In keeping with its reputation as the 'largest audited trade event for eye care professionals in the UK', Optrafair have released its attendance numbers for the 2015, Birmingham NEC event, and organisers believe that the numbers, 'speak for themselves.' Figures show that 6,510 people visited the show across the three day period, as confirmed by the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians.
Optrafair is described by its organisers as, 'the United Kingdom's leading exhibition and educational conference,' for businesses and workers within the optical marketplace. As well as being a popular date in the calendar for optical professionals looking to find the latest products and network with other industry pros, Optrafair has a reputation for being vitally important from an educational prospective, valued by the community of suppliers and practitioners for its help in expanding market knowledge and gaining CET points. The 2015 event was held during April, across the days 18th to 20th with dates for the Optrafair Birmingham, NEC 2016 show being released already as the 9th to the 11th of April 2016.
Stats at a glance:
- 6,510 unique visitors
- 8,761 visits, including repeat attendees
- Visitors from 18 different countries
- Over 14% of visitors were from outside of the UK
Big brands that were at the show included the optical manufacturing giant, Topcon, whom Optrafair are delighted to list as an exclusive partner in the UK. Topcon currently only exhibit in the UK at Optrafair shows. With this in mind, organisers were quick to thank the large number of visitors in helping the show be such a resounding success. So much so in fact, that early figures for the forthcoming 2016 event (it will be here before you know it) show that over half of the 2015 exhibitor base has already re booked and are preparing for what Optrafair has in store next year.