FMO celebrates 100 years

FMO celebrated its Centenary year in style on 11 July with an event in the Weston Pavilion at the Southbank Centre attended by FMO members and guests from all of the optical bodies. Despite the disappearance of the sun after the heatwave, the views from the 6th floor...

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BCLA moving to 199 Gloucester Terrace

BCLA and FMO are delighted to announce that BCLA will be sharing FMO's offices at 199 Gloucester Terrace from the end of June.'199' as it is affectionately known, was bought jointly by ABDO, FMO and FODO in 2002 and the joint owners are all delighted to welcome BCLA...

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Optrafair 2017

A completely 'revolutionised' Optrafair opened its doors on Saturday 1 April. FMO's Chair, Andy Yorke, and Chief Executive, Bryony Pawinska, cut the ribbon to open the show, and there were long queues waiting for the doors to open on Sunday.7,122 visitors came from...

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Partnership with Opti-Munich

On Monday 3rd April Optrafair partners FMO and MA Exhibitions announced a new co-operation with the well-established German trade show Opti. This strategic partnership is a very positive step and will ensure that both shows will be promoted to potential exhibitors and...

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Lynda Oliver confirmed as new Optical Confederation Chair

Following the decision to rotate the Chair amongst its members, following Chris Hunt's retirement in October 2016, at its meeting on 21 March, the Optical Confederation (OC) Leaders' Group _ the governing partnership of the Confederation _ unanimously asked Lynda...

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FMO ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR OPTRAFAIR UP TO 2020

The FMO is delighted to announce that it has contracted with the Mark Allen Group to manage Optrafair to 2020. Since taking on ownership of Optician magazine, FMO's media partner, in October 2015, MAG have ensured the delivery of a successful show at the NEC last...

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ANDY SANDERS, CHAIR OF FMO STANDARDS PANEL

FMO are pleased to announce that Andy Sanders has been appointed as the new Chair of the FMO Standards Panel.A group of experienced professionals, the panel collaborates with BSI and its international counterparts to assess and promote essential optical standards....

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