Conference Chair’s Message
Change is an integral part of the ISO 9001:2015 standard. It is also an integral part of the 2018 ISO 9000 WORLD CONFERENCE. This year’s conference will not only continue its tradition of providing relevant topics with leading experts in their respective fields, but it is changing the conference format to broaden opportunities for conference attendees. The ISO 9000 World Conference will kick off on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 4, 2018, with a keynote address by and reception with Captain Sully Sullenberger. This joint session and reception with the Lean Six Sigma Conference will also provide an excellent opportunity to network and sets the stage for learning.
Keynote sessions have been established for Thursday morning and Friday afternoon. These joint sessions will allow you to hear from some of the leading experts with backgrounds that vary from corporate executives to individual practitioners on some of the most relevant topics related to quality management system implementation and sustainment.
A different format for workshops has also been developed. Workshops will be offered on both Wednesday and Saturday to give attendees the opportunity to schedule their participation in a manner that best fits their schedule.
With all the changes in format, one thing that will not change is the focus to provide a program that is relevant and to provide the best opportunities for learning and networking. Our program is focused on the ISO 9001:2015 transition and its related sector specific standard, but it will also provide relevant information to those organizations who have completed the transition for sustaining their quality management system after the transition is complete.
We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!
Lorri Hunt, Chair, 2018 ISO 9000 World Conference