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International Vision Expo & Conference West

Las Vegas provides a high energy backdrop for International Vision Expo & Conference West, the world's most inclusive ophthalmic conference and expo. The unbiased education covers the full spectrum of medical, diagnostic, lab and practice management skills to support better patient care and streamline profitable operations. The exhibit hall and The Suites are extraordinary showcases for eyecare and eyewear professionals to shop the latest technology and discover international fashion from well-known to emerging brands. International Vision Expo & Conference is the meeting place for one of a kind networking on the West Coast and will inspire and reinvigorate your passion.

Continuing Education

International Vision Expo West Continuing Education Program is the largest, most all-inclusive ophthalmic conference in the world featuring clinical, medical, scientific, technical, and business best practices.

The comprehensive education provides the best opportunity to discover the latest trends in eyewear and advances in eye care. All disciplines in the ophthalmic community enjoy a welcoming and valuable education experience which delivers professional growth and business success. It is common to find ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and staff sitting next to each other in several different courses.

Executive Team

Nancy Walsh

Nancy Walsh

President
Reed Exhibitions, North Americas

Nancy Walsh is responsible for the entire portfolio of B2B and B2C business.  Known as a results-oriented, customer-focused leader, Nancy has been successful in driving business growth, generating revenues and delivering customer value for Reed through collaboration, partnerships and great relationships.  During her time with Reed, Nancy has been successful in engaging her teams, motivating them and instilling loyalty and excitement throughout the organization.  Nancy’s leadership, marketing insight and industry expertise have strengthened Reed’s culture of innovation and extended its product portfolio and industry reach.  She is currently leading Reed’s expansion into the Mexican market, strengthening the company’s presence and leadership in North America.

Tom Loughran

Tom Loughran

Group Vice President
Reed Exhibitions
Tom Loughran is responsible for managing all aspects of the International Vision Expo shows, including sales, marketing, conference, operations and registration.  Loughran joined Reed Exhibitions in 1999 as a sales executive on International Vision Expo & Conference. After serving as sales manager for National Manufacturing Week, Loughran returned to International Vision Expo in 2004.  Promoted to group sales director in 2006 and then to director in 2007, Loughran has been in his present position since 2009. He has developed strong relationships with show co-owner The Vision Council and with International Vision Expo exhibitors.  Before joining the trade show industry, Loughran served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Operation Sea Angel, a humanitarian relief effort in Bangladesh.

Ed Greene

Ed Greene

Chief Executive Officer
The Vision Council
With more than 30 years of experience in the optical industry, Ed Greene serves as CEO for The Vision Council, a non-profit trade association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry.  Greene began his career with a focus in marketing, working for Schott Glass, Coburn Optical and Titmus Optical. In 1989, he became president and CEO of Titmus Optical, serving for nine years. Greene then moved to Carl Zeiss Optical, Inc., where he led the company as president and CEO for 10 years and served as vice president of Americas for business development for Carl Zeiss Vision.  Prior to the merger of the Vision Industry Council of America (VICA) and the Optical Manufacturers Association (OMA), which created The Vision Council, Greene served as VICA’s president. He also has served as chairman of Prevent Blindness America and held several volunteer posts throughout the optical community, as well as in several business associations.  Greene holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in ceramic engineering from Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y. He served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970.

Deborah Castor

Deborah Castor

Vice President, Shows and Meetings
The Vision Council
With more than 30 years of experience in the optical industry, Castor works closely with Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council Show Committee to establish and direct the long range strategic goals and objectives of the International Vision Expo family of tradeshows.  Recruited into an Executive training program piloted by RCA record, Castor started her career working in the art department.  She transitioned into the optical industry in 1984 as marketing and visual merchandising manager for Eyelab and later joined Hillman/Kohan Eyes as director of creative services.   Castor served on the Board of Directors for the Major American Tradeshow Organizers and is a member of International Association of Exhibitions and Events, Optical Women's Association and American Society of Association Executives.  She holds a bachelor's degree in both Advertising Design and Marketing from the University of Maryland. In her spare time, Castor enjoys skiing, golfing, and traveling.

Reed Exhibitions & The Vision Council

International Vision Expos, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eye care and eyewear, are trade-only events which draw more than 30,000 eye care 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 2014, The Vision Council has already reached millions of consumers with its messages through marketing materials, public relations outreach and strategic partnerships.

Please Support Official International Vision Expo Exhibitors

We ask eye care professionals attending our event to support the manufacturers and suppliers who officially exhibit on the show floor and in The Suites at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. We understand that other manufacturers may wish to set appointments to preview their collections and equipment off site. Please respect the commitment of time, money, personnel and support for the entire industry by choosing to honor appointments with the 475+ suppliers who exhibit at International Vision Expo. International Vision Expo would not be the largest fashion and medical eyecare event in the Americas without their participation.

Our Brand Trademarks

  • Vision Expo Mobile
  • Visionomics
  • Vision Jobs

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