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Over 3,270 trade visitors from Australia (all states), New Zealand, and Asia and as far afield as the UK attended the ODMA17 event in Sydney from July 7-9, which included 110 exhibitors, 150 Vision Summit delegates and 495 masterclass delegates. The three days of ODMA17 were jam packed with an array of new interactive features, major networking events and strong educational content, including revamped masterclasses and spotlight seminars. Kicking off the week’s events, as part of Frame Fashion Week, was the feature fashion parade in Martin Place in the city.  Something for eyewear consumers to enjoy during their lunch break as well as streamed live on Facebook, the parades featured the fanciest frames on the market and new season collections from top eyewear brands. Design Junction showcased high end international and Australian eyewear brands with exhibitors presenting their design capabilities and the very latest in optical fashion and innovation within the premier brands...

This year’s ODMA Awards of Excellence have shortlisted the very best in fashion, innovation and technology as submitted by ODMA17 exhibitors and judged by a special independent panel of  industry members Professor Fiona Stapleton, Grant Hannaford and Peter Hewett. Three finalists have been chosen for each of the eight award categories, with winners announced at ODMA17 on the Knowledge Centre Stage on Friday 7 July. OPTICAL FRAMES – Women Eyes Right Optical -  Face A Face Paris – Mod: Yokko2 MYM Group - WUNDERKIND by Wolfgang Joop - Mod: WK 5019 C2 Tiger Vision -  Nicola Finetti – Mod: NF 819 OPTICAL FRAMES – Men Noo Eyewear - Caster – Masunaga by Kenzo Takada Healy Optical - Lafont – Theme – Mod 500B1 Takada Frames Etc - William Morris Black Label – BL049 20th Anniversary SUNGLASSES Eyes Right Optical - Face A Face Paris –Bocca Divine1 Nine Eyewear - nine GOLF – Mod: 2317 Noo Eyewear - Meteor – Masunaga by Kenzo Takada CHILDREN’S FRAMES European Eyewear - Titanflex Kids...

Taking place from July 7th – 9th at the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour in Sydney, ODMA17 will host an array of new interactive features, major networking events and strong educational content, including revamped masterclasses and spotlight seminars. Vision Summit ODMA17’s Vision Summit takes place on Friday, July 7th featuring the most exciting line up of acclaimed international speakers in ODMA Fair Conference history. Non-refractive laser treatments of the ocular surface 8.00am – 8.40am Professor Minas T. Coroneo AO. BSc(Med), MB BS, MSc Syd, MD, MS UNSW, FRACS, FRANZCO Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Update on cataract and pterygium surgery 8.40am – 9.20am Professor Minas T. Coroneo AO How I manage patients with uveitis 9.20am – 10.00am Professor Peter McCluskey, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Eye Health and Director of Save Sight Institute, Clinical Ophthalmology & Eye Health, Central Clinical School, Save Sight Institute Multimodal Imaging in patients with uveitis 10.00am...

As a major feature of ODMA17 (July 7-9, 2017) and a key event platform for Frame Fashion Week, Design Junction will showcase a significant range of high end international and Australian eyewear brands with exhibitors presenting their design capabilities and the very latest in optical fashion and innovation. Fusing together fashion and functionality, leading optical distributors Jono Hennessy Group, Healy Optical, General Optical, Mondoticca, Pelure, Nine Eyewear and Frost Eyewear Distribution will display their premium brands on the show floor as part of Design Junction. Excitingly, Jono Hennessy Group will also launch its limited edition Australian Botanical Collection at ODMA17, which is both designed and manufactured in Australia. In addition, the company has broadened its horizons beyond the creation, manufacture and distribution of its flagship brands and will be showcasing collections from emerging international brands at Design Junction. “Under the umbrella ‘Stars of Independents’, Jono Henessy Group now represents the Belgian brand Louis Belgium,...

