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Ophthalmic Optics, Eyewear
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Update for Opti 2023

Opti's 2023 edition will take place between January 13th and January 15th, 2023. The organisers have opted to change the dates to provide optimal framework conditions for the industry. Messe Munich will serve as the hosting location for the live event. At present, Germany does not have domestic Covid-19 safety precautions in place. This is because they were removed in April 2022. Organisers will strongly encourage participants to follow a few recommendations. Upholding a 1.5-metre social distance will be one of these advisory steps. At present, Germany does not have travel restrictions in place. Yet, attendees should take into consideration that they will need a significant reason to travel to the country from China and vice versa.


At Opti, stakeholders and buyers have the excellent opportunity to gain experience with all the latest solutions and innovations in optics, precision mechanics and laser use. The travelling trade fair is one of the most significant for the optics industry and is also regarded as a trendsetter for eyewear. It is here that innovative designs are often revealed. That is why exhibitor numbers continue to climb year after year. The first Opti was held back in 1998, and in a brief period, the trade fair has built a formidable reputation and legacy. You have an extensive product portfolio, which features the following product sectors:

  • frames
  • lenses
  • contact lenses
  • refraction and diagnostics
  • shop fitting and decoration
  • trade products and accessories
  • IT
  • machines
  • workshop equipment

As you can see there, the event features every niche in which you can position yourself and expect brand recognition and sales leads!


GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen Gmbh is the company responsible for bringing Opti to the big stage. The international trade fair is held early in the year. In particular, it is hosted in January, thus allowing Opti to set the tone and the trends for the upcoming year. Editions usually last for three days. What is interesting about Opti is that it travels each year. In the past, it has been in Stuttgart, Munich, and other major German cities. The doors are open to trade visitors only. Working hours are as follows—10:00 am / 19:00 pm on Friday, 09:00 am / 19:00 pm on Saturday, 09:00 am / 17:00 pm on Sunday. When it comes to commuting, you are in luck. Messe Munich is an ideal location to be reached easily by car and public transportation. The best way to commute is to ride the U2 line of the metro. Several suburban train lines also service the exhibition grounds.

What Are People Saying?

  • “Opti is a trade show with a big product range because you can find everything from the manufacturer to the produce,” – Ralph, Anderl.
  • “The range on offer is phenomenal. I do not think any more is needed.” — Ulrich Fux.
  • “Opticians come here because they can find so many products, scattered across the entire range. The customers come here and order,” - Rainer Kirchhubel, OCULUS.
  • “Opti is one of the biggest and best order shows in the world,” – Kilian Manninger, Rodenstock.
  • “Because this is where the “who is who” of the optics industry all meet up,” – Sarah Settgast, Framers Eyewear.
  • “Customers come almost automatically. They are invited and look forward to the fair. It has become so good and so big in recent years that our customers, the opticians, actually seem to come here automatically,” - Josef May, Silhouette Deutschland.

Audience & Statistics

There are quite a few brands that make it a priority to display at Opti and receive the much-needed industry visibility. You have established fashion brands, but also daring innovators. Companies that take part in Opti include:

  • Annu
  • ALF
  • LookAdd
  • Tough character
  • Eyewear
  • Eque.M
  • Covrt Project Limited
  • Unsuikyo
  • BRETT Eyewear
  • CAZO Origine
  • O-CCX Eyewear
  • UDM

The numbers are also quite good. Previous editions have seen an audience of over 27,000 trade visitors, while exhibitors number six hundred. There are brands from established markets like Italy, France, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Korea, the USA, the UK, and China.


Do not postpone finding accommodation until the last minute and start looking for the best hotel deals in Munich, Germany. Trade Fair Trips Ltd helps you with hotel reservations and delivers optimal room rates for your budget. Never overspend on accommodation for exhibitions ever again! We have developed an extensive network of hotels in the city at every price point. Use our hotel services for Opti and land yourself a hotel near Messe Munich for extra comfort and a shorter commute. One day is all we need to settle your stay in Munich. Trade Fair Trips Ltd also aids you with planning for the trade fair. Clients can request meeting facilities under their name at the exhibition centre. We also have contractor teams ready to build your exhibition booth for you at preferential rates. Call us and make your business trip to Opti productive and successful.

Past Editions


Opti 2022 took place between 13.05.2022 and 15.05.2022 as a live event. Messe Munich did not install strict Covid-19 safety protocols because the country removed the related restrictions in April 2022. The event received around 13,000 trade visitors from 71 countries. It additionally featured 368 exhibitors from 25 nations. 66.5% of the visitor group confirmed their attendance for 2023.

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On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Munich International Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)


By car
By car:

30 mins when travelling from Munich International Airport

30 mins when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

61 mins when travelling from Munich International Airport

35 mins when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

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