The Leading Conference on Lean, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement

March 23-24, 2016
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
Orlando, Florida, USA
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Take Your Lean & Six Sigma Deployment to the Next Level 

Keynote and Featured Speakers

BEST technical program with 50+ presenters

BEST keynote speakers

BEST networking event

EXCLUSIVE information on the recent developments in Lean & Six Sigma Standards

NETWORKING Meetings specifically for Master Black Belts, Black Belts, Green Belts, Yellow Belts, Lean & Six Sigma Executives, Consultants, and Trainers
ORGANIZED by Master Black Belts, Black Belts, and Lean & Six Sigma Leaders

What Makes this Conference a Cut Above the Rest?

Hundreds of Master Black Belts, Black BeltsGreen Belts, and Yellow Belts will come together in early spring 2016. The American Quality Institute (AQI) is hosting the 2016 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference in Orlando, Florida. 

Internationally recognized speakers will address the crowd at this leading event for process improvement professionals.  With multiple keynotes, 50+ breakout sessions, expanded sessions and pre- and post-conference activities, this year's event aims to be the largest, and most comprehensive Lean & Six Sigma event of 2016.

The conference attracts international and national experts on topics including innovation, process improvement, and value creation.  In its early days, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies stuck to their manufacturing roots but in the last decade, these tools have been played a major role in making processes more efficient, increasing profitability and improving customer experience across a variety of industries.  The 2016 Lean & Six Sigma conference encourages representatives from all government, for profit and not for profit organizations to share experiences, network and learn from each other

When asked what makes this event unique, 2015 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference Chair, Darren Flynn, and Conference Co-founder, Marco Luzzatti, agree; “it’s planned by practitioners for practitioners.”  There are engaging topics for practitioners at all experience levels.  Whether you are new and want an introduction to the subject, to obtain a Yellow Belt Certification, or you are already a Master Black Belt, there is something in this program that appeals to professionals at every level.  

Beyond the learning component, participants clamor for more networking opportunities to gain new and different perspectives from their peers.  Networking plays an important role in the experience of this event.  Registering in advance for group luncheon tables allows people with similar interests to gather and discuss specific topics.  Participants will walk away with ideas and contacts that will support their efforts to implement something new after the conference. 

Last year’s hot topics included Voice of the Customer, certification of practitioners, industry focused discussions for Oil, Gas and Energy, Healthcare, IT, Military/Defense and more.   Last year, attendees represented 48 states, 19 countries and all areas of business.  With every year, the American Quality Institute expands its reach into new geographies and organizations.

The 2016 Lean & Six Sigma Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida.  This year’s conference theme “Achieving Results with Lean & Six Sigma” will draw international experts and attention. Don't miss out on the opportunity to attend this great conference.

Who Should Attend

The Lean & Six Sigma World Conference has something for everyone. The Organizing committee aims to have the most comprehensive technical program and training in the field of Lean & Six Sigma.

Continuous Improvement Managers
Lean & Six Sigma Black Belts
Lean & Six Sigma Champions
Lean & Six Sigma Green Belts
Lean & Six Sigma Master Black Belts
Lean & Six Sigma Sponsors
Lean Professionals
Process Improvement Team Members
Senior/Executive Officers


Food and Beverage
Information Technology
Medical Devices
Metals and Mining

Public Safety

Public Administration
Rubber and Plastic Products
Textiles Transportation

Lean & Six Sigma World Excellence

For the first time, the Lean and Six Sigma World Conference will be awarding “Deployment of the Year”, “Project of the Year”, and “Innovation of the Year” Awards at the 2016 conference in Orlando, Florida. We want to hear from you about why your team should win! 

Conference Topics

These are some of the topics that will be covered in the technical program:

  • Strategic design for organizational excellence
  • Organizational assessments for high priority results
  • Lean and Six Sigma tools for sustainability
  • Methods of measurement and control using Lean and Six Sigma
  • Integrating Lean and Six Sigma into daily process activity
  • Examples of qualitative and quantitative tools for problem determination and resolution
  • Sharing Lean and Six Sigma approaches across the global value chain
  • Analytical approaches for gathering effective data for planning and improvement

Mark Your Calendar

Each year the most experienced and knowledgeable collection of experts on continuous improvement gather to learn, network, and share – the Lean and Six Sigma World Conference is an unparalleled event open to deployment leaders and practitioners from all over the globe.

