Vision Expo announces today that attendee registration for Vision Expo West 2020, taking place Sept. 23–26 in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo Convention Center, opens today, Thursday, June 11, 2020 under the banner of ONE Vision – ONE Focus – ONE Future. Additionally, co-owners of the Show, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, have released information regarding plans for health and safety policies at the Show, including Reed Exhibitions’ creation of a Health & Safety Task Force to develop and implement policies and best practices around COVID-19 response and prevention.
The goal of the Health & Safety Task Force is to organize Vision Expo West in line with guidance from public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), state and local governments and the protocols put in place by venue partners. The Health & Safety Task Force will continually update and adjust the policies and best practices to be implemented at Vision Expo West as more information and guidance becomes available from Las Vegas government and public health officials. At this time, the Health & Safety Task Force is focused on five operational pillars:
- Show layout and logistics, including floorplans and recommended booth guidelines
- Physical distancing, including capacity and flow of people
- Health screening and medical response
- Cleaning, sanitization and personal protective equipment
- Conference, special events and talent handling
“The safety and wellbeing of everyone in attendance at Vision Expo West is our top priority. With that in mind, we are committed to providing ongoing communication regarding the health and safety protocols that will be implemented at the Show,” said Fran Pennella, Vision Expo event vice president at Reed Exhibitions. “We are monitoring the Las Vegas reopening rollout very closely and will develop and update our protocols as needed over the coming weeks. We will communicate regularly with all our attendees and exhibitors so that we can bring the vision community together again under the best possible circumstances.”
“Following a period of disruption and unprecedented challenges for the industry, it is more important than ever to bring the community together for an inspiring weekend of connection, learning, and doing business. To that end, we are organizing the show around the concept of ONE Vision – ONE Focus – ONE Future. Vision Expo West is where the optical industry will unite and get back to business,” said Mitch Barkley, Vice President of Trade Shows and Meetings at The Vision Council. “We are pleased to share that we have had an overwhelmingly positive response from exhibitors so far, with a majority of our Vision Expo East exhibitors onboard, as well as several exhibitors participating in Vision Expo West for the first time. Additionally, we look forward to sharing details in the coming weeks on the new and exclusive content originally planned for Vision Expo East 2020 that will be showcased at Vision Expo West 2020.”
Additionally, The Venetian Resort and Sands Expo Convention Center have developed extensive protocols for cleaning, health and safety. The “Venetian Clean” Commitment was developed with information provided by the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), CDC and WHO as well as additional guidelines and procedures for sanitation and cleaning, with an emphasis on the prevention of virus transmission. To learn more about the “Venetian Clean” Commitment, click here.
To further supplement the extensive guidelines and procedures that The Venetian Resort and Sands Expo Convention Center have in place, the Vision Expo Health & Safety Task Force is considering additional protocols like a ‘no handshake’ policy and non-invasive entry screening. Final protocols will be announced closer to Vision Expo West in accordance with the latest public health guidelines and government recommendations.
About Vision Expo
Vision Expo East in New York City and West (Education: September 23-26, 2020; Exhibition: September 24-26, 2020) in Las Vegas are trade-only conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear presented by co-owners Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council. Vision Expo is the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle. In the Vision Expo Exhibit Hall, eyecare providers can discover trends, interact with new technologies and access innovative products and services. The Vision Expo education program is driven by the profession, offering content of the highest quality and relevance to enhance overall patient care. For more information, visit VisionExpo.com and follow Vision Expo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About The Vision Council
Championing better vision for better lives, The Vision Council positions its members for success by promoting growth in the vision care industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums. Furthermore, through a partnership with Think About Your Eyes, The Vision Council supports consumer education around eyewear and eyecare.