RX Japan Ltd. and Fukui Optical Association present the 35th edition of the International Optical Fair Tokyo (iOFT). The event will be held on October 18-20, 2022 at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan. It is the leading optical trade fair gathering the latest eyewear and related products from all over the world. International visitors and exhibitors are expected to be back at this year’s iOFT. Even during the pandemic, iOFT has successfully held in 2020 and 2021 as well.
This year, it will be expected a large number of Japanese regional buyers to visit iOFT too. iOFT is now targeting 10,000 visitors and plans to invite 50 premium buyers from China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Israel, etc. with supporting VISA for them.
Highlight #1: The French Pavilion is back!
The 2022 show will also have a more international flavor with the return of the French pavilion since 2019. Organised by French Optical Industry Association (GIFO), ACEP, Mauboussin Eyewear, Minima, OXIBIS, STRUCTUR EYEWEAR more companies will showcase their cutting-edge products/designs.
Highlight #2: “tide” -The iOFT International Designers expands!
Due to the easing of travel restrictions by the Japanese government, many of international designers are deciding to come back to iOFT. iOFT expands the area for those designers – “tide”. There are many eyewear brands like Knco, Jean Philippe Joly, Face A Face, Traction, J.F. REY, Volte Face, Lafont, Prodesign, Opticalia Global Holding and Tonysame are going to exhibit their latest design!
Highlight #3: Many of Korean exhibitors are coming back!
One of the special features of iOFT 2022 is new and comeback Korean exhibitors, like Nanoecoway, Young Glass, KY Cloth, CMA Global, H2C Design, Frank Kustom. The latest Korean design and technologies will be showcased at IOFT 2022!
Highlight #4: SDGs Area
In response to the voices of supporting environmental protection, iOFT will set up the “SDGs Area” for the first time to display frames made of environmentally friendly materials. In addition, 25th Japan Eyewear Award also established the new award category, sustainable eyewear category. Sustainability-focused seminars and SDGs awareness booth will also be held during the fair.
Highlight #5: 25th Japan Eyewear Award
Japan Eyewear Award is one of the industry’s foremost awards given to the best designed/technological new products to be marketed in Japan or any other country after July 1st, 2022. The judging and screening will be conducted by Japan Eyewear Award committee. Grand Prix will be announced at the Award Ceremony on the first day of the show.
35th International Optical Fair Tokyo (iOFT 2022)
Date：October 18-20, 2022
Time：10:00 – 18:00
Venue：Tokyo Big Sight, Japan