Founding Conference European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics

A conference on the occasion of the official launch of a new European network.The European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics ENBIS provides a forum for the dynamic exchange of ideas and facilitate networking among statistical practitioners. It aims to stimulate the application of statistical methods in European business and industry.

During the one-day founding conference ENBIS will be officially launched as a statistical network. The choice of speakers reflects the network's diverse audience, consisting of scientists and practitioners, who are working in academia, commerce, or industry. In the afternoon, working groups are organised to stimulate the networking aspect of ENBIS.

The founding conference will be followed by a short course on Design of Experiments by Prof. Søren Bisgaard.

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Conference location: Auditorium of the University of Amsterdam. The address is: Aula, Singel 411, Amsterdam. The auditorium is in the centre of Amsterdam and can easily be reached by public transportation (tram lines 1, 2, 5; tram stop at 'Spui') or on foot.

Conference Date: 11th December 2000.

Intended audience

The conference aims at people with interest in statistical methods and who can benefit from a European network: researchers, teachers, quality professionals, students, Six Sigma Belts, practitioners.

Conference Programme

10:00 - 10:20
Welcome and introduction by Prof. Søren Bisgaard (ENBIS acting chair)
10:20 -11:20
Volker Tresp (Siemens, Germany): Perspectives for Statistical Methods in Business and Industry
11:20 --12:10
Prof. Søren Bisgaard (Univ. Sankt Gallen, Switzerland).
12:10- 12:20
12:20 - 12:50
Jane Zuidema: "The Art of Networking"
12:50- 13:50
Overview of the afternoon programme and ideas for the future of ENBIS.
Introduction to working groups
Group discussions.
Tea/coffee break.
16:00- 16:45
Group reports: actions and assignments.
16:45 -17:30
Panel Discussion: the future of ENBIS
Cocktail hour

Working groups

Working groups are an extremely important activity in our network. That is why they form an important part of this conference. The success of these workgroups strongly depends on personal involvement. We are working on the details of the organisation of the workgroups. If you have suggestions or questions about these workgroups, please contact Ulrike Grömping or the ENBIS secretary .

Organisation and information

The conference is organised by ENBIS and hosted by the Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics of the University of Amsterdam (IBIS UvA).

For information about the conference (including information about your registration), please contact Jeroen de Mast at

For information about ENBIS, please contact the ENBIS secretary Eva Riccomagno at


A medium priced hotel in the centre of Amsterdam is "IBIS Amsterdam Stopera", Valkenburgerstraat 68, phone: +31 20 53 19 135, fax: +31 20 53 19 145. A four star hotel in the centre of Amsterdam is "Inntel Amsterdam-Centre", Nieuwezijds Kolk 19, phone +31 20 530 18 18, fax: +31 20 422 19 19. More hotels can be found on the web site Information about the city of Amsterdam can be found on

Conference fee

The conference fee is 100 Euros for registrations that are received before November 1st, and 200 Euros for registrations that are received after that date. There is no conference fee for participants of the DOE course by Prof. Bisgaard.


The ENBIS Founding Conference is sponsored by Good Decisions Ltd. (UK), Cosinus Computing bv (The Netherlands), and IBIS UvA (The Netherlands).