The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) will launch the first annual Quality conference, Peak Performance for Today; Future of Quality for Tomorrow, during September 2012. Designed for manufacturing-based companies and their stakeholders, this two-day event is a forum to share your story and/or exhibit your product.

Highlights of the 2012 summit include:

  • Keynote by J. D. Power on industry quality
  • The Future of Quality series including management system standards, innovation as a process, and more
  • International release of the first AIAG Global Quality Survey Results
  • The Role of the Executive in Quality
  • Key insights for more effective error-proofing, problem solving, QFD, special process improvements, and supplier development from industry subject matter experts
  • An aerospace sector update from the current co-chair of the NASA Audit Management team
  • Exhibits and networking opportunities

    Conference topics include:

  • Future of quality
  • Roles of the executive and culture
  • Problem solving
  • Root cause analysis
  • Sub-tier supplier development
  • Error-proofing
  • Tolerance and parameter design

    Presentations style may be case studies or workshops. Absolutely no commercial, sales pitches, or endorsements will be considered or allowed in presentations. Time slot for each presentation is 45 minutes including a Q&A. Workshop length will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    The Deadline for submission is Feb. 10, 2012.

    Proposals will be reviewed by the AIAG Quality Steering Committee for acceptance based on relevance, demonstrated application, and innovation. Priority will be given to presentations that are based on case studies, or include a hands-on workshop. There is no limit to the number of proposals you can submit. Authors of accepted proposals will be advised by March 15, 2012 and provided further directions at that time.

    Proposal Submission Guidelines are:

    Presenter(s) name, job title, and organization (for multiple authors/presenters, list primary first)

    Full mailing address

    Email address for each individual listed in No. 1 above

    Telephone number


    Presentation title (70 characters maximum )

    For workshop proposals, provide a detailed description of the content, learning objectives, and duration.

    Paper abstract (500 words maximum) Target audience (e.g. basic, advanced, executive, all)


    Benefit to the target audience (150 words maximum)

    Author biography (100 words maximum)

    Please contact Michael Kvicala, Marketing Manager at AIAG for further exhibitor information.Please submit your proposal electronically in editable format to Susan Brushafer at [email protected] . For questions, contact Karen Whitmore [email protected] .