Innovation: key focus at the third annual Saskatchewan Forum 2014 in Regina

REGINA, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Conference Board of Canada is hosting the third annual Saskatchewan Forum 2014 on May 27-28, 2014 in Regina. The Forum will bring together Canadian, international, provincial, and Aboriginal thought leaders, decision-makers, and influencers to discuss two key themes: Saskatchewan in the Innovation Age, and Skills for an Innovative Workforce.

When: May 27-28, 2014
Where: Delta Regina (1919 Saskatchewan Dr, Regina, SK S4P 4H2)
Note: Event speakers include:
  The Hon. Don Morgan - Minister of Education, Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board
  Douglas Edward Moen - Deputy Minister to the Premier and Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Executive Council and Office of the Premier
  Dr. Vianne A. Timmons - President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina
  Diana S. MacKay - Director, Saskatchewan Institute, The Conference Board of Canada
  Jerome Konecsni - President and Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Saskatchewan
  Perry Bellegarde - Chief, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
  Dr. Greg Michael Poelzer - Executive Chair, International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan
  Nancy E. Hopkins - Partner, McDougall Gauley LLP

Saskatchewan is experiencing rapid growth, recently receiving an "A+" in the Conference Board's, "How Canada Performs" Economic report card. Discussion panels at the Forum will address how the province can sustain this growth by helping private and public sectors find innovative approaches to increase productivity, profitability, competitiveness, and making the most of Saskatchewan's human capital. Several Conference Board of Canada researchers will also be sharing current and upcoming research on Saskatchewan's economic and social future on behalf of the Saskatchewan Institute. Some of the key reports being highlighted at the event inlcude: Innovation in Saskatchewan: Theory and Evidence, Positioning Saskatchewan Credit Unions for Growth, Social Outlook for Saskatchewan, and Growing Saskatoon: Saskatoon's Regional Economic Map.

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The Saskatchewan Forum 2014 is presented in  partnership with our event sponsors: SaskTel, the Graham Group of Companies, the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, the University of Regina, and the University of Saskatchewan.

SOURCE: Conference Board of Canada

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