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, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Israel, etc. with supporting VISA for them.
iOFT is Asia’s leading optical trade fair gathering the latest eyewear and related products from all over the world. A wide variety of importers & wholesalers as well as buyers from leading opticians, multi-brand boutiques, and apparel stores from all over Japan and Asia visit the show to place orders.
- 230 Exhibitors from all over the world gather!
- 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.
- “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”.
Exhibitors at “tide” (Excerpts):
KNCO (France), JEAN PHILIPPE JOLY (France), FACE A FACE (France), Traction (France), J.R. REY (France), VOLTE FACE (France), LAFONT (France), Prodesign (Denmark), OPTICALIA GLOBAL HOLDING (Spain), IOVES (Italy), TONYSAME (Japan/Hong Kong), and more!
One of the special features of IOFT 2022 is new and comeback Korean exhibitors. The latest Korean design and technologies will be showcased at IOFT 2022! NANOECOWAY (Korea), YOUNG GLASS (Korea), KY CLOTH (Korea), CMA Global (Korea), H2C Design (Korea), FRANK KUSTOM (Korea), and more!
iOFT opens a ribbon-cutting ceremony with leaders from major retailers, wholesalers, association members, and buyers of the eyewear industry who express full support to iOFT. After the ceremony, business card exchange and matching service with ribbon cutters will be held.
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 the Japan Eyewear Award committee. Grand Prix will be announced at the Award Ceremony on the first day of the show.
iOFT aims to contribute greatly to the business between brands and buyers for their future success. Furthermore, the event will be a great help in boosting the eyewear industry.
For more information visit ioft.jp