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Excellence in Quality Conference, 03-04.07.2017, Lucerne, Switzerland




3 July, Monday


Registration and morning coffee /tea


Official Opening & Welcome Addresses

-Prof. John Netting, Director General, Europe Business Assembly, UK

-Welcome addresses from VIP Forum Partners

-‘EBA Experts and Oxford Hub’ Presentation:

Introduction of the lead experts and advanced learning courses for business processes & quality improvement by Oxford Business Expert Centre (Oxford, UK)


‘From Quality to Excellence – Models of Excellence’

Business Working Session

Moderator: Michael Derrer, Director General of Ascent Swiss Business Management AG (Switzerland) and Director of the Swiss Institute of Quality Standards (SIQS)

Key-note presentations and topics to be covered:

1) ‘Quality as the Key Driver of the Social Change. Life Quality as the Hallmark of the Territory Investment Attractiveness’

2) ‘Quality Culture as a Global Business Trend’

3) ‘Quality: Focus on Environment and Social Responsibility’

4) ‘Quality as an Effective Tool of Reputation Management and Customer Loyalty’

5) Healthcare in Switzerland as a Global Quality Standard

Case study of the lead national and global brands bespoke for quality management


Lunch and networking


Modules & Panels

Module 1: ‘Quality in Education: Trends, Strategies, Practices’


Presenter: Dr. Rui Verde, Author, Professor of Law, Human Rights Adviser, Head of Law & Economics Department, AU Oxford, Ph.D. Law, University of Newcastle, UK.

Pitches from rectors and senior management of regional Universities and higher educational institutions participating in the workshop, and following panel discussion.


Module 2: ‘Quality in Healthcare Services: Global Standards for Medical Travel Facilitators’

Expert Meeting and Q&A with Vincenzo Costigliola, President of the European Medical Association (Belgium).

Presentations from the leading regional healthcare centers, hospitals, medical travel agents, Universities, Medical Research Institutions, and ‘Best Medical Practice’ project participants.


Evening Welcome Cocktail and Official Photo Session


‘Excellence in Quality’ Award Ceremony

Honouring regional leaders in the quality sphere

Gala dinner, traditional Swiss musical entertainment, photo/ video session and networking opportunities.

All participants and guests are permitted to take photographs and video at the event.

Language of the ceremony is English.

Dress code: Men - business suit, dinner jacket or tail coat, women - evening/cocktail dress.


4 July, Tuesday


Excursions with Swiss Flavour Day

Assembly point: Lobby
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern 5*, Schweizerhofquai CH-6002 Lucerne


Authentic Swiss Tour – Lucerne

Agreements and business visits (Through the day upon preliminary agreement)

To apply for the International Socrates Awards 2017 please click the button.


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