The inaugural first Optrafair London show has attracted more than 4,500 attendees.
The show was run jointly by the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) and the Optician journal together with its sister company Reed Exhibitions.
“We had an incredible response from visitors and exhibitors alike and we are delighted to have such a strong platform to build upon for future shows – the width and breadth of UK Optics came together at Optrafair for us,” said FMO chairman Barry Dibble.
“We know there are aspects of the show that can be developed and we are keen to do this – nothing stands still in optics. We value the support of our loyal optical supplier members and work closely with them to produce an event, which works in their best interest.”
In August 2013, the organisers revealed the event will now run annually and alternate between London and Birmingham. The show will head to Birmingham’s National Entertainment Centre in April 2015.