The “Innovation Series” is a new initiative of Creative Oklahoma that invites nationally and internationally recognized business leaders to share their insights on challenges facing businesses in the 21st century and how they have advanced creativity and innovation within the workplace environment.
Jamie Gallagher is this event's speaker, President of Faber Castell.
Description | It is unfortunate but true. Still too often we view "creativity" as a discretionary, ambiguous, and uncomfortable notion for real businesses with real challenges. What can we do with it to make "creativity" work hard for us in our daily business. Where in the organization does it fit? How can we effectively and credibly introduce it? And most of all, what difference does it make anyway?
Faber-Castell, established in 1761 by the cabinet maker Kaspar Faber (1730-1784†), is one of the oldest industrial companies in the world. The company is the world’s leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils with a varied range of products for writing, drawing and creative design, as well as decorative cosmetics. Faber-Castell is renowned for its high quality, innovative products, commitment to tradition, and environmental awareness.
Today Faber-Castell operates 14 production sites in 10 countries, markets its products through 25 sales/distribution organizations and is represented in 120 different countries. In addition, Creativity for Kids is represented in 50 countries around the world. The Creativity for Kids brand continues its well-deserved reputation as a consistent provider of quality, innovative, and thoughtful products for children that consist of both classic and trendy creative activities. Today, many Creativity for Kids products include Faber-Castell art supplies as components that enrich the creative experience. Creativity for Kids craft kits have received many awards from organizations such as Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Dr. Toy, The National Parenting Center, ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) and the TIA (Toy Industry Association), plus recognition in national publications such as Parents Magazine and Good Housekeeping.
Faber-Castell USA is proud of its longevity and what it represents – consistent delivery of a quality experience in all areas of business. More than 150 years after the company’s first appearance in the United States, Lothar von Faber’s legacy is nicely summed up in his own statement, “From the start I was determined to raise myself to the highest rank by making the best that can be made in the world. Faber-Castell USA is committed to staying true to this vision of quality, tradition, and innovation now and in the future.
** The easiest parking for this venue is located at the Arts district parking garage at 431 W. Main, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102**