Optrafair to become two-day, mid-week event

Optrafair will move to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in 2021

Following its move to the Ricoh Arena in 2021, Optrafair will change from a three-day weekend event to a mid-week, two-day event.

The changes were outlined by the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) during two Optrafair Transformation meetings held recently at the new venue in Coventry.

The meetings included an exhibitor tour, showcasing all the facilities available, with the dates for the 2021 and 2022 shows also confirmed as being 21-22 April and 23-24 March respectively.

FMO chairman, Andy Yorke, said: “We received overwhelming support earlier this year from FMO members, optical trade bodies and membership organisations to develop Optrafair. We have therefore demonstrated our long-term commitment to make Optrafair the premier optical exhibition and conference.

“Optrafair 20/20 will be our last at the NEC and because of the year 2020, it will be a massive celebration of optics and all things optical.

“It promises to be a fantastic farewell to the NEC, which has hosted Optrafair for more than 20 years,” added Andy.

Optrafair 20/20 will take place from 4-6 April 2020. For more information and to register, click here.