22nd APQO (Asia Pacific Quality) Conference will be held in Rotorua, New Zealand on November 20-23, 2016
To make it a special event for all attending , we have chosen Rotorua the thermal city filled with fascinating Maori culture, hot springs and mud pools to host this mega event. Our programme will feature speakers who will be sharing with passion their journeys in the integration of Quality, Health and Safety, and Environment. As a small country New Zealand is often seen as an ideal small market to test new ideas before launching onto a wider market base.
The three new ISO standards (9001:2015, 14001:2015 and 45001:2016) will provide us with a significant base on which to build our industry stories and experiences. The call for papers will allow speakers and attendees from any country to tell us about their experiences and we welcome your submissions via the Conference website. Enhancing the presentations at the Conference, a site visit programme will be made available to showcase some of the presentations and workshops.
The APQO 2016 Conference will see the inclusion of a Business Excellence Competition forming an integral part of the Conference. Networking has been on top of our mind as we formulate the timetable for the 3 day event. Our goal being you will want to stay for every minute and soak up the experience and enjoy our unique “kiwi” hospitality. Before or after the Conference will be time to snatch some precious moments in our world renowned scenic paradise.
The timing is excellent as the 2015 standards are being released late this year and all we need is you to be there to partake and support this event. Start planning now by sending in your expression of interest as an attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, speaker or workshop leader as this will be an event to help all members of APQO.
We look forward to seeing you in Rotorua in November 2016.
Tony Stephenson, Abraham Fenn and Mark Simich
Central Conference Committee NZOQ