Vision Expo Daily Vision Expo East - March 28, 2014 : Page 1

NEW Y ORK NEW PUBLISHED BY Y ORK SHOW DAILY MARCH 28, 2014 FRIDA Y IN COOPERA TION WITH INTERNA TIONAL VISION EXPO Exhibitors ‘Roll Out the Red Carpet’ at Vision Expo East NEW YORK—“Vision Expo is where we see compa-nies truly rolling out the red carpet for everything from launching news and showcasing product, to highlighting leadership and product development from top to bottom,” declared Tom Loughran, VP, International Vision Expo & Conference. “This con-ference caters to the attendee offering something for everyone and providing an experience unlike any other,” he said. The continued growth and success of Vision Expo is evidenced by the growing Affi liate Partner pro-gram, more than 200 hours of special events, 350+ hours of CE and the new pavilion dedicated just for these sessions, show organizers said. Continuing education got off to an early start on Wednesday with the fi rst-ever, two-day Global Contact Lens Forum hosted by Vision Expo East and the British Con-tact Lens Association. “It’s been an overwhelm-ing success,” said Kirk Smick, OD, Conference Advisory Board Co-Chair. “What we did was, we put together education that helped doctors run a business in their contact lens practice and it’s so successful we mixed it with the scientifi c data from the BCLA people.” ■ Inside Today’s Daily Today @ Expo... 4 Show News... 12 Conference... 42 Leading Experts Agree the ‘Future Is Now’ at VM Global Leadership Summit NEW YORK—With leaders in their fields discussing Millennials, Big Data, omnichannel retailing, and wearable technologies, the 8th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit once again showed how the future is now. Anticipating which innovations will impact the optical profession, the VM Summit hosted a sold-out crowd of 400+ of the industry’s leading executives. Sponsoring this year’s “Future/Now” Summit Insiya Lokhandwala were Premier supporters, Essilor demonstrated Google and Luxottica, Signature sponsor Glass. VSP Global, along with Adlens, Alcon, CareCredit, DAC Vision and Citing some predictions that have come to fruition since being introduced at previous Summits, such as the advent of health care reform, the rise of social media and profits-with-purpose, Marge Axelrad, VM senior VP/editorial director introduced the program. The morning session began with a presentation from Michell Zappa, head of the technological trend Continued on page 73 Wearable Technology Spotlighted at VM’s Eye 2 Zone NEW YORK—Wearable tech-nologies are coming on-stream fast, and Vision Monday’s Eye 2 Zone at International Vision Expo East is the place to see some of the latest offerings in this excit-ing new consumer product cate-gory. Vision Expo attendees who visit the Zone—located in Booth Continued on page 14 SEE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME AT VISION EXPO EAST BOOTH 5035 ADLENS.COM

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