IQNET celebrates 25 years with a Forum
This year’s 27th General Assembly was hosted by APCER, the Portuguese partner in the global IQNet network, in the seaside city of Estoril, near Lisboa. As part of this event, APCER organized a forum on "Conformity Assessment: Trends and Challenges".
This forum was attended by a wide range of national and international experts from various stakeholders, to include the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the Portuguese Institute of Quality (IPQ). With this forum, APCER congratulated the IQNet network for 25 years of sharing knowledge and experiences, promoting the analysis and reflection on topics related to conformity assessment, boosting the competence of its members and representing their interests in multiple international forums.
The 27th General Assembly also re-elected the current President of IQNet, Mr. Michael Drechsel of DQS Group, who highlighted the importance of the network to the success of organizations. The IQNet network, with headquarters in Berne, Switzerland, is composed of 36 members, all of them market leaders in their home countries, ensuring coverage and worldwide representation through more than 200 subsidiaries and 360,000 certificates issued in virtually every country in the world, always based on the underlying principles of trust, credibility, competence, and commitment