Dubai Holding sponsors 'Ideas Arabia Conference'

Dubai Holding sponsors 'Ideas Arabia Conference'

DUBAI, 2 April 2006: Dubai Holding along with three of its subsidiaries Dubai Properties, Jumeirah Group and TECOM Investments today announced their participation in the Ideas Arabia Conference as platinum sponsors.

The conference is organised by Dubai Quality Group and will take place between April 22 - 24, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai and Chairman of the Emirates Group.

At a press conference today Shawqi Sajwani, Organisational Excellence Director of Dubai Holding stated, "The Ideas Arabia Conference shall play an important role in highlighting issues related to quality and excellence, through the introduction of "Suggestion Schemes". It is important for companies in the region to adopt this strategy and enhance quality through employee involvement".

He added, "Dubai Holding's strategy focuses on achieving excellence on all levels by implementing a continuous improvement program that encourages employee participation through a suggestion scheme. This scheme enables employees to participate in the decision making process, and making our organisations better every day. "

In reference to the sponsorship of the conference; Sajwani stated: "As Platinum sponsors, Dubai Holdings and the participating subsidiaries will further develop their capability to improve on their current achievements. We will also make the most of this conference by networking and participating in information sessions, workshops and panel discussions in the fields of quality and excellence; which will be presented by world renowned experts from the US, UK, Australia, Germany and India.

Dubai Holding is keen to stand by its social commitment as embodied in its slogan "for the good of tomorrow", with the continued support of the corporate world and NGOs. "We are glad to work in cooperation with Dubai Quality Group to spread awareness about the concept of quality and excellence among companies in the region".

Experts from all over the world will lead information sessions, workshops and panel discussions. The aim of the conference is to bring the global knowledge in the area of suggestion systems to create a platform for people in this region to share effective quality practices.