Join the Conversation at the 2013 Executive Summit

Join the Conversation at the 2013 Executive Summit

Registration now open

Alexandria, VA (October 17, 2012) - Registration opens today for The Vision Council's 2013 Executive Summit, the must-attend business strategy and networking event for senior and C-level executives. The annual meeting will return to The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, in Miami, Fla., January 16-18, and is expected to draw more than 250 key players from the vision industry.

There's no other event in our industry that brings together the same quality and diversity of top-tier talent and companies in a face-to-face setting, said Jamie Shyer, chairman of The Vision Council's board of directors. This is the best place to learn, collaborate, and analyze trends. It's also the best place to catch up with old friends, make new connections and strengthen professional relationships across the industry. Attending is a smart business decision.

The 2013 program will deliver seven valuable sessions offering insight from some of the best minds in the industry on topics designed to help companies drive innovation, build a sound business strategy and implement relevant leadership tactics. Keynote speaker, Eric Ryan, co-founder of Method Products, Inc., brings his knowledge and passion for successfully building retail and consumer concepts. Back by popular demand, Senior Economist Andrew Duguay with the Institute for Trend ResearchTM will provide an important economic update and forecast market trends.

Additional meeting features include a breakout on building customer loyalty, a leadership workshop designed to prime organizations for success and profit, and an industry panel on The Future of Eyewear Retail. More than 12-hours of dedicated networking time and division-specific meetings, including the first-ever Sunglass & Reader Division Power Breakfast and a breakthrough Strategic Planning Meeting for members of The Vision Council's Lens Processing Technology Division, round out this premiere event.

To register for the 2013 Executive Summit, and to view the complete agenda, visit For more information, 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.