Plans Under Way For Kansas Workforce Summit

Plans Under Way For Kansas Workforce Summit

Early bird registration rates for 12th annual Workforce Summit will be available until Oct. 26.

Plans are already well under way for the 12tg annual Kansas Workforce Summit, which will be held in Topeka in January.

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the Kansas Workforce Summit, has once again invited Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary Pat George to kick off the annual event.

Plans Under Way For Kansas Workforce Summit

The 2013 Summit will be held January 23 and 24 at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Maner Conference Center.  The Kansas Workforce Summit is a do not miss annual forum for employers, educators, community members, chamber representatives, legislators and government officials, and local workforce board members to address the new realities facing the workforce and economic development issues in Kansas.

The keynote speaker for the 2013 Kansas Workforce Summit will be Sunny Ackerman, Vice President and General Manager, Manpower. Ackerman will discuss what businesses are doing to hire and retain the right talent in a world where 49% of US employers are struggling to fill mission-critical positions.

She'll make connections to how the workforce system, economic development and education can support these evolving talent strategies, creating collaborative relationships and sustainable jobs.

Registrations are being taken and are limited to 300 participants. Take advantage of early-bird registration rates of $189 through October 26. The standard registration rate of $209 will apply after Oct. 26 and onsite registration, if available, will be $259.

The Summit hotel is the Capital Plaza in Topeka. A block of rooms for visitors to the summit will be reserved at government rates, available through Jan. 1, 2013. After Jan. 1, rooms, if available, will be at regular hotel rates.

For complete Summit information, visit or contact WKMA directly toll-free at 877-405-2883 or locally at 620-227-8082.

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