Staffing Industry Analysts Announces Keynote Speakers for 23rd Annual Executive Forum, the Leading Staffing Industry Event

Three powerful speakers – Sheahan, Kawasaki and Beaulieu Bring Innovation and Inspiration to One Stage

Mountain View, Calif. – March 6, 2014 - Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work, today announced its complete lineup of keynote speakers for the 2014 Executive Forum taking place March 18-21 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA. This year’s theme, Differentiate or Dissolve, will attract staffing and recruiting executives from around the world to the annual event.

On Wednesday, Peter Sheahan, founder and CEO of ChangeLabs and best-selling author, will explore best-practices from multiple industries that have experienced similar transformative change in “FLIP: Differentiated Strategies to Make It Big in the Changing World of Work.” Guy Kawasaki, a Silicon Valley business advisor and author, in the Thursday session, “The Art of Innovation,” lays out the strategic steps to create new products and services. Thursday’s keynote “Fiscal Reality,” Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics, author and provocateur, discusses the best course of action for firms who are proactive to the economic expansion anticipated for 2015 and beyond based on an objective, verifiable reality.

During the conference, Tony Martin, chairman of Empresaria, a publicly listed global staffing firm traded in London, will receive the 2014 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award. “Tony Martin is one of the true leaders in the staffing industry,” said Barry Asin, president of Staffing Industry Analysts. “During his career, Tony has been a leader in the globalization of professional and specialty staffing businesses. His vision and drive has been critical to the increasingly global scope of the industry. I am proud to present the 2014 Peter Yessne Leadership Award to Tony.”

The Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award is an annual award created to honor the accomplishments of founder and former chairman of Staffing Industry Analysts, Peter Yessne. The award recognizes an individual who is a thought-leader and trailblazer and who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in growing and developing the industry.

The 2014 Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum, the largest in its 23 year history, attracts CEOs, owners and top level executives from all sectors of the staffing industry. The conference will feature 40 educational sessions with 100 speakers over four days, and more than 80 sponsors and exhibitors. For more information or to register for Executive Forum, visit Or contact Staffing Industry Analysts' member services at 800-950-9496 or

About Staffing Industry Analysts
Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on contingent work. 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 related staffing sectors. The company provides accreditation with its Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program. Founded in 1989, acquired by Crain Communications Inc. in 2008, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England. 

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