EMC is very pleased to be partnering with BLOOM on Sustainability Applied 2013!
A LAST CALL has been issued and if you have not had a chance to register - we invite you to do so and participate in what promises to be two days of incredible presentations that will build awareness and lend to business competitiveness. Sustainability Applied 2013 is all about challenging the status quo, re-thinking what is possible, and unlocking hidden value.
The conference will incorporate a dynamic and interactive mix of keynote presentations, case study panels, plenary sessions and workshops, to talk about, share and transfer knowledge that can be applied and implemented.
The conversation and dialogue is all going to be about creating value to make businesses more successful, more competitive and more profitable.
Three things to mention:
1. There is a special 15% discount available to EMC Members - simply use EMC15 when you register at http://sustainabilityapplied.com/ - or, feel free to contact me at email@example.com...
2. EMC is particularly excited about sponsoring a very special pre-conference Lean Enterprise Workshop with Chad Metcalf, President, Value Stream Solutions. Chad will be speaking to "Integrating Sustainability into your Lean Thinking to Create Bottom-line Business Value" and is looking forward to sharing his insights and experiences.
Lean Enterprise Workshop: Integrating Sustainability into Your LEAN Thinking to Create Bottom-Line Business Value
This workshop will provide participants with practical methods to integrate sustainability objectives into their LEAN thinking to create bottom-line benefits. For the small to medium sized enterprise, the concept of sustainability can be intimidating. They can be overwhelmed by vendors that promote technology, software, services and financial products as a way to make them feel good to justify the investment because it's "saving the environment". Companies need to look at this differently, by focusing on reducing the use of energy and other resources, and eliminating wastes in the manufacture of goods by driving out inefficiencies.
Looking at sustainability as a value added activity and outcome of positive behaviour change, companies applying LEAN to reduce waste can incorporate sustainability goals to further improve their performance and profits.
Participants in this workshop will see real examples of how other companies have used Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, TPM, 5S and PDCA problem solving and sustainable business practices to impact their bottom lines.
3. Day 2 of the Summit is filled with agri-food sector related discussion and a keynote address with Southbrook Vineyards at lunch!
Day Two starts off with what will be a great keynote from Gil Friend (who is coming up from California) - to talk about sustainability purely from a business value creation and opportunity. Gil is then moderating a CFO Panel session - on the critical and evolving role that CFOs must play to lead and integrate sustainability within the core business of organizations. Following this, there is a panel on "Applying value chain management to create competitive advantage in the agri-food sector" using Pepsi Foods Canada as an illustrative case study example. And then, as mentioned above, we have a wonderful luncheon keynote address by Bill Redelmeier on "Great wine, smart stewardship and business success at Southbrook Vineyards" in Niagara-on-the-Lake!
Bill Redelmeier is the owner of Southbrook Vineyards, one of Ontario's leading sustainable wineries. Bill has built Southbrook around the principle that producing great wine can be good for the local environment, economy, and community. This commitment is fully integrated into their business model and is apparent in every aspect of their operations and value chain, from their certified organic and biodynamic vineyards, to their LEED® Gold certified hospitality pavilion and the conversion of winery waste into value-added products.
Looking forward to having you join us!!
All the best!
Sr. Community Development and Food and Beverage Manager
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