About the event

The annual 20 Keys ® conference is the most significant event dedicated to Lean transformation, which gathers experts, managers, and consultants from all over the world.

The 27th International 20 Keys ® Conference promises a 4-day unique experience with the success stories of leading Bulgarian and international companies, 6 hours packed with a vast variety of thought-provoking content delivered by more than 10 world-class entrepreneurs, and a study tour to leading Lean companies in Bulgaria.

A special event guest will be Dr. Yoshi Kobayashi – Son of the 20 Keys ® author!

Learn more about 20 Keys ®, discover the future trends and learn how to achieve higher efficiency from the world leaders: Siemens, Sanyo, Suzuki, Mitsubishi Electric, Fuji Electric, Seiko and many more.

 Why choose 20 Keys ®

The 20 Keys ® system is designed to meet the challenges of a growing business such as rising labor costs, retention of a price competitive advantage, optimizing processes, etc. The methodology is teaching companies how to focus only on activities that bring value to the end customer. As a result, companies that have successfully applied the methodology report the following:

200

Increase in productivity

80

Reduction of defects

50

Reduction of inventory

20

Costs reduction

The results are based on research among 700 companies from 35 countries that have implemented 20 Keys ®

Our special guest

Meet Dr. Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, an expert in the field of Production Development and Workplace Improvement and a President of PPORF (Practical Program of Revolution in Factories) Development Institute Inc., and owner of the 20 Keys ® methodology!

Dr. Yoshiyuki Kobayashi

Dr. Kobayashi has a Ph.D. in engineering and over 30 years of consulting experience. Following the steps of his late father, Ivao Kobayashi, the author, and creator of 20 Keys®, Dr. Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, has made a significant contribution to improving business processes in large companies in Japan, USA, Germany, South Africa, and Mexico in various industrial and manufacturing areas.

Dr. Yoshiyuki Kobayashi

Dr. Kobayashi has a Ph.D. in engineering and over 30 years of consulting experience. Following the steps of his late father, Ivao Kobayashi, the author, and creator of 20 Keys®, Dr. Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, has made a significant contribution to improving business processes in large companies in Japan, USA, Germany, South Africa, and Mexico in various industrial and manufacturing areas.

Speakers

General Manager, Symbios Consulting Group

Managing Director, ODI , RSA

Partner Business Consulting, Next Consult

CEO, Leadership-Services
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Study Tour in leading Lean manufacturing companies

As a part of the conference, Next Consult also organizes a Study Tour in leading Bulgarian factories with well developed Lean practices. The visits include company presentation and Lean practices overview, manufacturing Study Tour, questions and recommendations session with international Lean experts.

Rollplast

Coca-Cola HBC Bulgaria

Lufthansa Technik

HL – Topmix

Sensata

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Tickets & Prices

Take advantage of the promotional Early Bird tickets prices or book a ticket at a standard price according to your preference.

Ticket type:

Conference Pass

  • Unique content and lectures by keynotes
  • Meeting with Yoshi Kobayashi – the owner of the 20 Keys ® methodology
  • Networking with world-class Lean transformers
  • Catering
  • Reduced price for an early enrollment
80

Conference Pass

  • Standard conference price
  • Meeting with Yoshi Kobayashi – the owner of the 20 Keys ® methodology
  • Engaging content and keynotes by top experts
  • Networking with world-class Lean transformers
  • Catering
90

Conference Pass + Company Tours

  • Conference pass
  • Prominent presenters
  • Meeting with Yoshi Kobayashi – the owner of the 20 Keys ® methodology
  • Networking with world-class Lean transformers
  • Catering during the conference
  • Study Tour in leading companies that have implemented 20 Keys ®
  • Transportation during the Tour
  • Reduced price for an early enrollment
  • Provided transport during the tour in Sofia and Kostinbrod
  • Wine tasting and accommodation in Starosel
170

