Silmo Organizers Report 19,000 Visitors and 500 Exhibitors at the Recently Completed 2021 Paris Show

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Monday, October 11, 2021 12:21 AM PARIS—Organizers shared late last Friday that attendance at the recent Silmo Paris 2021, which was held at Paris-Nord Villepinte from Sept. 24 to 27, exceeded expectations and reported 500 exhibitors were present, principally of European origin, since the usual Asian representatives (from China, Japan and Hong Kong) were prevented from traveling.

Vision Expo West 2021 Concludes Show in Las Vegas

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—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. The Show 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 buying experience across the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels. In response to a query from VMAIL, show organizers did not release show attendance figures at presstime. Show organizers expect to have Expo attendance numbers later this week.
 

Today’s Vision Licensing Corp.’s Annual Meeting Highlighted by Planned Leadership Transition in 2021

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:21 AM HOUSTON—The 17th annual meeting of Today’s Vision Licensing Corp. (TVLC) was held here earlier this month in the group’s hometown of Houston, and the program was noteworthy in several ways, but especially by the passing of the so-called leadership baton.

Read the Vision Expo West Show Dailies

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Monday, September 27, 2021 1:03 PM If you are just back from Vegas or were unable to attend Vision Expo West, the onsite Show Dailies are a great way to catch up on everything Expo. Click on the links below to access the Show Dailies from September 23, 24 and 25.

Click here to access the Digital Edition for the Sept. 23 Vision Expo West Show Daily.

Click here to access the Digital Edition for the Sept. 24 Vision Expo West Show Daily.

Click here to access the Digital Edition for the Sept. 25 Vision Expo West Show Daily.

For Vision Expo West 2021, It’s a Wrap

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—As Vision Expo West 2021 wraps up today, Saturday, September 25, the organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, would like to thank all supporters, attendees and exhibitors for their enthusiasm, hard work and dedication that has made this year’s Show possible. On the Expo’s last day, attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the Show’s engaging lineup of programming and events.

Exploring Innovations and Ideas at Vision Expo West 2021

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Friday, September 24, 2021 12:33 AM LAS VEGAS—As Vision Expo West 2021 continues today here in Las Vegas and throughout the exhibit hall, attendees can explore new innovations and products and attend special events and panels designed to challenge the ordinary, inspire creativity, create business solutions and enhance patient care. Panels offering unparalleled access to industry leaders and the latest trends will bring attendees to the forefront of innovation. After exploring the different neighborhoods on the Show Floor, featuring more than 280 exhibiting companies, be sure to stop by The Suites for access to the most established luxury fashion houses and the latest exclusive upmarket boutiques in an intimate and unparalleled buying experience across the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels.

Vision Expo West 2021 Gets Underway in Las Vegas

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:36 AM LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West 2021 is underway, welcoming attendees and exhibitors to The Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the Show Floor, attendees will find more than 280 exhibiting companies across several distinct neighborhoods, as well as cutting-edge education and engaging programming.  Also make sure to explore The Suites for access to the most established luxury fashion houses and the latest exclusive upmarket boutiques in an intimate buying experience across The Venetian and Palazzo Hotels.

Techifeye Network Seeks to Help Emerging Companies Connect With Private Practice Optometry

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—When Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO, and her drcontactlens.com business partner, Jennifer Tabiza, OD, were preparing for the presentations they’ll be making at their booth during Vision Expo West this week, an idea came to mind that they thought would help various entrepreneurial companies trying to make headway in the optical and eyecare sectors. They discussed how challenging it can be for smaller technology companies that deliver great services to get the attention of doctors and key decision-makers in a practice. Moving quickly, the two women worked over the course of a month to create a process to make it easier for companies like theirs to get attention at an event as large as Vision Expo West.

9th Edition of DaTE in Florence Closes With 55 Percent Increase in Buyers and 130 Italian and International Brands

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:18 AM FLORENCE, Italy—The 9th edition of DaTE, an event focused on independent brands and eyewear of the future, closed yesterday at the Stazione Leopolda di Firenze. Held Sept. 11 to 13, almost 1,500 eyewear professionals and select buyers visited the show, organizers reported, exceeding expectations and emphasizing the importance of in-person events for the eyewear industry. With 130 Italian and international brands taking part, they noted, "The event reconfirmed itself as a key resource for the entire eyewear industry which, in Italy, brings in about €4 billion in turnover, and employs a workforce of 18,000."

Prevent Blindness to Hold 2021 Person of Vision Award Event, Honoring Marc Ferrara of Jobson Medical Information, at TAO Nightclub During Vision Expo West

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:33 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight will honor Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information with the 2021 Person of Vision Award on Sept. 23, in conjunction with Vision Expo West. The Person of Vision event will be held at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT. The program and award presentation will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. PT.

Show Organizers Release Details on Opening Night Party and other Special Events Planned for Vision Expo West 2021

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced details on the opening night party and other special events planned for Vision Expo West 2021.

The Vision Council and RX Share VisionSAFE Guidelines for Vision Expo West 2021

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, organizers of Vision Expo, today shared the latest VisionSAFE guidelines that will be in place for Vision Expo West, taking place September 22-25 at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vision Expo West to Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through a Series of Interactive Panels

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Friday, September 3, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today shared details on the panels and discussions dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion planned for Vision Expo West 2021, taking place September 22-25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Organizers of Silmo Paris 2021 Are Optimistic for Next Month's In-Person Show, Sept. 24-27

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Monday, August 30, 2021 12:18 AM PARIS—Organizers of Silmo Paris 2021 report that preparations are intensifying and the 2021 edition of the international rendezvous for optics and eyewear, to be held Sept. 24-27 at the Paris Nord Villepinte, is looking optimistic.

Vision Expo West 2021 to Host the Career Zone-Student Lounge on Saturday, Sept. 25

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announced that the Career Zone-Student Lounge will return to Vision Expo West 2021 on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.