The first Kaizen Congress was held in Belgrade on September 28th and 29th, dedicated to a unique Japanese business philosophy. Kaizen is the word that means “change for the better”, and it represents the business philosophy of continuous improvements, which was created in Toyota 50 years ago, and in the meantime spread to the whole world.
At the first Kaizen congress in our country, the basics of this business philosophy were presented, but also concrete examples of companies that in Serbia already apply this business method. “Our goal is for Serbian managers to get acquainted with the basics of Kaizen, and the long-term desire to apply Japanese business principles to the Serbian industry is at least a bit closer to one of the most efficient economies in the world,” says Bojan Šćepanović, director of the Kaizen Institute of Serbia and the organiser of this congress. At the first Kaizen event in Serbia, more than 200 people participated. The speakers were exclusively in practice, and the keynote lecture was delivered by Kimo Järvinen, Director of the Kaizen Institute of Finland.