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RQA 2016 Annual Conference

The 2016 Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole during the 9-11 November 2016.

Now is a good time to consider the value of Quality groups across all the GXPs. We are all faced with increasing innovation, greater transparency requirements as well as more risk-based approaches. These changes need to be balanced with a constant requirement from our organisations to reduce costs and work more efficiently and effectively. Value added quality needs to be considered, a move away from the more traditional roles of QA to greater proactive quality solutions. In this time of significant change it is good to take stock and re-think how best to position our Quality groups as we play a more significant role in our organisations to meet ever demanding objectives. In today’s volatile environment with the increasing struggle for survival, QA must take a more active role to see where extra value can be added to our organisations.
With this in mind and embracing conference and membership feedback the Programme Committee agreed the theme for this year’s conference – Quality: adding value.

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Delegate information

To view the full conference programme, delegate fees, general information and book online click here

Pre Conference Training

Click here to view the Pre Conference Training information and to book online

Exhibitor, Sponsorship and Advertising

For details of exhibition stands, sponsorship and Advertising opportunities click here 

ONLY ONE STAND REMAINING

Call for Posters

For information submitting abstracts for the 'Call for Posters' click here 


Hilton Brighton Metropole - Conference Hotel

 

The Hilton Brighton Metropole is a 4-star hotel and conference centre located on the seafront in Brighton, East Sussex. This landmark hotel was designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse, who was also the architect of University College London and the Natural History Museum. The hotel boasts 340 well-appointed rooms, many with sea views. The hotel has a LivingWell gymnasium, spa and swimming pool. There are 33 meeting rooms including three large exhibition halls and the Oxford Suite is able to seat 1,000 delegates. With 125 years of history, the hotel delivers a contemporary experience which embraces the unique character of the city.  With prime access to the seafront and the city centre, delegates can explore the many interesting sights and places within  vibrant Brighton The hotel is within easy reach of major travel links just off the A23 and only five minutes from Brighton railway station. Gatwick Airport is 30 minutes away and Central London is less than an hour by train.

RQA hold an allocation of rooms at the Hilton Hotel but all accommodation should be booked direct with the hotel and not through RQA.

Special rates have been negotiated with the hotel as follows:

Single occupancy in a double room £156 (including VAT) per person per night including breakfast.
Double occupancy in a double room £168 (including VAT) per room per night including breakfast.

To obtain these rates just telephone the hotel's central reservations on 08705 909090, quoting code ARQAA

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF ROOMS AVAILABLE NOW AT THE HILTON BRIGHTON METROPOLE ON THE 8, 9 & 10 November 2016

There are many other hotel close by in Brighton.