This year's Excellence in Quality event, Montreux, Switzerland, 1st July 2015, was a great success. The event was held at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. The day opened with EBA Director General, Prof. John Netting welcoming attendees to the conference. Next were talks from the lead expert of 'The Prime Business Destinations' programme, Heinz Wehrle, the managing partner of Horwath HTL and Dr Vincenzo Costigliola, President of the European Medical Association and Oxford Academic Union.
The morning then moved on to presentations from cities participating in 'The Prime Business Destinations' programme awarding these cities with the international flag of investment attractiveness, level E - Emerging. Participating Mayors include; Erwin Arias Betankur, La Dorada-Caldas, Columbia; and Slavko Vucurevic, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina and many more. The morning session concluded with a presentation by Dr Costigliola and the appointment and presentations from national experts.
The afternoon session was moderated by Michael Derrer, Director General of Ascent Swiss Business Management and the Director of the Swiss Institute of Quality Standards. The session included presentations from Bhanujoy Dash, Senior Staff of Accounts, Sylhet City Corporation, Bangladesh; Prof Daniel A. Nyarko, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana; and Dato' Henry Kho, Executive Director, Perdana Petroleum Berhad, Malaysia.
The evening began with and evening cocktail for award winners and their guests before the 'Excellence in Quality' Award Ceremony began honouring regional leaders for the quality of their business. This was then followed by the Gala dinner where guests were entertained by traditional Swiss music as they celebrated their achievement.
The following day guests were invited to a tour of Montreux.