World Productivity Congress
A Premier Global Forum on Productivity Development

World Productivity Congress

The World Productivity Congress is the premier global convention dealing with productivity development. It is organized on a partnership basis between the World Confederation of Productivity Science and a host organization which is normally a Network Partner of the WCPS. 

The Congress brings together a distinguished group of leading businessmen, industrialists, scholars, politicians, administrators and productivity experts from around the globe and from all sectors of industry, commerce and public service. It is this breadth of expertise and experience that makes the Congress an important event for shaping future governmental approaches to productivity development, and for defining future organizational strategies.

Though each Congress has a particular theme, and specific sub-themes or tracks around which the program is structured, the Congress is industry neutral. Similarly, though a particular Congress may – for obvious reasons connected with its geographic location – include particular elements relating to a particular region or nation, the Congress is essentially geographically neutral.

Presentations at the Congress include both invited presentations (keynotes and plenary sessions) and presentations resulting from a Call for Papers to the academic and business communities.

A highlight of each World Productivity Congress is the induction of new Fellows of WAPS. 

Past Congresses

2017 Bahrain 

18th WPC -- Bahrain                   

"New Roads to Innovation and Higher Productivity"

April 02-04, 2017


2015 Canada

17th WPC -- Halifax, Canada

"Big Data Analytics for Productivity"

October 19-22, 2015

2010 Turkey

16th WPC -- Antalya, Turkey       

"Creating a Socially, Economically and Environmentally Responsible World"

November 02-05, 2010

2008 South Africa

15th WPC -- Sun City, S. Africa

"Competing in the Global Economy: Leading through Productivity"

September 21-24, 2008

2006 China

14th WPC -- Shenyang, China

"Pursuing Sustainable and Scientific Growth in Productivity and Performance"

October 08-10, 2006

2001 China

12th WPC -- Hong Kong and Beijing, China

"Creating Wealth in the Connected Economy"

November 05-10, 2001

1999 Scotland

11th WPC -- Edinburgh, Scotland 

"Revitalizing the Organization"

October 03-06, 1999

1997 Chile

10th WPC -- Santiago, Chile

"Productivity is the Key to Unlimited Success at All Human Levels"

October 12-15, 1997

1995 Turkey

9th WPC -- Istanbul, Turkey

"New Visions and Strategies for the Next Century: People, Technology and Productivity"

June 04-07, 1995

1993 Sweden

8th WPC -- Stockholm, Sweden

"The Market Economy -- The Strategy for Growth"

May 23-27, 1993

1990 Malaysia

7th WPC -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

"Creating Lasting Change"

November 19-22, 1990

1988 Canada

6th WPC -- Montreal, Canada

"Learning from Experience: Winners, Losers and Forerunners"

September 25-28, 1988

1986 Indonesia

5th WPC -- Jakarta, Indonesia

"Productivity as the Driving Force in National and World Development"

April 13-16, 1986

1984 Norway

4th WPC -- Oslo, Norway

"The New World of Productivity"

May 12-16, 1984

1981 U.S.A.

1977 Australia

2nd WPC -- Sydney, Australia

September 26-30, 1977

1973 India

1st WPC -- Bombay, India

"Productivity Science for the Progress of Mankind"

December 10-13, 1973

1969 U.K.

WPC -- London, U.K.

"Work Study, Productivity and the World Standard of Living"

April 1969

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