CWS Preview: This year we’re in Chicago!

CWS is in Chicago this year. For many this brings with it thoughts of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs. Wrigley field has hosted major league baseball since 1914 and the Cubs for 97 years. For those of you coming to CWS you can purchase tickets to White Sox games at the US Cellular Field at 7:10pm each night! If you are a foodie, Chicago has some of the best chefs in the country. And everyone knows there is nothing better than an original Chicago style pizza. Whatever you fancy, you can find it in Chicago, as well as the latest in Contingent Workforce CWS strategies.

This year promises to provide something for every stage of your contingent workforce evolution. As I peruse the list of agenda topics and companies participating this year, it becomes very clear that one of the reasons the CWS is so popular is the broad range of topics, the variety of companies that participate, the diversity of each organization and the uniqueness of each program represented. There is certainly something for everyone at every stage and for every goal. The beauty of CWS is organizations can educate themselves on best practices and similar organizations learning’s before implementing change. This year promises to provide some interesting topics from highly experienced leadership around some of these hot topics:

  • Looking Forward by Looking Back: a Future perspective. This will include information on what’s next? Where is the industry going? What is the next big thing in Talent Management? Moderated by Bryan Pena
  • Getting the most from you next generation MSP/VMS. Panelists include Abbott labs, United Airlines, & CVS Caremark
  • New Workforce Strategies for the Global economy, Led by Dr. Laura Tyson. Dr. Tyson has earned her reputation as an authority on U.S. economic competitiveness, global markets and the high-tech industry was the highest ranking woman in the White House and was responsible for managing economic policy-making throughout the executive branch of government.
  • Supplier Success Strategies – Provider Management that makes sense! Panelists include Sony Computer Entertainment America and Union Bank.

Regardless of where your organization is within the evolution of Contingent Workforce Programs you will leave CWS informed and excited to move your program to the next level. I look forward to seeing everyone there and maybe even catching a White Socks game!

This post was written by Catherine Congleton, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions. With over 20 years of industry experience, Catherine is currently responsible for Yoh’s new business development of large complex staffing programs primarily with National and global scope. Her expertise and focus is on Managed Service Programs that typically include Vendor Management Systems. Her responsibilities include new business development, existing customer business development strategies and expansion, RPO, Implementation support, program design and Account relationship Management. Catherine resides in Southern California.


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