Vision Expo: One last dance in New York

Simon Jones reports on the last Vision Expo East in New York before the show heads to Florida in 2025

Fairy-tale ending in New York’s Javits Center

New York City has played host to Vision Expo for nearly 40 years and has become a mainstay in the international optical tradeshow calendar in more recent years thanks to the Javits Center location in Manhattan.

But all good things must come to an end and in October 2023, joint organisers RX Global and the Vision Council of America announced that from 2025, Vision Expo East would be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Those who remember the relocation of Silmo and Mido from their city centre locations will tell you that those events never really recaptured their spirit at the new, soulless event venues on the outskirts of their respective cities.

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