Speakers

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Gus Balbontin

Refresh and reinvigorate the way you run your optometry business and prepare for a future of success with the help of Gus Balbontin, former Lonely Planet Executive Director and CTO. An exciting and dynamic speaker, Gus will blow you away with his insights on technology, change and growth, and transform the way you approach business forever.
The simplicity of his message and his unique approach will disarm and inspire, while his practical strategies will empower you to adapt and thrive in the rapidly changing optometry sector and motivate you to implement change immediately.

Mindi Lewis

Drawing on years of on-the-ground experience and a breadth of knowledge, Mindi Lewis addresses the challenges faced by optometry businesses today and provides practical solutions to generate significantly more sales and drive practice growth.
From how to sell more frames and the psychology of sales to patient loyalty, room layout and customer interaction, Mindi will arm you with the tools and confidence to take your practice to the next level. Mindi is a leading optometry business consultant who has supported hundreds of eye health professionals. She is based in California.

Sam Bowden

An experienced and compelling speaker, Sam Bowden will reset your mindset and unlock your true potential, delivering practical tips on the key areas of optometry business growth and success. You will walk away with actionable steps to attract more patients, retain existing patients, and grow business profits. Sam has been empowering business and practice owners around the world for more than a decade.

Steven Johnson

Steven is accountable for providing strategic guidance and leadership for effective and efficient company operation, by ensuring ProVision has the capacity to fulfil its role of representing its members on a national scale, and facilitates the continued growth of independent optometry in Australia. As CEO, Steven reports to the ProVision Board of Directors and oversees the development and approval of strategic plans and resourcing strategies that are consistent with the company's business objectives.

Andrew Bowden

A passionate eye health expert and business owner, Andrew Bowden will talk through the strategies and processes he and his team use to improve patient loyalty and effectively get on-the-spot bookings up to two years in advance - and then show you how to do the same. Drawing on his own experiences and real-life scenarios, Andrew will give you actionable steps and practical techniques that you can take away and implement to improve your own results.

Hugh Bradshaw

Since moving his independent practice from a Medicare model to non-funded consultations in 2015, Hugh Bradshaw and his team have thrived and grown in customers, sales and profits. Hear how he did it and the strategies he implemented to ensure success. From training his team to informing patients to keep them coming back, you’ll gain insights that prove you can compete with larger corporates without lowering costs, and inspire you to make it happen.

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