The Reporter Team: Sunil Sinha, Nicole Radziwill, Edwin Garro, Hesam Aref Kashfi & Lotto Lai 

Day 1 - 10th May 2023

4:30 pm Meeting point at the Lobby of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel

5:00 pm Casual dinner at “Reading Terminal Market”

1136 Arch Street

One of America’s largest and oldest public markets (founded in 1893). The market offers an incredible selection of locally grown & exotic produce, locally sourced meats and poultry, plus the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, and confections. There is a variety of restaurants. Merchants accept cash and major credit cards.

Day 1 Photos

Day 2 - 11th May 2023

Part A – Online and in-person in the meeting room (Room 304-306, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel)

08.00      Opening and Welcome by Chair Sasaki

        Welcome by President Sörqvist

        Welcome by President-Elect

08.15       Announcement of Awards and Medals

08.30      Announcement of New Members (presentation available online)

08.45       Examining Committee Report (Ram)

09.00       Secretary/Treasurer Report (Paulo)

09.15       Think Tank Report (Raul)

09.30      We need to be a lively and susceptible Academy (Catherine)

Part B – Just in-person in the meeting room

10.00 Introduction to Part B

10.30 Guest speaker on Sustainability

Beth Cudney will make presentation about “Lean and Sustainability” the topic of her new book, to be published soon

12.00 Lunch

Light lunch at the hotel, with options available at:

with Center City Pantry seeming to be a good option to grab something to eat and/or bring to the Meeting Room

13.00 IAQ Quality Sustainability Award Winner Presentation

Confirmed participation of one company from China and another from India

14.00 Workshop and discussions on Quality and Sustainability

16.00 Presentation and discussions regarding IAQ Projects

17.00 End of General Meeting

17:00 IAQ Dinner

Urban Village Brewing Company

Day 2 Photos

Day 3 - 12th May 2023

Campus Tours Program at the Comcast Headquarters in Philadelphia, from 10:00am to 11:15am.

Discussions and refelections.

Task: Blan will check if it is possible to have meeting after the visit on the company facilities

Day 3 Photos

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