Canada & Greenland Region: Quality Conference Highlights

Overcoming Adversity: A Leap Forward
(Surmonter l’adversité : Un bond en avant)

Hybrid Conference, hosted by ASQ Vancouver

This year’s ASQ Canada Conference on Quality and Business Excellence was hosted by ASQ Vancouver Section 408 on November 19th, to mark World Quality Month.  It also became the first hybrid event hosted post-pandemic by ASQ Vancouver. Around 120 quality professionals attended the conference, with experts from various industries, plus academicians, students, and other friends of the quality community. More than forty attendees joined the sessions online from various parts of Canada.

Amongst the attendees were out-of-province ASQ member-leaders, including Puneet Manchanda, Regional Director of ASQ Canada and Greenland Region, Cecilia Barrios, Edmonton Section Chair and Member Leaders Shireen Fader of Calgary and Sumith Kahanda from Saskatchewan.

The organizing committee included ASQ Vancouver Section Chair Fuat Ramazanov, the Voice of Customer Chair Natella Isazada, and the Publicity Chair Louis Blais. As faculty members of Acsenda Management School in Vancouver, they are grateful to their partner organization Acsenda for accommodating the conference on their campus in the heart of downtown. ASQ Vancouver would also like to extend their gratitude to all sponsor organizations and to other Canadian Sections of ASQ who supported the conference.

Conference presentations generated a lot of interest in the audience. Among the speakers there were a 3x-Olympian, a Canadian track and field athlete completing in the javelin throw; Quality and Continuous Improvement Experts; Best-Selling Author and Podcast Host; Corporate Creativity expert, artist and coach; Corporate Reputation Management Expert; Operations and Technology Management Expert; Ergonomist and Occupational Hygiene Officer; as well certified quality auditors participating in the moderated panel discussion.
The day was packed with engaging sessions, networking opportunities, quality-related trivia games, catered meal and coffee breaks, door prizes and volunteer appreciation. The event was also attended by Acsenda top management who acknowledged the land the conference was conducted on and expressed their gratitude for the partnership with ASQ which is a mutually beneficial relationship that allows Acsenda students to learn through volunteering and to expand their horizons.

Congratulations to the organizing committee.

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