IOA Thailand 2020 Logo The International Opticians Association is looking forward to welcoming members and supporters to Thailand in 2020 for its 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, and the chance to go to SILMO Bangkok

Save the date: the Summit runs from 7-13 June 2020

Bookings open soon

Payment plans available

Provisional programme

DAY 1: Sunday 7th June 2020 Delegates arrive. Evening Programme hosted by Essilor including talks and dinner:

Welcome from IOA President Fiona Anderson

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

Talk: Modern refraction for 2020 and beyond by Dominique Meslin

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 Hoya visit and tour of facilities

Presentation: Challenges 2020 and beyond and product solutions to meet them

Welcome IOA Meeting

Talk: DIMS myopia lens & clinical trial

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

Thai Optical Group visit and presentation

Talk: Creating a new optical experience for the modern world by Harrro Lotz, Club InterOptique, France

Talk: Business management by Stephen Caunter, Australia and NZ Banking Group NZ

Dinner by the river, sponsored by Silmo

DAY 4: Wednesday June 10th - SILMO Bangkok

Trip to SILMO Bangkok show


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 in the evening – 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