Dustin Garis.

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) has announced that Dustin Garis, a former global brand innovation leader at Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) FutureWorks, will deliver the keynote address at its 2019 Vision Health Summit. The summit is scheduled for April 14 to 16 at the MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C. The early-bird registration period ends March 1. Throughout his disruptive career at some of the world’s most-respected companies, Garis became known as “Chief Troublemaker” for his innovative approach to brand-building, customer experience and change leadership, NAVCP said in its announcement.

Beyond his change-maker leadership roles in corporate innovation and billion-dollar brands, Garis now helps other organizations accelerate their innovation capabilities and revamp company culture.

Garis will share lessons learned from the world’s most innovative brands (including Google, Zappos, Southwest Airlines and Airbnb, among others), best practices in change leadership, as well as insight into the Millennial-led social movement LifeProfit, which is now fueling an experiential brand revolution across multinationals and entrepreneurial startups, the announcement noted.

NAVCP’s 2019 summit brings together managed vision care industry leaders to engage in two-way discussion with industry thought leaders and federal and state health care public policymakers. Those discussions will focus on managed-care business trends, telehealth/telemedicine, the growing prevalence of myopia, and innovative approaches for integrating vision health with overall health care.

The event is open to both NAVCP members and non-member industry professionals. Room reservations must be made by no later than March 22 to secure the preferred conference rates (based on availability).

More information is available here.