KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Network for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness Nepal (NQPCN), a pioneer non-governmental organization engaged in promotion of quality in the country, is hosting the 15th Asian Network for Quality Congress (ANQ Congress) from September 20 to 22 at Soaltee Crown Plaza in Kathmandu.
More than 150 leaders of government and private sectors, quality experts, entrepreneurs, practitioners and academicians from more than 17 countries including Japan, China, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, South Korea and Russia will participate in the international congress, informed the organizers at a press meet organized at the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Thursday.
The Congress will focus on sharing novel ideas and experiences on crucial quality culture and issues and recent trends on the theme “Quality Culture for Sustainable Prosperity.”
The Congress will feature keynote speakers like Dr. Noriaki Kano, Professor at Tokyo University, Shinichi Sasaki, Former Chairperson of Toyota Motors, Mr. Janak Mehata, Chairman of International Academy for Quality, Prof. Sung Hyun Park, President of Social Responsibility and Management Quality Institute, South Korea, Prof Dinesh Prasad Chapagain, Founder President of NQPCN, Nepal, Prof Azat Abdrakhmanov, President of Asian Network for Quality, Mr N. Ramanathan, Independent Counselor in Quality-based Management.
Around 150 papers on various thematic areas including change and risk management, leadership, team development and quality culture, environment and safety management, improvement of the public service quality, occupational safety and health will be discussed at the conference.
Likewise, the areas on technology and business excellence models, service excellence and customer satisfaction, standardization and metrology and accreditation system will also be presented in different parallel multi-sessions by the international and national level presenters.
The organizers have also called for interested Nepali scholars and other Nepalese to participate in the conference.
“The conference is a great opportunity to share and learn experience, to network with eminent global quality leaders from Asia and other parts of the globe,” said the president of the ANQ executive committee Janardan Ghimire.
The attendees will have to pay NRS 18,000 to attend the conference while the paper presenters and students will be charged NRS 9,000.
The 14 ANQ Congress was held in 2016 in Vladivostoe, Russia.