Back, Live and In-Person, VM's 2022 Leadership Summit Will Explore Megatrends Shaping Retail and Healthcare on March 30 in New York City

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Monday, December 20, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The 2022 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will examine the dizzying pace of megatrends, shaped by the global pandemic, that are transforming retail and healthcare. At the first live, in-person VM Summit in two years, which will take place in New York City on March 30 at The Times Center, retail and healthcare experts will explore the theme, “Discover & Recalibrate! Trends, Ideas and Tactics for Confronting Radical Change.” They will offer glimpses of the near future, where disruption remains constant, and consumers are one step ahead.

The Metaverse Seems to be Everywhere, Including the VM Summit

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The metaverse’s star is on the rise. In the past few weeks, virtually every mainstream media outlet on the planet has been buzzing with news about this dynamic new digital realm and how it can serve as a platform for creating novel experiences that engage brands and consumers in new ways. The increasing visibility of this previously obscure dimension of cyberspace is evident in everything from Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that Facebook is changing its name to Meta to the recent rise in metaverse conferences and exhibits, the visibility of companies like Roblox which has gone public, and a new fascination with NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and cryptocurrencies.

Retailers and ECPs Tackle the Challenge of ‘Embracing Rapid Change’ at VM Summit Virtual Session

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Technology and innovation have been key focus areas for ECPs and retailers for at least a decade, but when the pandemic hit in March 2020 it forced practices and retail groups to step up the pace on change and the speed at which they adapt to this new operating environment for patients and providers. This adaption to change and new technology were the topics at the final session and special panel discussion of the recent VM Summit, which was titled, “How ECPS and Retailers Are Embracing Rapid Change, A Special Panel Discussion.”

At VM Summit, Tech Experts Explain How the Metaverse's Virtual Experiences Connect Consumers With Brands

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Monday, November 1, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Attendees of the final Vision Monday 2021 Summit got a glimpse of the metaverse and a quick tutorial about the intriguing possibilities this new digital world offers businesses, brands and healthcare. A previously obscure realm of cyberspace known mostly to video gamers, techno-nerds and digital content developers, the metaverse has been enjoying a breakout moment lately as high-profile entertainers, fashion and lifestyle brands and other early adopters have begun using it to engage consumers in imaginative new ways.

VM Summit Session Asks "What's A Store For?" and Lion'esque's Melissa Gonzalez Answers With Many Examples and Emerging Trends

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Friday, October 29, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—This week, retail strategist and experiential designer Melissa Gonzalez, founder of the Lion’esque Group and principal at MG2, spoke at the final virtual 2021 session of the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit to discuss the ever-evolving and changing relationship between consumers and the brands and stores they shop. Gonzalez and her firm work in many sectors, from fashion to beauty, to create immersive brand experiences for consumers, driving brand loyalty and interest. All have implications for eyecare and eyewear.

Today's 'Retail & Healthcare: Upended!' VM Summit Examines What's a Store For? The Metaverse and How to Embrace Rapid Change

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Registration is still open for today's next virtual Vision Monday Leadership Summit sessions, the latest in the 2021 series. Today's dynamic session will bring together a range of speakers from outside the industry and within the eyecare and optical retail space who will examine how the global pandemic has rewritten the fundamental rules of customer/patient engagement for both retailers and healthcare providers. Themed "Retail and Healthcare: UPENDED! Ripping Up the Rulebook," it will be broadcast initially from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST via a unique VM Summit virtual platform.

VM Summit Panel: How Do New Remote Monitoring Tech and Wearables Extend ECP Relationships and Promote Healthy Outcomes?

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Monday, October 25, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Escalated by the pandemic, consumers and patients are demonstrating their openness to using new technologies to redefine their own sense of wellness and take care of their own health. This is furthering the advent of new remote monitoring systems and wearables which are directly involving the patient in managing care with their doctors. Experts discussed these "Remote Possibilities" during VM's virtual Leadership Summit last week. They talked about how these technology developments can actually strengthen provider relationships with patients and provide healthier outcomes, too.

