Specs and the City

OCTOBER 8-10, 2021

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Specs and the City welcome and bring together the entire optical industry in ANTWERP.

Specs and the City – ANTWERP
– Season 1

OCTOBER 8-10, 2021

The difficult and restrictive times that we have been through inspired us a format of event matching the sanitary requirements and the urge to maintain this particular link that unites the optical community. As we could not gather large groups of people in the same venue, we had to think differently: what if the venue became a city with a multitude of cosy meeting places? Even though there are now increasing signs of a progressive return to normality, the need for alternative experiences and true human relationships is stronger than ever.

Specs and the City is an invitation to business and leisure for opticians and a very flexible and easygoing event for the exhibitors.  The time of a weekend, participating brands and companies are given the opportunity to welcome their customers and prospects in the showroom they have established in one of our selection of hotels located in a reasonable walking or cycling distance perimeter.

From the Specs and the City webapp, opticians will organize their weekend in just a few clicks alternating 1 to 1 meetings with suppliers and cultural or gastronomic steps.

A real unique experience through which a city unfolds all its charms and treasures to host the eyewear community.

As a visitor you must register to use the meeting planer and optimize your stay. It is also important that we plan this event in the most secure manner. Last but not least, your registration gives you exclusive access to a wide range of offers from hotels and restaurants.

We look forward to see you in Antwerp, October 8-10, 2021.

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Spending the night in Antwerp is always a good idea, it is a great way of experiencing every aspect of the city. There is a wide range of accommodation available, from international hotel chains to intimate boutique hotels, B&Bs and campsites. When you are registered as visitor you will receive a mail with offers related to the hotels, we collaborate with.

eat & drink

Antwerp is home to over 170 nationalities, which is actually even more than New York. The perfect place, in other words, for a culinary tour around the world. Discover the best Asian restaurants, sample Jewish cuisine in the diamond district, or score some specialties at the Exotic Market and in Antwerpen-Noord. You’ll find all kinds of delectable delicacies from around the world in the city.

see & do

Locals proudly refer to their city as cosmopolitan with a village atmosphere: you can find everything here, but always within walking, or at least cycling, distance (for which the Antwerp city bikes are available). Besides being THE DIAMOND CITY, Antwerp gives you great museums, gastronomical experiences etc. Mix business with pleasure, as Antwerp does everything that little bit differently


Become a part of the event of the year in the optical business in antwerp.


To plan and complete this event in a secure way you need to register as visitor. By this you gain access to discounts from our partners. Specs and the City is a B2B event for the optical business.


Every one from the optical business are welcome to be a part of Specs and the City. You have to book your own hotel suite, room, meeting room etc. We have made collaborations with several hotels, you can choose to use. You can see them in the partners menu. Sign up for becoming a part of Specs and the City here.

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