Press Conference: Business Excellence Improving Bottom Line Results

By Efqm, PRNE
Sunday, October 9, 2011

BRUSSELS, October 10, 2011 -

Save the date: Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 9 am (CET), in BMW Welt, Munich

What does Business Excellence mean to a multinational company?
How can the EFQM Model help to increase financial results?

5 Top Executives will lead a press conference to discuss the benefits of the EFQM Excellence Model and how this management framework has impacted their bottom line results.  

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Andreas Wendt, General Director, BMW Plant Regensburg
  • Mr. Bernd Gschaider, Technical Plant Manager, Robert Bosch GmbH BaP
  • Dr. Erhan Bas, General Manager, Bilim Ilaç
  • Mr. Matt Fisher, Chief Operating Officer, EFQM
  • Mr. Uwe Jungk, CEO, Ricoh Deutschland GmbH

Moreover, we will present all the findings from the EFQM Business Excellence Award, Europe’s most prestigious award, with no less than 18 Finalists in 2011. Such a high number of Finalists was is a clear signal that Business Excellence is a vital strategy for European organisations and at the top of the executive agenda.

The conference will take place in English, but simultaneous translation to German is available!

BMW Welt
Am Olympiapark 1
80809 München (Munich)
Date & Time:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
9 - 10am

The EFQM Foundation

EFQM is a global not-for-profit membership foundation based in Brussels, Belgium. With more than 500 members covering more than 55 countries and 50 industries, we provide a unique platform for organisations to learn from each other and improve performance. EFQM is the custodian of the EFQM Excellence Model, a business model which is helping over 30 000 organisations around the globe to strive for Sustainable Excellence.  

The EFQM Excellence Award

The objective of the EFQM Excellence Awards is to recognise Europe’s best performing organisations, whether private, public or non-profit. It recognises industry leaders with an indisputable track record of success in turning strategy into action and continuously improving their organisation’s performance.

Previous applicants have described the EFQM Excellence Awards as “like playing in the Champions League”, because it is supported by one of the most rigorous assessment processes. To identify the finalists, a team of 4 - 8 international experienced managers spend one week on site, or an average of 500 hours per applicant; reviewing documents, interviewing and analysing the organisation against the EFQM Excellence Model. The feedback from the assessor teams are then presented to an independent jury that decides the level of recognition for each Finalist.

To win the EFQM Excellence Award, an applicant must be able to demonstrate that their performance not only exceeds that of their peers, but also that they will maintain this advantage into the future.  

More information:

For more information, or to confirm your attendance, please contact:
Naomi Goossens
Naomi.goossens at
Tel +32-2-7753514 / +32-494-852624

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