VM Summit Session Examines How to Rebuild Patient Trust in the Wake of the Pandemic

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—As the Oct. 20 virtual VM Leadership Summit kicked off on Wednesday afternoon, two expert speakers talked about how the pandemic has put patients' trust to the test, and more importantly, how providers can tackle the issue of misinformation and help counter the formidable challenge of rebuilding that trust. In a session titled Rebuilding Trust, Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer for WebMD and Jennifer Hauser, head of Edelman’s Wellness 360 business unit, shared views about how today’s eyecare professionals can build trust with their patients.

Wide-Ranging VM Summit Programs Tackle Consumer Trust, Remote Patient Monitoring, Fresh Retail Concepts and the Metaverse

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—There's still time to register for the next virtual Vision Monday Leadership Summit sessions, the latest in the 2021 series, which will take place on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. These two dynamic sessions will bring together a range of speakers from outside the industry and within the eyecare and optical retail space who will examine how the global pandemic has rewritten the fundamental rules of customer/patient engagement for both retailers and healthcare providers. The upcoming sessions, themed "Retail and Healthcare: UPENDED! Ripping Up the Rulebook," will be broadcast initially from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST on those dates via a unique VM Summit virtual platform.

Compelling Speaker Roster Set for 'Retail and Healthcare: UPENDED!' VM Leadership Summit Virtual Series

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—With a compelling speaker roster now in place, The Vision Monday Leadership Summit culminates in October this year in two dynamic sessions which explore how new market forces, unleashed and amplified by the global pandemic, are rewriting the fundamental rules of customer/patient engagement for both retailers and healthcare providers. Part of the series of VM Leadership Summit sessions that started earlier this spring, the Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 virtual programs are themed "Retail and Healthcare: UPENDED! Ripping Up the Rulebook."

Experts to Explore the Metaverse and New Retail Concepts at Oct. 27 Virtual VM Summit

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Monday, September 20, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Three leading technology experts will share their insights about the metaverse and the opportunities it offers brands at the virtual Vision Monday Leadership Summit on October 27. Robin Raskin, founder of the Virtual Events Group and a leading observer of consumer technology trends, will kick off the session by giving Summit attendees a peek inside the metaverse, including a brand experience, an event experience, a game experience for advertising and a fully immersive open-ended experience.

Join Us and Register Now for "Creative Disruption: Retail & Healthcare: Upended!," VM's Virtual Leadership Summit Sessions, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—The 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will culminate next month in two new dynamic virtual sessions in October, "Retail and Healthcare: Upended! Ripping Up the Rulebook." To be broadcast Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, the virtual sessions extend the 2021 VM Summit series of conversations and presentations under the theme "Creative Disruption," in exclusive two-hour programs designed to help business and professional leaders as they continue to manage through with the impact of the pandemic and the changes it has escalated in both retail and health care.

Summit Culminates in ‘Retail & Healthcare: Upended!’ Virtual Events, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27

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Friday, September 10, 2021 1:45 AM NEW YORK—The 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will culminate next month in two dynamic sessions, to be broadcast on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, which will explore the theme, “Retail and Healthcare: Upended! Ripping Up the Rulebook.” They extend the 2021 VM Summit series of conversations about how help business and professional leaders can tap the power of “Creative Disruption” as they continue to grapple with the impact of the pandemic and the changes it has escalated in both retail and healthcare.

VM Summit’s ECP Panelists Share How They Adapted to New Patient Experiences and Mindset Amid COVID Pandemic

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Friday, August 20, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Adapting and pivoting were two of the key actions eyecare professionals said they took over the past 18 months as they looked for ways to respond effectively to the ongoing COVID pandemic. These comments were expressed during the latest Vision Monday Leadership Summit session, held virtually on Aug. 11. The session, titled “Capturing the Imagination and Loyalty of Today’s Patients,” was moderated by Matt Alpert, OD, owner of Alpert Vision Care in Los Angeles. Alpert led four panelists in an in-depth discussion covering the different approaches  the four distinct practices took, and are still taking, to manage their business and adapt to changing consumer and patient priorities.

VM Summit Session Examines How the Pandemic Has Changed Patients and Their Views of the 'Patient Experience'

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—A well-known health care observer and a leading optometrist delved into how the pandemic changed the mindset of patients and those patients' views of "the patient experience" during the latest Vision Monday Leadership Summit session which was held virtually on Aug. 11. The session, titled "The Patient Will See You Now," featured a conversation between Destry Sulkes, MD, the executive VP of growth for Klick Health and Matt Alpert, OD, owner of Alpert Vision Care.