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Lean Conference expected to draw 500 attendees

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WORCESTER, MA - On Wednesday and Thursday, October 7 & 8, 2009 hundreds of people, both those passionate about Lean philosophies and those curious to learn more and get started, will descend upon the DCU Center in Worcester Massachusetts for this stellar event. The line-up of internationally-recognized Lean Experts and authors includes David Mann*, Steven Spear*, David Meier*, Jean Cunningham*, Preston Smith, William Lareau*, Sheriff John Rutherford and many, many more Lean luminaries.

The theme of the conference this year is: "Everybody, Everyday: Creating a Culture of Total Employee Involvement".  Topics include: Management Buy-In, Employee Empowerment, Idea Systems, Outdistancing Your Competition, Stimulating Kaizen Thinking, Taking Office Kaizen to the Next Level, Using the Shingo Model to Build a Lasting Transformation, and Lean Beyond Manufacturing.
We are confident that the keynote speakers, panel discussions, break out sessions, networking and sharing opportunities and the two virtual plant tours will inform and inspire attendees. Even the sponsors were hand-selected to showcase products and services that can help you advance your continuous improvement journey.
It is the goal of the conference that these practical and powerful presentations will provide you and your team with valuable Lean knowledge, renewed energy, an expanded network of colleagues and the impetus to put the resources to good use. As a result, your organization can emerge from these trying economic times more profitable, more globally competitive and more committed to Lean. We envision the Northeastern and middle Atlantic US as a center for Lean excellence and a region that sustains a competitive edge.  
Massachusetts Lt. Governor Timothy Murray will be giving welcoming remarks to kick-off the event this year. If you are already on your lean journey or just getting familiar with the impact Lean can have on your bottom line, this conference is for you. If your company is doing great or is having a tough time in the prevailing economy, this conference is for you. If you work in a 10-person job shop or a 1,000 employee hospital, this conference is for you.
Here's what people had to say about the 2008 Northeast Shingo Conference:
"It was phenomenal. This is the best conference I have been to - fantastic. The keynotes and the plenary sessions were absolutely outstanding.  The speakers were outstanding, the atmosphere energizing and the networking with others was indispensible."
"Great knowledge, experience and energy"
"There was so much knowledge sharing occurring and ideas that were generated....it was completely worthwhile, let alone all the learning we can all still do"
"Great source of inspiration and insight into future possibilities in our plant!"

"Excellent way to motivate your team; direct access to lean experts was unbelievable!"
There will be plenty of learning opportunities to re-energize your Lean initiative, but you'll also get to do a lot of networking and hopefully have some fun too.  Don't delay; make your plans to attend today! Visit www.neshingoprize.org or call 617-287-7630 to register.