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Quality, Productivity and Continuous Improvement:
Preparing for Nova Scotia’s Mega Projects
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Conference Pass - Member: $99 + HST
Conference Pass - Non-Member: $169 + HST
Conference Pass includes admission to all seminars and luncheon.
Luncheon Only - Member: $49 + HST
Luncheon Only - Non-Member: $79 + HST
There is a great deal of interest in becoming a supplier to one of a growing number of Nova Scotia’s mega projects; the building of navy ships, the construction of an underwater transmission line from Newfoundland, the exploration for offshore oil and most recently the construction of a convention center, hotel, office and residential complex. As most of us recognize, the great majority of local suppliers will not have a direct role in the actual construction of an underwater transmission line or the navy ships, however many businesses could have a significant role in the indirect and secondary opportunities created by the upcoming mega projects in the region. It is a good thing for the Nova Scotia economy that local businesses are motivated to take advantage of the opportunities that abound. And the good news is we have time to ensure we are ready, by increasing capacity, quality, productivity and skills to compete in the global economy.
The Chamber has been trumpeting this message since October 21 when it started All Ships Rise – a program to help small and medium sized business take advantage of the shipbuilding win. While the message has expanded to include other major projects, the core message is the same – “all ships can rise with this tide of economic prosperity but you need to get on board now”
To amplify this message we have created two large vehicles to engage large audiences. The first is All Ships Rise Magazine which will publish its first edition in October, which coincides with the second vehicle an annual conference that falls roughly on the anniversary of the October 19th shipbuilding win.
Our first ASR Conference, to be held October 25, 2012, will be dedicated to quality, productivity, and continuous improvement – key factors for all successful performance-driven enterprises and, many believe, a major step in preparing for the economic opportunities to come.
8:00 – 8:30am
8:30 – 8:45am
Welcome and Conference Overview
Session 1: J.D. Irving, Limited – Lessons from a 20-year Continuous Improvement Journey
Presenter: Merv Symes, Vice President, Organizational Change with J.D. Irving, Limited
10:15 – 11:30am
Session 2: Enhancing Competitive Advantage by focusing on Operational Efficiency
Presenter: Elaine Borland, Manager, Consulting with Business Development Bank of Canada
11:30am – 1:30pm
Ships Start Here First Anniversary Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Bill Currie Managing Director for the Americas, Deloitte
Topic: The Future of Productivity – Clear Choices for a Competitive Canada