Jason Ortner

Last week I attended the 2010 California Staffing Professionals (CSP) conference.  This year’s event was held at the wonderful Pacific Palm Resort in Industry Hills.

The theme at this year’s conference was; From Survive to Thrive.  It was clear from the start that each person there was looking to make 2010 the best year ever.  Everyone there was such a pleasure to talk with.  As someone new to the CSP conference, I was welcomed into the group right from the start.

For an industry within a state said to have been hit the hardest during this economic down turn, they sure knew how to rally behind each other to promote strength.  The speakers selected for this conference did an excellent job of covering topics relevant to the current economic state of CA along with ways to enhance businesses in both sales and brand awareness.   Craig Silverman kicked off Friday with a strong presentation titled: “Turning 2010 into the best year ever” and Bob Davies got people thinking on Saturday morning with his presentation titled: “The 1.2% Factor: How one small change leads to large results”.

Yes, attendance was down and there were less exhibitors then past conferences, but the energy was high and the atmosphere was lively.  Exhibitors who I spoke with said traffic was great and the people who stopped were focused and motivated.  I (Avionté) experienced a high level of traffic due in part to being the only staffing software vendor to exhibit this year, which I am told is the first in CSP Conference history.

Personally for me I got the most out of the networking events scheduled throughout the conference.  The opportunity to talk with someone in a relaxed setting opened the door to much richer conversations.  The owner / exhibitor reception and the PAC party were well attended and full of excitement.  For future conferences attendees, these are the events you don’t want to miss!

Thank you to everyone who I had the pleasure of talking with.  If we didn’t talk during the conference and you are interested in learning more about our dynamic software, please contact me.  It would be my pleasure to share with you how Avionté can assist your business in making this your best year ever.

A special thank you to the CSP Conference committee for all of their hard work and energy spent making this conference shine.    They set the bar high for all future CSP Conferences.  I look forward to the opportunity to see everyone next year in San Diego!

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