The Vision Council, co-organizer of Vision Expo with Reed Exhibitions, announces that registration for Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2–5 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, opens today, Monday, March 22 under the banner of ONE Vision – ONE Focus – ONE Future. Hotel reservations at Vision Expo’s official partner hotels also open today, March 22.
The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, June 2 and exhibits open Thursday, June 3. To register for Vision Expo East’s Exhibit Hall and Education, click here.
Vision Expo East 2021 will feature several new show destinations and Show Floor neighborhoods, including:
The Focus – Representing the foundation of eyecare and offering the key to masterfully servicing patients and customers, The Focus brings together lens and coating technology, lens processing techniques, disease management solutions, contact lens innovations and eyecare practice optimization. Think “before-the-frame” and discover the most advanced technologies dedicated to groundbreaking vision care. Exhibiting companies include: Alcon, Allergan, Bausch + Lomb, Novartis, Topcon and ZEISS.
The Park – Industry icons, ubiquitous brands and prestigious collections unveil their latest styles and offerings in inspired large-scale displays that celebrate the worlds of superior style and exemplary service. Explore a vibrant assortment by eyewear’s most prominent players in The Park. Exhibiting companies include: Charmant, Eyewear Designs Ltd., Tura, Liberty Sport and McGee Group.
The Union – The ultimate shopping experience for those seeking the newest in independent design, this energetic showcase offers new collection launches, pop-culture inspired collaborations and “talk-of-the-show” trends. Exhibiting Companies include: Modo Eyewear, Etnia Barcelona, Studio Optyx, ic! berlin and Spectacle Eyeworks.
The River – Driven by design, this is the realm of the daring with collections that continue to shape the future of eyewear in a thrilling fashion, art and culture-inspired universe. The River is a celebration of an industry steeped in innovation, discovery and deep relationships that will ensure its prosperous future. Exhibiting companies include: TD Tom Davies, Sospiri by Ottica Veneta, Wood Optic and Rigards.
The Springs – A bold platform for the next generation of optical icons, The Springs is a true discovery zone and incubator for emerging talent in eyewear design and vision innovation. The Springs is where buyers dive into collections by the industry’s ones-to-watch and are privy to a first glimpse of these rising optical stars. Exhibiting companies include: Ferilli Eyewear, TYCHE + ISET Eyewear, Bonavista Optics and SpiltMilk Eyewear.
The Bridge and the Innovation Stage will also be located on the Show Floor. More information on special programming and keynote speakers will be released in the coming weeks.
VisionEd is Vision Expo’s newly branded, sought-after education program dedicated to seminars, workshops and presentations where attendees can hone their craft in courses led by renowned experts in clinical research, business, fashion and marketing. In addition, OptiCon®@Vision Expo returns with an unmatched education program and exhibit hall experience for opticians, contact lens technicians and ophthalmic allied professionals. To learn more and register to experience the industry’s leading educational offerings, please click here.
Additionally, Vision Expo will introduce the Global Plaza powered by ShopVISION, a new destination showcasing international designers and suppliers who are unable to attend Vision Expo East 2021 in-person due to travel restrictions. Housed in the main lounge of Vision Expo, the Global Plaza will also be a discovery zone for attendees and exhibitors to learn about and demo ShopVISION, a new virtual marketplace and sourcing platform. A personal concierge will curate the visitor experience at the Global Plaza.