The Optical Distributors & Manufacturers Association (ODMA) has confirmed dates for next year’s marquee optical event OSHOW2022, which is returning to take place in Sydney after last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
The boutique optical trade event will run from 27-28 May 2022 at the popular entertainment venue and Sydney landmark, The Hordern Pavilion.
According to ODMA, OSHOW2022 will provide an exciting optical showcase within the Moore Park precinct. The event will showcase the latest industry trends in technology and frame fashion, with national and international visitors welcome.
The event – held biennially – last took place at Peninsula at Docklands, Victoria in 2018. The 2022 show will mark a significant occasion for ODMA which had to cancel the 2020 show due to the pandemic, followed by its O=MEGA21 trade show and clinical conference this year.
“[For OSHOW2022] you can be assured of seeing the latest offerings for the industry, presented in a funky environment that also provides a relaxed opportunity to network and enjoy the events’ unique ambience,” ODMA said in a statement.
“For interstate and regional visitors wishing to take advantage of a mini-break, OSHOW being held on a Friday and Saturday provides the perfect opportunity for a weekend away to take advantage of Sydney’s sporting and culture events. 27th May is currently the planned date for the amazing Vivid Sydney Light and Musical Spectacular to commence so it’s a great time for visitors and Sydney-siders alike to be out and about in Sydney city.”
ODMA chair Mr Robert Sparkes said OSHOW was a non-CPD event with an emphasis on hands-on demonstrations, and the opportunity to compare new products and equipment.
“This is a great opportunity to discover the latest in equipment, lenses, frames and sunglasses,” he said.
OSHOW is a free event and will feature more than 100 trade fair booths, spotlight business talks and educational sessions, as well as networking events “and a few surprises”, ODMA stated.
In conjunction with OSHOW, ODMA is supporting new scholarships for the industry.