Mido Digital Edition Brings International Attendance, Trading on B2B Exhibition Platform Continues

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:21 AM MILAN–Mido organizers provided an update on the international attendance at its recently-concluded Mido 2021 Digital Edition, which hosted a series of programs and special sessions, discussions and trend reports on a specially-designed, immersive virtual platform held here on July 5-7 here. Show organizers reported nearly 50,000 interactions on the business platform, 438 display pages, over 5,700 registered users, 50 percent international attendance, numbers for what they call a "transition edition," between the pandemic and the live show next year, which  reaffirm  Mido’s international appeal. The next dates for an in-person Mido exhibition will be Feb. 12-14, 2022.

MIDO's Digital Edition Launches Today, Through June 7, Organizers Reveal Full Program Agenda and Other Virtual Exhibition Details

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Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:21 AM MILAN—MIDO's Digital Edition, a virtual platform of exhibitors, special presentations and guest speakers, opens today, June 5 running through June 7.

British Contact Lens Association's Clinical Conference in Mid-June Now Officially COPE Accredited

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:21 AM MANCHESTER, England—The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) announced this week that U.S.-based eyecare practitioners can earn up to 10 COPE points by attending the first-ever virtual BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition. The event, which this year is being live streamed around the world over a 30-hour period across different time zones, will take place June 13-14. COPE accreditation has now been secured, meaning attendees can earn points by attending the sessions that examine the findings of BCLA Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR)—equivalent to 10-hours of accredited education, according to the announcement.

Vision Expo East 2021 Explores Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Series of Panels and Courses

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Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today shared details on the panels, discussions and education courses dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion planned for Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Organizers of Vision Expo Announce Vision Expo+, a Free, Three-Day Virtual Extension of the Vision Expo East Experience Delivered Through ShopVISION

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, the organizers of Vision Expo, today announced Vision Expo+, a free digital extension of the Vision Expo East experience that will be offered from June 3-5 in conjunction with Vision Expo East 2021 through ShopVISION, a new global sourcing platform.  Vision Expo+ reflects an effort by the Show organizers to accommodate members of the vision care community from around the globe by providing more ways for the community to experience Vision Expo East, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando.

Mido's June 5-7 Event to Be a Digital Edition, Featuring a Range of Virtual Events and Exhibits, While Debut of Mido B-to-B Platform Bows May 28

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:15 AM MILAN Italy—Mido provided more details yesterday for what will be its upcoming Digital Edition of the international optical trade exhibition and conference which will be held from Saturday, June 5 through Monday, June 7 this year. Mido will also debut a new 360° format that will guarantee an innovative experience for business-to-business exhibitors and attendees, with a new platform to debut on May 28. The next in-person edition of Mido is to be held at Rho-Pero center from Feb. 12 to 14, 2022, organizers said.

Show Organizers Announce Education Program Planned for Vision Expo East 2021

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Friday, May 14, 2021 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, have announced the education program curated by the Conference Advisory Board for Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

SECO 2021 Wraps First Hybrid Meeting and House of Delegates Elects New Officers

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Friday, May 14, 2021 12:27 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, host of the leading continuing education meeting for optometrists and allied health care ophthalmic professionals, held its annual Congress here from April 28 to May 2.

Vision Expo East 2021 Announces Event Schedule for The Seen

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, have announced the schedule of events set to take place at The Seen, a new main stage destination, during Vision Expo East 2021. Designed to serve as a collaborative learning environment, The Seen will host a series of panels and presentations, including the EYE2EYE Series, an educational series of panels and discussions designed to provide exclusive insights on topics to inform, empower and challenge attendees, ranging from business and marketing strategies to tactics for creating an inclusive work environment.

The Vision Council Concludes Second All-Member Virtual Meeting

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council hosted the organization’s second All-Member Virtual Meeting yesterday, Wednesday, May 5. The meeting brought together nearly 200 members of the vision care product and services community for an afternoon of engaging presentations from The Vision Council’s leadership and community leaders on timely topics.

Vision Expo Extends Free Registration, as Show Organizers Anticipate 5,000+ Attendees for Vision Expo East Orlando

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:33 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced that free registration for Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Fla., will be extended indefinitely. The decision to extend the free registration deadline is based on what they describe as a "recent, notable spike in attendee registration. Mitch Barkley, vice president of trade shows and events at The Vision Council, co-owner of Vision Expo, said, “With just four weeks to go until Vision Expo East, we are expecting to have at least 5,000 attendees at the show."

SECO International Names Recipients of 2021 Optometry Awards

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:24 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, headquartered here, has announced the recipients of its 2021 awards and has recognized these leaders in optometry for their significant contributions to the profession, according to an announcement this week.

Vision Expo East 2021 to Host the Career Zone on Saturday, June 5

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, today announced that the Career Zone will return to Vision Expo East 2021 on Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The hub for students and young professionals will be hosted in The Seen (#TP1251).

Registration Opens for Optometry’s Meeting 2021 in Denver

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) has opened registration for Optometry’s Meeting, which is returning to Denver this year. The meeting is scheduled for June 24-26 at the Colorado Convention Center.

More Than 200 Exhibiting Companies Commit to Vision Expo East 2021

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Monday, April 26, 2021 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that more than 200 exhibiting companies have committed to Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. To view the list of exhibiting companies committed to-date, click here. “We are thrilled to welcome more than 200 exhibiting companies to Orlando this June,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council, co-owner of Vision Expo.