QCC gears up to host Abu Dhabi Quality Forum 2014
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, national security adviser and vice chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) is set to host the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Quality Forum (ADQF 2014).
More than 800 government regulators and quality experts from the public and private sector will gather to propose new models of collaboration for the development of quality-driven infrastructure in Abu Dhabi.
The industry leaders will also examine how the dynamism achieved could be effectively leveraged for creating new jobs and promoting trade flows and industries for the emirate.
To be held from April 27 to 28 at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, ADQF 2014 is supported by key sponsors Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), and Al Hilal Bank, as well as supporting sponsors Borouge and Mubadala.
ADQF 2014 will underline the strong links between quality, economic performance and competitiveness. This year’s conference focuses on the themes of standardisation, testing and conformity and metrology that underlie the growth of key industries in Abu Dhabi.
International and local experts will converge at the forum to develop the strategic link between quality and the long-term objectives of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, discuss best practices and put forward practical recommendations to overcome strategic challenges.
His Excellency Ali Majed Al Mansoori, chairman of the Department of Economic Development (DED) and QCC said: "The leading position achieved by Abu Dhabi in building a progressive and sustainable economy requires us to constantly work with industry stakeholders and identify best practices and exchange knowledge that help us enhance the infrastructure in the emirate."
QCC secretary general, His Excellency Hussain Salem Al Katheeri said: “Since the debut of the Abu Dhabi Quality Forum last year, we have witnessed a growth in awareness among key stakeholders about the importance of setting quality standards for economic development.
"This proves that we are on the right path in our vision to bring about a sustainable and healthy environment that ultimately positions Abu Dhabi as the hub for quality and conformity in the region."
His Excellency Mohamed Al Hammadi, chief executive officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), said: “In the nuclear energy industry, a robust quality assurance program is critical, as it is directly linked to the safety, security, operational transparency and efficiency of an organisation.
“In the UAE, our nuclear energy program strives to achieve a standard of excellence in quality that extends across our entire supply chain."
ADQF will highlight the prerequisites for building quality infrastructure and a solid, sustainable and diverse economy in Abu Dhabi by promoting high quality business standards and enhancing the competitiveness of the emirate at a global level.
The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council was established in 2009 to raise the quality of the emirate’s exports and locally traded products, while protecting the interest of consumers and supporting the UAE’s competitive economy.