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Abu Dhabi Quest for Excellence Summit is predicted to attract up to 600 decision makers from the MENA region

United Arab Emirates: Saturday, October 27 - 2007 @ 12:46

The International Emirates Management for Quality (IeMQ) and Emirates Quality Association (EQA), has announced that Abu Dhabi Quest for Excellence Summit – jointly organized by both parties – which will be held at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi this Monday on October 29, 2007 will feature a high profile panel of distinguished UAE leaders from various industries who will speak about their journey towards business excellence. Organized under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the inaugural summit is predicted to attract up to 600 decision makers from the MENA region.

“The goal of ADCCI is to be a pioneering organisation that enhances the economic status of Abu Dhabi by boosting the role of the private sector; which is why we have lent our support as strategic sponsor of this initiative. In our competitive region, the quest for excellence, innovation and business improvement is becoming increasingly more important, and is a central tenet of any organisations ability to effectively manage challenges,” said Ahmed Hassan Al Mansouri, General Director, ADCCI.

ADCO (Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations), as one of the Strategic Sponsors decided to be a partner in this event to share their experiences in their continued strive for performance excellence and ADCO’s recently developed longer term vision for the period beyond 2010 at a time when the business environment is challenging. This event is also regarded by ADCO as a great opportunity to learn from the experiences of other organizations in their quest for excellence.”

When approached to comment on their participation as a Knowledge Partner, GASCO (Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd) stated that they believed that excellence is a moving target that was difficult to achieve. This was the reason why GASCO continuously seeks opportunities to explore new dimensions of excellence to gain a better understanding of the areas of improvement related to the way they conduct their business. To GASCO, this summit is an opportunity for them to exchange experience and hopefully learn new practices of adopting excellence.

Sorouh is a national successful and prosperous real estate company which offers great opportunities for new jobs and contributes to the progress and economic development of the country. We look to ourselves as a national, ambitious and professionally qualified company working directly under the umbrella of the established facts prevailing in the market to offer a wisely balanced developmental projects on sites that have been selected carefully for the benefit of all our partners and investors. Sorouh gives a real added value to the nation, country, society, and to investors through delivering a contemporary way of life and new and unique investment opportunities.

This event coincides with Sorouh’s philosophy of providing real edifices communities with optimal balance, and the company’s aim to achieve its goals through excellence in every step it takes. öAnd also through our coalition with the biggest names in the global real estate development sector, we benefit from their best practices and modern methods to enhance our activities in the field.

“The Abu Dhabi Quest for Excellence Summit will serve as a platform to showcase the unique styles of leadership among the most distinguished and highly successful GCC leaders. This is in line with the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) mission which aims to explore, develop and apply human and technological capacity for the benefit of its region, the national and the international community,” said Professor Nick van der Walt, the UOWD Chief Executive Officer, the event academic partner.

The Summit, which is open to all executives based in the GCC region, seeks to outline the central role of quality and change management approaches in overcoming challenges and achieving excellence. It also aims to establish enhanced networking initiatives to promote best practices, knowledge sharing and closer cooperation between organizations working in the government and the private sectors in the UAE and the region.

“There are many objectives for our summit; however central of these is a commitment to contribute to the establishment of an effective management environment that encourages continuous learning from real life experiences. We are thankful to all honourable sponsors and partners led by ADCCI as Key Strategic Sponsor and we hope that participants can learn from the event to jump-start their drive towards greater performance excellence,” said Badria Al Mulla, President of IEMQ, Vice President of EQA, and Summit Steering Committee Chairman.

ADCCI is the event’s Key Strategic Sponsor, while Strategic Sponsors include ADCO, Al Qudra Holding, Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, Group Plus, Abu Dhabi TV and Sorouh. GASCO and the National Drilling Company (NDC) are the summit knowledge partners, while the Summit’s academic and technology partners are the University of Wollongong in Dubai and Etisalat, respectively. The event is managed by Stylish Zone, an exhibition organising company (one of Zone Group companies), and Al Ghaith Holding, Viola, New Idea Advertising, Merrick Systems and Abu Dhabi Radio are sponsoring the event. Media partners include Tawaajd, Orient Planet and D-Seven.

“We have combined a powerful line-up of speakers from various backgrounds to make presentations during the Summit, which will facilitate networking and an exchange of ideas among the participants. We are confident this executive forum will inspire and delegates, and act as a major catalyst towards the creation of a world-class management cluster in the region,” said Mr. Nasser Al Mulla, Chief Executive officer of Zone Group and a Member of the Summit Steering Committee.

International Emirates Management for Quality is a leading consulting firm that provides a total approach for strategy, change management and business intelligence. Emirates Quality Association is a professional association that aims to enhance the message of excellence and business improvement throughout the UAE.

The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an autonomous institution of public interest that enjoys its own legal entity to represent the various activities of the private sector in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Since its inception in 1969, the Chamber has played an important role in the formulation of economic laws and legislation that regulate the economic performance in the emirate.

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