New for 2016, Independent’s Day and the National Eyecare Group (NEG) have joined forces to deliver a combined event to provide even greater business support to the independent sector. The key theme of the conference is the importance of the retail side of independent practices, which will be also focused upon on at 100% Optical.

Nick Atkins, Director, Proven Track Record added “With the majority of independents income coming from retail product sales, iDay16 will focus on this most important and business critical aspect of running a successful optical practice. One of the key success factors for retail success is, of course, a sound approach to buying and supply chain. As such we are delighted to be collaborating with an event like 100% Optical which, since its inception, has demonstrated it can attract the latest brands and products to support independent businesses.”

For more information on Independent’s Day and the NEG conference, 6th-7th November 2016, Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, please visit