Health + Wellness

Reed Exhibitions’ Events in the New Normal

View our Reed Exhibitions’ Events in the New Normal document which outlines some of the key Health + Wellness precautions being taken at Reed Exhibitions’ events, including Vision Expo. This document highlights planning and risk assessment procedures and provides examples of what a Reed Exhibitions event in the ‘new normal’ will be like.


A Look Forward As We Plan for Vision Expo West 2020

We are pleased to share positive news coming from Nevada, The Venetian Hotel and show management as we work to ensure the Health + Wellness of all attendees at our upcoming Vision Expo West 2020 tradeshow, taking place Sept. 23 - 26, 2020 in Las Vegas.

News from Nevada

May 26th, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that Nevada is ready to move into Phase 2 of the state’s Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan on Friday, May 29th.  For complete remarks and guidance under Phase 2 Re-opening please, click here

News from the Venetian Resort & Sands Expo

On June 4th, The Venetian Resort and Sands Expo in Las Vegas re-opened with its newly developed extensive protocols for cleaning, Health + Wellness. The "Venetian Clean" Commitment was developed with information provided by the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) as well as additional guidelines and procedures for sanitation and cleaning, with an emphasis on the prevention of virus transmission. Their document represents a summary of more than 800 separate initiatives rolled out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives by visiting their website here.

News on Health + Wellness from Vision Expo Show Management

As part of our commitment to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of everyone at our events, we have created a Health + Wellness Task Force to develop and implement policies and best practices around COVID-19 response and prevention. These policies and best practices are being updated and adjusted as more information and guidance become available.

At this time, we are focused on five operational pillars related to Health + Wellness: (1) show layout and logistics (including floorplans and recommended booth guidelines), (2) physical distancing (including capacity and flow of people), (3) health screening and medical response, (4) cleaning, sanitization and personal protective equipment, and (5) conference, special events and talent handling. With these pillars as our framework, we are considering the following to supplement the extensive guidelines and procedures that The Venetian is rolling out in the coming weeks:

  • Clear messaging displayed throughout the venue and provided in advance to all customers and staff;
  • Non-invasive entry screening and monitoring, including additional medical facilities and response teams;
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers deployed throughout exhibit hall and other areas;
  • Use of disinfectant products that have been pre-approved and certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against emerging viruses, bacteria, and other airborne and blood-borne pathogens;
  • Sanitization of key touchpoints (such as door handles) during peak periods and regularly throughout the event;
  • Modifying the exhibit floor to accommodate physical distancing, capacity limits and traffic flow;
  • Modifying all common areas, entrances and exit areas with appropriate physical distancing;
  • Transparent barriers where appropriate to provide physical distancing at customer contact areas and service elements;
  • Clear guidelines around booth design and cleaning requirements for all exhibitors and on-site inspections to ensure compliance with those requirements;
  • Limiting of conference session capacity and revised layout for appropriate physical distancing with additional time between conference sessions to allow for thorough room cleaning and sanitization;
  • No handshake policy; and
  • Requiring the use of face coverings when individuals may not be able to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others.

What's Next

We are delighted to share that registration for Vision Expo West is now open under the banner of ONE Vision – ONE Focus – ONE Future.  Vision Expo West 2020 – Where The Optical Industry Will Reunite & Get Back To Business.


One Vision One Focus

In addition, we have relaxed our refund policy to ease the minds of our attendees; should Vision Expo West be cancelled, we will refund all exhibit hall and education registration fees, including those for OptiCon.

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