Accreditation day, 3 December 2015

Responsibility according to International Standards

20 Years of Trust

Accreditation means trust. Trust in everyday life. Trust in the quality of products and services we use, and in the safety of the environment in which we live.

Slovenian Accreditation has been contributing to the creation of this trust for 20 years now. Indeed, an accreditation system was established in Slovenia in 1995, and this enabled us to carry out the first accreditation procedures. During all this time of operation we have set up accreditation in numerous fields and for numerous conformity assessment schemes. We believe that accreditation has, in the general sense, contributed to the improvement of quality and to the awareness of the importance of conformity assessment, and that it has been fulfilling its mission.

On this year’s Accreditation Day we celebrate our 20th anniversary, therefore we would like to look back at the path we have travelled, and at the same time remind ourselves of all the challenges awaiting us in the future.

We have invited to this event Mr Jacques McMillan, the creator of the idea and concept of accreditation system in Europe, who will speak about accreditation as it once was and as it is today, and reveal to us whether accreditation has met the expectations and vision of its creators.

An accredited body who was granted the first accreditation by Slovenian Accreditation will present to us his side of the story of development of accreditation in Slovenia. The development of accreditation through the eyes of assessors will be outlined to us by our long-standing assessor, who will also confide to us some of her experience in assessing accredited bodies.

You are cordially invited to join us, and with your presence, suggestions, questions and comments, let us create together the Accreditation Day, this year again without participation fee.

Registration deadline is Monday, 30 November 2015.

Main speakers

Jacques McMillan

Former Head of Unit in Directorate General Enterprise and Industry in the EU Commission

Peter Kunc

Director of Institut Scientis

Zoran Svetik

Deputy Director of SIQ

Viljem Ščuka

Doctor and psychotherapist


3. december 2015

8:15 - 9:00

Registration of participants
Welcome coffee or tea

9:00 - 9:15

Opening ceremony of 17th Accreditation Day
Musical introduction

9:15 - 10:00

20 years of accreditation
Welcome address by the representative of Ministry of Economic Development and Technology

Boštjan Godec

Welcome address by the Director of Slovenian Accreditation

Jacques McMillan

Has accreditation justified the expectations?*

10:00 - 11:30

New developments and changes

Katja Otrin Debevc in Nataša Vesel Tratnik

New developments in accreditation system

Mile Keser in Franjo Kranjčevič

Guide to the application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012

Peter Kunc

ISO 9001:2015 and accreditation standards

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00

A look back

Zoran Svetik

Accreditation once and today – experience of the first accredited body, SIQ

Vida Hudnik

Development of accreditation – from assessor's point of view

Viljem Ščuka

How to control stress

13:00 - 15:00

Catering and socializing

* Most speakers will speak in Slovene, simultaneous translation to English will be provided. The organizer reserves the right to change the program due to unforeseen circumstances.


We accept registrations for the event trough online application form. If you experience problems with application form please contact our Conference office. The Conference office is reachable every day between 8:00 in 16:00. For all content related questions, press releases and additional information contact the event organizer.


Applications for this event are closed!

Brdo pri Kranju

Conference center, Predoslje 39, Kranj

Slovenian accreditation

T: +386 1 5473 252

Contact person for applications

T: +386 1 244 3491



Has Accreditation fulfilled the expectations?

Jacques McMillan

Novosti v sistemu akreditiranja

Katja Otrin Debevc, Nataša Vesel Tratnik

Vodilo za uporabo standarda 17020:2012

Franjo Kranjčevič

Akreditacija nekoč in danes, izkušnje 1. akreditiranega organa SIQ

Zoran Svetik

Razvoj akreditacije - pogled ocenjevalca

Vida Hudnik

Obvladovanje stresa

Viljem Ščuka

ISO 9001:2015 in akreditacijski standardi