Competence building in methodology for business and establishment statistics

The Fifth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (www.ices-v.ch), the latest in the series of global conferences on the subject, is for the first time held in Europe: Geneva, Switzerland, June 20-23, 2016.

 

The Fifth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (www.ices-v.ch), the latest in the series of global conferences on the subject, is for the first time held in Europe: Geneva, Switzerland, June 20-23, 2016. Therefore, it is an opportunity for practitioners, researchers, students and other interested professionals to take advantage of the location and participate in the conference.

The conference gives ample opportunities for competence development through taking whole-day short courses (http://www.portal-stat.admin.ch/ices5/short-courses/), attending Introductory Overview Lectures (http://www.portal-stat.admin.ch/ices5/iols/), by listening to presentations of scientific contributions in the parallel scientific sessions (http://www.portal-stat.admin.ch/ices5/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Program_160316.pdf), and by taking part in demonstrations of statistical software (http://www.portal-stat.admin.ch/ices5/software-demos/).

To National Statistical Offices the conference offers a rich content for benchmarking of the national progress against the most recent advances to be presented at the conference.

Highlighted for methodologists from developing countries is the Invited session: "Developing and mainstreaming business statistics - Best practices and challenges in low and middle income countries", with contributing presenters from South Africa, Mexico, Tanzania and Malaysia, and a discussant from United Nations Statistics Division.

To read more about the conference and to register, visit www.ices-v.ch.