workSMART: 2018 VM Global Leadership Summit Tackles Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times


NEW YORK—Early-bird registration is open until midnight, Jan. 5 for “workSMART – Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times.” That’s the program theme of the 12th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. The day-long live event will be held Wednesday, March 14 at the Times Center here, just prior to Vision Expo East that week.

“A new agility mandate for all businesses, brands and leaders, brought on by rapid global and digital change, is transforming the way we all work,” explained Marge Axelrad, SVP, editorial director of Vision Monday. “Top thinkers and doers in the new world of work and business are redefining retail, health care and service. But how does a company ‘pivot’? Most leaders in the market recognize today that new trends and new forms of competition can emerge overnight, creating opportunity for those who can spot it and move quickly.”

VM Summit attendees will be inspired to rethink their own organizations and gain fresh perspectives on how to grow their business. “Eyewear and eyecare companies, large or small, must be receptive to new ideas and nimble enough to act fast. A fresh approach to decision making is essential, a smarter way of working,” she added.

The Summit attracts senior industry executives, optical retailers, leading eyecare professionals, suppliers and key opinion leaders from the worldwide optical industry. It has become the place for face-to-face networking, a dynamic exchange of ideas and thought-provoking discussion. The 2018 workSMART program will bring together inspiring speakers from outside the realm of optical and leaders from within, to explore what’s impacting decision-making now and in the near future. This will include the new mandate for decision-making in a digital age, companies that have reinvented themselves, transformative retailing ideas as well as new opportunities/challenges to health care, like telemedicine.

The 2018 VM Summit Premier Sponsors are Essilor and Europa Eyewear. Signature Sponsors include Alcon, Luxottica, and VisionWeb. Supporting Sponsors  are VSP Global and CareCredit.  

Early-bird registration for the Summit expires at midnight ET on Jan. 5, 2018. To register, click here.