Silmo Istanbul has reported that its 2018 event was attended by 10,784 visitors, an increase of 16% from 2017.

Held between December 13-16 at Istanbul Expo Center Yeşilköy, 150 companies and 647 brands were in attendance. There was also an increase in international visitors of 27.5%, with 1,627 professionals visiting.

Show organisers said that the success of the show enabled optical and eyewear professionals to meet Turkish and foreign producers and to boost their businesses in Istanbul.

The show is intending to be the ideal meeting point for members of the optical and eyewear industry located in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

Silmo Istanbul 2019 will be held between November 21-24.