CHICAGO-WCBF's Global Six Sigma Summit announces a speaker panel of business minds and thought-leaders for leadership and senior executives to take quality to the next level.

Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Blink; Subir Chowdhury, award-winning quality leader; and Joseph Grenny, business communications expert, as well as cross-industry CEOs are all part of the line-up at WCBF's Global Six Sigma Summit & Awards at The Venetian Resort Hotel, Las Vegas from June 27 to 30, 2006.

WCBF's Global Summit represents industry gurus addressing the next step and beyond for Six Sigma, offering insights for leaders to achieve competitive advantage through exceptional leadership, business strategy and change management within their organization.

This Six Sigma event will deliver new opportunities for CEOs and senior executives to discuss the future of Six Sigma, benchmark and network with their peers through the Six Sigma CEO Benchmarking Forum and the VP of Six Sigma Roundtable.

The speaker panel includes CEOs from Ingram Micro, CIGNA Corp., Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the Internal Revenue Service, as well as experts from Xerox, Countrywide Financial, Johnson & Johnson, Yale New Haven Health System, Dell, U.S. Navy and DuPont.

The agenda is packed with over 56 powerful case studies and topical break-out sessions in 16 dedicated tracks to focus in detail on the key challenges for senior executives across all industries. Track topics range from DFSS, Transactional Lean and Six Sigma, sales and marketing to compliance, and include specific sector focus on government and defense, healthcare, software and IT.

For details, contact (800) 959-6549, [email protected] or visit Quote the code: 5061PRESS20 to claim a 20% discount.

WCBF's Global Six Sigma Summit also recognizes the CEO and VP of Six Sigma of the Year at the Global Six Sigma Awards.

Entries are now invited for the categories including: Best Achievement of Six Sigma in Manufacturing; Service & Transactional Environments; Healthcare; Financial Services; Government & Defense; Integrating Lean and Six Sigma; Design for Six Sigma; Innovation through Six Sigma; and Six Sigma in Compliance. The platinum award will be given to the most outstanding business achievement from all the nine organizational categories.

The full guidelines and rules can be found at The deadline for entries is March 24, 2006.

The winning awards will be presented at The Global Six Sigma Awards Gala Dinner on June 28, 2006 at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.