Georgia Employers Association Spring Conference Targets Opportunities for Georgia Businesses

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

The theme for the Georgia Employers’ Association 2018 Spring Conference is Strategies for a Better Business Environment. This year’s event will focus on opportunities and challenges for Georgia businesses in today’s expanding economic climate. Attendees will hear from business leaders, healthcare experts, and Georgia government representatives and will gain valuable perspectives to help them improve and grow their organizations.  The event is scheduled for April 15 - 17 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort.

“Today’s growing economy is providing some real opportunities for business growth,” comments GEA Executive Director, Mike McCurdy. “At the same time, businesses are facing challenges – a tight labor pool, healthcare and insurance challenges, and tough issues like workplace sexual harassment. This year’s conference is on point with excellent speakers and valuable and relevant content.”

Key speakers for the event include Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, who will provide information about the DOL’s efforts to assist employers when hiring is difficult. Navicent Health CEO, Dr. Ninfa Saunders, will address opportunities for cooperation between businesses and the medical community. Bart Gobeil, Senior Director of the Georgia Port Authority, will discuss progress at Georgia ports and the direct benefit to businesses in the state.

Other featured speakers for the event include Stuart Countess of Kia Motors, Judge Elizabeth Gobeil, Dr. Layne Meyers, and Jody Jernigan, Southeast CEO of the National Safety Council. Presentations include workplace health and wellness, problem-solving techniques, and a panel discussion on the effects of Opioids in the Workplace.

The GEA Spring Conference is designed for proactive business leaders and HR professionals.  Attendees will leave with new ideas and directions that will help their companies become more efficient, productive, and profitable.

Since 1981, Georgia Employers’ Association has provided a valuable resource that helps Georgia businesses manage risk, develop leadership capabilities, and build an engaged workforce. GEA is a single source for training, consulting services, legal resources and other products and professional services that members need to succeed.