LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND ACTING
I was going to entitle my brief reflection ‘in search of positivity’, but then I realised how much the term ‘positive’ has taken on a negative meaning in the pandemic atmosphere that surrounds us today. Better to avoid…
Looking for a more suitable title to wish you all a Happy New Year, the flow of thoughts led me to the concept of “being proactive and constructive” and I liked it.
Despite the fact that the new year has brought no great news other than the news of the third wave of the pandemic arriving worldwide and the light at the end of the tunnel is still very small.
Despite the atmosphere of ‘suspension’, frustrations and fears for the future that do not help to imagine alternative paths.
Despite the problems of the economy in recession and, as far as we are concerned, the 30% average drop recorded in 2020 by the big fashion companies, a drop that is reflected in the reality of most of our companies, apart from those who produce lenses.
Despite everything…. We want to be proactive. So, let’s roll up our sleeves. Let me know about any new initiatives you have, we will talk about them in the pages of our magazines, we will echo them, to create a chain reaction effect.
By the way, how much do you miss trade fairs? I miss them a lot. I have realised how much, apart from their necessity for our jobs, I miss them psychologically.
I may be obvious but the meeting, the handshake, the laughter, the smiles, the discussions are missing. We ‘meet’ virtually, the job gets done anyway but, I swear, I will never complain again about the number of events in our industry, the close trips, the hours standing or walking the aisles from stand to stand.
Speaking of trade fairs: Vision Expo East has announced that it will be postponed to June 2021 and not in New York but in Florida, strikingly contemporaneous with Mido, also announced for June. I have contacted the organisers and we will see what they say. However, we are talking hypothetically because the picture is still too unstable to say anything definite.
In the meantime, happy 2021, proactively…