Speakers

Optical Summit is excited to announce the following speakers who will be joining us in Laval on May 26th & 27th.


Emmanuelle Beaudoux

Graduated with a Masters in Management, Communication and Project Management, she has been working at the Chamber of Commerce of Maine et Loire Vocational Training Centre (Angers, France) since 1996.

Integrating the company as a teacher in Economics and Management, in 2011 she was named Head of the “Health Care” Division. This group encompasses Pharmacy, Hair Dressing and Optical Studies, training 420 apprentices each year.

In Optical Studies, she manages all courses ranging from Baccalaureat / A-Level to an Undergraduate Degree in Optometry (with Orsay-Paris Sud). She has developed Life Long Learning in this sector, specifically in refraction, contact lenses and child vision and for the elderly.

Emmanuelle will present the following lectures at the Educational Summit: " An Apprentice Optician : the keys to their success ".


Elaine Grisdale

Elaine Grisdale FBDO FAAO qualified as a dispensing optician in 1985. Between 1989 and 2001 she worked in France, where she was International Professional Relations Manager for Opticianry and Optometry at Essilor liaising with professional bodies, vision scientists and academic institutions worldwide.

In 1998 she was instrumental in creating Varilux University, the first international training centre dedicated to presbyopia and the ageing eye.
Since 2007 she has been Head of Professional Services and International Development for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians helping to develop professional standards around the world.

She is a Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometrists, a member of the Silmo Academy Scientific Committee in Paris and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the European Academy for Optometry and Optics. She is the Director of Development of the International Opticians’ Association.

She will present the following lectures at the Educational Summit: "Around the Globe ..." and " Dare to be Different – Creating Opportunites With Bespoke Eyewear ".



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