Curtains drawn on Ideas. Arabia, Idea of the Year winners honoured
WAM Dubai, April 24, 2012 (WAM)--Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of the Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Emirates Airline '&' Group and Honorary Patron of the Dubai Quality Group (DQG), the activities of the Ideas. Arabia 7th International Conference 2012, concluded on Monday, April 23, 2012.
Organised by the DQG, the event included specialised sessions, panel discussions and presentations that saw a gathering of select participants from government and private bodies from within the UAE, the Middle East region, the US, the UK and other European countries.
On the closing day, awards were distributed to participants and contributors for creating the best idea that contributed to upgrading work mechanisms, provided creative solutions in Suggestion Schemes, innovation and organizational innovation. The award ceremony was part of the 'Idea of the Year' competition.
Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) won the 2012 'Idea of the Year' award after taking part in the competition by putting forward the idea of a service for discount on early loan repayments. Dubai Municipality won the award in the Innovation Category for the idea of the development of the technical field and the rationalization of expenses of the department by replacing the quality of insulation used in pumping stations. The award in the Productivity Category was won by DUBAL for its idea to optimize swarf collection on horizontal direct casting machines (HDC). In the Customer Service Category, the Ministry of Social Affairs won the award for introducing "Sanad" initiative. Dubai Municipality also won the Environment Category award for its idea that contributed to the improvement of the environment, public health and safety through fish recycling. The Health '&' Safety Category was also won by DUBAL for the proposal of loading/unloading jig for anodes and butts. The last category was Financial, and it was also obtained by MRHE, for establishing the service of the discount for early loan repayments.
The aim of Ideas. Arabia International Conference, in its seventh cycle, was to create a globally competitive environment in the application of Suggestion Schemes, provide quality solutions to improve work mechanisms and develop an innovative work environment that allows its owners to fulfill long-term goals and aspirations, based on ideas governed by quality, excellence and innovation.
In his closing address, Saleh Janeeh, Chairman of DQG said: "We are confident that the output of this international meeting which was filled with loads of expertise, rich experience and immense possibilities, will not take any other road than the course we seek from it, namely, to promote ideas for more creativity and innovation, activate Suggestion Schemes and create an internationally competitive environment in the application of best Suggestion Schemes." Janeeh announced the collaboration between DQG and Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University to offer, first-time ever, the Certified Suggestion Scheme Administrator and Certified Innovation Administrator in both Arabic and English languages.