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Amélie Morel Elected President of Silmo

mivision | 11 April 2017
Amélie Morel, Communications Director for the Morel company, has been unanimously elected as the new Silmo Paris president following the death of former president Philippe Lafont in March. Ms. Morel will take the helm of the major optics and eyewear event, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The fourth generation to manage the Morel family business alongside her brothers Jérôme and Francis, Ms. Morel received a resounding vote of confidence from the association’s Board to continue the work of promoting both the Silmo Exhibition and the industry.

At the close of the Board meeting, Amélie Morel made a statement, “This nomination represents an honour for the Morel family, and for me in particular. It is a demanding task, one that Philippe fulfilled with outstanding devotion and professionalism. The confidence and support expressed by all Board members will enable me to continue on the path initiated by Guy Charlot and ensure that Silmo Paris maintains its position at the forefront of the major international optics and eyewear exhibitions.”