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Embracing Excellence: Canada’s largest LEAN conference returns

Published by CME Manitoba on March 09, 2017

Canada’s largest LEAN conference is back in 2018: visit to register and take advantage of special, early bird rates – 40 per cent off until April 28.

Happening in Winnipeg on June 4 – 7, 2018 the event will feature seven keynotes, including Mike Rother (bestselling author of Toyota Kata and Learning to See), Billy Taylor (The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company) and Paul Akers (President of FastCap and author of 2 Second Lean). Our vision is to provide conference attendees with a first-rate learning experience that will show them how embracing excellence and engaging people in continuous improvement benefits customers, employees and stakeholders alike.

Says Ian Marshall, CME LEAN Champion and Embracing Excellence Conference Chair, “Embracing Excellence is four days of concentrated sharing, learning and networking amongst North America's leading Lean practitioners, experts, business and thought leaders."

Conference overview
1,000 leaders, managers and LEAN practitioners will come together to explore LEAN thinking, share enterprise excellence and learn LEAN best practices. Based on a proven and tested model, conference attendees are offered multiple choices for their learning experience:

Monday, attendees can choose from 15 highly interactive workshops to enhance their skills and knowledge and learn LEAN tools, techniques and strategies to engage employees and drive operational excellence throughout the organization.

Plant tours
Monday through Wednesday, attendees can choose from 18 best practice tours of local manufacturers and service organizations to see hands-on application of LEAN.

Keynote speakers
Tuesday through Thursday, attendees will experience seven keynote presentations from acclaimed industry leaders, LEAN experts and motivational gurus. 

Practitioner-to-practitioner presentations
The conference revolves around practitioner-to-practitioner sharing. Tuesday through Thursday, conference attendees can choose from 36 practitioner-to-practitioner presentations organized into four value streams. Presenters from manufacturing, public and service sector organizations from across North America, will share lessons learned and Lean best practices for attendees to take away.

Value streams
The conference itself is organized into four value streams: leadership, people, daily improvement and results:

Value Stream 1: Leadership
Implementing and sustaining LEAN enterprises requires dedicated and passionate leaders who are able to create vision and strategy and engage and empower their people. Hear examples from different organizations in a variety of sectors how strong leadership led to successful LEAN enterprise transformation.

Value Stream 2: People
Engaging your people requires effective leadership, coaching and communication. By providing the best training, resources and development opportunities, leaders create a work culture where people become highly motivated team members. Hear how to create an environment in which team members find fulfilment and inspiration as engaged participants in their organization’s drive for excellence.

Value Stream 3: Daily Improvement
Through daily improvement linked to business strategy, organizations leverage a variety of Lean concepts and tools, such as strategy deployment, visual management and leader standard work. Learn how to gain the involvement of every team member, through systematic daily improvement to ensure that the desired future state becomes a reality.

Value Stream 4: Results
Improved operational performance is the end goal of LEAN transformation. Learn from real-life success stories of how organizations have improved operational performance through Kaizen. Examples from across the enterprise in a variety of manufacturing and service sector organizations, will highlight how employee engagement and applying Lean thinking led to real bottom-line results.

Conference pricing
$1,395 CME member
$1,595 Non-member

SAVE 40% Register before April 28, 2017

Additional 10% discount for groups of 6 or more.

Don’t delay. Register at today!



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