1. Health protocol

Is there a capacity limit on SILMO Paris ? Fermer

There is no capacity limit on SILMO Paris.

What are the sanitary conditions to enter SILMO Paris ? Fermer

A health pass will be required.

The following evidence constitutes the health pass: a certificate of vaccination or a negative test less than 72 hours old (RT-PCR or antigenic or a self-test under the supervision of a health professional) or a certificate of recovery from Covid-19.

This health pass takes the form of a QR code to be presented in digital or paper format.

Wearing a mask remains mandatory for everyone.

Where can I be tester nearby the venue? Fermer

By clicking on this link, you will find all the testing centers around the venue:


Antigenic tests

Pharmacie du voyage

Terminal 2E

Tel: +33(0)1 48 16 58 58


Terminal 2F

Tel: +33(0)1 74 25 63 00


Pharmacie de La Haie Bertrand

27 rue Henri Barbusse


Tel: +33 (0)1 43 85 37 50


PCR tests


(no rdv from 09am to 2pm Monday to Friday)

14 place de la Gare


01 49 63 44 44

What are the rules to travel in France? Fermer

You are invited to contact your airline and must also check the sanitary conditions for their travel on the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs website (https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/) as well as the conditions on departure from Paris airports.

2. The essential

Where the exhibition will be held ? Fermer

The event will be held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Convention Center in the halls 5 & 6.

The address of the convention center is : ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte.

When will the SILMO 2021 will take place Fermer

The SILMO 2021 will be held from Friday 24 to Monday 27 September 2021.

What are the opening hours for the SILMO 2021 ? Fermer

The SILMO is open from Friday to Monday from 9am to 6:30pm.

3. Prices & Badges

How much an entry cost ? Fermer

(The SILMO is a trade fair reserved for professionals)

The SILMO's price list :

- Visitors : 30€.

- Opticians and buyers : free

- School, students, teachers : free (with promotion code)

How to get an invitation? Fermer

If you are an optician or a buyer, you don't need an invitation because your badge is free. The other visitors can be invited by the exhibitors.

I have an invitation card / promotion code / invitation, how do I get my badge ? Fermer

Communicate your code during the last step of your pre-registration on the dedicated platform to get your badge.

Is my badge valid for the whole duration show? Fermer

Yes, your badge gives you access to the SILMO during the 4 days of the trade fair.

Can I get an extra badge for a colleague? Fermer

You can ask for one when you register. If you already have your badge, go back to your personal visitors' area, click on the colleague tab and then additional badge. Finally add your colleague's information in order to obtain or send him his badge.

How to register online? Fermer

If you wish to register as an exhibitor, you can register on the exhibitor's registration platform.

If you wish to register as a visitor, create an account by clicking on "visitor area" on the home page of the SILMO website and follow the instructions.

I lost/forgot my login/password to connect to my exhibitor area... Fermer

Your login is the e-mail address you gave when you registered.

If you had loosed your password, you just need to enter your login on the exhibitor's area and click on "forgot password?". A request to reset your password will be automatically sent to you by e-mail.

4. Internationals

I am a foreigner and I would like a free entrance Fermer

You can get a free entrance only if you are an optician or a buyer. In this case, please indicate it when entering your personal information in your visitor account and you will get a free badge.

I am a foreigner and I would like a VISA Fermer

To get your visa, you must complete your file by providing an official invitation letter from the French embassy or consulate in your country of residence. To help you to get this letter, SILMO provides you a form, available directly from the exhibitor area or the visitor area.

- If you are a visitor: when you request your visitor badge online, fill in the dedicated form which will allow you to receive your official invitation letter.

- If you are an exhibitor: go to your exhibitor area, heading Dashboard > Visa request, and fill in the dedicated form.

I am a foreigner. What are the advantages/offers I can benefit from? Fermer

A service and rest area called "Club International" is reserved for you in hall 5.

5. Useful info

How can i come to the show if I don't live in the Paris area? Fermer

Several solutions are available to you to come to the SILMO :

There are several ways to get to the SILMO:

- Car : more information

- Shuttle : more information

- Public transport : more information

- Carpooling : more information

- Train : more information

- Plane : more information

Are there shuttles to go to the exhibition? Fermer

Yes, shuttles will be available. For more information please click on the following adress : https://en.silmoparis.com/Visitors/Useful-info/Organize-your-visit/Coming-by-shuttle

Where can I stay during the exhibition ? Fermer

Our partners propose you several hotels and apartments at preferential rates that you can find at the following address: https://silmo.bnetwork.com/Index.aspx

Where can I find the plan of the exhibition? Fermer

The SIlmo 2021 map will be available soon. For the moment, you can consult the website of the SILMO 2019 at the following address: https://www.silmoparis.com/Visiteurs/Plan-du-SILMO

In addition, a printed map will be available in the visitor's guide with free access at the various trade fair entrances.

Are there any food services on the Silmo? Fermer

Several restaurants and sandwich shops are at your disposal on the SILMO in halls 5 and 6.
Moreover, a food truck village is proposed to you at the intersection of halls 5 and 6.

Is there a locker room? Fermer

Yes there is a Cloakroom on the exhibition.

Cloakroom's price list:

- Clothing : 2€

- Suitcase cabin : 3€

- Suitcase : 4€

What is the sanitary protocol of the exhibition ? Fermer

All information concerning the sanitary protocol for visitors to the SILMO can be found at the following address: https://en.silmoparis.com/Visitors/Useful-info/Health-protocol-to-visit-our-exhibition.

The sanitary protocol for exhibitors can be found at the following address : https://en.silmoparis.com/Visitors/Useful-info/Health-protocol-for-the-exhibitors.

6. Exhibitors

Where can I find the exhibitors' list ? Fermer

You can find the complete list of exhibitors at the following address: https://www.silmoparis.com/Catalogue

How many exhibitors will attend the exhibition ? Fermer

In 2019, more than 1,000 exhibitors from 42 countries took part in SILMO. 

For this year, you can find the complete list of exhibitors taking part in the SILMO at the following address: https://www.silmoparis.com/Catalogue

7. Catalogue

Where can I get the exhibition catalog ? Fermer

The exhibitors' list can be found in the visitor's guide available at the exhibition. You can also access to it at the following address: https://www.silmoparis.com/Catalogue

8. Animations

What are the animations during the SILMO ? Fermer

Here is the list of events and animations that will take place during the exhibtion:
- SILMO Talks
- Social impact workshop
- Silmo d'or
- Trends forum
- The Best Craftsmen of France
- French savoir-faire of eyewear manufacturers
- Water bar

For more information on these events, please visit the To discover in 2021 page.

Conferences (themes, schedules, speakers, registration...) Fermer

All information about the conferences can be found in the To discover in 2021 page.

Where to find the program ? Fermer

You can find the program in the trade fair brochure which will be distributed at the different entrances of the exhibition and is also available on the To discover in 2021 page.

The digital version of the program will soon be available on our website.