Opti will be held two weeks earlier than originally planned as the exhibition moved closer to its traditional time in mid-January 2023.

Organisers of the event, which will be held at Fairground Munich on January 13-15, said making Opti earlier would help exhibitors looking to make new year sales.

Bettina Reiter, director of the exhibition, said: ‘We want to leave the pandemic-related lean period far behind us and go on the offensive to create the best possible framework conditions for the industry.’ Opti has also set its dates for the 2024 event from January 12-14.