International Vision Expo East was once again the premier venue for attendees who came to the
The conference and show finished on a high note for most exhibitors, despite the economy. In a statement from show organizers, Tom Loughran, event director for Reed Exhibitions, said, While preliminary attendance figures indicate that we are down approximately 12% in our attendance, we were very pleased to hear positive feedback from both attendees and exhibitors at the show. A complete third-party audit of International Vision Expo East will be available soon, Mr. Loughran said.
This years show featured a new
On the continuing education front, the first-time Visionomics conference program focused on actionable strategies to help ECPs identify business opportunities and increase efficiencies.
In addition, a roster of celebrities created additional excitement on the show floor, among them: Randy Jackson for Zyloware, Kay Unger for Nouveau, Paris Hilton at Gripping Eyewear, Ron Jaworski for A&A Optical, and Steven Cojo Cojocaro, who hosted the Safilo fashion shows. Guest appearances at Revolution featured Mike Piazza, Mickey Rourke and Kara DioGuardi.
Summing up the feeling at the show: What bad economy? asked Roger Shyer of Eastern States Eyewear.
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