Optical Question Time


Optrafair 20/20 offers world class presentations and debate from industry experts covering the issues and concerns facing the optical industry, as well as providing suggested solutions.

A new decade presents both threats and opportunities to all businesses and the optical industry is no exception. Indeed, it could be argued that our industry faces unprecedented change via new technology, consolidation and disruption over the next 10 years. Inevitably an opportunity grasped by one organisation can provide a threat to another.

Optical Question Time is an exclusive, brand-new feature at a revitalised Optrafair 20/20, which offers you a unique opportunity to hear from the leaders of some of the county’s leading businesses on topics vital to the optical industry. Register free to book onto this session.

The panellists, comprised of high-profile entrepreneurs, practitioners and experts, include:
  • Doug Perkins, co-founder of Specsavers
  • Imran Hakim, Chief Executive, Hakim Group
  • Lynne Fernandes, Director and Founder, Lynne Fernandes Optometrists
  • Professor Nicholas Rumney, Chair, BBR Optometry Ltd
  • Dr. Scott Mackie, Co-Founder, Mackie Eyecare and Director, Mackie Professional Services.
The session will be hosted by Sarah Morgan, a lively and dynamic optical speaker who will ensure the fluid running of the debate. 

The themes for the session include:
  • NHS
  • Education
  • Environment
  • The marketplace
  • The future
There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session, so come primed and ready with the topics you want answered.

Chair of FMO, Stuart Burn said: ‘Gaining the support and commitment of so many of the country’s leading experts and industry leaders for the Presidents’ Address and Optical Question Time, will provide a fantastic forum to discuss and debate 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.