Dr. Roger Firestien to Present Keynote Address in Ontario

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(Newswire.net — September 27, 2016) Cobourg, Ontario — Dr. Roger Firestien, Senior Faculty member at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY – Buffalo State, author and international creativity consultant, will deliver the keynote address at the 12th Annual Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference in Cobourg Ontario, Canada on November 8, 2106.

Dr. Firestien’s keynote address, Celebrating Innovation- How to be deliberately creative will introduce participants to techniques that will help them become deliberately creative so that they can turn on their creativity at will instead of waiting for ideas to happen.  These techniques are designed to help manufacturers immediately begin to capitalize on opportunities, invent and create.

Roger Firestien will also deliver a workshop called Applying Innovation Tools.  The workshop will focus on practicing the creativity methods that were presented in the keynote address.  Participants will work individually and in groups to apply methods to help them quickly and easily generate many ideas to integrate what they have learned about creativity into manufacturing.

This annual conference provides the local industry with an opportunity to learn, share and explore how fellow manufacturers are collaborating and implementing new innovative programs.” said Brad Robertson, Conference Chair. “Manufacturers have the opportunity without leaving the local region to network and speak with experts on collaboration, advanced manufacturing, continuous improvement and innovative opportunities that can create a competitive edge to sustain and expand business locally and globally.”

Participants will have the opportunity to choose between 3 morning and 3 afternoon workshops. The workshops include presentations from local manufacturers from Quinte, Kawartha and Northumberland on the keys for advanced manufacturing through innovation, collaboration and creating the mindset for employee success through leadership and training.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a trade show featuring products and services for manufacturers located within the Tri-Association catchment area. New this year, a “B2B Lounge” networking event and introduction of new start-up businesses to wrap up the Conference and Trade Show day.

The 2016 conference is sponsored by: Fleming College, Loyalist College, Northumberland County, RBC Royal Bank, Northumberland CFDC, Compressed Air Solutions Inc., Gastle & Associates, City of Belleville, City of Quinte West, Town of Cobourg, Cameco Corporation, Quinte Economic Development Commission, Manufacturing Resource Centre, Peterborough Economic Development, Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, Bel-Con Design-Builders Ltd., SABIC Innovative Plastics, Cam Tran Co. Ltd. CpK Interior Products, Chem-Ecol, and Ready Print.

For more information on the keynote speaker, please visit http://ofthesea.com/author/dr-roger-firestien/.

For more information on the event, please visit: http://thenma.ca/conference/

Cobourg, Ontario