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The Upside of the Downturn is the focus for the 19th Annual Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum

Mountain View, Calif., – March 2, 2010 – Staffing Industry Analysts, the premier provider of market intelligence about the contingent workforce, announced today that Geoff Colvin, author and Senior Editor of Fortune will be the keynote speaker at its 2010 Executive Forum Conference, March 17-19, 2010 in Las Vegas. Colvin will discuss ten management strategies to prevail in the recession and thrive in the aftermath.

The Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum is expected to attract 500 senior level executives from staffing companies in the United States, Canada and around the world. In addition to Colvin’s keynote address, the event will feature the Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award. The award was created in honor of Staffing Industry Analysts’ founder Peter Yessne and acknowledges innovations from individuals in the staffing industry. This year’s finalists are:

Max Messmer, CEO, Robert Half International, Inc.

Michael Miles, Chairman, Seaton Corporation

Harold Mills,CEO, ZeroChaos, Inc.

Steve Vesce, Managing Director, Endgame Advisors

Michael Willis, Chairman, Willis Group of Companies

“Each of these individuals has contributed an unparalleled innovation to the staffing industry,” said Barry Asin, President, Staffing Industry Analysts. “It has been an inspiring journey to move through the nomination process and the voting for the individual who our Corporate Members believe is the most innovative,” Asin went on to say. Staffing Industry analysts solicited nominations from its Corporate Membership as well as readers of its magazine SI Review. Nominations were reviewed by a committee of Staffing Industry Analysts’ researchers and editors and five finalists were chosen. The five finalists were then presented to Staffing Industry Analysts Corporate Membership to vote for the winner. The winner will be announced at the Executive Forum on Thursday, March 18, 2010.

Attendees of the Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum are senior executives from staffing firms of all sizes, including industry leaders such as Adecco, Robert Half and Manpower; as well as leaders from companies that were rated as some of the Best Staffing Companies to Work for, such as LiquidAgents Healthcare, Hire
Dynamics, and firstPRO, Inc. Attendees will be treated to Executive Perspectives from leaders at Apex Systems, Staff Management and Allegis Group. Acknowledging the increasingly global impact of staffing, this year the Executive Forum also features a European Staffing Track.

To register for the conference, visit For more information, contact Staffing Industry Analysts, Member Services, 800.950.9496, or email

About Staffing Industry Analysts

Staffing Industry Analysts is the premier advisory service about the contingent workforce. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company’s proprietary research, award winning content, data, support tools, publications, and executive conferences provide a competitive edge to decision-makers who supply and buy temporary staffing. In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts also covers these related staffing service sectors: third-party placement, outplacement, and staff leasing (PEOs). Founded in 1989, acquired by Crain Communications Inc. in 2008, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England. For more information:

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