Conclusions from the workshop

The overall attendance for this third ISO/CASCO workshop has attained new heights. With approximately 130 attendees in Paris, and 37 people in different parts of the world following the Webinar, ISO/CASCO reaches more people every year and continues its efforts to raise awareness with regard to questions in relation with conformity assessment. The recordings of the workshop will be made publicly available.

This year the workshop was focused on the role of risk when designing conformity assessment strategies, and was organized in three sessions:

It was agreed that this workshop would have the following objectives:

It was confirmed that the format chosen for this type of workshop was a good one as it allowed for constructive exchanges after each session. The presentations given by the speakers (representing different areas of expertise) and the questions raised during the discussions allowed to distinguish cross-sector commonalities and led to the following conclusions:

A list of action will be draught from these conclusions. This page will be updated in due time to present the actions retained from these conclusions.

2010 CASCO Webinar: facts and figures

Registered: 87
Logged in to the Webinar (attendees): 37 (43%)
The attendees were representing 24 countries (Australia - Austria - Brazil - Canada - China - Colombia - France - Germany - Great Britain - India - Italy - Japan - Korea, Democratic People's Republic of - Kuwait - Mexico - Panama - Poland - Portugal - Saudi Arabia - Spain - Switzerland - Taiwan, Province of China - Trinidad and Tobago - United States of America)
A satisfaction questionnaire has been sent to the attendees of the workshop (persons who attended the workshop physically and also Webinar attendees). The results of this survey are given below.

Post-workshop surveys completed: 54 (as of 17 December 2010).
To the question "How would you rate the content of this workshop?" (1 is worst and 5 is best), the surveyed gave an average rating of 4.1 (83%).
To the question "Did the workshop meet your expectations?", the surveyed agreed at 91% (10 "expectations exceeded", 39 "expectations met", 5 "expectations not met")
The Webinar attendees were generally satisfied with the quality of the broadcasting. Only one person found the sound quality was not good at the beginning of the Webinar.
The attendees generally expressed their satisfaction in that the workshop was valuable because they would benefit from the following points: