Registration Opens for Vision Expo West 2014, Vision Expo East Audit Data Now Available

June 04, 2014

Norwalk, CT (June 4, 2014) - Online registration is now open for International Vision Expo West 2014, held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Sept. 17-20 (Education: Sept. 17-20, Exhibition: Sept. 18-20). Boasting more than 350 hours of continuing education and 190,000 sq. feet of exhibition space, Vision Expo West is recognized as the premier networking, learning and buying event for the ophthalmic profession.

"Vision Expo West promises to deliver absolutely anything and everything," said Tom Loughran, group vice president for Reed Exhibitions. "Coming off a milestone anniversary year in 2013, we continue to learn from and build upon our successes; and this year is already exceeding expectations. The education opportunities are expanding, we're welcoming new affiliate partners, and we're adding new events all designed to optimize the attendee and exhibitor experience with a keen focus on helping improve business outcomes through networking and hands-on learning."

Vision Expo West grows its four-day curriculum with its Spotlight Series conducted during extended morning and lunchtime hours. The series will feature Vision Expo's first State of the Industry Address delivered by The Vision Council, a Ritz Carlton Leadership Center session on service delivery, a breaking news Healthcare Reform update and a new customer experience course delivered by renowned speaker Scott Deming. New education highlights include the latest in dispensary, imaging, surgical and wearable technologies, a Global Contact Lens Forum, a Spectacle Lens Expert Track and crowd sourced learning to enhance the profession's most comprehensive continuing education program.

More than 400 companies are scheduled to exhibit, showcasing the latest products, trends and comprehensive solutions. In addition to the excitement on the exhibit floor, community is a central theme over thirty co-located education programs and networking parties scheduled. A current list is available on the website under Show Info.

Attendees who register by August 21 will benefit from early bird pricing: a $25 discount on registration fees. Customizable education packages are available with a la carte options and total office pricing for practice groups. To learn more or to register, visit www.VisionExpoWest.com.

As the industry gears up for the 26th annual Vision Expo West, management recently released audit data for Vision Expo East from the March conference. The exhibition and conference achieved the highest attendance in its history with more than 23,600 visitors representing 90 countries and all 50 United States. The audit includes a comparative analysis of qualified attendance numbers over a six-year period and a breakdown by practice type, job title, state, country and continent for 2014.

"2014 is poised to be the most successful year in the history of International Vision Expo & Conference," said Deborah Castor, vice president of shows for The Vision Council. "As we head into Las Vegas, we're building upon the excitement and energy experienced in New York. The industry is at a momentous turning point as medical and product innovations abound. The continued growth of International Vision Expo & Conference proves that this is the event at which eye care professionals can see, learn and do it all."

The full third-party audit report for Vision Expo East 2014 is available online atwww.VisionExpoEast.com/Press/About-us/.

About the  International Vision Expo & Conference

International Vision Expos, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eye care and eyewear are trade-only events that draw more than 30,000 eye care professionals each year. Co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, International Vision Expo gives back to the entire ophthalmic community. Proceeds from International Vision Expo are used by The Vision Council to educate consumers about the importance of vision care and the options in eyewear and other related products. In 2013, The Vision Council reached millions of consumers with its messages through marketing materials, public relations outreach and strategic partnerships.


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