Optrafair 20/20 offers world class presentations and debate from industry experts covering the issues and concerns facing the optical industry, as well as hopefully providing some solutions. The Presidents’ Address and Optical Question Time are exclusive, brand new features at a revitalised Optrafair 20/20, which offers delegates a unique opportunity to hear from the Presidents of industry and membership bodies, entrepreneurs, retailers and practitioners from independent practices and corporates.

Sourcing so many Presidents is a major coup for the most vibrant and diverse Optrafair 20/20 exhibition and conference ever. The session will be chaired by Clive Marchant, ABDO’s President, and features Colin Davidson, Vice President of the College of Optometrists, Richard Whittington, Chief Operating Officer at LOCSU, Jonathon Bench, President of BCLA and Mike Burdon, President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

The theme for the Presidents’ Address will be ‘What are the main priorities for the profession in improving eyecare for the public?’

Optical Question Time is another new feature for Optrafair 20/20, with high profile entrepreneurs, practitioners and experts from across the Optical sectors. The panellists taking part include Doug Perkins, co-Founder of Specsavers, David Moulsdale, Chair and CEO, Optical Express, and Imran Hakim, Chief Executive, Hakim Group, as well as Lynne Fernandes, Lynne Fernandes Optometrists, Nicholas Rumney, Chair, BBR Optometry Ltd and Dr. Scott Mackie, Co-Founder, Mackie Eyecare and Director, Mackie Professional Services. Optician comedienne Sarah Morgan will host proceedings.

Optical Question Time Themes will be:

  • NHS
  • Education
  • Environment
  • The Market Place
  • The Future

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

Chair of FMO Stuart Burn said ‘Sourcing a dozen industry experts for the Presidents, Address and Optical Question Time is a real coup, providing the opportunity to discuss the issues that really matter to the industry. Feedback from last year’s Optrafair revealed a demand for top level debate. I can assure you that Optrafair 20/20 will be well worth the wait.’

‘Both the Presidents’ Address and Optical Question Time will offer frank and insightful discussion and debate. Optrafair 20/20 will offer delegates the opportunity to glimpse into the future of practice and provide practitioners with some valuable thoughts on their future strategy.’

Optrafair 20/20 will take place between April 4 and 6 at the NEC in Birmingham. For more information, and to register for the event, visit www.optrafair.co.uk