The conference was graced by the participants, delegates, business leaders, industry experts, and professionals brought together from public sectors and leading organizations to discuss Suggestion & Rewarding Scheme from around the world, and they were greeted by Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Alqasimi, Chairman Department of Civil Aviation Ras Al-Khaimah, member of Board of General Civil Aviation Authority, member of RAK executive council, Engr. Hassan Omar, Chairman of Dubai Quality Group, Board Members, and Mr. Hussein Al Fardan, Chairman of Ideas Arabia & UAE Ideas.
This year the participants exceeded 40% compared to previous years, as received 150 submissions to the Ideas Arabia competition, from UAE and GCC countries. Also, the assessors have been chosen with a high professional for the evaluation of the award categories to ensure transparency, integrity, and accuracy of results.
Engr. Hassan Omar, Chairman of Dubai Quality Group, opened the conference with welcome note thanked all the conference’s audiences and sponsors for their supporting. He pointed out that the Ideas Arabia Subgroup under DQG was able to facilitate this unique platform since 2006 to where it is today heads by Mr. Hussain Fardan who has brought this conference as a signature DQG event, where experts in suggestion scheme come to share their Ideas, knowledge, and experience following the right path in development.”
The conference had international, regional and local speakers from various industries and businesses in both public and private sectors to share, network, learn and talk, along with the leaders and experts came together to meet at the conference to share their ideas, and to join hands in making UAE an innovation destination.
The welcome note of the chairman followed with the opening speech of Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Alqasimi, Chairman Department of Civil Aviation Ras Al-Khaimah, member of Board of General Civil Aviation Authority, member of RAK executive council. He pointed out that the innovator is an individual who introduces a new idea which makes an impact that becomes a cornerstone for the other innovations”.
The conference was eventful, with Speakers from Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer, Du talk about "Alice in Digital Wonderland", Prof. Christopher Abraham, Senior Vice President - Institutional Development, Professor of Leadership, Design Thinking & Organizational Behavior, S P Jain School of Global Management talk about “Reimagining Innovation in the Era of Digital Disruption”, Dr. Anne van Ewijk, Assistant Professor of Management, Abu Dhabi University she talks about “Stimulate Intrapreneurship, Foster Individual Innovation”, Sid Ahmed Benraouane, Ph.D. Professor & Digital Transformation Expert, University of Minnesota, USA, talk about ‘Managing Serendipity – Why an Innovation Management System matter?’, Deborah Webster, Founder and Innovation Catalyst, AMANI CIRCLE, talk about ‘Finding Hidden Innovators’, and at the end of the conference Mr. Hussein Al Fardan, Chairman of Ideas Arabia & UAE Ideas.
The Ideas Arabia Competition 2019 was conducted yearly along with the annual conference, to recognize the most significant ideas implemented by companies during the previous year. This competition seeks to identify employees and organizations for their outstanding ideas. This competition provides an opportunity for participating companies to benchmark against other leading organizations and acts as a motivational tool for employees.
Participation in this competition had many benefits. It provided additional recognition to the employees, and highlights how involving the employees can benefit the organization. It helped in imparting one’s experience to other companies and provided an opportunity for one’s employees to learn from practices followed in other organizations.
At the end of the conference, the speakers, sponsors, and the assessors awarded along with the most exciting part, with the announcement of the winners of the Ideas Arabia Competition 2019 marking the finale of the event.
- Saudi Electricity Company, Winner of “Technology – Projects”
- Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), Winner of “Technology – Incremental”
- Dubai Police - HQ, winner of “Education”
- Public Prosecution – Dubai, winner of “Innovation – Projects”
- Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), winner of “Sustainability
- Dubai Land Department, winner of “Productivity”
- Public Prosecution – Dubai, winner of “Customer Happiness”
- Dubai Police - HQ, winner of “Best Shared idea”
- Saudi Electricity Company, winner of ‘Health & Safety - Projects”
- Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), winner of ‘Health & Safety - Incremental”
- Mostafa Shalaby, winner of “Best Suggestion Program Coordinator”
- Mohamed Saeed Alshehhi, winner of “Executive Leadership”
- Dubai Municipality & Dubai Customs, the winners of Financial Category
- Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation, winner of “Idea of the Year”
The conference was sponsored by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, and Dubai Customs, as Main Sponsors.
About Dubai Quality group:
Dubai Quality Group is a non-profit organization set up by the Dubai Department of Economic Development under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Guided by the vision of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Quality Group established in 1994 to develop and promote Quality and Business Excellence practices in UAE. Dubai Quality Group organizes Quality and Business Excellence related training, events, and programs throughout the year to improve and promote Quality of Service & Business Excellence in the region. DQG hosts Free Evening Seminars conducted exclusively for DQG member organizations, to provide their employees with an effective platform for networking and knowledge sharing. Dubai Quality Group offers three categories of membership to companies; Investor Partner, Corporate Membership & Affiliate Membership.
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