PARIS—The Specs eyewear fair concept, in conjunction with Silmo, will launch a new event dedicated to independent eyewear in Barcelona next year, May 7-8, 2022. An announcement noted that in line with the recognized positioning of Copenhagen Specs, the  trade fair in Scandinavia that provides opticians and retailers with a great mix of what the independent eyewear scene has to offer, the new Barcelona Specs will create a new platform for Southern Europe optical stores. The community will gather in a mix of business, networking, and party in line with the Specs eyewear fairs’ particular atmosphere, a concept known for small booths in a simple design and a focus on a relaxed atmosphere.

Barcelona Specs will take place in the heart of Barcelona city in the Italian Pavilion, Fira Montjuic, Plaça d'Espanya. Morten Gammelmark, founder and CEO of Barcelona Specs, said, “We are very happy to finally launch Barcelona Specs after a long period with COVID. Barcelona is already a key point in the eyewear industry with many eyewear brands and designers, so we are very happy to invite all trendy eyewear brands to showcase their products to the Spanish and international visitors who we believe  will attend Barcelona Specs.”

More information about Barcelona Specs will be available soon, organizers said.

Copenhagen Specs will be held March 5-6, 2022 in that city, at the Lokomotivværkstedet, which is a more than 100 year old train repair shop, as its venue. Copenhagen Specs has partnered with Silmo for a few years now, as VMAIL initially reported, with the Specs becoming a part of the "Silmo Family" of shows.