Held every second year since 1979, ODMA Fair will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017 with the most comprehensive and dynamic conference offering since its inception almost 40 years ago. Taking place from July 7th – 9th at the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour in Sydney, ODMA17 will host an array of new interactive features, major networking events and strong educational content, including revamped masterclasses and spotlight seminars. “ODMA17 is the most comprehensive exhibition of optical equipment, frames, sunglasses and lenses in the country. It is Australia’s key buying fair and the only one owned by the Australian optical industry. Providing valuable constructive feedback via surveys, ODMA members have helped reshape and improve outcomes of participation in the industry fair. These gathered insights are why ODMA17 will be the best event to date,” said Robert Sparkes, Chair of ODMA. Vision Summit ODMA17’s Vision Summit takes place on Friday, July 7th featuring the most exciting...

Designed to deliver the latest developments in eyecare with a focus on quality, ODMA17’s Vision Summit on Friday 7 July 2017 will see the most exciting line up of acclaimed international speakers in ODMA Fair Conference history. Keynote speaker Professor John Marshall (UK - Frost Professor of Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology in association with Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, University College London), Rolando Toyos M.D. (USA - Medical Director and Founder of Toyos Clinic) and Associate Professor Chew Tec Kuan Paul - MBBS MMed(Ophth), FRCSEd, FRCOphth, FAMS (Singapore - Director, Glaucoma Division and Strategic Director for International Outreach, National University Hospital) will also be joined by some of Australia’s most prominent ophthalmologists, including: • Professor Minas T. Coroneo - BSc (Med), MB BS, MSc Syd, MD, MS UNSW (FRACS, FRANZCO. Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of New South Wales) • Professor Fiona Stapleton (Professor and Head of School of Optometry and Vision Science,...

Taking place from 7-9 July at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, ODMA17 is the not-to-be missed buying fair where visitors will also have the chance to network and earn CPD points. The biggest line up of world class leaders will be participating in ODMA17’s Vision Summit, taking place on Friday 7 July. Headlining this one day event will be UK Professor John Marshall, Inventor of the revolutionary excimer laser; Rolando Toyos (USA), developer of Intense Pulsed Light for dry eye disease; and A/Professor Paul Chew (Singapore), who invented and commercialised the now globally available Glaucoma MP3 Therapy Laser. As part of the comprehensive education program on offer, the Masterclass sessions will cover both entry level and advanced education for dispensers and practice staff. Headlining these sessions will be Elaine Grisdale FBDO FAAO, Head of Professional Services and International Development from The Association of British Dispensing Opticians. A major feature of ODMA17 will also...

Returning to Sydney at the stunning new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, ODMA2017 will take place from 7-9 July 2017. The nation’s most comprehensive exhibition of optical equipment, frames, sunglasses and lenses is the industry event and the only one owned by the Australian optical industry. With an array of new interactive features, major networking events and strong educational content ODMA2017 promises to deliver the very latest in fashion, innovation and technology. Plus, new for 2017 is Design Junction, a showcase of premium high-end international & Australian eyewear brands. All the major equipment and lens companies are already confirmed and have been joined by frame and sunglass brands like Tom Ford, Jono Henessy, Face a Face, Lafont, and Salvatore Ferragamo to name a few. The most exciting line up of acclaimed speakers are set to present at ODMA2017. Attracting the broadest numbers from the optical industry, the ODMA17 Vision Summit will host world renowned...

The Board of ODMA is delighted to announce the appointment of International Exhibition and Conference Group Pty Ltd (IEC) as the exhibition organiser of ODMA2017. ODMA2017 will take place 7 – 9 July in Sydney at the new and stunning International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.   Not held in Sydney for the past 6 years, there is much anticipation for ODMA2017 to return to the harbour city. IEC has vast industry fair experience. ’The company was selected from a very capable list due to their key personnel history of working with Associations, their commitment to excellence and their enthusiastic and creative approach” said Finola Carey, Chief Executive Officer, ODMA.   ‘’I am confident that IEC is best placed to closelywork with ODMA to deliver the event to suit the changing needs of our members and the broader industry in general,’’ she said.   Marie Kinsella, IEC CEO was the founder and former Managing Director of Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Pty Ltd. The...