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The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, Organizers of Vision Expo, Release VisionSAFE Updates for Exhibitors

VisionSAFE Exhibitor FAQs Now Available, Including Information on Booth Specifications, Cleaning Requirements and Health and Safety Guidelines

Alexandria, VA – March 17, 2021 – The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today announce that VisionSAFE, the comprehensive set of health and safety guidelines, policies and resources designed to support a safe experience at Vision Expo East 2021, has been updated with specific guidelines for exhibitors.  A VisionSAFE Exhibitor FAQs document is now available to view on the website, which provides detailed information on booth specifications, cleaning and health and safety recommendations and requirements for exhibitors.

To view the guidelines for exhibitors, click here.  To view other VisionSAFE guidelines and resources, click here

“As we approach Vision Expo East, we are doing everything we can to provide the timely information that our attendees and exhibitors need so that they can plan accordingly and we can execute a vibrant Show in a safe and comfortable environment,” said Reed Exhibitions’ Fran Pennella, Vice President, Vision Expo.  “The wellbeing of everyone at Vision Expo East is our top priority and our exhibitor guidelines clearly outline what is expected of exhibitors to meet our requirements.”

The comprehensive Exhibitor FAQs includes information on:

  • Updated booth specifications to accommodate health and safety measures
  • Occupancy limits reflecting the number of people allowed in booths at the same time
  • Distancing and cleaning protocols for customer engagements and transactions
  • Changes to expect on the Show Floor
  • Details on the “No Handshake” policy
  • Information about the Health and Safety Acknowledgement

VisionSAFE will continue to be updated and expanded upon regularly to ensure it reflects best practices and complies with CDC, local and state public health guidance.

VisionSAFE complements the robust health and safety measures in place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).  The OCCC has strict health and safety precautions in place, including mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing. Additionally, the OCCC is part of a first of its kind collaboration between Orlando Health and Visit Orlando, which provides convention groups with personalized medical planning and support. The OCCC was one of the first convention centers in the nation to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s GBAC STAR™ accreditation, which is designed to help facilities establish a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention, and is widely recognized as the gold standard of safe and prepared venues. The Orlando International Airport holds the same accreditation.

Vision Expo East 2021 will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from June 2–5, 2021. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, June 2 and exhibits will open Thursday, June 3.  To pre-register, click here.

About Vision Expo  

Vision Expo East and West are trade-only conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear presented by co-owners Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council. Vision Expo is the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle. In the Vision Expo Exhibit Hall, eyecare providers can discover trends, interact with new technologies and access innovative products and services. The Vision Expo education program is driven by the profession, offering content of the highest quality and relevance to enhance overall patient care. For more information, visit VisionExpo.com and follow Vision Expo on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.    

About The Vision Council 

As the vision care leader in enabling better vision for better lives, The Vision Council positions its members for success by promoting growth in the vision care industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums. Furthermore, through a partnership with Think About Your Eyes, The Vision Council supports consumer education around eyewear and eyecare. 

About Reed Exhibitions 

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. 

Our events, organised by 35 global offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world. Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexhibitions.com