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***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** National Productivity Center of Türkiye is delighted to invite you to take part in the 16th World Productivity Congress and European Productivity Conference which will convene under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Türkiye His Excellency Abdullah GÜL on 2-5 November 2010. The World Productivity Congress which is held every two years will take place with the collaboration of World Confederation of Productivity Science, European Association of National Productivity Centres and the National Productivity Centre of Turkiye in Antalya. The Congress main theme is “Productivity at the Crossroads: Creating a Socially, Economically and Environmentally Responsible World”.

Congress Venue:
Maritim Pine Beach Resort-Convention Center, Belek-Antalya, Türkiye

Date: 02-05 November 2010

Important dates for the Congress:

Submission of abstracts by            : May 30th, 2010
Submission of full length papers by : September 15th, 2010
Early registration ends on               : September 20th,2010

For registration and detailed information: http://www.wpc-epc2010.org.tr/en

Congress Themes and Topics:

I. Sustainable Productivity:

• Sustainable and Efficient Use of Natural Resources
• Waste Management
• Environmentally-friendly Goods and Services
• Clean Technologies
• Food Security/ Food Safety
• Sustainable Agricultural Production
• Energy Productivity
• Energy Technologies
• Sustainable Growth and Employment
• Sustainable Competitiveness
• Quality of Life
• Productivity Management
• Productivity Training
• The Role of Training in the Sustainability of Productivity
• Sustainable Innovation
• Developing Competitive Skills and Competencies
• Sustainable Development and Environmental Impacts

II. New Productivity Perspectives:
• Ethical Productivity
• Social, Environmental and Economic (SEE) Dimensions of Productivity
• Green Productivity
• Eco-efficiency
• New Perspectives in Productivity Measurement
• New Productivity Policies / Implementation
• New Roles of Productivity Organizations
• New Fields for Productivity Improvement Implementation (Sports, Arts, etc.)
• ICT & Productivity
• Knowledge Economy
• Productivity Culture
• Productivity Training
• Innovation
• Raising National Standards of Living-Health, Education, Wages, Work

III. Global Crisis and Productivity:
• Global Economic Crisis - Lessons Learned
• The Role of Productivity in Overcoming the Crises
• Globalised Economy
• Social Impacts of Crises

IV. Building Bridges for Productivity:
• Cooperation Opportunities in the Areas of Sustainability, Crises and New Perspectives for Productivity
• Cooperation Opportunities Among Countries / Productivity Organizations / Firms
• New Productivity Networks
• The Reflections of Regional and Sectoral Cooperation on Productivity
• Innovative and Business Clusters
• Creating a Harmonious Society
• Sharing Wealth-creating Opportunities

V. Enterprise Productivity: Best Practices:
• Best Practices in SMEs
• Competitiveness
• Development of New Business Organizations

VI. The “Provisional” Special Productivity Topics:
• Productivity in the Public Sector
• Productivity in the Service Sector
• Regional Self-sufficiency
• Productivity and Business Excellence
• Coaching and Excellence
• Productivity Policies of the Sports Industry






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