Vision Expo Daily April 15, 2016 : Page 1

NEW Y ORK SHOW DAILY PUBLISHED BY IN COOPERA TION WITH INTERNA TIONAL VISION EXPO APRIL 15, 2016 FRID AY Show Organizers Expect Strong Attendance NEW YORK—When Vision Expo opens its doors this morning, nearly 650 exhibitors representing 5,000 brands will be showcased here, a sure sign that Expo is the top event for innovation and building relation-ships with high volume buyers and independent practices alike, show organizers said. Attendees have some new features to look forward to this year, ranging from the new Take 30 Lounges fea-turing new meeting spaces to a New Designer Gallery. “For 30 years, International Vision Expo has served the entire optical community, with education, products and networking opportunities,” said Tom Loughran, industry vice president, Reed Exhibitions. “With strong attendance among students, young professionals, buyers, practice owners, optometrists, opticians and exhibitors, Vision Expo’s inclusivity makes it the one event that brings together and supports the entire industry.” ■ Inside Today’s Daily Show News... 3 Today@Expo... 4 Conference... 44 VM Summit Connects the Dots Between the Brain, Technology and Leadership NEW YORK—The power of creative thinking and its application in both the professional and personal realm was on full display at Vision Monday’ 10th annual Global Leadership Summit, held here Wednesday. The day-long event, billed as “BrainStorm,” attracted close to 400 top level exec-utives from throughout the optical industry. The program featured experts from fields as diverse as neuroscience, cognitive computing, retail-David Kepron. ing, wearable technology and music. Each speaker offered thought-provoking ideas about how to best utilize the incredible capabili-ties of our brains and leverage new discoveries about the brain, technology and leadership. The imaginative approaches they presented provided insights into the social, customer and patient experience. Supported by Premier Sponsors Essilor and VSP Continued on page 69 ‘Sight: The Story of Vision’ Due to Air in Fall 2016 Mark Mattison-Shupnick, Jobson’s director of education and training con-tent, sat down with Kris Koenig, writer, producer and director of “Sight: The Story of Vision,” for an update on the documentary and multimedia project, scheduled to air later this year. Vision Monday: Kris it’s been six months since we’ve spoken. How is the “Sight” project going? Kris Koenig: It’s going great! We’re close to completing the Continued on page 32

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