The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council (TVC) and Rx, have announced a new location for Vision Expo East 2025. After a final event in New York City, set to take place in the Javits Center March 14-17, 2024, Vision Expo East will be moving to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from Feb. 19-22, 2025, in Orlando, FL.

The new Vision Expo East destination will provide a centralized environment for attendees as meeting spaces, special events, and various hotels will be located within a walkable distance from the show venue. Additionally, the Orlando International Airport is located just 11 miles from the OCCC and offers nonstop service from approximately 150 cities around the world, TVC shares.

According to show organizers, the move is the result of feedback from various stakeholder groups including the TVC Board of Directors and the Vision Expo Show Planning Committee, and it aligns with Vision Expo’s mission to further customer wants and needs.

“We’re confident that hosting Vision Expo in Orlando will position our customers for greater success and we’re incredibly excited to deliver a brand new, elevated, and connected experience there,” says Fran Pennella, vice president of Vision Expo at Rx, co-organizer of Vision Expo. “This new chapter for Vision Expo East comes with a side of nostalgia for the incredible history and opportunity that came with our nearly four decades in New York City. We are so grateful for the hospitality of New York and the Javits Center to grow our event.”

“We strongly believe that hosting Vision Expo East in Orlando will attract our existing loyal audience as well as expand audiences from the robust Southeast and international markets, re-engage legacy partners, and ultimately support growth for everyone involved,” says Mitch Barkley, TVC vice president of trade shows.

Vision Expo West 2024 is set to take place at the Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas from Sept. 18-21, 2024.