SCENE + HEARD: Meetings The Vision Council and RX Share VisionSAFE Guidelines for Vision Expo West 2021 By Staff Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, organizers of Vision Expo, today shared the latest VisionSAFE guidelines that will be in place for Vision Expo West, taking place September 22-25 at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The comprehensive set of health and safety guidelines, policies and resources has been designed to support a safe experience at Vision Expo West 2021 and includes details on all health and safety protocols that will be in place on-site; specific guidelines for exhibitors; travel tips and resources; and frequently asked questions. To view the VisionSAFE guidelines, click here.“Following a safe and successful Vision Expo East in Orlando, we are looking forward to an equally safe and productive show in Las Vegas,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council, co-organizer of Vision Expo. “During Vision Expo East, we had zero calls to our health and safety hotline, which speaks to the high safety standards we were able to implement throughout the Show and also reflects the comfort level of both attendees and exhibitors. We will continue to have a safety hotline at Vision Expo West and look forward to hosting a safe and productive event for all.” VisionSAFE clearly defines health and safety requirements for everyone in attendance at the show. These requirements will be subject to change and updated regularly in accordance with local and state regulations and guidance from the CDC. Health and safety requirements currently include:Face Coverings: In line with state and local regulations, everyone is required to wear a face covering while attending Vision Expo West. Masks are required at all indoor public places.Increased sanitization and hygiene: Vision Expo West has worked closely with The Venetian Convention Center & Expo to implement cleaning and sanitization standards that meet and often exceed the recommendations of the CDC. Directional and distance marking: The Show organizers have adjusted the Show Floor layout and implemented exhibitor guidelines with capacity management and physical distancing in mind. Attendees must follow all floor, directional and distance markings, and signage.Signage and direction: Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event in order to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. Please adhere to all signage and direction from all staff. Safety Ambassadors: Safety ambassadors will be onsite and actively walking the Show Floor to provide direction, answer any questions regarding health and safety and ensure all protocols are implemented. Additionally, a Health & Safety Contact phone number will be clearly noted on signage throughout Vision Expo West to allow for reporting of any concerns or issues.“After hosting a successful JCK Show in Las Vegas last week, we are confident that our safety protocols, combined with the measures in place in Las Vegas and Clark County, will enable us to host a comfortable and safe Vision Expo West,” said Fran Pennella, vice president, Vision Expo, at RX. “Furthermore, we are closely monitoring changes in local, state and federal guidelines to update our health and safety protocols. We will evolve our guidelines as needed to ensure we can host a safe Show.”VisionSAFE complements the robust health and safety measures in place at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo. The "Venetian Clean" Commitment was developed with information provided by the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), as well as additional guidelines and procedures for sanitation and cleaning, with an emphasis on the prevention of virus transmission.The Venetian Clean Commitment covers all towers of Venetian Resort, including The Venetian tower, The Palazzo tower and Venezia tower, as well as the Convention Center and Expo and represents a summary of hundreds of separate initiatives rolled out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these initiatives, click here.The Venetian Clean standards have been verified by the Bureau Veritas’ Safe Guard Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label. Bureau Veritas is the world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, and The Cleveland Clinic serves as the Medical Advisor for Bureau Veritas’ health, safety and sustainability programs, including Safe Guard. Additionally, The Venetian Convention Center & Expo holds the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, GBAC STAR provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to bio-risk situations.For more information on local, Las Vegas health and safety guidelines, click here.