New exhibitors and upgraded booths in the Galleria and the Suites make Vision Expo the largest showcase of independent eyewear designers all under one roof
Alexandria, VA – August, 2017 – International Vision Expo West 2017 has confirmed an increase in exhibitors and expansion of many existing exhibitor booths in the trendsetting Galleria on the show floor, and over 140 luxury brands for its exclusive Suites program in the Venetian Hotel, once again displaying why more buyers choose Vision Expo than any other event.
“The continued growth of the Galleria reflects Vision Expo’s commitment to providing attendees with one convenient fashion destination for the latest trends, cult favorites, and emerging designers not found anywhere else,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of shows of The Vision Council.
“No one has more brands for the high-end customer than Vision Expo, whether it be the latest trends or timeless fashion,” said Melissa Ashley, senior vice president of Reed Exhibitions. “For buyers with discerning tastes we’re thrilled to showcase a record number of brands in the Suites, representing the industry’s most established luxury fashion houses and the latest exclusive upmarket boutiques.”
Daily happy hours, pop up talks and a must-attend boutique buyer panel add a rotating series of excitement to the popular Galleria. Vision Expo will also celebrate the largest collection of luxury brands in the industry throughout the two floors of the luxury Suites pavilion with a number of events, including champagne toasts and exhibitor anniversary celebrations.
This year’s Vision Expo West offers 173,000 square feet of exhibit space where more than 430 exhibitors and 5,000 eyewear brands from around the world will debut fall lines, accessories, eyewear trends and more. With over 90% of ODs and Opticians reporting that Vision Expo is a good source to find the latest trends in eyewear, attendees will want to search online for the full listing of new exhibitors.
This year’s event, taking place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV (Education: Sept. 13– Exhibition: Sept 14–16), will bring together an expansive showcase of designer eyewear fashions, the latest in medical innovation, and education taught by prestigious lecturers on the hottest industry topics – all in one place.
About the International Vision Expo & Conference
International Vision Expos, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eyecare and eyewear, are trade-only events that draw more than 30,000 eyecare 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 2016, The Vision Council reached millions of consumers with its messages through marketing materials, public relations outreach and strategic partnerships. International Vision Expo & Conference is a proud supporter of Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign, presented by The Vision Council and the American Optometric Association, designed to educate the public on the benefits of vision health and promote the importance of getting an annual comprehensive eye exam. Keep this vital campaign going! Sign up at enroll.thinkaboutyoureyes.com.