Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council have announced that International Vision Expo East in New York City and International Vision Expo West in Las Vegas have been once again named to the Trade Show News Network’s (TSNN) Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States list for 2016.

The co-owners of International Vision Expo & Conference say the list had a record number of submissions and represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage.

We’re honored to be recognized among the most prestigious trade shows in the country” said Melissa Ashley, Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibitions. “We continuously seek new ways to connect with our customers and deliver an engaging experience. We look forward to continuing this success at International Vision Expo East next week, and as we prepare for International Vision Expo West later this year.”

This special recognition underscores the relevance of the vision industry, and its constant evolution. Our industry is unique, and our members range from high fashion brands to innovators in technology. Our attendees reflect that diversity as well, encompassing retail, fashion, healthcare and medicine to empower people to live better lives through better vision,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council. “One of International Vision Expo’s greatest commitments is its support of Think About Your Eyes, a campaign that educates consumers about the importance of vision health. With the support of our attendees and exhibitors, International Vision Expo is a champion for the importance of annual eye exams.” 

Both International Vision Expo East (ranked 78) and International Vision Expo West (ranked 120) competed with a wide range of industries to make the list, including gift and home furnishings markets, aircraft, retail, commercial real estate, construction equipment and automotive special products. A complete list of TSNN’s top 250 trade shows can be found at

International Vision Expo East 2017, taking place at the Javits Center in New York, NY, is scheduled for March 31–April 2, with education beginning on March 30.

Online registration for the exhibit hall and continuing education is open. Visit for details.

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About the International Vision Expo & Conference
International Vision Expos, the worldwide conference and exhibition 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, International Vision Expo gives back to the entire ophthalmic community. Proceeds from International Vision Expo 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 2015, The Vision Council reached millions of consumers with its messages through marketing materials, public relations outreach and strategic partnerships. International Vision Expo & Conference 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 of vision health and promote the importance of getting an annual comprehensive eye exam. Keep this vital campaign going! Sign up at