18th Asia Pacific Quality Conference & 5th National Convention in Quality (APQO2012)

Venue: Hilton Colombo

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Event Date/Time: Oct 14, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 17, 2012
Registration Date: Oct 10, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2012
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Under the conference theme many key note addresses will be made by leading quality gurus with many plenary sessions lined up to take the participants to a new era of quality movement.

Who should attend?
CEOs, COOs, senior leaders, directors, department heads, heads operating units, senior managers, professionals, executives, business /organisational excellence leaders/practitioners, from all businesses, industries and sectors.

World class best practices, networking opportunities
The preliminary programme is now available! Make your plans now to attend the conference and workshops. These sessions will feature the world class best practice and advancements in the industry.

Programme Overview
Sunday 14 October 2012 - Registration, Welcome Dinner, APQO/GPEA 2012 Awards Ceremony
Monday 15 October 2012 - Plenary Sessions, Keynote Addresses and Best Practice Concurrent Sessions
Tuesday 16 October 2012 - Plenary Sessions, Best Practice Concurrent Sessions and Closing Ceremony
Wednesday 17 October 2012 - Industrial Visits

Plenary Sessions
There are four plenary sessions on both days and session themes are as follows:
• Sustainable Economic Development & Business Excellence – Key Enablers
• Business Excellence
• Strategies & Approaches for Productivity, Innovation, Performance Excellence & Superior Customer Experience
• Quality for Next Generation

Best Practice Concurrent Sessions
There are four best practice concurrent sessions on both days and session themes are as follows:
- Lean/Six Sigma
- Supplier Quality
- Sustainability/Environment/Safety
- SMEs & Innovation

No of Pre & post conference workshops/seminars on hot topics will be announced soon.


Hilton Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Additional Information

CONFERENCE FEES Registration includes full admission to the welcome dinner and awards ceremony, 2 days conference, conference kit, industrial visit, lunches and refreshments during the conference sessions and other social events. It does not include the pre and post conference seminars and workshops. These must be booked separately. Standard US$600 and Esrly Bird Registration US$ 540 Discounted packages are available for APQO members, GPEA Winners, Groups,Presenters, Sponsors and Local Delegates Please visit Conference site for details. Accomodation Be sure to stay close to the action.Reserve your room today at the Hilton Colombo. Hilton Colombo is a 5 star luxury hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Located in the center of Colombo’s business district, this multi-story resort boasts amazing views over the Indian Ocean with the 24-hour business center. The hotel is located 45 minutes away from Bandaranaike International Airport (aka Colombo Airport or Katunayaka Airport). Conference Organizers have negotiated a special package for delegates attending the 18th Asia Pacific Quality Conference and 5th National Convention on Quality.