Conference Pass + Company Tours

  • Standard conference price
  • Prominent presenters
  • Meeting with Yoshi Kobayashi – the owner of the 20 Keys ® methodology
  • Networking with world-class Lean transformers
  • Catering during the conference
  • Study Tour in leading companies that have implemented 20 Keys ®
  • Transportation during the Tour
  • Provided transport during the tour in Sofia and Kostinbrod
  • Wine tasting and accommodation in Starosel
200

Conference Pass + Company Tours + Full Transport Covered

  • Conference pass
  • Prominent presenters
  • Meeting with Yoshi Kobayashi – the owner of the 20 Keys ® methodology
  • Networking with world-class Lean transformers
  • Catering during the conference
  • Study Tour in leading companies that have implemented 20 Keys ®
  • Transportation during the Tour
  • Reduced price for an early enrollment
  • Provided transport during the whole Тour
  • Wine tasting and accommodation in Starosel
340

Conference Pass + Company Tours + Full Transport Covered

  • Conference pass
  • Prominent presenters
  • Meeting with Yoshi Kobayashi – the owner of the 20 Keys ® methodology
  • Networking with world-class Lean transformers
  • Catering during the conference
  • Study Tour in leading companies that have implemented 20 Keys ®
  • Transportation during the Tour
  • Reduced price for an early enrollment
  • Provided transport during the whole Тour
  • Wine tasting and accommodation in Starosel

Schedule

Daily schedule
Monday (21.10) Tuesday (22.10) Wednesday (23.10) Thursday (24.10)
08.00 - 09.00
Lufthansa Technik, Sofia
A company for maintenance and repairs of jet planes at Sofia Airport, implementing good Lean practices
08.00
12.00
Plovdiv
Traveling to Plovdiv with sightseeing of the city
08.00
12.00
09.00 - 10.00
27th International 20 Keys® Conference
09.00
13.00
10.00 - 11.00
11.00 - 12.00
HL TopMix, Sliven
HL TopMix are a premium fertilizer manufacturing company. They are clients of Next Consult and have been implementing 20Keys since last year.
11.00
12.00
HL TopMix, SlivenCompany visit
12.00 - 13.00
Lunch
12.00
13.00
Lunch in Sliven
12.00
13.00
13.00 - 14.00
Rollplast, Kostinbrod
Rollplast is one of the biggest companies in South-East Europe, manufacturing windows, doors and blinds. They are clients of Next Consult, who have been implementing 20Keys in the company for the last 5 years.
13.00
16.00
Sensata Technologies, Plovdiv
The brand new factory of Snesata Technologies with good Lean practices
13.00
16.00
Travel back from Sliven to Sofia
13.00
17.00
14.00 - 15.00
Coca-Cola HBC Bulgaria, Kostinbrod
A modern production facility with high-level Lean practices
14.00
16.00
15.00 - 16.00
16.00 - 17.00
Trip to Starosel
16.00
19.00
17.00 - 18.00
Sofia
Return to Sofia
17.00
18.00
Sofia
Return to Sofia
17.00
18.00
18.00 - 19.00

Monday (21.10)

  • Lufthansa Technik, Sofia
    08.00 - 12.00
  • Lunch
    12.00 - 13.00
  • Rollplast, Kostinbrod
    13.00 - 16.00
  • Sofia
    17.00 - 18.00

Tuesday (22.10)

  • 27th International 20 Keys® Conference
    09.00 - 13.00
  • Coca-Cola HBC Bulgaria, Kostinbrod
    14.00 - 16.00
  • Sofia
    17.00 - 18.00

Wednesday (23.10)

  • Plovdiv
    08.00 - 12.00
  • Sensata Technologies, Plovdiv
    13.00 - 16.00
  • Trip to Starosel
    16.00 - 19.00

Thursday (24.10)

