Trivandrum: The 24th World Congress on Total Quality and Leadership of the Institute of Directors (IoD) will be held at the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram on May 23-24, 2014. The theme of this year’s World Congress is ‘Building Quality Organizations in 21st Century’.
Over 300 participants from Industry, Government, NGOs and Academia across the globe will participate in the two days event. The Congress will explore the concept of challenges in building a world class quality organization in today’s fiercely competitive global market.
Shri K M Mani, Minister for Finance, Kerala will inaugurate the Congress. Shri Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister, Kerala and Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Governor of Kerala will address the Congress and also give away the IoD’s famed Golden Peacock Awards for Quality, Training, Innovative Products and Service.
According to a communiqué for the IoD, this is not just a Quality event. IOD India has come a long way since it triggered India’s quality revolution with its first ever World Congress on Total Quality on 6 Feb 1991. Over the last two decades, this event has set new standards of quality & excellence and by constantly raising the bar year after year. From quality of products /services, IOD India has moved to quality of people, quality of environment, CSR, Corporate Governance, Sustainability and now Boardroom Effectiveness.
Some of the other dignitaries those who are expected to address the congress include K M Chandrasekhar , Vice Chairman, Kerala State Planning Board; E K Bharat Bhushan, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala; P H Kurian, IT Secretary, GoK; A K Dubey, CMD, Canara Bank; Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas, Greenwich University, UK; P N C Menon, Chairman Emeritus, Sobha Developers Limited; P Joy Oommen, CMD, Kerala Financial Corporation; Ambarish Datta, MD & CEO, BSE Institute Ltd.; L Radhakrishnan, Adviser to Chief Minister, Government of Kerala; Dr. A. K. Balyan , MD & CEO, Petronet LNG; Bharat Suresh Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai; C Padmakumar, Chairman & MD, Terumo Penpol; S Chakraborty, CEO, Innovative Financial Advisors; Manish Pant, MD, Luminous Power Technologies and Pankajam Sridevi, MD, ANZ.
Some of the top Public Sector undertakings, Private Companies, from various sectors will be participating in this event.
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