Apr 24 2013

Dubai Quality Group announces winners of ‘Idea of the Year’ competition

Dubai Quality Group (DQG), a non-profit organization that advances learning, promotes quality improvement and business excellence practices, has announced the winners of the “Idea of the Year” competition, which served as one of the highlights of the 8th Ideas.Arabia International Conference 2013 that was recently held in Dubai. H.H. Sheikh Suhail bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum and Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Chairman of Dubai Quality Group handed out the awards to the winners of the competition on behalf of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

Falaj Al Mualla School for Girls led the list of winners after it was presented the “Idea of the Year” award. Other winners were Dubai Municipality, DUBAL and DEWA in the Productivity category; Emirates Airlines and DEWA in the Financial category; DUBAL, which won two awards in the Health and Safety category; Emirates Transport and Moza Obaid in the Environment category; Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) in the Technology category; and Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Municipality in the Customer Services category.

Badriya Al Tamimi, Managing Director of DQG, said: “The entries for this year’s edition of the Idea of the Year competition manifest a very high level of innovation and creativity. Moreover, we have received a much greater number of entries this year, which clearly reflect the growing adoption and appreciation of Suggestions & Rewarding Schemes among business and governmental organizations in the UAE. Dubai Quality Group is encouraged with the impact that the Idea of the Year competition has created in terms of inspiring employees to contribute more in the growth and success of private and governmental institutions. This initiative has become an integral part of the Ideas.Arabia International Conference and we are looking forward to further expand its scope and participation in future editions.”

The 8th Ideas.Arabia International Conference was sponsored by DUBAL, DEWA, Dubai Customs, Dubai Municipality and Emirates Transport.