Birmingham NEC, North Ave, Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT
Saturday 19 September 2020 | 0900 – 1800
Sunday 20 September 2020 | 0900 – 1800
Monday 21 September 2020 | 0900 – 1700
How much does it cost to attend Optrafair 20/20?
It is completely FREE to attend the show.
For those driving to the show, the NEC is in the perfect location for car travel - 8 miles east of Birmingham City Centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network.
Exhibitor & visitor parking will be in East Car Parks 1 & 2 (for visitors this will be charged at the NEC rate of £12 pre-paid and £16 on the day parking) which are within walking distance from the halls.
Disabled parking will be opposite Hall 5 and is again charged at the NEC rate of £12 pre-paid and £16 on the day parking. Find out more at thenec.co.uk/visitors/parking
All car parks for the show will simply be signposted 'Optrafair'.
“The oldest and still the best exhibition, set in the heart of the country at the NEC with good travel links to the whole of Britain”
Elaine Yorwarth, Optometrist, Elaine M Yorwarth
“If you've never visited an optical fair, this is the place to start. If you're already in the profession, there is lots to do and see to keep up to date with the fashion and equipment in the industry”
Chris Pepper, Trainee Contact Lens Optician, Vision Express
“There is simply no better way to see such a wide variety of products and services”
Julian Wiles, Revenue Generator, Performance Lenses Ltd
“You will always find something new and useful and catch up with suppliers. I wouldn't miss it”
Nick Carson, Optometrist, Davis Optometrists
“Great way to source new products and technology in one place. Great location and transport links, and the odd glass of free prosecco (that's the main reason I came!)”
Lisa Sariwee, Optometrist/Director, Lakeland Optical
“Optrafair is important to see and experience the whole industry. It is easy to become insular”
Liz Whitmore, Optometrist/Director, Thomas Bond and Partners Ltd
“Optrafair is a place to meet and talk to all sectors of the Optical profession and it gives the visitor an insight into what the market has to offer in all aspects of eyecare from the sight test, the supply of spectacles or contact lenses, low vision aids, vitamin supplements or even referrals to your G.P. or hospital”
Ian Martin, Dispensing Optician, Colin Lee Opticians
“Ideal place to look at various new equipment under one roof. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere with helpful advice at hand”
Lisa Gunning, Do Clo, Sproston & Bowden
“This very well organised event, is easy to access and provides attendees with a wealth of information on one trip. There is always something to suit all in the optical business, whether it be purchasing, or education. Purely attending for new ideas is definitely enough of an excuse to attend”
Vivienne Starr, Dispensing and Contact Lens Optician, V.C. Starr Opticians
“Optrafair is the only fair you need to visit. All the CET you need, industry favourites, lots of new products to see, and use it as an opportunity to network and become more passionate about your career and our industry”
Simone Mason, Dispensing Optician, Perspective Opticians