and their eye pathologies
- Child care: specific adaptation and advice
The courses took place on September 27th and were simultaneous. They continued for 7 hours face-to-face, with the occasional break.
Did You Know?
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. It also aids aspiring companies to gain recognition within the sector.
The fair meets its goals by including a diverse program and several areas of interest. Among them 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. Besides the material library, another area of interest is the SILMO Academy. The Academy grants attendees an opportunity to expand their knowledge via lectures. The Academy also includes 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 learn valuable information. It often features conference lectures held by leading figures in the industry. One such leading figure is Virginie Corbasson de Carlin, Consulting Director of CARLIN. There is also the Trends Forum for the showcasing of the latest 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 can be of help to many specialists within the industry. For instance, eyewear manufacturers can look forward to the innovation areas. Practising specialists such as opticians and ophthalmologists should consider attending as well. Health students should not overlook visiting as they learn valuable skills. Medical machine manufacturers can learn valuable information at the fair. Such as innovation about 3D printing.
Your Hotel Room in Paris
Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs ltd works with you to send you hotels in Paris with an ideal location and price tag. You will be able to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Paris Nord Villepinte for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.
SILMO Paris is an annual event which takes place at the Paris Nord Villepinte. Comexposium organised the event for 4 days with visiting hours between 9 am and 6:30 pm. The event venue is accessible from many areas of Paris. This includes the city centre, and the Charles de Gaulle airport. There are several available modes of public transport for reaching the venue on time. Among them are taxi, tram, metro, train, and bus. For example, from the city centre to the venue, travelling time via the metro is 1 hour. By taxi, the journey would take 45 minutes. The venue is close to the neighbouring cities such as Chartes. For example, from Chartes to the event grounds, travelling time is 2 hours.
Paris, the capital of France, is a metropolitan city which is easy to navigate. This is due to the extensive public transport connections linking the districts. This includes as mentioned trams, metros, trains, buses, and taxis. Each mode of public transport travels at regular intervals between the city areas. Paris has an extensive list of hotels and restaurants available. This allows you to choose from a broad range of places depending on your available budget. Some popular rest and dine areas to consider are the Le Marais, the Montmartre, and the South Pigalle.
Audience and Statistics
SILMO Paris is an international event with high attendance. Its 2019 edition for instance received over 37000 visitors. During the edition 1000 exhibitors showcased their products or services. Attendees represented 42 countries. Among them were Germany, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Turkey, Thailand, Japan, and others. Visitors came from a wide range of sectors. Such included manufacturing, chemical, and pharmacy. It furthermore featured packaging, retail and shop design, trade services and others. Their professions ranged from manufacturers of machinery to retail specialists.
The 2021 edition of SILMO Paris took place as a live event between 24.09.2021 and 27.09.2021. The event was hosted at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre amidst strict Covid-19 prevention measures. This included attendees needing to show health check documents such as negative test results before entering. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the edition was a success with 19,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors attending. Of the visitors, 37% were from countries such as Germany, the UK, and others.
Our visitors for the event
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I was very happy with my stay at Novum Hotel Lichtburg am Kurfurstendamm***. I'm happy with the standard. It is clean and very well located. And for the price you pay is worth it. Thank you very much. For next edition I will make sure to let you know.
Thanks for your email. For the Golden Leaf, generally speaking, it is a good experience. There are the tasty apples and free coffee and tea in the lobby. The people in the hotel are very nice. We just complain about the wi-fi in the hotel is not good, I can't use it in my room. I found many guests complaining about it in the reception. But anyway, thanks for your help.
How are you? We are very happy with the hotel and I would like to do the reservation to next FAKUMA in 2023. Can you check it please?
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The stay was great, and I will be sure to keep in touch for future bookings.
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Thanks for everything, sorry for the confusion. I still own you a feedback from Hamburg. The Apartment Hotel - The location was not that bad, considering you are going there for the SMM show not for holiday. I had a subway station 10-12 min walk distance which was very useful , 3.20 Euro /day I was going back and forward from the exhibition center. - At the Hotel .base floor, they have a small restaurant and bar, but near the hotel at a 15m min range walk, you can find something to eat like, Pizza`s, McDonalds, Chinese Restaurant, Turkish Restaurant, German beer house with brezzels and sausages, etc - The room was a decent one, you can feel is an old Hotel by the building construction and the furniture vintage alike that gives you the impression of the `90`s, but they were clean, and looking good. - The room cleaning was ok, and also the guys from the front desk were quite polite and helpful. - Breakfast area was large which I like it the most, you did not feel crowded having many tables where to sit. The diversity was ok, nothing special, but looking clean and lots of personnel available for the coffer, table cleaning/arranging, etc - The down points are that rooms do not have A/C , the single room, has two small beds with separate mattresses put together, so if you want to roll over you will have a gap in the middle, so anyway you will use only one single bed. They say that the tap water is drinkable in Germany , but a hotel that respects its status, should offer complementary water bottle every day for the ones who prefer to stay safe, there wa sonly one 1L bottle at the first day and that`s it, I mean it costs 1Euro , you can add it to the room costs. The bathroom was only with liquid soap, no shower gel or shampoo. This is the most honest feedback you will get…
Convenient location to the Messe Duesseldorf and to the Airport. Next to the KAMPS bakery who opens at Sunday morning.
Many thanks. The B&B Hotel was very nice actually. Fairly basic, but perfect for business travel. Clean, efficient and helpful staff, and a decent location overall.
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Everything was ok and good location of the hotel.
Thanks a lot for everything, we are satisfied with the service provided by you. Location was suitable in the centre of Dortmund City, and hotel was very comfortable, clean, and friendly employees.
I am glad to use your service year by year .