The organizer responsible for opti, GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH, has decided to cancel opti 2021. Despite the hygiene concept that was developed together with Landesmesse Stuttgart and the responsible authorities, and the commitment of many market participants, including market leaders, which resulted in numerous registrations, participation from the entire industry is not sufficient in turbulent times like these to organise an opti that guarantees participants the desired success and can therefore be fully backed by those in charge.
“The last few days have shown that the uncertainties regarding infection rates are dividing the industry. We would like to thank the supporters of opti 2021 specifically for standing behind our concept for opti 2021 to this day, and for having placed their trust in us. We still stand by our decision to offer the optical industry a secure platform for its business, especially during these challenging times. However, it has always been our aim to organise an opti that is secure and successful for everyone and that is supported by a solid industry majority,” says Dieter Dohr, Chairman of the Management Board of GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH.
The next opti will take place at Fairground Munich in January 2022.Back