Haere Mai, Welcome!
It gives us great pleasure to have the honour in hosting the APQO 2016 Conference in Rotorua, New Zealand. This Conference has only been held once before in New Zealand in over 20 years.
We have chosen to host this mega event in Rotorua, a fascinating city filled with Maori culture, thermal hot springs and mud pools. 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 formulated the timetable for the 3-day event preceded by our Welcome Reception on Sunday 20th November.
Our goal is that you will want to stay for every minute and soak up the experience and enjoy our unique “kiwi” hospitality. Before or after the Conference there will be time to snatch some precious moments in our world-renowned scenic paradise.
The timing is excellent with the 2015 standards being released and all we need is for you to be there to partake and support this event. Register now as an attendee or visit the sponsorship and exhibition page to find out more information on how to become a sponsor or exhibitor.
We look forward to seeing you in Rotorua in November 2016!
Abraham Fenn, Tony Stephenson
Central Conference Committee NZOQ