Featuring keynotes from respected gurus and 50+ concurrent breakout sessions covering multiple industries and aimed at every experience level, the 2016 conference will likely be the most valuable experience to date.  No Lean Six Sigma conference works harder to qualify speakers and ensure attendees gain valuable insights and actionable tools instead of sales pitches.

Are you an expert or experienced professional in continuous improvement and want to share your knowledge?  Submit an abstract to present or an application for an award today!

Are you looking to meet and hear from those who have been in your shoes and successfully applied these methods?  Mark your calendar today and plan to attend!

Location & Hotel

March 23-24, 2016
Buena Vista Palace Hotel
1900 E Buena Vista Dr
Orlando, FL USA

Buena Vista Palace is located 1.2 miles from Walt Disney World® and 4.2 miles from Epcot, this upscale high-rise hotel is a 5-minute walk from Downtown Disney. Across the street from Downtown Disney’s entertainment mecca, Buena Vista Palace sprawls across 27 acres and “gets kudos as much for its on-site amenities as for its location” (Fodor’s). Its own little oasis surrounded by lakes, waterways and lush greenery, the property offers three massive pools, a children’s playground, copious sport courts, arcade game room, five on-site dining options and a 10,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. 

Walk to Downtown Disney, take the complimentary shuttle to the surrounding parks or simply take a break from the park frenzy and relax at the hotel. Kids will love the poolside activities and on-site babysitting services ensure parents get a little alone time to head to the spa for a luxe treatment. 

After a full day at the parks, rest up in spacious, clean guest rooms fit with refrigerators for guests to pack with park-ready drinks and snacks. Most rooms offer scenic views, some even offering a peek at Epcot’s nightly fireworks.

Focus Area

  • A3 Management for Organizational Learning and Problem Solving
  • Application of Specific Lean & Six Sigma Tools
  • Applied Statistics for Process Improvement
  • Careers in Lean & Six Sigma
  • Case studies for Lean & Six Sigma
  • CRM's Influence/Impact on Organization's Knowledge Management
  • Customer Feedback to Drive Product/Service Innovation
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Deployment of Lean & Six Sigma in Small and Medium Size Companies
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Lean Design, and/or Innovation
  • Educating Customers to Make Better Choices
  • Execute Business Strategy Using Lean & Six Sigma Processes
  • Future Trends and New Applications in Lean & Six Sigma
  • Hoshin Planning
  • Integration of Lean & Six Sigma with Quality Management Concepts
  • Intranet and Internet Applications of Lean & Six Sigma
  • ISO 9000 Integration of Lean & Six Sigma
  • Leadership's Evolution to Mentor & Coach
  • Leading in the Age of Transparency
  • Lean & Six Sigma Applications and Their Effect on the Bottom Line
  • Lean & Six Sigma to Manage Risk & Enhance Internal Management Controls
  • Lean Accounting and the Language of Money
  • Lean & Six Sigma in Support and Administrative Functions
  • Leveraging ISO & LSS to Sustain a Culture of CPI
  • LSS and Its Application to Sarbanes-Oxley
  • LSS and Market Sustainment
  • LSS for Product/Service Reliability
  • Must-have or Unique Products and Services for Lean & Six Sigma Applications
  • Project Selection & Strategies
  • Quality Leadership Inventory & Selecting Your Green & Black Belts
  • Six Sigma and its Link to TQM, Kaizen or Continuous Improvement
  • Strategic Alignment & Deployment (SA&D)
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Supply Value Chain Management
  • Theory of Constraints and its Relationship to LSS
  • Voice of the Customer

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Two Conferences, 
One Location!
March 21-22, 2016 
Participating Organizations
at the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference
Last year’s conference had attendees 
from 48 states and 19 countries.
Bacardi-Martini Canada, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Bayer Corporation
Bose Corporation
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Campbell Soup Company
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chrysler Corporation
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Daimler Chrysler
Dow Chemical
Dunlop Tire Corporation
Eastman Kodak
Fujitsu Computer Products
GE Aircraft Engines
Goodyear Tire

Hewlett Packard
Lockheed Martin

Maytag Appliances
Mobil Chemical

Nestle Research Center

Northrop Grumman
Pratt & Whitney
Proctor & Gamble
Rolls Royce Allison
SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Schindler Elevator Corporation
Schneider Electric
Sherwin Williams
The Boeing Company
The Coca-Cola Company
Underwriter Laboratories

*Partial list of organizations that have participated or participating at the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference, Attendee participation does not indicate or imply endorsement or sponsorship.