The Vision Council is proud to introduce their new Summit Series for 2019, facilitated by Bart Foster, strategic advisor to The Vision Council. This series of exclusive events will help feed the growing desire to better the optical industry and individuals’ careers through targeted events for everyone from future forerunners, to C-level executives, to marketing professionals and driven leaders. The Vision Council sees these summits as key to moving the industry forward by providing environments for learning, mentoring and networking.
The series events are as follows:
- Fast-Track Leadership Summit (April 24–25) – Designed to inspire, motivate and educate future industry leaders, by providing critical tools and techniques to ensure a productive professional career.
- Optical Innovation Summit (June 5–6) – Focused on interactive, hands-on ideation, where industry leaders will discuss and debate the inevitable changes affecting optical retail.
- Marketing Insights Summit (Oct. 15–16) – A two-day hands-on session targeting marketing executives in the vision care industry focusing on marketing insights, customer experience, and industry trends.
- Executive Leadership Summit in partnership with the Aspen Institute (November) – Intended for motivated leaders looking to build upon their skill set for personal and professional development to positively impact and inspire their teams.
The Vision Council aims to harness the energy and passion produced during the annual Executive Summit and develop it into exclusive and unique events offered throughout the year. These events will culminate with the 2020 Executive Summit, which will see an improved structure with the goal of giving participants a more enjoyable and valuable experience and leave with a strong directive for the year ahead.
“We’re so excited to see these events come to fruition throughout the year,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council. “It’s encouraging to see the need and want for these types of gatherings, and as the leading industry trade association, The Vision Council invites the responsibility to facilitate these conversations. We know that change is happening quickly, so we designed these events to help us harness the insights of those leading the transformation and identify opportunity for growth. We invite the leaders of this change to join us and help us craft, together, the future of the industry.”