The Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit is just a few short months away. Whether you're new to the conference or contemplating a return visit, take a look at this year's agenda; including several events back by popular demand.
Each year, Staffing Industry Analyst hosts its annual Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Summit. This year, the two-day summit is returning to Dallas, and with it, a unique opportunity for managers and buyers of contingent labor programs to connect directly with the top technology vendors and workforce providers.
Like many industry conferences, CWS doesn't fall short when it comes serving up targeted information for a uniquely challenging organizational need. Whether you have an in-house program, or you outsource contingent management of temporary labor, like freelancers or contractors, there is an abundance of information to be gained from attending the summit.
That's because CWS tackles the latest issues and trends surrounding the management of this complex labor pool. As evidence for this year's generous agenda, complete with expert roundtables and breakout sessions, it's easy to see how the wide array of educational content is catered to programs in their infancy up to more mature ones.
New to the 2017 CWS Summit
Last year's CWS Summit introduced attendees to a number of new events that are back by popular demand. Take a look at some of the highlight's from this year's CWS Summit agenda.
CWS Connect | Monday, Sept. 11
This high-speed networking event enables sponsors and attendees to meet within one structured session.
CW Hackathon | Tuesday, Sept. 12
Back by popular demand! As one of the most requested sessions at CWS 2016, the CWS Hackathon is back and better than ever. This session will give you the opportunity to network with your peers in an interactive and entertaining way. Working together to solve real-life contingent workforce challenges by using pre-defined scenarios we will harness the collective wisdom of CWS Summit attendees.
Collaboration in the Gig Economy | Wednesday, Sept. 13
At the convergence of talent and technology is Collaboration in the Gig Economy. Work is no longer defined as direct hire or contingent and all iterations of how, when and where people choose to work require new ways of managing talent programs. Problem-solve alongside all players in the talent supply chain and gain impactful strategies on how to maximize the value in your own program.
When contemplating your attendance, consider one benefit you won't find in the agenda. This is the first-hand interaction that happens on the conference floor. It's not often attendees, which mainly consists of corporate buyers and contingent workforce program managers, have the opportunity to compare challenges and successes with one another as well as with the industry's leading vendors and providers.