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Industry News

27 Sep 2021

SILMO Announces Silmo d’Or Awards 2021 and The Launch of SILMO Singapore Event

SILMO SingaporeSILMO Paris has announced the winners of this year's Silmo d'Or as follows:

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN EYEWEAR

ROLF Spectacles with « Amur 02 | plant-based eyewear »

CHILDREN

JF REY with « TRALALA 8750 »

SPORT

METAOPTICS with « METASPORT SHIELD »

VISION

TRANSITIONS Optical with « Transitions® XTRActive® Polarized™»

MATERIAL / EQUIPMENT

MEI with « EasyFit Trend »

OPTICAL FRAME « BRANDS & LABELS »

ESCHENBACH OPTIK with « MINI EYEWEAR 743012_60 »

SUNGLASSES « BRANDS & LABELS »

MAISON SARAH LAVOINE X ATELIERS ROUSSILHE with « THYRA - MSL 04 C8 »

OPTICAL FRAME « EYEWEAR DESIGNER »

HENAU  with « Lunam »

SUNGLASSES « EYEWEAR DESIGNER »

RIGARDS with « MODEL RG2046WD »

JURY’S SPECIAL JURY

VAVA Eyewear with / with CL0016

PRIX 1ERE CLASSE

HISTOIRE DE VOIR with FIL S8

In other news, SILMO International, MP Singapore, and Singapore Tourism Board signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) to officially launch SILMO Singapore. In tandem with SILMO International’s brand development, SILMO has had a presence in the Southeast Asian region since 2018, with the hosting of the ASEAN Optometric Congress along with an international trade show in Bangkok.

As larger-scale business events and activities resume over the next few years, SILMO will move to Singapore from 2023, where it will be held for subsequent editions in 2024 and 2025. The move signals SILMO’s continued support for the growth of the optics and eyewear industry in Southeast Asia, and highlights Singapore’s position as a leading business events capital and a springboard for MICE businesses to expand into Asia.

SILMO Singapore will be the Asian flagship edition of SILMO Paris, an international B2B eyewear and lifestyle tradeshow recognized as the global launchpad for new designs, collections, and technologies in the eyewear industry.

Anchored from 2023 in Singapore and licenced by the SILMO Association in Paris, SILMO Singapore will showcase the top global brands and content of SILMO Paris, as well as major optics and eyewear brands from across Southeast Asia. SILMO Singapore will also feature curated content and platforms for networking and knowledge exchange between industry leaders, with a particular focus on regional trends and interests.

Jerome Colin, President of SILMO International commented that “Singapore, being an accessible and vibrant gateway to the Southeast Asia region will be able to target significant presence from international trade sellers and visitors, from the optical and eyewear sector industry.  Like SILMO Paris, SILMO Singapore will also include quality programming to enrich visitors’ retail experience and insights on the latest innovations in the industry".

With the support of STB and MP Singapore’s recognised expertise, SILMO Singapore is expected to grow into one of Asia’s leading tradeshows for the optics and eyewear industry.

The first edition of the new show will run over three days at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre from 12 to 14 April 2023.

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