Onwards to new horizons: in 2021, 2023 and 2025 opti will be held at the fairground “Messe Stuttgart”. The reason: in these odd years, fairground Munich is only able to give opti exhibitors a narrow window of time in which to construct their stands due to the “BAU”, the world’s leading trade fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems taking place beforehand. As this called the timing in January into question, the International Trade Show for Optics & Design will move to a different location during these years.
From the start it was clear that the date in January, a set-up period appropriate for the size of the trade show stands and the established opti runtime from Friday to Sunday were not negotiable. “Ultimately
we wanted to offer the market the best possible opti in the future as well,” says Dieter Dohr, chairman of the GHM. “A trade show that meets the high demands placed on it, which offers planning certainty, facilitates developments and continues to be a highlight in January for the entire optical industry.”