Quantum User Exchange Group, or The QUE Group, has wrapped up its 8th Annual Quantum Users Exchange Group conference, one of the largest operational conferences for aviation in the world, setting record attendance for this year's event and hosting over 150 participants from 90 worldwide companies. The QUE Group began as a grassroots effort by Quantum users 10 years ago to share information on how Quantum was being used to manage their business processes. QUE Group has steadily grown into a dedicated group of over 300 active members that continue to share their experiences and provide valuable feedback to Component Control to improve and evolve the product.
Highlights of the conference included collaborative roundtable discussions moderated by Component Control experts and QUE Group board members, business use case demonstrations based on member's real-world deployment and business scenarios, and Quantum and StockMarket.aero deep dive feature and technical sessions.
Paul Stewart, QUE Group President, Chief Technology Officer at Worthington Aviation, emcee and presenter at the conference commented, “The participation and caliber of content at this year's conference is a testament to the commitment and active involvement of our members and board. Each year we strive to plan a program that brings great value to our community and, based on conference feedback, we met that
goal and also came away with a better understanding of the current needs within the community and ways to expand our learning and knowledge exchange programs." Added Paul du Toit, Coordinator of Special Projects at ExecuJet South Africa, "Of the aviation events I attend, the networking opportunities at the annual QUE Group conferences are some of the best I've experienced. Being able to meet face-to-face with so many industry peers, to share experiences with them, and to grow long-term relationships provides a very enriching experience."
To supplement the community's special interest forum for export and re-export licensing, guest speaker John Bushnell, U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, gave guidance for understanding and determining company responsibilities for gaining license compliance. Commented attendee Leo Cohen, President of J&M Aircraft, "The export information provided at last year's conference was instrumental in helping our company demonstrate to an ITAR compliance officer that one of our exported products was designated as a commercial item and did not require a military export license. The complexity and evolution of export compliance will continue to be a relevant topic for any aviation company."
At the conference Stewart also presented the community's first Golden Q award to Cameron Price of C&L Aerospace to show appreciation for his leadership activity, time commitment, and valuable forum contributions over the past year. The Golden Q award will continue to be an annual acknowledgment and a show of appreciation for the member providing exceptional contributions that enhance the value of the QUE Group.
The QUE Group conference covered critical business management topics including export compliance, consignment management, cloud computing, EDI integration, shop control, private networks, social media tools and more. Following the conference, QUE Group launched a new website that streamlines the membership process and offers better navigation and knowledge sharing forums for fostering the growth of the member community.
Source: Component Control
Date: Jul 30, 2013