Vision Expo East 2024 Unveils New Main Stage Special Events

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Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, have shared the lineup of events scheduled to take place at The Bridge, Vision Expo East’s main stage destination. To register for Vision Expo East, click here.

SECO 2024 Gets Into Full Swing in Atlanta

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Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:15 AM ATLANTA—SECO 2024 has hit the ground running in Atlanta, with a full slate of educational courses, hot topic breakfast sessions, lunch symposiums, and a timely keynote session that will explore the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in optometry. A leading source for optometric and allied health professional education in the U.S., SECO attracts thousands of eyecare professionals from around the world. The show runs from Feb. 28 to March 3, 2024. SECO is known internationally for offering high-caliber training and presenting the latest optical research and innovation, while connecting attendees to the optometry community and providing access to industry experts, thought leaders, emerging technologies, protocols and even style trendsetters.

Dynamic and Comprehensive VisionEd Conference Program Announced for Vision Expo East 2024

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Thursday, February 22, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, are gearing up to bring compelling, accredited continuing education offerings to the industry at Vision Expo East 2024. The comprehensive VisionEd optometry and opticianry program will kick off on Thursday, March 14, one day prior to the celebratory exhibit hall opening on Friday, March 15 and will run through Sunday, March 17. “The VisionEd program at Vision Expo East 2024 is a testament to our commitment to advancing the eyecare industry through a strong education program that has been created by industry, for industry,” said Fran Pennella, vice president, Vision Expo at RX.

Special Registration Price for 2024 VM Leadership Summit Is Available Through Feb. 21

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Friday, February 16, 2024 12:27 AM NEW YORK—A special registration price is now available for the live, in-person 2024 Vision Monday Leadership Summit, taking place on Wednesday, March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo East here. The special registration price of $695 will be valid through Feb. 21. Registration for the 17th annual VM Summit and details about the event are posted at www.visionmonday.com/summit. The Summit program will open with a networking breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., and the program and lunch will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration includes the full program, networking breakfast and lunch.

Vision Expo East 2024 to Welcome Back the Italian Trade Commission and 18 Coveted Designers

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Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-owners of Vision Expo, announced the return of the Italian Trade Commission to Vision Expo East 2024, taking place from March 14-17 at the Javits Center in New York City.

There's Still Time to Register for VM's Leadership Summit in NYC on March 13

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:21 AM NEW YORK—As artificial intelligence and its pervasive impact on modern life continues to make headlines, the 2024 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will bring AI’s influence on optical business and vision care into focus. The 17th annual VM Summit will take place in New York on March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo. In line with this year’s Summit theme, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future," influential thought leaders, business experts and vision care professionals will explore the critical decisions that leaders need to wrestle with to develop a clear-eyed view of the risks and rewards of AI implementation.

Top Business and Health Care Experts to Bring Artificial Intelligence Into Optical's Focus at VM Summit in NYC

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:18 AM NEW YORK—As artificial intelligence and its pervasive impact on modern life continues to make headlines, the 2024 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will bring AI’s influence on optical business and vision care into focus. The 17th annual VM Summit will take place in New York on March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo. In line with this year’s Summit theme, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future," influential thought leaders, business experts and vision care professionals will explore the critical decisions that leaders need to wrestle with to develop a clear-eyed view of the risks and rewards of AI implementation.

The Atelier at Vision Expo East Sells Out With Over 75 Independent, Sought-After Designers

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Friday, February 9, 2024 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Atelier at Vision Expo East 2024, a large collection of sought-after international independent designers and home to a diverse community of the industry’s leading design-led brands, will be making an enhanced, expanded and sold-out return to Vision Expo East 2024.

