Livestreaming events are planned for the show floor.

(Press Release) ALEXANDRIA, VA – International Vision Expo West announced that it has partnered with Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) to bring greater exposure to the industry at the upcoming show taking place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV (Education: Sept. 13–16 Exhibition: Sept. 14-16).

On Thursday, Sept. 14 at noon, WWD Studios Editor Brandy Joy Smith will join Vision Expo in the new Vision Expo Content Studio to moderate a livestreaming panel of top industry CEOs entitled "The Eyewear Effect." The panel will be promoted to over 4 million WWD social media followers and livestreamed on their Facebook page.

Comprised of Mike Hundert, CEO of De Rigo REM; Holly Rush, CEO of Costa Del Mar; and Scott Harris Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of STATE Optical, the panel will share their insights into the development of their business in an ever-shifting market.

“A partnership between the leaders in fashion publishing and fashion eyewear events is a natural fit,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of trade shows and meetings at The Vision Council. “This program is designed to strengthen Vision Expo’s fashion leadership position, produce valuable content live from the show floor and, most importantly, provide our exhibitors with another outlet for exposure.”

On Friday, Sept. 15 at noon, WWD will again take to the Show floor with eyewear designers Coco and Breezy for a can’t-miss Facebook Live Q&A session followed by a styling session and meet-and-greet with the designers, sponsored by Transitions Optical.

This year, Vision Expo West event will bring together an expansive showcase of designer eyewear fashions, the latest in medical innovation, and education taught by prestigious lecturers on the hottest industry topics – all in one place.

To register for Vision Expo West, visit www.VisionExpoWest.com.