Exhibit Hall Programs

There are many reasons to attend SECO 2011,
but one of the foremost reasons is because it will
feature one of the largest optometric exhibit halls in
the world. Like no other, Optometry’s Marketplace
at SECO™ combines everything optometry
professionals need to deliver the best eye care
possible and build and sustain a successful practice.
The marketplace will be in the expansive Building C of the Georgia
World Congress Center. Our hall offers over 70,000 square feet
of exhibit space where nearly 275 leading industry companies will
demonstrate the newest in ophthalmic equipment, products and
services available today. Optometry’s Marketplace at SECO™ will have
the same floor plan as in previous years, however, the new exhibit hall
will have room for even more to offer attendees.
You don’t want to miss the SECO Wine & Cheese Reception on Thursday
afternoon. It’s free to all registered attendees. In addition, lunch again will
be provided by SECO on Friday and Saturday in the exhibit hall, so that
time is not wasted in search of food or in long food court lines. When eye
care professionals need a break, they can relax in the new Network Park, a
large seating area in the front of the marketplace designed for exhibitors to
meet with clients and attendees to mingle with colleagues and friends.
You’ll want to visit Optometry’s Marketplace at SECO™ all three days,
too. Known for its incredible Prize Program, SECO will be giving away
multiple prizes in the hall each day. Everyone will have a chance to
win. While in the hall, attendees also should check out the expanded
Advanced Media Learning Center. It’s another opportunity to learn the
latest in the profession.
Please join us in Optometry’s Marketplace at SECO™ this year. It’s a
value in the industry that you simply can’t pass up. You’ll find everything
you need conveniently located in one hall, on one floor. SECO 2011 will
take “CE to the Next Degree” and will inspire all who attend!
We look forward to seeing you in March 2011!
Sincerely,
Dale L. Morris, OD
Chairman
Exhibits Committee

Optometry’s Marketplace at SECO™ combines everything optometry professionals need to deliver the best eye care possible and to build and sustain a successful practice. Our hall offers over 70,000 square feet of exhibit space where nearly 300 leading industry companies will demonstrate the newest in ophthalmic equipment, products and services available today. Optometry’s Marketplace™ is a great place for convenient one-stop shopping and networking opportunities with fellow colleagues and friends.

Also, don’t miss out on the unique exhibit hall programs that SECO offers such as the Wine & Cheese Reception on Thursday afternoon, the Attendee Lounge, and the opportunity to win cash in the Prize Program. While in the hall, attendees also should check out the expanded Advanced Media Learning Center, another opportunity to learn the latest in the profession. Optometry’s Marketplace™ is an exciting and rewarding time investment for all SECO attendees.


Location
Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center


Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday, March 1:     1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday, March 2:        10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 3:     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Prize Program
Visit each of the Destination Stations throughout the Optometry's Marketplace™ as often as you can each day for your chance in the "Money Pit," where attendees will have a chance to take home as much cash as they can grab.

Additionally, on Saturday between 3PM - 4PM a large cash prize will be awarded to one lucky attendee.


Network with Colleagues!
Conveniently located inside of Optometry’s Marketplace at SECO™ will be an area for attendees to network with colleagues and friends, meet with staff and vendors, review course work or take a break between classes and shopping. Park benches and refreshments will be available for the convenience of each busy attendee. 


Advanced Media Learning Center
Optometry’s Marketplace at SECO™ will also present The Advanced Media Learning Center,  featuring 100 multimedia educational posters, self-assessment exams, computers with internet access and peer comparison surveys to allow attendees to continue the SECO learning experience in the exhibit hall.


Frames from Around the World
Optometry’s Marketplace at SECO™ features thousands of frame styles, from high-end, luxury eyewear to affordable, stylish frames and sport-specific eyewear. Whether fashion-forward or retro-inspired, the looks found in Optometry’s Marketplace at SECO™ can be seen on the most recognizable faces around the world and SECO attendees will have the opportunity to bring them to their patients.


FREE Food & Events

 

Optometry’s Marketplace at SECO™ will host a Wine & Cheese Reception to celebrate its Grand Opening on Thursday, welcoming attendees to sample complimentary wines and cheeses while shopping, networking and learning of the latest products and services offered by SECO exhibitors. This event is FREE of charge to all registered attendees.

  
Wine & Cheese Reception
   Thursday, March 1, 4:00-6:00 PM

SECO will also host a FREE lunch in Optometry’s Marketplace™ welcoming attendees to mingle with friends and colleagues while grabbing their meal.

    Exhibit Hall Lunch
   Friday, March 2, 12:00-2:00 PM

The Wine and Cheese Reception Thursday is free to attendees (tickets are required for participation).
The Friday Exhibit Hall Lunch is free to CE attendees and $10 for those not participating in CE (tickets are required for participation and can be purchased in the Registration Hall).

Attend the Exhibit Hall for FREE by mentioning the exhibiting company who invited you OR you intend to visit by entering the company name in the “Invite Code” box located within the registration set up page.