Registration Opens for 2011 Executive Summit

Registration Opens for 2011 Executive Summit

Alexandria, VA (November 1, 2010) – Registration for The Vision Council’s 2011 Executive Summit, the premier optical industry event for CEOs and senior management, opens today. The meeting, held January 26-28 at the Ritz Carlton, South Beach, offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with fellow thought leaders, share ideas and get a clear picture of the industry and where it is headed.

The program for the Executive Summit includes a keynote address by Jon Landau, co-producer of Avatar and winner of three Academy Awards.  Landau will discuss the past, present and future of 3D technology, as well as profit centers for 3D in the optical industry. To cover the hot-topic of the economy, Todd Buchholtz, former White House economic policy director, will share his keen insight on the state of the domestic and global economy.

The 2011 program will also feature special breakouts and roundtables on topics such as the impact and influence of social media, transformational leadership and employee vs. independent sales force structure, as well as an interactive panel discussion on the future of eyewear distribution channels. In addition, the return of the cabana chats will offer attendees a more intimate opportunity to pick the brains of Summit speakers.

“This year’s Executive Summit will focus on the hot topics in the optical industry right now, from 3D to social media to distribution channels,” said Ed Greene, CEO of The Vision Council. “With an engaging format in a city that’s full of energy, we’re really looking forward to a productive meeting.”

To register for the Executive Summit, visit For more information, please contact Rene Soltis, senior director of meetings and education for The Vision Council, at

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.