It is with great pleasure that Essilor Canada has welcomed a group of more than a hundred French Eyecare Professionals who participated in the Forum Essilor de la Vision, June 11-17, 2014.

In the beautiful setting of Château Montebello, the participants were warmly welcomed by Mr. Thierry Cordevant, Marketing Director, Lenses and materials, prior to attending a fascinating lecture by explorer Bernard Voyer entitled: Step by step towards the summit – A World Tour. Just like their colleagues from Canada, French Eyecare Professionals live in an uncertain economic climate, faced with increasingly fierce competition. They must adapt quickly to change, work harder than ever before and turn to teamwork to succeed. Bernard Voyer’s presentation gives a human face to his extraordinary triumphs of determination and summons forth his listeners’ desire to excel, to demonstrate their own courage and motivation. He is living testimony to the importance of finding within ourselves the resources we need to reach our goals.

A few days later, while touring Montreal, the visitors attended a presentation given by Mr. Daniel Langlois, Director Multi-Channel & Trade Marketing, to get an overview of the Canadian optical market as well as learn more about the Varilux Exclusive club as a tool for growth and differentiation.

Technical and scientific workshops, as well as a variety of activities such as attending a hockey game, completed the program for this trip organized by Essilor France, with the collaboration of Ms. Louise Tanguay, Special Projects, Schools, Events & Professional relations, for Essilor Canada.