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ODMA’s 20th Fair to Deliver New Perspective

ODMA Fair will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017 with “the most comprehensive and dynamic conference offering since its inception almost 40 years ago”.

Taking place from 7–9 July at the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour in Sydney, ODMA17 will host an array of interactive features, major networking events and strong educational content, including revamped masterclasses and spotlight seminars.

Robert Sparkes, Chair of ODMA said the new Fair had been shaped by feedback from ODMA members. “ODMA17 is the most comprehensive exhibition of optical equipment, frames, sunglasses and lenses in the country. It is Australia’s key buying fair and the only one owned by the Australian optical industry.

“Providing valuable constructive feedback via surveys, ODMA members have helped reshape and improve outcomes of participation in the industry fair. These gathered insights are why ODMA17 will be the best event to date,” said Robert Sparkes, Chair of ODMA.

Providing valuable constructive feedback via surveys, ODMA members have helped reshape and improve outcomes of participation in the industry fair

Vision Summit

ODMA17’s Vision Summit takes place on Friday, 7 July. Headlined by UK Professor and inventor of the revolutionary excimer laser, John Marshall, the Vision Summit is designed to deliver the latest developments in eye care with a focus on quality.

Joining Professor Marshall on the program are other highly esteemed world leaders in their respective fields: Rolando Toyos, M.D. (USA); and from Australia, Professors Minas T. Coroneo; Fiona Stapleton; Peter McCluskey; Paul Mitchell and Associate Professor Chew Tec Juan Paul.


In addition to the Vision Summit, ODMA17 will host educational Masterclass sessions, presented by Elaine Grisdale (UK Association of British Dispensing Opticians), Steve Daras (Tafe NSW – OTEN) and Dr. Leigh Plowman (Optomly). Topics will cover a mix of practical dispensing and the latest industry insights to help delegates improve their business strategy and function.

Design Junction

Design Junction will showcase premium high end international and Australian eyewear brands with exhibitors presenting their design capabilities and the very latest in optical fashion and innovation. Brands set to participate include Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli and more.

Pre-bookings for masterclasses and the Vision Summit are essential. Visit www.odma2017.com.au


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