opti moves to Stuttgart


One of the most important trade fairs in the optical industry, opti, changes venue and from 2021 will take place in the halls of Messe Stuttgart

opti, the international trade show for optics and design, will be held in Stuttgart for the first time in January 2021. The organiser GHM, Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen, indicated its intention to also hold opti at the Stuttgart venue in 2023 and 2025.

“We are delighted to see this renowned trade fair for ophthalmic optics in Stuttgart in the future,” says Stefan Lohnert. "Although we have very good occupancy rates, a suitable window could still be found for opti", adds the Vice President of Guest Events. "With Messe Stuttgart we have found a location that offers us the best possible development potential", explains Dieter Dohr, CEO of GHM. 

The entire south area of Messe Stuttgart with Hall C2, Hall 4, Oskar Lapp Hall (Hall 6), Alfred Kärcher Hall (Hall 8) and Paul Horn Hall (Hall 10) has been reserved initially with the option of an extension in 2023. Talks are already underway about a long-term strategic partnership.

Around 630 exhibitors from almost 40 countries came to opti 2019, which was held in January in Munich. opti presents the trade audience with a full spectrum of ophthalmic optics and eyewear from spectacle frames, lenses, contact lenses, refraction, diagnostics and low vision products to shopfittings and technical equipment. opti is the platform for product premières of both international market leaders and start-ups. 28,000 visitors from all over the world were interested in the products and services.


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In January 2021, opti will take place for the first time at Messe Stuttgart and occupy the entire south area (Photo credit: Messe Stuttgart)

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Impressions of opti 2019, which welcomed around 630 exhibitors and 28,000 visitors (Photo credit: GHM)


About the ICS of Messe Stuttgart:

Ease of access, size and versatility: That’s what sets Messe Stuttgart apart. With total earnings of € 178 million and a profit of € 34 million, Messe Stuttgart is one of Germany's leading trade fair companies. Every year over 23,500 exhibitors present their products and services to up to 1.36 million visitors on a hall area of 120,000 square metres, on an outdoor area of 40,000 square metres and in around 33 rooms that offer flexible use in the adjoining ICS (International Congress Center Stuttgart). The location of the sustainably constructed trade fair and congress centre alongside Stuttgart Airport, with its direct links to the A 8 motorway and public transport offers perfect conditions for getting to and from the site. The ICS offers space for up to 10,000 visitors. Messe Stuttgart and the ICS are internationally acclaimed locations for top-class trade fairs, congresses and conferences, as well as corporate functions and events of all kinds.

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