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 shaping 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.

Next World Productivity Congress

After a successful India Congress in 1974, the World Productivity Congress 2020 was  being organised once again in India alongside World of Manufacturing, an international trade fair for Factory Automation, Digital Factory and Warehousing in Bangalore from 6 – 8 May 2020 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore.

Unfortunately, the Congress has had to be postponed as we follow advice from health experts regarding the Coronavirus situation We will reschedule the event once the global health and travel situations are back to normal.

For brief details of all past Congresses (listed below), please go to the Congress Archive. (This will open in a separate window/tab.  Simply close this when finished.)

  • 2017 Bahrain
  • 2015 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 2010 Antalya, Turkiye
  • 2008 Sun City, South Africa
  • 2006 Shenyang, China
  • 2001 Hong Kong/Beijing China
  • 1999 Edinburgh Scotland
  • 1997 Santiago Chile
  • 1995 Istanbul Turkey
  • 1993 Stockholm Sweden
  • 1990 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • 1988 Montreal Canada
  • 1986 Jakarta Indonesia
  • 1984 Oslo Norway
  • 1981 Detroit USA
  • 1977 Sydney Australia
  • 1974 Bombay India
  • 1969 London United Kingdom