The prestigious PDI organization (Professional Development Institute), owner of the Lean transformation methodology 20 Keys ®, chose to hold the Annual International 20 Keys® Conference in Bulgaria with its major partner Next Consult.
"We are delighted that we are going to host the Annual 20 Keys® conference for the third time. This is great recognition for our efforts and expertise as a partner of the methodology for 6 years now."– said Toshko Petkov, Partner Business Consulting at Next Consult.
"The Lean Journey to Operational Excellence" is the motto of the 27th International 20 Keys® Conference, which will be held on 21-24 October in Sofia.
Dr. Yoshi Kobayashi – President of PDI, leading Lean consultant and owner of the methodology 20 Keys ® will be a special event guest.
"This year the Conference will take place within four days, in which the participants will have the opportunity to hear live world-class Lean consultants and to visit some of the best Lean production companies in Bulgaria. Among them is the Coca-Cola HBC factory in Kostinbrod, the Sensata Technologies factory in Plovdiv, Europe’s largest and the world's second-largest aircraft repair base of Lufthansa Technik in Sofia, the factories of our 20 Keys ® customers Rollplast and HL-Topmix. It is going to be a really exciting and useful experience for all those who want to get acquainted in practice with Lean. For the comfort of the participants we have ensured organized transport during the tours. "– added Mr. Petkov.
The official part of the Conference will be held on October 22nd at 8:00 at Sofia Hotel Balkan, and the main themes are dedicated to the three pillars of the 20 Keys ®: Produce better, Produce cheaper and Deliver faster. Guests will have the opportunity to hear also about employee engagement through Lean, as well as the success stories of Daimler AG – one of the most prominent Lean leaders in Europe, KAPCI Coatings – a world leader in the production of industrial paints and coatings, etc.
The lectures will be led by Huibie Jones, Managing Director of ODI (Organization Development Institute), Robert Hierl, CEO of Leadership-Services, Shereen Mosallam, Operations Manager at Symbios Solutions, Toshko Petkov, Partner Business Consulting at Next Consult, Georgi Filchev, Lean Manager at Daimler AG, etc.
"An event of this magnitude, related to Lean, does not happen every day in Bulgaria. That is why we invite all business representatives who are interested in improving their company operations to get involved. We will be glad to be able to help more Bulgarian companies to upgrade their processes with our experience and that of the international experts, as we do for our customers.", said Orlin Dochev, Managing Partner of Next Consult.
Information and event tickets can be found here. Seats are limited!