2018 Edition


2018 Edition Program

March 2018

Welcome Coffee


Welcome by Managing Director of OPCO


Welcome by VDA QMC


Presentation I – Quality Management of Brose Car Lock Systems

Mr. Marco Matos


Presentation II – The IATF certification scheme – current state of the transition to IATF 16949

Mrs. Dana Sommer


Presentation III – Quality Management and Compliance


lunch break


Presentation IV VDA 6.3

Mr. Torsten Marx


Presentation V – FMEA Alignment VDA and AIAG

Mr. Jochen Pfeufer

[English-Büro Pfeufer]

Presentation VI – Field Failure Analysis Process – Challenges in the implementation and view towards future development


coffee break


Presentation VII – Requirements for Product Safety Representatives

about the event

Following the VDA Regional Conference International conference, at the Sheraton hotel in Porto, in March 2018, OPCO – Creating Solutions is preparing the edition of a new conference, inspired by the success of the first one, to be held in 2019.

The aim of this new conference is to broaden the range of interventions to topics related to German, French and American builders, as well as to various business areas, from serial production to the production of tools, from industry to services.

Pedro Silva
[Managing Director OPCO]


2018 Edition Speakers

Mr. Marco Matos (Brose)

Quality management systems was the topic of intervention by Marco Matos (Brose) during the conference. (One of the national speakers at the event)

Mrs. Dana Sommer (VDA-QMC)

Transition to IATF 16949 and quality control and compliance. The transition process to the IATF 16949 standard was the subject of a presentation by Dana Sommer (VDA-QMC) during the conference, organized by OPCO – Creating Solutions and VDA-QMC, the German automotive industry association, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel do Porto on March 15, 2018.

Mr. Dr. Ralf Scheibach (VDA-QMC)

Transition to IATF 16949 and quality control and compliance. Ralf Scheibach (VDA), focused on quality control and compilation, was another of the international participants highlighted at the event.

Mr. Torsten Marx (Audi AG)

Torsten Marx from AUDI AG was one of the featured names at the international VDA QMC conference. Marx shared the German manufacturer's entire experience with VDA 6.3, also sharing the most up-to-date information on this standard.

Mr. Jochen Pfeufer (Ing. Buro Pfeufer)

Jochen Pfeufer, VDA QMC's expert on the subject, was one of the invited speakers at the conference. Mr Pfeufer focused his presentation, the first approach to this topic in Portugal, on the alignment of the FMEA methodology between the AIAG and the VDA QMC.

Mr. Wolfgang Deissenroth (Continental)

The Field Failure Analysis process was the subject of intervention by Wolfgang Deissenroth, responsible for this area at Continental and for training trainers at VDA QMC. Mr Deissenroth paid special attention to the challenges of implementing Field Failure Analysis and the NTF Process, as well as their development in the future.

Mr. João Reinforcement (VanPro)

The requirements for product safety managers (PSB) were at the heart of João Reforço's presentation. He is one of the national participants in the conference, which brings together international manufacturers and experts, as well as the most relevant players in the sector in Portugal, to share the latest knowledge and the most modern practices in terms of quality in the automotive industry.


  • Volkswagen Autoeuropa
  • AFIA
  • Bosch Multimedia
  • Caetano Coatings
  • Coficab
  • MC Graça
  • simolds
  • Sodecia
  • Mobinov
  • ZF - TRW
  • Hanon Systems
  • smelting
  • Veneporte
  • Kathrein
  • hard guard
  • Hutchinson Portalegre
  • MFTE Mitsubishi
  • gestamp
  • Aspöck
  • Flex 2000
  • HUF
  • tesca
  • ERT Textile
  • Which Douro
  • Coindu
  • Aptiv
  • CCIL
  • Est. setubal
  • ok profiles
  • Iber-Oleff
  • prettl
  • Sony
  • Tyco Electronics
  • klc



Pedro Silva
[Managing Director OPCO]

Dr. Yuliya Prakopchyk
[Head of Training Department VDA QMC]

Isidro Bernardino
[Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks Europe]

Antonio Bento
[Volkswagen Autoeuropa]

Nuno Esteves
[Bosch Car Multimedia]

Nuno Almeida
[Kathrein Automotive Portugal]

Marco Matos

João Reinforcement

Maria Jose Freire
[Portuguese Association for Quality]

Pedro Maia
[Mabor Mainland]