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SILMO 2024: the international trade show for optical and eyewear professionals

SILMO 2022 : salon international des professionnels de l’optique et de la lunetterie

SILMO Paris is the biggest event of the year for the optical industry. This is the only show of its kind to bring together professionals from the sector (opticians, ophthalmologists, manufacturers, etc.).

SILMO 2024: Everything you need to know about the show

Every year, SILMO Paris brings more and more professionals from the optical and eyewear sector. The event is designed to explore the future of a sector undergoing massive changes.

So what is SILMO?

SILMO, or the international trade show for optical and eyewear professionals, is the biggest event of the year for the optical industry. Brands and opticians alike get together to help develop and promote the entire optical sector around the world. SILMO Paris offers an 80,000 m² space to showcase the latest technologies and future trends. With 1000 exhibitors and 37,000 visitors, this is a place for professionals in the field to get together and forge new partnerships, build new projects, and form new collaborations. SILMO offers a space for exhibitors from a variety of sectors: 

  • Low vision
  • Contact lens technology
  • Point of sale equipment
  • Sunglasses

  • Equipment for opticians
  • Frames

  • Lenses

Useful information about SILMO 2024

The next SILMO trade show will take place from the 20 to the 23 September 2024, every day from 09:00 to 18:30 at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte (ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte) To get there:

  • RER B to “Parc des Expositions”
  • Airport shuttle 

  • Bus line 20 to “Parc des Expositions” 

  • Parking is also available.

Thanks to the show’s partners, discounts of up to 15% are available in mainland France for all Air France and KLM flights.

Why take a stand at SILMO 2024?

SILMO PARIS has been around for more than 50 years, helping develop and promote the optical sector around the world. When you take a stand in the show, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your latest products and test them live with your visitors. Meet new clients and partners, and forge new collaborations. Spread the word about your company, and boost your turnover in the process.
Exhibitors from SILMO Paris 2021
A huge number of professionals from the optical and eyewear sector turned up for the 2021 edition of the show. 1,000 exhibitors (with 74 % from around the world), representing 1,500 brands. The exhibitors at SILMO 2021 included Acuitis, Art’ Lens, Lapeyre Groupe, Lunetterie générale, Modern Optique and Optilook.

The SILMO d’Or prize in 2021

One of the key moments at SILMO Paris is the SILMO d’Or prize. Every year, the SILMO d’Or rewards the creativity and innovation of the sector as a whole. This award has become legendary over the years, giving the biggest prize winners a certain cachet in their sector for their talent and expertise. The winners at SILMO 2021 were:

  • Vision: TRANSITIONS Optical with “Transitions® XTRActive® Polarized™”

  • Equipment: MEI with “EasyFit Trend”


  • Children: JF REY with “TRALALA 8750”

  • Technological innovation in eyewear: ROLF Spectacles with “Amur 02 | plant-based eyewear” 

  • “Independent” optical frames: HENAU with “Lunam” 

  • “Brands and signature” optical frames: ESCHENBACH OPTIK with “MINI EYEWEAR 743012_60”

  • “Independent” sunglasses: REGARDS with “MODEL RG2046WD”

  • “Brands and signature” sunglasses: Maison Sarah Lavoine X Ateliers Roussilhe with “THYRA – MSL 04 C8”

  • Jury’s special prize: VAVA EYEWEAR with “CL0015”

  • 1st class prize: HISTOIRE DE VOIR with “FIL S8”0