  • HL TopMix, Sliven
    11.00 - 12.00
  • Lunch in Sliven
    12.00 - 13.00
  • Travel back from Sliven to Sofia
    13.00 - 17.00
Monday (21.10) Tuesday (22.10) Wednesday (23.10) Thursday (24.10)
08.00 - 09.00
Lufthansa Technik, Sofia
A company for maintenance and repairs of jet planes at Sofia Airport, implementing good Lean practices
08.00
12.00
Plovdiv
Traveling to Plovdiv with sightseeing of the city
08.00
12.00
09.00 - 10.00
27th International 20 Keys® Conference
09.00
13.00
10.00 - 11.00
11.00 - 12.00
HL TopMix, Sliven
HL TopMix are a premium fertilizer manufacturing company. They are clients of Next Consult and have been implementing 20Keys since last year.
11.00
12.00
HL TopMix, SlivenCompany visit
12.00 - 13.00
Lunch
12.00
13.00
Lunch in Sliven
12.00
13.00
13.00 - 14.00
Rollplast, Kostinbrod
Rollplast is one of the biggest companies in South-East Europe, manufacturing windows, doors and blinds. They are clients of Next Consult, who have been implementing 20Keys in the company for the last 5 years.
13.00
16.00
Sensata Technologies, Plovdiv
The brand new factory of Snesata Technologies with good Lean practices
13.00
16.00
Travel back from Sliven to Sofia
13.00
17.00
14.00 - 15.00
Coca-Cola HBC Bulgaria, Kostinbrod
A modern production facility with high-level Lean practices
14.00
16.00
15.00 - 16.00
16.00 - 17.00
Trip to Starosel
16.00
19.00
17.00 - 18.00
Sofia
Return to Sofia
17.00
18.00
Sofia
Return to Sofia
17.00
18.00
18.00 - 19.00

Monday (21.10)

  • Lufthansa Technik, Sofia
    08.00 - 12.00
  • Lunch
    12.00 - 13.00
  • Rollplast, Kostinbrod
    13.00 - 16.00
  • Sofia
    17.00 - 18.00

Tuesday (22.10)

  • 27th International 20 Keys® Conference
    09.00 - 13.00
  • Coca-Cola HBC Bulgaria, Kostinbrod
    14.00 - 16.00
  • Sofia
    17.00 - 18.00

Wednesday (23.10)

  • Plovdiv
    08.00 - 12.00
  • Sensata Technologies, Plovdiv
    13.00 - 16.00
  • Trip to Starosel
    16.00 - 19.00

Thursday (24.10)

  • HL TopMix, Sliven
    11.00 - 12.00
  • Lunch in Sliven
    12.00 - 13.00
  • Travel back from Sliven to Sofia
    13.00 - 17.00
No events available!
27th International 20 Keys® Conference

Conference

8:30-9:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09:00-09:10

Welcome remarks

9:10 - 9:30

20 keys methodology and organisation success story

Yoshi Kobayashi

9:35 - 10:10

Engaging people through Lean

Toshko Petkov

10:15 - 10:35

Produce Cheaper

Robert Hierl

10:35 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:20

Deliver Faster

Shereen Mosalam

11:25 - 11:55

Produce Better

Huibie Jones

12:00 - 12:20

CAPCY Coatings

20 keys success story

12:25. 12:45

Lean: The Daimler way

Georgi Filchev, Lean manager at Daimler AG

12:45 - 13:30

Lunch and Networking

Our clients

Maxcom

"The benefits of 20 keys® are clear. I think holding up such a decision will only hinder any business. Such practices are indispensable in Bulgaria."

Nikolay Boyadzhiev Chief Financial and Operational Director of Maxcom

Rollplast

"Our production capacity was increased with 20-30% thanks to the working time improvement. Before the volume of a single production took us around 12 hours. With just the first few keys we cut down this period to 7-8 hours a day."

Katerina Mikova Marketing Manager of Rollplast Ltd. and a 20 keys® project facilitator

Kamax

"If we had not started working with Next Consult, I feel we could lose our direction. Next Consult points one peak and it is clearly visible. With them, we went to another level and we depend on what they have taught us to apply in practice."

Asen Maximov Manager of Kamax

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