Vision Expo Daily April 17, 2016 : Page 1

NEW Y ORK SHOW DAILY PUBLISHED BY IN COOPERA TION WITH INTERNA TIONAL VISION EXPO APRIL 17, 2016 Expo Experience: Strong Engagement, Meaningful Partnerships NEW YORK—As Vision Expo wraps up its 30th anni-versary celebration, “the ECP community will continue to be supported by strong programs that cater to buyers, young professionals, students and educators,” according to show organizers. “Vision Expo partner and affi liate programs con-tinue to drive strong attendance each year as organi-zations recognize that this is the place for networking, business opportunities, education and more.” “We are grateful to all of our attendees and exhibi-tors for supporting this show and helping to strength-en and advance our industry,” said Tom Loughran, industry vice president, Reed Exhibitions. “The activity on the show fl oor, the caliber of the education ses-sions and the excitement on the streets of Manhattan underscore the relevance of Vision Expo and the value of coming together as one unifi ed industry.” ■ SUND AY It’s All About ‘In With the New’ as Vision Expo Turns 30 NEW YORK—Cheers to 30 years, as another Inter-national Vision Expo begins to wrap up. From the exhibitors in the Galleria and Underground to attendees taking a break between courses to recharge in the “Take 30” Lounges, the Vision Expo Daily staff has been buzzing around the Javits Cen-ter to not only find out what attendees hoped to accomplish at the 2016 show, but to learn what is it about Vision Expo that keeps the masses flocking back to the “Concrete Jungle” each spring. This year’s event was all about showcasing the new and improved Vision Expo conference. New education formats like Lightning Rounds, Crash Courses and the Vision Series were created to pro-vide expert perspectives on a range of topics in an alter-native format to attendees seeking CE credits. The Underground featured the New Designer Gallery to connect show goers with emerging designers, while the New Product Showcase in the Crystal Palace gave them a chance to view the latest products. With the Galleria and the Underground bringing together fashion brands and trends, show attendees were treated to a made-over exhibit floor that fea-tured a refreshed interior décor, signage and updated floor plan. The 2016 exhibition was packed with individuals from all aspects of the optical industry, filling the Continued on page 69

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