Apr 22 2013

8th Ideas.Arabia International Conference opens in Dubai

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Dubai Quality Group (DQG) has inaugurated the 8th Ideas.Arabia International Conference 2013, which will run until April 23, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai. Advertisement Organized under the theme ‘Innovation – Key to sustainability’, the 8th Ideas.Arabia International Conference will assemble a powerful line-up of top management executives from governmental and private institutions all over the world to discuss the latest developments and trends in the field of Suggestions & Rewarding Schemes.

The ‘Idea of the Year’ award will again serve as one of the highlights of Ideas.Arabia, recognizing employees and organizations for outstanding ideas that ultimately improve business performance and quality of services. The Idea of the Year competition will give awards in 7 categories: Idea of the Year (overall), Technology, Productivity, Customer Services, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Financial.

Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Chairman, DQG, said: “The Ideas.Arabia International Conference is one of Dubai Quality Group’s most awaited annual programs. This initiative complements the mission of DQG to promote sustainable business growth and responsible business practices in the society. The continuing success of the Ideas.Arabia International Conference inspires us to develop more innovative programs that are responsive to the needs of the society and will empower organizations to overcome emerging business challenges.”

Badriya Al Tamimi, Managing Director of DQG, said: “We have again gathered a powerful line-up of international speakers at this year’s edition of the Ideas.Arabia International Conference, offering conference delegates an exclusive opportunity to learn from the best minds in Suggestions and Rewarding Schemes from around the world. Moreover, we have also received an unprecedented number of entries for the ‘Idea of the Year’ award, and this strongly reflects the growing impact of the Suggestions and Rewarding Schemes in the success of corporate organizations in the region.”

DQG, a non-profit organization that advances learning, promotes quality improvement and business excellence practices, has further announced that Ideas.Arabia will host two panel discussions, including one on the topic ‘The Art of Innovation – ways to overcome challenges facing Innovation Scheme’ to be led by representatives from the Prime Minister’s Office, Ideas America, Ideas Germany and Insaan.

The keynote speakers at the conference are H.E. Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director & CEO DEWA; H.E. Ahmed Butti, Executive Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation; and Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Al Obaidly, Director of the General Administration of Total Quality Performance, Dubai Police. Other conference speakers and workshop leaders are H.E. Hessa Essa Bu Humaid, Executive Director, Excellence Sector, Prime Minister’s Office; Mr. Bruno Delamarre, Regional Director for Corporate Accounts & Partners, Microsoft; Mr. Anthony Backley, General Manager, DHL Hub; Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Director General of Sharjah Department of Seaports and Customs and Sharjah Free Zones Authorities; Mr. Faisal Al Bannai, CEO, Axiom Telecom; and Dr. Enno Scholz, Co-Founder & CEO of HYPE.

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