Additional viewpoints from the aviation industry were shared by the Executive Vice President of Embraer Mauro Kern as keynote speaker. Kern shared his views on the pillars needed to help the industry move towards a more sustainable future, highlighting the need to adapt, innovate and cooperate
“Cooperation is key,” said Mauro Kern. “The problems we are facing today are too big for any single institution, company or individual to deal with alone”.
In addition to presentations by ISO President Terry Hill, ISO Secretary-General Rob Steele and ABNT President Pedro Buzatto Costa, attendees broke off into four breakout sessions:
- Standards and regulations
- Member excellence
- If the next generation redesigned ISO what would it look like?
- Refreshing ISO's communication strategy: Create your own personas!
These efforts are key for members to share experiences and learn from colleagues, a point emphasized by Rob Steele.
The ISO week in Brazil is being held from 8 to 12 September in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s agenda includes the annual 37th ISO General Assembly, a seminar on SMEs, a session focusing on sustainability and a day devoted to developing countries. The week-long event is being hosted by ABNT, ISO’s member in Brazil.