The optical fair

Optical and Ophthalmological Products Trade Show

As both a local and international trade show, SILMO ISTANBUL is endeavouring to be the number one trade show in Turkey, a country in which the optics and eyewear market is highly dynamic with average annual growth of 10%, as well as being a meeting place for the industry in neighbouring countries.

The stated ambition of the next edition is to make the optics and eyewear trade fair into the must-visit event for the Balkans Region, Central Asia, Near and Middle East and North Africa. SILMO Istanbul 2018’s goal is therefore to greatly increase visitor numbers from all these countries, drawing on the expertise of SILMO Paris, with the Istanbul edition incorporating the Paris brand image, content and values and combining them with the expertise of the Turkish organizers.

SILMO ISTANBUL is a reflection of the Turkish optics and eyewear industry stakeholders’ desire to create a leading event to promote the sector throughout the region and develop the optics and eyewear sector.