Invitation to attend the IAQG meeting in Phoenix - April 2009

Sidney Vianna

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TO: Aerospace suppliers
Jan 29, 2009

The next IAQG meeting will be in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. We are having a General Assembly meeting for suppliers on Friday April 24, 2009, from 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM.

This will be a great opportunity for suppliers to meet the Quality Leaders of the aerospace industry. Many of your direct customers will be represented at the General Assembly meeting that Friday.

The General Assembly is a communication forum for the worldwide Aerospace community. At this meeting, the goals, objectives, and initiatives of the IAQG are presented, and all attendees are encouraged to network with the leaders of the IAQG and provide input to the IAQG on priorities and objectives.

A number of important subjects will be discussed at the meeting. By attending the General Assembly meeting, you will:
  • learn of the latest initiatives being pursued and promoted by IAQG including
ways to reduce cost through standardization of quality policies and practices
  • have the opportunity to network with key personnel from major
aerospace companies who participate in the IAQG
  • provide the IAQG with the suppliers' point of view
  • have the opportunity to engage industry leaders in the various initiatives being sponsored by the IAQG in discussions and reviews of those initiatives
  • have the opportunity to meet with leading edge companies serving the aerospace industry through the IAQG PEM (see below)
During the General Assembly meeting, attendees will hear from many notable speakers from the IAQG. In addition there will be a keynote speaker from the aerospace industry as well as an address from a representative from our Host company – Honeywell.

One of the highlights of the Phoenix General Assembly will be the Supplier Workshops. This will be a great opportunity to ask industry leaders questions and get information on topics which include: the newly issued 9100 Quality Systems document; the 9100 Other Party System; Supply Chain Management Handbook; Export Control; and the IAQG People Capability initiative and the OASIS system (data base for 9100 accreditations). And for the first time we are having an Open Supplier Forum where suppliers may ask the leaders of the aerospace industry any questions they have about the industry in general. A detailed agenda for the General Assembly will be posted on the IAQG public web pages:

IAQG Phoenix General Assembly Meeting Information
Friday, April 24, 2009

Arizona Grand Resort
8000 S Arizona Grand Parkway
Phoenix Arizona 85044 USA
Phone: +1 602 438-9000
Fax: +1 602-431-6535

Hotel Reservations
The hotel is located in the midst of one of Arizona’s most naturally beautiful places at the doorstep of South Mountain Preserve – just 6 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport.

A block of sleeping rooms is reserved at the hotel for attendees of this meeting. The special Honeywell room rates follow:

Standard Suite - USD$249 plus taxes
Executive Suite - USD$349 plus taxes
Presidential Suite - USD$349 plus taxes

The deadline for hotel reservations at these rates is Thursday, March 19, 2009. To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly at +1 877-800-4888. Please ask for the special “IAQG/Honeywell” room rates.

Meeting Registration Information - To register for the meetings, please complete the appropriate registration form located on the public web:

The registration fees are:

USD$200 per person IAQG General Assembly – Friday

Online registration is open until: Thursday, April 16, 2009. After April 16, you will need to register onsite at the hotel.

Performance Excellence Marketplace (PEM)
IAQG is offering a Performance Excellence Marketplace (PEM) which will give leading edge aerospace companies the opportunity to show their products and services to the attending IAQG companies and invited suppliers. The PEM will operate from Thursday 23 April – Friday 24 April and will be open to all attendees of the IAQG meetings. The hours of the PEM will be 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.

All suppliers are encouraged to visit the PEMs at the Phoenix meeting.

Social Events

  • Thursday 23 April – General Assembly Reception will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort. The dress code is business casual. Please register for the General Assembly Reception when completing the meeting registration form. The purpose of the Reception is to enable suppliers to meet face to face with IAQG members and the PEMs.
Partner's Program
A full-day Sedona Scenic Tour has been arranged for partners. Enjoy a fascinating tour of Sedona and its history, one of Arizona’s premier tourism cities. Please visit the following link for details on the tour including cost, dress code, weather and registration:

In addition to Sedona, Phoenix has a variety of attractions to offer. We recommend that partners visit the websites listed below for activities to suite your own individual interests.

Post Meeting Tour
For those interested, a post meeting tour to the Grand Canyon will be arranged on Saturday 25 April. The Grand Canyon is one of the seven wonders of the world – approximately a 4-hour drive from Phoenix. Please visit the following link for details on the tour including cost, dress code, weather and registration:

Travel Planning
  • Visa/Letter of Invitation - Please contact your local consulate to determine if you will need a visa for entry into the United States. For information on obtaining a letter of invitation, please contact Bernice Van Parys at Honeywell: [email protected]
  • Weather - In Phoenix you can enjoy more than 300 sunny days a year. The average daytime temperature is 84°F (29°C) in April. Evening temperature averages 70°F (21°C).
  • Currency - The local currency is the U.S. Dollar. Most major banks, hotels and airports have automatic teller machines. Credit cards are generally accepted in most restaurants.
Transportation - The hotel is located approximately 6 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport. Taxis are available from the airport to the resort for approximately USD$25 one way.

· Directions – For directions from Sky Harbor International Airport to the Arizona Grand Resort, please visit the hotel’s website at: (broken link removed)

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Lemon at [email protected] or call +1 724-772-4083.

Phoenix has something for everyone!

We look forward to your visit in April 2009


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