The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions have announced the decision to cancel Vision Expo West 2020, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 23–26. Over the past several months, Reed Exhibitions’ Vision Expo team and The Vision Council worked together to prepare and plan for the event while closely monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on members of the optical community. With the health and wellbeing of everyone in attendance at the Show as the show organizers’ primary concern, Vision Expo, along with the Venetian Resort, developed a multi-layered, in-depth plan to ensure the safety of everyone planning on attending.
Despite these efforts and a strong interest from the industry to participate, the decision has been made to cancel Vision Expo West 2020 as a result of Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s announcement on Monday, June 26 sharing that Nevada “will remain in Phase 2 of reopening plans through the end of July due to current trends of the coronavirus infection.”
With a focus on delivering greater value to the industry and further developing fresh and innovative virtual offerings, Vision Expo is launching a 365-digital platform dedicated to bringing the optical community together and allowing business to continue. The platform will include CE education, allow for direct appointment setting, virtual product showcases, service and product sourcing, and more. The announcement on Vision Expo’s new virtual platform, its specific offerings and partners will be shared in the coming months.
Attendees and exhibitors who had registered to participate in Vision Expo West 2020 will receive separate, personalized communications in the coming days from the Vision Expo team.