Vision Expo West 2021 concluded on Saturday, September 25. The four-day event, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Sept. 22–25 at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo, brought together thousands of members of the industry.
Vision Expo West 2021 featured more than 280 exhibiting companies across several distinct neighborhoods and offered cutting-edge continuing education as well as engaging programming. Additionally, The Suites offered attendees access to established luxury fashion houses and the latest exclusive upmarket boutiques in an intimate and unparalleled buying experience across the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels. Presented under the banner of VisionEd, Vision Expo’s education program offered more than 190 hours of education, ranging from the latest business strategies and fashion trends to patient education tactics and cutting-edge innovations. Returning to the Show, OptiCon®@Vision Expo offered an unmatched education program and exhibit hall experience for opticians, contact lens practitioners and ophthalmic allied professionals.
“We are delighted that we were able to bring the vision community together for a vibrant, productive and safe Show. Motivated attendees, who were present to make serious business decisions, facilitate transactions and establish dynamic relationships, brought an unparalleled energy to the Show Floor and the Suites,” said Fran Pennella, Vice President, Vision Expo at RX. “We are very grateful for the support of all attendees, exhibitors, partner associations and organizations who made this Show successful and are already looking forward to bringing the industry together again in 2022.”
In an effort to accommodate members of the community from around the globe, Vision Expo+, a free digital extension of the Vision Expo experience that debuted at Vision Expo East 2021, is being offered again from September 27 to October 3 and will feature online showrooms from Vision Expo West’s exhibitors and recorded Vision Expo West content. Vision Expo+ is delivered through ShopVISION, a new global sourcing platform. All events taking place at The Seen, the main stage destination for collaborative learning, including EYE2EYE Series discussions, are available to view in an on-demand format on the ShopVISION platform.
To gain access to Vision Expo+ offerings, register for ShopVISION here by clicking the “Sign in/Join” button and then “Register Now.” ShopVISION and Vision Expo+ are being offered on a complimentary basis to all eyecare providers, buyers and all Vision Expo West 2021 exhibitors. Registrants who signed up for Vision Expo+ during Vision Expo East 2021 do not need to register again.
Vision Expo East 2022 will take place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from March 31–April 3, 2022. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Thursday, March 31 and the Exhibit Hall will open Friday, April 1. Details on registration will be released in the coming months.