Sep 18 2014
DED and DQG host Share Best Practice Conference
The Department of Economic Development (DED) and Dubai Quality Group on Wednesday hosted the ‘Share Best Practice Conference and Exhibition 2014’ with an aim to share the best practices among the winners of the Business Excellence Awards of DED with the wider business community.
“Exemplary practices adopted by companies in Dubai are critical to the emirate’s drive to enhance overall competitiveness and achieve sustainable economic development,” DED director general Sami Al Qamzi said at the annual one-day event. The conference plays a major role in consolidating such practices into a shared resource for businesses and organisations, Al Qamzi added.
DED deputy director general for Planning and Development Affairs Ali Ibrahim said: “The growing number and diversity of the Business Excellence Awards winners make this conference a crucial networking platform and further encourage companies to be part of the Awards. I thank Dubai Quality Group for their continued partnership with DED in organising this conference and in enhancing Dubai’s position as a hub for business and shopping.”
Dr Yousef Al Akraf, chairman of the Dubai Quality Group said the conference offers companies an opportunity to benefit from the knowledge shared by key speakers and business leaders regarding best practices, in line with DQG’s vision to enhance Dubai’s competitiveness.
“Our goal is to ensure a culture of sustainable excellence among the business community in Dubai, by promoting and encouraging the adoption of excellence standards; and providing an effective platform for exchanging ideas, knowledge and expertise. The Share Best Practice Conference and Exhibition is exclusively dedicated to showcase and promote the practices of winners of Dubai Quality Award, Dubai Human Development Award and Dubai Service Excellence Scheme,” Dr Al Akraf added.
The keynote speeches at the conference were delivered by Dr James Melton, American author and professional speaker, on ‘Your Future is Now,’ and Ganesh V. Nayak, Vice President, Tata Quality Management Services, on ‘Customer Driven Excellence.’
A panel discussion session where top managers from Arabian Automobiles Company, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Jumeirah Group & Palladium Group discussed “Effective Strategy Execution Framework” was among the notable additions to the conference this year.
Dubai Quality Group, a non-profit aiming at promotes quality improvement and Business Excellence practices, provides networking, access to information, solutions, and professional development resources through a series of workshops, seminars, conferences and various other events throughout the year.