Registration Opens for 2012 Executive Summit

Registration Opens for 2012 Executive Summit

Alexandria, VA (November 1, 2011) - Registration opens today for The Vision Council's 2012 Executive Summit -- the must-attend business strategy and networking event for CEOs and senior management from optical industry companies and organizations. The meeting, held at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, on January 25-27, offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with fellow thought leaders, share ideas and get a clear picture of where the industry is headed.

This year's program focuses on the hidden opportunities in a turbulent economy with keynote addresses by Adam Hartung, managing partner of Spark Partners, and Brian Beaulieu, market trend analyst for Institute for Trend Research. Hartung will pull from a collection of case studies to reveal four easy steps that have been proven to launch new growth and innovation. Known for his accurate forecasting, Beaulieu will provide attendees with a comprehensive analysis of the optical industry, identifying the top 10 trends and make-your-move moments.

The theme of Strategize. Innovate. Network will be prevalent throughout the 2012 Executive Summit with special breakouts on Social Media Trends and Technology, Innovation Implementation and Strategies in a Digital Age. Facilitated breakfast roundtables featuring topic specific forums for divisions and small group discussions have also been scheduled. In addition, the return of the cabana chats will offer attendees a more intimate opportunity to pick the brains of Summit speakers.

The Executive Summit brings together some of the top minds in our industry to share business trends, insights and experiences, and to discuss best practices in a challenging marketplace, said Ed Greene, CEO of The Vision Council. Our goal is to have attendees walk away feeling inspired and informed, with the tools to build sound business strategies and achieve greater success for their companies.

To register for the 2012 Executive Summit, 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.