2018 will be a pivotal year for auditors, with the transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, as well as the release of ISO 45001 and ISO 19011. To effectively address these themes, the IAS will be organized into five tracks that will run throughout the two-week event:

Quality (ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949, AS9100, and TL 9000)

Learn the key differences between ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 9001:2008 and what you need to know about the transition. This track will also address IATF 18949, AS9100, and TL 9000.

Track Chair – Nigel Croft, International Chair ISO/TC 176 SC 2

Dr. Nigel H. Croft has been actively involved in quality management since 1974, when he began his career in the British steel industry as a student apprentice, and is now recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in quality management and conformity assessment of management systems.

Learn more about Nigel Croft here

Environmental (ISO 14001:2015)

Hear experts discuss ISO 14001:2015 and other relevant standards and what they means for environmental auditing.

Track Chair – Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Advisor, IEMA

Martin Baxter leads on IEMA’s policy and external engagement activity. Baxter works in the UK, and internationally, to support the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient, and sustainable economy.

Learn more about Martin Baxter here

Food Safety (ISO 22000, SQF Edition 8, NFSA, and more)

Listen to food safety experts discuss the latest food safety news, including their thoughts on ISO 22000, SQF Edition 8, and NFSA.

Track Chair – Dijana Green, Elevating Food Safety

Dijana Green is president of Elevating Food Safety, an Australian leading expert in the food and beverage industry. Green has worked in the industry for 28 years as an international auditor, consultant, and trainer.

Learn more about Dijana Green here

Integrated Management Systems (Managing Multiple Management Systems)

Learn how organizations are implementing, managing, and making the most of their integrated management systems.

Track Chair – Chad Kymal, CTO and founder of Omnex Inc.

Chad Kymal is the CTO and founder of Omnex Inc., an international consulting and training organization headquartered in the United States. After graduating from the General Motors Institute, Chad spent a number of years working at General Motors and KPMG before founding Omnex Inc. in 1986. Over the course of Chad’s successful career, he has served on the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners and has received numerous quality achievement awards, including the Quality Professional of the Year award by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Automotive Division in 2005.

Learn more about Chad Kymal here

Occupational Health and Safety (ISO 45001)

Occupational health and safety is one of the hottest recent topics with the highly awaited ISO 45001 standard to be released early 2018. Hear experts discuss what this means for the industry and how to approach working with the new standard.

Track Chair – David Solomon, Master Builders Association

David Solomon has worked in the building and construction industry for more than 29 years. Solomon is the head of the Standards Australia international delegation for the development of ISO 45001.

Learn more about David Solomon here

Auditor Skills (Essential Information for Better Auditing)

Hear the world’s top auditing and standards expert’s discuss auditing tactics and reveal their newest tips using practical, real-world examples.

Track Chair – Denise Robitaille, Chair ISO PC 307

Denise Robitaille is the author of 13 books, including her latest: ISO 9001:2015 Handbook for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. She is chair of ISO PC 302 and an active member of the US TAG to ISO/TC 176. She has participated internationally in standards development for over 15 years.

Learn more about Denise Robitaille here

Plus, we will also have updates on ISO 19011, ISO 13485, and other standards and developments in the auditing profession.

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