Preliminary reports indicate strong sales across the show floor and a record amount of social media activity as the industry returns from Vision Expo West (VEW) 2017 in Las Vegas. Crowded events and buying activity remind exhibitors and attendees alike why Vision Expo is the premier destination for shopping and networking in the eyecare industry.
“Social media buzz has reached an all-time high for Vision Expo, reaching almost 12 million impressions shortly after the show floor officially closed on Saturday,” said Melissa Ashley, Reed Exhibitions senior vice president. “We’re thrilled that attendees are sharing their excitement about the new collections and latest product launches previewed on the show floor, and engaging with the connections they’ve made via our new events and programs.”
In addition to over 320 hours of education and over 20 hours of sessions taking place right on the show floor, this year’s Vision Expo West offered 182,000 square feet of exhibit space with more than 60 new fashion brands debuting fall lines, accessories and new eyewear trends throughout the high-end fashion pavilions.
“Reports from exhibitors indicate that this year’s show has been their strongest in years, with many reporting record show sales and buyers who are delighted with the latest collections,” said Mitch Barkley, The Vision Council’s vice president of Trade Shows and Meetings. “We also saw record attendance at many of the special events taking place in and around the show, including the more than 800 individuals who gathered for the hit ODs on Facebook event at TAO Nightclub and more than 100 young professionals who participated in the YPC Happy Hour at LAVO. The excitement and energy felt across all three days was truly remarkable.”
Join us in 2018 for Vision Expo East, held at the Javits Center in New York from March 15–18, and VEW, held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas from September 26–29.Back