O-Show 2016 Photo: IEC Group
By Rhiannon Riches
700 show up for O-Show
The inaugural O-Show hosted by Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Association (ODMA) attracted nearly 700 visitors at the Docklands in Melbourne.
ODMA CEO Finola Carey described O-Show, held on 21-22 May, as a pop-up boutique event.
She said the show was what the independent optical industry had been asking for and comments from visitors and exhibitors had been excellent.
O-Show showcased optical equipment, frames and lenses, and included short business seminars focused on improving business through customer service, digital marketing and patient retention.
ODMA’s next major event for the independent optical industry, ODMA 2017, will be held on 7-9 July 2017 at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Eyecare Plus seeks suppliers
Eyecare Plus is seeking expressions of interest from Australian based wholesale suppliers and manufacturers of ophthalmic products.
The member-owned national business-support organisation for independent optometrists negotiates national buying agreements on behalf of its members.
Manufacturers and suppliers of lenses, optical frames, sunglasses, contact lenses, optical parts and accessories are invited to submit a tender. Buying agreements are for the calendar years 2017 and 2018.
To receive a tender package, email an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 July 2016.