Following a comprehensive three days, Dubai Optical Show Vision-X 2019 (DOSVX) finished up for another year on Thursday, November 14th. Hailed as a huge success by all involved, the MENA region’s only eyewear and eyecare industry event gathered leading local, regional and international manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and retailers under one roof at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Organisers, DV Global Link – a joint venture between Dubai World Trade Centre and Italian Exhibition Group – have been left highly encouraged by feedback from exhibitors and trade visitors alike and are already looking ahead to next year’s edition of the show.
Speaking after the conclusion of this year’s show, Daniele Villa, DOSVX Show Director, stated, “The DV Global Link team and I are extremely proud to wrap up another successful edition of Dubai Optical Show Vision-X. We are confident that this year’s show marks another big step in DOSVX’s development as a platform that meets the ever-evolving demands of the MENA region’s eyewear and eyecare industry. It was a privilege to witness esteemed retailers and decision-makers from across the Middle East, Mediterranean, African, and Indian sub-continent regions participate in our Hosted Buyers Programme – a real testament to the strength of our pre-show promotional roadshow. There was a total of 20% increase in visitors. The online matchmaking platform has been received well and 75% of all the appointments were booked through this online channel. Plans are already underway for next year’s event, as we look forward to strengthening existing strategic relationships and establishing new partnerships at Dubai Optical Show Vision-X 2020.”
DOSVX 2019 welcomed a wide variety of leading eyewear and eyecare brands from all over the world to this year’s show, including Lens Me, Anesthesia Lens, BeauteOus, and Waleed Optics/DAHAB. Additional exhibitors from Spain, France, Italy Germany, South Korea, the UK, and USA also proved to be key contributors to the success of the 3-day event.
The Hosted Buyers Programme was an integral part of DOSVX 2019, as exhibitors took advantage of prime opportunities to network and do business with pre-arranged buyers from 10 countries. Participants included delegations from Ghana and Nigeria, as well as an Austrian delegation. Such a positive response to the business matchmaking concept at the show was a reflection of the vital role DOSVX plays in developing new international business relationships and solidifying existing ties in the region.