2014 Executive Summit
Join us at The Vision Council's 2014 Executive Summit - an exclusive event filled with opportunities for executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trend updates, hot-topic panel discussions, and business strategies. This powerful resource is designed to keep you aware of the industry landscape as you chart a course for the future.
Don't miss the most valuable conversations of the year! Register now and find out why scores of attendees have identified the Executive Summit as the premiere event for senior executives and business leaders.
- Attendee List
- Keynote Speakers and Program
- Trump International Beach Resort
- Golf Tournament
- Frequently Asked Questions
A member of the Obama Cabinet, Ambassador Kirk's recent experience as the nation's lead representative and negotiator on international trade policies will give us a relevant view of trade issues that affect our industry. As a member of the President's economic team, Ambassador Kirk will tie together some of the most important issues facing the nation - jobs, the economy, global partnerships, workforce development, education, and energy dependence. He'll deliver insights into international changes and competitiveness in the coming decade.
The final keynote session of the 2014 Executive Summit will be a highlight that you will not soon forget. Entertaining and information-packed, this session will excite and inspire you. Please be sure to make your travel plans to ensure you don't miss our introducing you to a remarkable transformational leader, Fred Dust.
As leaders we are constantly challenged to "innovate," and react to "disruption." How do we lead our respective organization to be among the innovators and disruptors, or simply, how do we react to them? Fred Dust, a partner in consultancy IDEO, helps leaders unlock the potential of innovation through design-thinking. IDEO is one of the world's most admired think tanks looking at solutions through the eyes of design and creativity. Fred Dust will share stories of how IDEO has changed companies and countries, and revolutionized consumer experiences. Dust will share "how" they do it, and how we can too. We will learn how we, as leaders, can bring the IDEO formula to our own organizations. This is a session filled with take-aways that can reshape your organization and how you lead it - the perfect conclusion to an inspiring and idea-packed Executive Summit.
Back by overwhelming demand, Brian will deliver an optical industry analysis identifying the top 10 trends and make your move moments while leveraging his insightful and humorous presentation style.
If you could predict tomorrow's economy today, you'd have a tremendous advantage in the marketplace. Boasting a 96 percent accuracy rate, Brian delivers an informed, meticulously researched look at the future including specific, actionable strategies for capitalizing on cyclical opportunities and dodging economic danger.
Workshops, Panel Discussions and Mega Sessions
Led by Fred Dust, Partner at IDEO
Leaders must constantly inspire and drive change. With today's technology and myriad means of communication, used by new millennials who want to make an impact "now," leadership is going through fundamental change. Fred Dust, a partner at the award-winning design consultancy group IDEO, will meet with a small group of executives in this workshop to explore the most impactful and relevant means by which to lead the process of imagination. We'll learn how to drill down to find the "fundamental" problem that needs a solution. Fred will reveal a process for developing solutions that is centered in creative thinking.
*limited capacity, registration required
Game Changing Trends in Advertising and Public Relations
An engaging panel discussion on the evolution of advertising and public relations including snapshots of current trends and each participant's forecast for the future.
Facilitated by Howard Purcell, O.D., F.A.A.O., Dipl., Senior Vice President of Customer Development, Essilor of America, Inc.
- Leo Avila, Group Publisher Advanstar Medical Communications Group
- Marc Ferrara, Chief Executive Officer, JHI's Information Services Group
- Frank Giammanco, President and CEO, First Vision Media Group, Inc.
- Tom Wilson, President and Manager, PentaVision LLC.
Healthcare Reform Mega Session
The Paradigm Shift in Healthcare
Charles Posternack, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Boca Raton Regional Hospital; Chairman of the Board, PFO Global.
Dr. Posternack will deliver a compelling presentation laying out how the inevitable and imminent transition from fee for service, pay for performance to bundled payments will affect the optical industry. He'll share lessons learned the hard way from the health care world.
Panel Discussion: Health Care Reform and the Optical Industry
Facilitated by Brian Hauser, General Manager - U.S. and Canada, Transitions Optical
Panelists: Executive-level representatives from managed care
Registration for the 2014 Executive Summit is open.
Guests (Spouse/Significant Other): $199
Trump International Beach Resort is a world of indulgent pleasures waiting for you on the shores of beautiful Miami Beach. Ideally located in the exclusive enclave of Sunny Isles, this Miami Beach hotel masterpiece, created by Donald Trump and Dezer Properties, rises as a striking landmark to luxury amidst the white sands of Miami Beach. Click here to learn more about the resort.
New for 2014! The Vision Council has negotiated tiered room rates* for attendees, providing more options in luxury accommodations. Guests can select from one of the following:
- Two Double Beds - 600 sq. ft. Room ($269/night)
- King Bed - 710 sq. ft. Room ($299/night)
- One Bedroom King Suite - 1100 sq. ft. ($359/night)
Reserve your rooms now! To make your hotel reservations, please contact the Trump International Beach Resort directly at 305-692-5600 or 1-800-340-9789 and reference "The Vision Council." Individual guest room reservations can also be made on the resort's online reservations page by clicking here.
The Group Code, should it fail to autofill, is 10U98L.
Please make your room reservations by Jan. 2, 2014 in order to secure the discounted rates. NOTE: Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and have sold out the last two years. Book now to secure your preferred room.
For travel information and a comprehensive list of resort activities and amenities, please review the Frequently Asked Questions document (PDF).
The Vision Council's annual golf tournament will be held at the Diplomat Golf Club with transportation and box lunch provided. The cost to play is $199 per person*.
Please reserve your rental clubs directly with the golf course at least seven (7) days IN ADVANCE, by calling (954) 883.4404
*Refund Policy: Registration and/or golf tournament fees are eligible for refund if canceled by Jan. 7, 2014.
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