Dates Announced for The Vision Council's 2013 Executive Summit

Dates Announced for The Vision Council's 2013 Executive Summit

Annual meeting to be held January 16-18, in Key Biscayne, Florida

Alexandria, VA (April 17, 2012) - Mark your calendar for the most valuable optical industry interaction of the year. The Vision Council announced today that the 2013 Executive Summit will be held a week earlier, January 16-18, to accommodate the growing number of executives. Building on the success of last year's record-breaking event, the annual membership meeting will remain at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Fla., for 2013.

Traditionally the Executive Summit has been held at the end of January, said Ed Greene, CEO of The Vision Council. Over the years we have watched the meeting grow in value and importance to become the largest gathering of key influencers from the supply side of the optical industry. In order to keep the momentum high, we felt it was critical to adjust our dates to accommodate the schedules of as many industry leaders as possible. He added, The concepts we develop, the strategies we discuss and the connections we make at the Summit are vital to the continued growth and success of our member companies and the vision care industry as a whole.

As the premier optical industry event, the Executive Summit delivers a dynamic combination of hot-topic panel discussions, division meetings, keynote speakers, and numerous opportunities for C-level networking. The meeting format is designed to ensure The Vision Council's programs align with the diverse needs and interests of its membership, and the industry, in 2013 and beyond.

A complete agenda for the 2013 Executive Summit will be available this fall.

For more information about the Executive Summit, and to access the post event resources from the 2012 Executive Summit, please visit For all additional inquiries, please contact Rene Soltis Shepherd, senior director of meetings and education for The Vision Council, at

About The Vision Council

Serving as the global voice for vision care products and services, The Vision Council represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry. We position our members to be successful in a competitive marketplace through education, advocacy, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums.