The local Community Futures office will be hosting a conference later this month.

Conference in Nelson aims to boost productivity

The Productivity to Profit conference will take place in Nelson, September 30 to October 2.

When deciding on the line-up for their upcoming provincial conference, the staff at Community Futures looked for speakers known for their hands-on strategies and proven solutions.

“We want people to come away from the conference with steps that they can take right away to increase productivity, and profits,” says Paul Wiest, general manager of Community Futures Central Kootenay.

The Productivity to Profit conference will take place in Nelson, September 30 to October 2.

Businesses in British Columbia perform below most other provinces on business productivity measures.

Businesses right next door in Alberta are ranked number one in Canada.

“This statistic has serious implications for businesses in this region,” says Wiest. “We’ve invited Laurie Schmidt, the CEO of Productivity Alberta to the conference. She’ll share the tools they are using to boost the productivity of Alberta businesses.”

Conference speaker Stephen Murgatroyd has presented to Fortune 500 companies across North America. He will focus on how local companies can build on employee creativity to improve productivity, with a keynote speech and hands-on workshop.

“We’ve got experts from across North America and local innovators coming together to look at the question of productivity in this province and in this region,” says Wiest.

“It’s going to be a great event.”

The conference will take place at the Prestige Lakeside Resort from September 30 to October 2. Community Futures is offering a one-day option on Monday, October 1 for local business and community leaders who would like to take in the keynote sessions and workshops.

For more information visit the Community Futures website at or call Lisa Voigt (250) 352-1933 ext. 105.


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