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OpticForumUK 2020

OpticForumUK 2020

June 10-11, 2020

Tivoli Marina, Vilamoura

Tivoli Marina, Vilamoura | June 10-11, 2020

The first of its kind for the industry, OpticForum will join OpenRoom’s portfolio of B2B healthcare events, following the repeated success of the global Dental, Vet and Pharmacy Forums.

We are proud to have the support of the FMO (Federation of Manufacturing Opticians), who have played a key role in the development of the event from its inception.

Over two days, OpticForum will connect owners and operators of optical groups with technology, equipment and business services suppliers alongside those offering audiology equipment and integration services.

The agenda follows the unique OpenRoom format; combining talks from industry leaders, hosted roundtable sessions and our signature programme of speed-meetings between optical groups and suppliers.

We look forward to welcoming delegates industry-wide to share in their knowledge, experience and expand their business potential.

Jack Ismail
Partnership Director, Specsavers UK & ROI

Keynote, Jack Ismail, Partnership Director, Specsavers UK & ROI

Jack Ismail is the Director of Retail Operations at Specsavers, and sits on the Operating Board for the UK and ROI. He has been part of the Specsavers leadership team for the last 6 years.

We are delighted to welcome Jack to the inaugural OpticAudioForum as our keynote speaker.

Stuart Burn
FMO Vice Chairman, Performance Finance Managing Director

Testimonial, Stuart Burn, FMO Vice Chairman, Performance Finance Managing Director

If the inaugural OpticAudioForum is as well attended and successful as the Dental and Veterinary versions it will be an informal yet vibrant business generative event.

As a supplier you can engage with the most important retailers in optics and as an optical retailer you have the opportunity to explore what you may have been missing.

In excellent surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere this is unlike any event you have ever been to and without doubt opens doors to new and exciting opportunities.

Ben Hanning
Group Veterinary Advisor, IVC

Testimonial, Ben Hanning, Group Veterinary Advisor, IVC

“An inspired concept. Never before have I been to an event collecting the who’s-who in veterinary in one place (a miracle in itself) – creating a one-stop shop of new ideas, strategies and developments. I came away feeling invigorated about the direction of the industry, with plenty of fresh approaches to apply internally. Though VetForum was the new kid on the block, it’s a definite date for the diary next year as it was an unmitigated success.” 

Luke Moore
Director, Dental Elite

Testimonial, Luke Moore, Director, Dental Elite

“We have worked with OpenRoom since the inception of their Dental Event “Dental Forum” five years ago. Initially sceptical about their ability to provide such a volume of influential decision makers from large dental companies willing to engage in useful conversation we decided to take the leap and have returned at every opportunity since. The punchy 15 minute meeting slots means every party involved knows there is no time for small talk (this can be done at the bar later) which means even if 15 minutes you can normally reach an outcome which would otherwise take months diary wrangling in the UK. Without doubt one the most important events in our marketing calendar."

Ideas worth sharing

Ignite Sessions, Ideas worth sharing

Short, sharp, insightful sessions to ignite your curiosity.

Supplier snapshots

Elevator Pitches, Supplier snapshots

Fast-paced 45-second insights from innovative suppliers.

Register below to attend this event.

Suppliers Register online

Optical Groups Register online

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+44 20 8222 8837

Event Partners


FMO is the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians, providing innovation, insight and excellence for the whole of the UK optical industry. FMO represents optical manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of spectacle and contact lenses, spectacle frames, ophthalmic equipment, business service providers and IT companies.

Vision Now

Magazine Vision Now is the monthly magazine for members of the National Eyecare Group (NEG). It is published 10 times a year – from February to November. With a circulation of approximately 1,500, Vision Now is geared towards the needs and interests of NEG members.

Global 4 Communications

Global 4 Communications are an award winning supplier and installer of market leading business telephone systems for an array of company sectors.

The venue

Our first OpticAudioForum comes to the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Resort - a luxury 5 star hotel in a 5 star location. Overlooking Vilamoura Marina on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the Tivoli Marina offers the best of both worlds: the tranquility of the beach, and the lively atmosphere of Vilamoura town are both within minutes of the hotel. 

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