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ASQC: ISO 9000 SYMPOSIUM TO BE HELD IN NATION'S CAPITAL

 MILWAUKEE, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint ISO, ANSI, and ASQC ISO 9000 Forum Application Symposium will be held for the first time in the United States Oct. 7-8, 1993, at the Washington Hilton & Towers in Washington.
 The symposium will provide current international perspectives on the initiatives and issues surrounding the ISO 9000 series of standards. The ISO 9000 series is designed to create technological and economic cooperation among countries throughout the world.
 The theme will be "An International Technology Transfer."
 Highlights of the two-day conference include:
 -- Keynote addresses from Lawrence D. Eicher, secretary-general of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and Reginald Shaughnessy, chairman, ISO/TC176 on quality management and assurance.
 -- ISO 9000 myths and rumors dispelled by those who develop and draft the standards.
 -- Networking with quality professionals who are facing the challenges of becoming ISO 9000 registered.
 -- Interactive panel discussions.
 -- Meeting registrars face-to-face.
 In the past, the Symposium has been held in France, Japan, Australia, Italy, Turkey and Mexico, among other countries.
 Experts from Volvo, ISO, Georgia Institute of Technology, Philips Consumer Electronics Group, Stone & Webster Inc., ELF ATOCHEM, U.S. Department of Commerce, and international delegates, will be among those featured as speakers throughout the conference.
 Detailed information about the conference can be obtained by calling ASQC's customer service center at 800-248-1946.
 Founded in 1946, ASQC (American Society for Quality Control) is the quality source for information on the development, promotion, and application of quality strategies and techniques. The professional, not- for-profit association is headquartered in Milwaukee and serves over 125,000 individual and nearly 1,000 sustaining members. ASQC administers, on behalf of ANSI, the Secretariat of the ANSI ASC Z-1 Committee on Quality Assurance.
 The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private nonprofit membership organization that coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards system, bringing together interests from the private and public sectors to develop voluntary standards for a wide array of U.S. industries. ANSI is the official U.S. member body to the world's leading standards bodies -- the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), via the U.S. National Committee (USNC).
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: The conference is free to all media. Those who wish to attend can register by calling ASQC's conferences and exhibits department at 800-248-1946. On-site registration is also available./
 /CONTACT: Helaine Hickson or Dick Sandretti of ASQC, 800-248-1946/


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