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The Quality in Ireland 2012 Conference will be held in The Clarion Hotel, Sligo from 9am to 4pm on Friday March, 30th. Conference fee is €95.  To register a place and for further information please visit Quality In Ireland

Lecturer in Quality, Dr Bob Kennedy, said that in times of recession, people always turn to quality; “In the boom times when there’s a push on productivity, people feel they are too busy to be concerned about quality processes and the discipline it imposes, but in times of recession people and organisations rightly become aware that quality provides a competitive advantage at little cost.”

Dr Kennedy said that it’s estimated that 25 per cent of profit in organisations is lost due to staff having to repeat tasks because of the lack of quality processes; “Ensuring that the right processes in place may involve an initial output by organisations, but if they consider what the lack of quality is costing them - the justification is very clear.”

Speakers at the Quality in Ireland Conference will include:

  • Mr. Maurice Buckley, Chief Executive Officer National Standards Authority of Ireland
  • Mr. George Wilson, Quality Excellence Dept. Centre for Competitiveness Northern Ireland
  • Mr. Mark Fielding, Chief Executive Officer Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association
  • Mr. Tom Kelly, Manager, Life-sciences, Electronics and Clean-tech Enterprise Ireland
  • Mr. Jim O’Toole, Quality Assurance Manager Bord Bia
  • Mrs Irene Collins, Managing Director. Excellence Ireland Quality Association
  • Dr. Deirdre Mulholland, Head of Standards and Methodology Health Information and Quality Authority
  • Mr. Sean McEwen, Senior Director Global Quality Operations Abbott Laboratories
  • Mr. Rody Ryan, Director, Goldcert Management Systems Ltd


The Clarion Hotel Sligo - special reduced B&B rates apply

IT Sligo Contact:

Bob Kennedy PhD., Co-ordinator L9 PGD Quality.
Tel: 353 (0)71 91 55 317