All systems go for the ophthalmic optics industry: GHM welcomes the easing of COVID restrictions
opti 2022 from 13 to 15 May is sure to be the long-missed industry get-together in Munich for contacts and business. The federal-state conference on 16 February has given the international trade show for optics & design, as well as the trade fair industry as a whole, the prospect of opening and planning security it has been longing for. All significant pandemic-related restrictions will be lifted on 20 March.
No more restrictions on visitor numbers, adjustment of the vaccination status regulation, opening of gastronomy and nightlife: Yesterday, the federal and state governments announced a far-reaching lifting of restrictions, which – especially for the trade fair industry in year three of the pandemic – is basically equivalent to a ‘Freedom Day’. Nearly all COVID measures and the social, cultural and economic restrictions they have brought with them will be lifted on 20 March, the first day of spring.
Final revival of trade fair life
AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, recently addressed policy-makers with a clear call to definitively revive Germany’s hard-hit trade fairs, citing a high vaccination rate, proven hygiene concepts and increasing openings in neighbouring countries.
Finally reliable planning perspectives
Self-evident basic protective measures
Despite the lifting of pandemic-related restrictions, protecting the health of all trade show participants will continue to be of prime importance at opti from 13 to 15 May 2022. Generous planning and social distancing requirements are still effective as basic protective measures, as are modern filter and ventilation technology and intensive cleaning intervals.
Tickets for the international optics show will be available exclusively online from the beginning of March: www.opti.de/en/tickets/