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Wearable Beacon Technology Powers Vision Expo’s New Vision View Program

Vision View’s Technology Will Enhance Show’s Recommendations Program

Alexandria, VA – August 26, 2018 – Vision Expo continues to invest in tools and technologies that allow attendees to personalize their experience and maximize time onsite, while helping exhibitors to increase their return on investment and receive more relevant booth traffic.  The Vision View program, set to launch at Vision Expo West (Education: September 26 – 29; Exhibit Hall: September 27 – 29) in Las Vegas, NV. features new wearable beacon technology that will add a variety of benefits for both attendees and exhibitors. 

Vision View Benefits for Attendees:

  • Personalized Experience: Booth recommendations will be delivered based on the attendee’s onsite activity and on the activity of similar attendees throughout all three days of the Show. Used in conjunction with pre-show recommendations shared based on interest, attendees can easily identify exhibitors that provide a solution to their needs.
  • Meaningful Networking: Attendees will regularly receive recommendations on who to meet based on similar activities and interests. Automatically and securely exchange contact information and chat directly through the Vision Expo mobile app.
  • Map the Vision Expo Journey: Attendees will receive a personalized journey report showing the people they have interacted with and the booths they visited.

Vision View Benefits for Exhibitors

  • Increased ROI: Exhibitor booths will be recommended based on attendees’ previous activity and on the type of attendee who has already visited it, helping each booth's traffic to be more qualified. Vision View in combination with utilizing the Vision Expo Exhibitor Dashboard will drive new and relevant traffic to exhibitor booths.
  • Product Gallery Enhancements: Exhibitors who participate in the Product Gallery will be able to have product content digitally delivered to interested attendees in the attendee’s journey report and be alerted when key targets are near their booth, based on the exhibitor’s selected target criteria .
  • Post-Show Value: Visiting attendees will have exhibitor information in their personalized journey report, allowing for easier recall and follow-up.

Each Vision Expo registration badge will have a unique smart tag that securely broadcasts its location to Vision View hubs and sensors placed throughout the Show. This will provide insights on the types of attendees visiting various booths allowing booth recommendations to be made based on attendee behavior.
“Trialing new technologies such as Vision View is key to evolving the tradeshow experience for both attendees and exhibitors,” said Melissa Ashley, Senior Vice President at Reed Exhibitions. “This innovative technology will provide insights on how participants utilize the Show allowing us to uncover opportunities to enhance the Vision Expo experience in the future.”
Vision View is the newest addition to a variety of digital tools that Vision Expo offers to enhance the Show experience, including the pre-show recommendations program, MyShow Planning Tool and the Vision Expo Mobile App. Each of these tools can be used together to maximize time spent at Vision Expo and improve the quality of recommendations between attendees and exhibitors.
Throughout the Show, attendees can click on Vision View in the Vision Expo mobile app to regularly access booth and networking recommendations and view their journey report. 
“Vision Expo continues to push the boundaries of technological advancements. Our goal is to continue to increase both the value and satisfaction for our attendees and exhibitors,” said Mitch Barkley, Vice President of Trade Shows at The Vision Council.  “The use of wearable beacon technology not only delivers on those goals, but also improves the overall experience and takes ‘personalized’ to a whole new level.”
To learn more about the benefits of Vision View, as well as privacy and opt-out information, click here.

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About Vision Expo

  Vision Expo East and West, the worldwide conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear, are trade-only events that draw more than 30,000 eyecare professionals each year. Co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, Vision Expo gives back to the entire ophthalmic community. Proceeds are used by The Vision Council to educate consumers about the importance of vision care and the options in eyewear and other related products. In 2017, The Vision Council reached millions of consumers with its messages through marketing materials, public relations outreach and strategic partnerships. Vision Expo is a proud supporter of Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign, presented by The Vision Council and the American Optometric Association, designed to educate the public on the benefits and importance of getting an annual comprehensive eye exam. Keep this viral campaign going! Sign up at For more information, visit