VM EVENTS: VM Summit VM Summit Examines Megatrends Shaped by the COVID-19 Pandemic By Staff Saturday, April 23, 2022 1:00 AM RELATED CONTENT Opening Session Looks to the Role CEOs Play in a Company’s Success Story As a Media Channel, Retail Offers New Messaging Opportunities Speakers Highlight the Need for Brands to Explore New Outreach Mediums Talking Tech: Two Takes on Health and Vision Trends Walmart Sees an Opportunity to Provide ‘Affordable Health Care’ Scenes at the VM Summit David Kepron Speaks About Culture Shifts and Adapting to the Unknown Click here to download a PDF of VM Summit 2022. NEW YORK—Retail reinvention, fresh branding strategies, technology’s impact on health and vision and expanding patients’ access to care—megatrends shaped by the global pandemic—were brought into sharp focus by an array of experts at the Vision Monday Leadership Summit on March 30. The exclusive, in-person event, held at the Times Center here, featured a unique group of speakers who examined the dizzying pace of changes that are transforming retail and health care right now. For the 2022 VM Summit, Platinum Sponsors are EssilorLuxottica, HEA + PECAA, and VSP Global Premier. Gold Sponsors are CareCredit, Ocuco, Sunbit and The Vision Council. Silver Sponsors are Alcon and Dr. Contact Lens. The day’s program, “Discover & Recalibrate! Trends, Ideas and Tactics for Confronting Radical Change,” brought together senior industry executives, optical retailers, leading eyecare professionals, suppliers and key opinion leaders from the worldwide optical industry. They listened as diverse voices from outside and within the business offered glimpses of the near future, where disruption remains constant, and consumers are one step ahead. Summit attendees learned about the new purpose of a store, how brands are being built, how the tech titans are targeting vision and innovators are creating new pathways to patient-centric care.