Alexandria, VA – August 12, 2021 – The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announce that more than 275 exhibiting companies have committed to Vision Expo West 2021, taking place September 22-25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
To view the list of exhibiting companies committed to-date, click here.
Vision Expo West 2021 will take place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 22-25, 2021. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, Sept. 22 and exhibits will open Thursday, Sept. 23. To register for Vision Expo West 2021, click here.
“The Vision Expo team is delighted to welcome more than 275 exhibiting companies to Las Vegas this September,” said Fran Pennella, Vice President, Vision Expo at RX, co-owner of Vision Expo. “Following a successful Vision Expo East, we are looking forward to bringing the vision community together again and offering a vibrant atmosphere to conduct business, network and learn.”
Vision Expo’s Show Floor neighborhoods include: The Focus, representing the foundation of eyecare and bringing together lens and coating technology, lens processing techniques, disease management solutions, contact lens innovations and eyecare practice optimization; The Park, highlighting industry icons, ubiquitous brands and prestigious collections; and The Union, an energetic showcase featuring the newest in independent design and pop-culture inspired collaborations.
Exhibiting companies in The Focus include Allergan, Novartis and Zeiss. Meanwhile, Safilo and Marcolin are committed to The Park and Etnia Barcelona, Lafont, and Shwood Eyewear will be featured in The Union.
The Suites will also return to Las Vegas, offering attendees access to the most established luxury fashion houses and the latest exclusive upmarket boutiques in an intimate and unparalleled buying experience across the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels. Attendees are invited to experience an eclectic group of distinctive brands ranging from elegant fashion to exclusive, emerging boutique collections. Exhibiting companies include Thélios and Krewe.
“We are committed to hosting a safe and successful event in Las Vegas this September,” said Mitch Barkley, Vice President of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council, co-owner of Vision Expo. “We are carefully monitoring the evolving health and safety protocols in Nevada and are updating our VisionSAFE protocols to adhere to the most up-to-date recommendations and guidelines. We will be updating our VisionSAFE protocols on the Vision Expo website and regularly communicating any changes to our exhibitors and attendees. Following a seamless Vision Expo East, we are confident we can bring the vision care community together again, safely.”
For the latest VisionSAFE guidelines, click here.
The Seen, the dynamic main stage destination that debuted at Vision Expo East 2021, will offer collaborative learning at Vision Expo West 2021 through special events, including the EYE2EYE Series, a series of panels featuring industry experts discussing a range of topics, from fashion trends to diversity in the industry. On Saturday, September 25, The Seen will host the Career Zone-Student Lounge, a networking hub for students and young professionals where they can explore career opportunities and take part in several dynamic events. To view the schedule of events taking place at The Seen, filterable by date, click here.
In addition to an impressive roster of exhibitors, Vision Expo West will welcome key retailers, buying groups and professional associations. Several of the industry’s leading buying groups have partnered with Vision Expo West by 2021 by committing to send key buyers, promoting the Show to their members, or hosting events. The supporting buying groups include: PECAA, IDOC, Villavecchia, Vision Trends, Opti-Port, CECOP and SNAPP.
Vision Expo West will host several special events, providing ample opportunities for attendees and exhibitors to network and socialize on and off the Show Floor. Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, will host its Person of Vision event in conjunction with the Show on Thursday, September 23. The Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award recognizes an individual or organization whose inspired outlook champions healthy vision and its importance for a healthy life. All proceeds from the 2021 event will go to support the sight-saving programs of Prevent Blindness. For more information on the event, click here.
For more details on special events, browse the special events directory here.
About Vision Expo
Vision Expo East and West are trade-only conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear presented by co-owners RX and The Vision Council. Vision Expo is the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle. In the Vision Expo Exhibit Hall, eyecare providers can discover trends, interact with new technologies and access innovative products and services. The Vision Expo education program is driven by the profession, offering content of the highest quality and relevance to enhance overall patient care. For more information, visit VisionExpo.com and follow Vision Expo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About The Vision Council
As the vision care leader in enabling better vision for better lives, The Vision Council positions its members for success by promoting growth in the vision care industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums. Furthermore, through Vision Health Alliance, The Vision Council supports consumer education around eyewear and eyecare.
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com