The Shanghai International Optics Fair (SIOF) that was originally scheduled to take place earlier this year in February has been rescheduled to take place September 15-17 at the Suzhou International Expo Center, just west of Shanghai. Like most of the optical trade fairs around the world originally scheduled for earlier this year, the Shanghai International Optics Fair had o be moved due to Coronavirus concerns by the local governments at the time.
As the world opens back up for business, China has experienced solid growth at home in 2022. China’s economy grew 4.8% in the first quarter of 2022. China’s spending increased by 3.3% in the first quarter of 2022.
The Shanghai International Optics Fair (SIOF) has gathered over 125 international exhibitors from over 18 countries on top of the over 400 Chinese exhibitors who will be participating in SIOF 2022. Like most of the world’s other large optical trade shows, the number of exhibiting companies is not yet to pre-pandemic levels. The show is expected to draw as many as 80,000 visitors over the 3-day exhibition.
Many of the biggest multinational optical companies such as Thélios, Marcolin, Marchon, Essilor, and Safilo will showcase their lines alongside China’s vast array of optical companies. Lest anyone think SIOF is just frames and lenses, some of the largest optical machinery and software companies will be displaying their newest technology as well.
SIOF is endorsed by China’s Ministry of Commerce as one of the most prestigious exhibitions of the country and 1 of the 10 most distinguished exhibitions of the light industry of China recognized by the China National Light Industry Council.
For more information visit the SIOF website at siof.cn.