ISO/TC 176 'Quality management and quality assurance': 27 November - 2 December 2016

Venue

Venue for the ISO/TC 176 meeting is Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam, situated in the city center of the main port of Europe. With the green, elliptical office tower and the grand staircase at the entrance and catchers monument radiates naturally allure.

Postillion Convention Centre WTC has the highest rating of 5 hammer classification.
Sustainability is an important issue within the Postillion Convention Centre WTC. It has got the highest standard at the international Green Key qualification. Corporate social responsibility is implemented company wide.

Accessibility

Postillion WTC Rotterdam - Beursplein 37 - 3011 AA Rotterdam NL
T +31 (0) 10 405 44 62

Accessibility by plane
- Rotterdam The Hague Airport: 15 minutes by taxi or bus to the city center
- Amsterdam Schiphol Airport : 25 minutes by train to Rotterdam Central Station; 5-10 minutes by taxi, metro or tram to the venue
- Brussels Airport Zaventhem: 1.45h by international train (Thalys) to Rotterdam Central Station

Meeting week general

All meetings are scheduled between Sunday 27 November and Friday 2 December 2016 (8.30 and 17.30h) in meeting rooms in Postillion WTC Congress Centre. The Shipping Hall is the place for coffee and tea breaks during the day.

Lunch breaks give you the opportunity to stroll through the city center to one of the many lunch rooms and restaurants. Suggestions and a map are available in the Restaurant Guide. Several restaurants offer our delegates a special congress menu and one free drink for € 27,50.

New in the neighbourhood are:
The Market Hall: The first covered market in the Netherlands, is a place where good food and unique housing are harmoniously combined in a spectacular arch with 96 unique stalls and 20 shops and restaurants.
Roots in Hilton (in the guide as Hilton Bar & Restaurant): High quality cooking with seasonal ingredients.

SC 3 meetings marked 'provisonal'

Depending on the outcome of the systematic review, two new WG's are to be formed for the revision of the standard.

Download the meeting schedule

Welcome reception

The city council of Rotterdam invites all delegates to join the welcome reception in the City Hall on Monday 28 November (1800-1930h). The City Hall is located near Postillion WTC Rotterdam.

'Quality >> growth'

Parallel to the meetings NEN organizes the international congress on Thursday 1 December, theme: 'Quality >> Growth ‘Opportunities for quality management in a disruptive era’.

We prepared a unique program for directors and managers of multinational companies and other organizations where quality is an integral part of the business operations. With a breakfast session, plenary and industry-specific sessions, we offer our national relations an excellent opportunity to meet and learn from the leading experts.

Congress theme:
The world is changing rapidly. Many startups bring brilliant disruptive innovations to the market. We are in an era of major macro-economic changes as like the upcoming Brexit and other countries that evaluate the concept ‘Europe’. We have increasing challenges in the field of sustainability. All this can be very challenging for traditional organizations. To secure growth the (international) quality policy must be in order, risks should be divined and be in control.

More information, the congress programme and our special offer for delegates of ISO/TC 176 will be available soon.

Welcome reception

The city council of Rotterdam invites all delegates to join the welcome reception in the City Hall on Monday 28 November (1800-1930h). The City Hall is located near Postillion WTC Rotterdam.

'Quality >> growth'

Parallel to the meetings NEN organizes the international congress on Thursday 1 December, theme: 'Quality >> Growth ‘Opportunities for quality management in a disruptive era’.

We prepared a unique program for directors and managers of multinational companies and other organizations where quality is an integral part of the business operations. With a breakfast session, plenary and industry-specific sessions, we offer our national relations an excellent opportunity to meet and learn from the leading experts.

Congress theme:
The world is changing rapidly. Many startups bring brilliant disruptive innovations to the market. We are in an era of major macro-economic changes as like the upcoming Brexit and other countries that evaluate the concept ‘Europe’. We have increasing challenges in the field of sustainability. All this can be very challenging for traditional organizations. To secure growth the (international) quality policy must be in order, risks should be divined and be in control.

More information, the congress programme and our special offer for delegates of ISO/TC 176 will be available soon.

Selected hotels

We made a selection of hotels in the surroundings of the meeting venue Postillion WTC in various luxury and price ranges and negotiated special rates for delegates to this meeting.

* Bilderberg Parkhotel
* Rotterdam Marriott hotel
* Inntel Rotterdam Centre & Mainport hotel
* nhow Rotterdam hotel
* NH Atlanta Rotterdam hotel

Go to "Selected hotels Rotterdam'

Hotel room reservations are to be made on an individual basis at the hotel of your own choice.
Please use code "ISO/TC 176 meeting" if requested.

Note:
Reservations and payment should be made directly to the hotel of your choice.
Please note that any cancellations or changes made to reservations will need to be made directly with the hotel, and NEN nor any other sponsor or organizer accepts liability for reservations or cancellations. Any questions regarding your hotel reservation should be directed to the hotel.

Passports/VISA/Vaccinations

Delegates from outside the "Schengen area of Europe" are advised to check with their local travel agency about regulations regarding passports, visas and vaccinations and, particularly, about the time required for obtaining a visa if necessary.
Information can be obtained from the nearest Netherlands embassy, consulate or diplomatic mission. More information: http://www.government.nl/issues/visa-for-the-netherlands-and-the-caribbean-parts-of-the-kingdom.

NEN invitation letter for VISA

Please indicate upon your registration that you need an official invitation letter to this meeting.
Complete and return the VISA detail form by e-mail to provide the necessary details to prepare your invitation letter in time.
Download the "VISA detail form"

Other

Climate
The average weather in November is unstable and chilly. Rainfall is common with an average day temperature between 4 and 10 degrees Celsius.

Currency: euro (€)
Exchange at any bank (opening hours 09:00 h – 17:00 h), and in most of the larger hotels. Bank notes are issued in the following denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50 euro (100, 200, and 500 euro are usually not accepted).
Coins in use: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents, and 1 & 2 euro.

Electricity supply
In the Netherlands the standard voltage is 230 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type C / F. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs.

Registration

Registration is open for P or O members and liaisons to ISO/TC 176 only!
Online registration closes on 10 November.
For logistic reasons don’t forget to indicate special diets, in which hotel you have booked a room; which meetings you will attend as expert and/or delegate and which working group meetings you wish to visit.

Badges
Upon registration participants will receive a badge including their name and country. Participants are requested to wear this badge during the meeting and social events.

Registration desk
Open daily half an hour before the meetings start for picking up badges and questions.
Location: Shipping Hall of Postillion WTC

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