Bilbao headquarters of the European Excellence and Innovation

On 4, 5 and 6 October Bilbao will host the EFQM Forum 2010. This forum is a reference in Europe to know the most innovative management practices of leading firms, attended by hundreds of business leaders from around the world.

During the celebration will present the award for Excellence-EFQM Excellence Award, which recognizes the most advanced European enterprises in management and with the best results. Osakidetza’s Comarca Gipuzkoa Ekialde and Olabide are finalists in the call for this year, along with these two entities as finalists include three from the UK, three from Austria, two from Germany and three from other European countries.

Also be awarded for the first time a prize for best “Best Practice of Innovation.” Four Basque organizations, College Urkide Ikastetxea, Lauaxeta Ikastola, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo Osakidetza and EGA Master, have been shortlisted by an international jury, along with five other from other European countries. These nine practices will be voted by the public to choose the six finalists will present their good practice in the Forum.

EUSKALIT is the local partner of EFQM for organizing this event in Euskadi, the European region with the highest concentration of EFQM Awards for Excellence (with more countries are Spain with 31 awards, of which 23 belong to the Basque Country United Kingdom with 28, followed by Germany with 26).

www.efqmforum2010.org