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Sunday, July 14, 2024


Sen. Adelbert Bryan is reminding the people of the Virgin Islands that the Virgin Islands Economic Development Summit on July 24 and 25 is fast approaching.
Bryan said that David S. Clifton Jr., will speak at the summit on St. Croix on July 25. Clifton is a professor emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and established the Center For International Standards and Quality at the "G-Tech" Economic Development Institute (EDI). Clifton will be speaking on the use of international standards such as ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 to raise the global competitiveness of manufacturers and businesses in the territory.
ISO 9000 sets standards for product quality that often are required to conduct business with major international corporations or on major international projects. ISO 1400 is a quality standard for environmental protection aimed at maximizing the environmental friendliness of manufacturers and all other businesses.
A host of standards such as TQM, process reengineering and lean management will be addressed. Clifton will be available to speak with local businesses about their quality control standards after his presentation. The completed list of speakers will be announced shortly.
Further details on the summit location, times and confirmed speakers will be provided in a few days. If there are any questions please contact Hortense Rowe on St. Croix at 712-2223, Angela Ramos-Michael at 693-3566 or Julius Jessup on St. Thomas at 693-3534.
Faxes can be sent to (340) 712-2372 on St. Croix and (340) 693-3647 on St. Thomas. Summit information will be updated on Bryan’s website at www.senate.gov.vi, and the Economic Development Summit website which will be up shortly. Updates will also be provided through regular sources.

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