ODMA2017 will take place from 7–9 July in Sydney at the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour. This is the first time the event will be held in Sydney in six years, having been staged in Brisbane in 2013 and 2015.
Finola Carey, Chief Executive Officer, Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Association (ODMA), said the organisation remained committed to the independent Australian optical industry. She promised that ODMA2017 will have an array of new interactive features, major networking events and strong educational content including revamped Masterclasses and Spotlight Seminars. Floor space rates for exhibitors have been frozen at 2015 levels, despite the increased costs associated with staging an event at the new convention centre.
ODMA2017 will be organised by International Exhibition and Conference Group Pty Ltd (IEC), a company which has “vast industry fair experience” according to Ms. Carey.
“The company was selected from a very capable list due to their key personnel history of working with Associations, their commitment to excellence and their enthusiastic and creative approach,” said Ms. Carey.
Floor space rates for exhibitors have been frozen at 2015 levels…
“I am confident that IEC is best placed to closely work with ODMA to deliver the event to suit the changing needs of our members and the broader industry in general.”
Marie Kinsella, IEC CEO was the founder and former Managing Director of Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Pty Ltd. The company under Marie’s direction developed major industry events such as Fashion Exposed and Furnitex. “I have always admired the ODMA fair over many years for its high quality presentation and its professional approach. We look forward to working closely with ODMA and its members to deliver outstanding results.”