IOA Thailand 2020 Logo The International Opticians Association is looking forward to welcoming members and supporters to Thailand in 2020 for its 33rd biennial summit. Join us for a week of education and informative debate about the world of optics. Combine visits to key optical facilities in Thailand with enjoyable days out, fantastic meals in the company of like minded people, and the chance to go to SILMO Bangkok

The Summit runs from 7-13 June 2020
Payment plans available

Provisional programme

DAY 1: Sunday 7th June 2020 Delegates arrive Millenium Hilton Hotel, Bangkok. Evening Programme hosted by Essilor:

Welcome from IOA President Fiona Anderson

Communications Exercise with Stephen Caunter (ANZ)

Introduction by Olga Prenat of Essilor International, France, Platinum sponsors of the IOA meeting

Talk: Innovation in Single Vision Correction by Olga Prenat

Talk: New insights on presbyopia correction to meet the new visual demands of this modern era by Olga Prenat

Welcome dinner in hotel restaurant

DAY 2: Monday June 8th 2020: Hosted by Hoya including Hoya visit

Hoya welcome to IOA Delegates then tour of facilities.

Presentation: Challenges 2020 and beyond and product solutions to meet them (speaker tbc)

Welcome IOA Meeting including updates on global activity, social media and future plans

Talk: Standing Proud in the Delivery of Quality Vision – Robert Dalton (OAC, Canada)

Talk: DIMS myopia lens & clinical trial (speaker tbc)

Dinner: Sala Rattanakosin

DAY 3: Tuesday June 9th Hosted by Thai Optical Group including TOG visit

Thai Optical Group visit and presentation

Talk: How To Make You Feel, How To Make You See (tbc) by Thomas Martin (Essilor Academy,Paris)

Talk: How to Keep Customers Coming Back by Stephen Caunter, Australia and NZ Banking Group NZ

Private dinner cruise on Manohra Rice Barge, hosted by Silmo

DAY 4: Wednesday June 10th - SILMO Bangkok

Trip to SILMO Bangkok show

Silmo Academy by IOA will be a programme which will be for local people at Silmo put on by IOA members. IOA delegates are welcome to attend or to wander around the show.

Silmo Academy by IOA to include :-

Welcome from the IOA and Introduction to Silmo Academy – Elaine Grisdale

Paediatric Dispensing Essentials – Fiona Anderson IOA President

Managing Myopia – Elaine Grisdale IOA Director of Development

Dispensing for Using IT (Hoya)

Plus further talks by Stephen Caunter and a representative from PPG


DAY 5: Thursday June 11th : Activities day

Morning: Royal WAT visit and cruise

Lunch: Supatra River House

Afternoon: Free time to relax / shop / spa / see the sights

Evening: Team Building dinner at the Blue Elephant Restaurant – Interactive Thai cooking class cooking a communal Thai dinner to be enjoyed together.

DAY 6: Friday 12th June

Morning: Official IOA meetings including vote for VP and host country for IOA 2022

THEME: 2020 Vision : The role of the optician and IOA in ensuring quality vision for the world

Buffet lunch in hotel

Afternoon: free

Evening: Pre-dinner drinks and Presidential handover

Celebratory Dinner at Vertigo

DAY 7 : Saturday 13th June – Farewell