Mido Sees 11 Percent Rise in Attendees, Welcoming Over 40,000 From 160 Countries

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Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:21 AM MILAN—The 2024 edition of Mido concluded on February 5 with a total attendance of over 40,000 attendees during the three-day show, an 11 percent gain over last year. Mido reports that this upswing was equally distributed among Italian and international participants from 160 countries across Asia and Europe, as well as the U.S. Mido president Giovanni Vitaloni said, “Prior to the show opening, we had hoped for an increase in visitors compared to last year. Thanks to everyone’s efforts and the industry’s trust in us each year, we achieved the ambitious goal we had set for ourselves.

Top Business and Health Care Experts to Bring Artificial Intelligence Into Optical's Focus at VM Summit in NYC

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Monday, February 5, 2024 12:24 AM NEW YORK—As artificial intelligence and its pervasive impact on modern life continues to make headlines, the 2024 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will bring AI’s influence on optical business and vision care into focus. The 17th annual VM Summit will take place in New York on March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo. In line with this year’s Summit theme, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future," influential thought leaders, business experts and vision care professionals will explore the critical decisions that leaders need to wrestle with to develop a clear-eyed view of the risks and rewards of AI implementation.

52nd Edition of Mido Opens Saturday in Milan, Hosting Over 1,200 Exhibitors

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Friday, February 2, 2024 12:27 AM MILAN—The 52nd edition of Mido will open tomorrow, Saturday, February 3, 2024 and run through Monday, February 5, in Milan. The seven pavilions of Fieramilano Rho will host more than 1,200 exhibitors (up 25 percent from last year) from 50 countries, and visitors from more than 130 nations. Mido president Giovanni Vitaloni said, “Anticipation surrounding this new edition is off the charts because the entire system needs an energy infusion to face the new year with optimism.

The Vision Council Convened More Than 300 Optical Industry Leaders in Naples, Florida for 2024 Executive Summit

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Thursday, January 25, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council’s 2024 Executive Summit commenced on Monday, January 22 with a beachfront welcome reception hosted by Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council, and continued through Wednesday, January 24. The Executive Summit in Naples, Florida gathered 330 industry professionals on the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico for three action-packed days of networking, leadership development, and critical discussions that will shape the future of the optical industry. The Summit’s programming highlights emerging business trends and offers tangible strategies to tackle the evolving challenges of the eyecare and eyewear industry, as well as the economy at large.

Vision Expo East 2024 to Unveil Eyewear and Eyecare Trends, Fashion Forward Showcases and Cutting-Edge Education at Conclusive and Celebratory NYC Show

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo East 2024, co-hosted by The Vision Council and RX, is on track to be a landmark event for the eyecare and eyewear industry worldwide, with over 450 eyewear and eyecare companies gearing up to display their latest products and technologies across an expansive 150,000 square feet of exhibit space for one final show in New York City before heading to the sunshine state, according to an announcement from show organizers. Taking place from March 14 to 17 at the Javits Center, Vision Expo East 2024 holds particular significance as it will pay homage to its rich history in New York City before making its anticipated relocation to Orlando, Florida in 2025.

NOW by Vision Expo and Accompanying NOW Awards Will Return to Vision Expo East 2024 to Spotlight Industry Trends, Brands and Designs

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Thursday, January 4, 2024 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA,  Va.—The Vision Council and RX, the joint organizers of Vision Expo, have announced the return of NOW by Vision Expo. The dynamic display and awards program will make its latest appearance at Vision Expo East 2024, taking place March 14-17 at the Javits Center in New York City. This year’s edition promises to expand upon the successes of years past, showcasing a broad array of eyewear designs that illustrate the latest trends in colors, materials, and styles across the industry, organizers said.

What's Your AI Acuity? Registration Is Now Open for Vision Monday's 2024 Leadership Summit in NYC on March 13

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Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Registration is now open for VM's 2024 Leadership Summit, which will be held in New York on Wednesday, March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo East. The program for the VM Summit is titled, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future." Early bird tickets and registration have a deadline of 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. "The growing use of Artificial Intelligence in both health care and retail portends a seismic shift in how companies are operating," noted Marge Axelrad, SVP editorial director of Vision Monday and VMAIL.