Send-Off ceremony for grand winners of NPQC 2018

Ebène, 12 October 2018: The grand winners of the National Productivity and Quality Convention (NPQC 2018) held in August, are all set to fly to Singapore this weekend to participate in the 43rd edition of the International Convention on Quality Control Circle (ICQCC 2018) from 22 to 25 October.


During the last two months after the organization of NPQC 2018, all the six grand winners of the convention have attended coaching sessions delivered by the NPCC as well as by external consultants, namely Mrs. Vimi Appadoo, Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Training (Mauritius) and Mr. Christian Lemasson, Director of Manpower and Services Provider Ltd in order to be ready for this international participation.


The grand winners were handed their air tickets by the Executive Director of the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC), Mr. Deepak Balgobin and Council members during a briefing session at the NPCC today. The participants will be part of a delegation led by the NPCC to Singapore, where they will have the chance to present their award-winning projects and ultimately then compete on an international level at ICQCC 2018.


The participants will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives of global companies and learn from others’ experience, benefitting from a significant exposure at this international event, which will take place at the Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore.


“Through our participation in ICQCC 2018, we want to showcase the innovative projects developed and implemented by these winning organisations. These projects that we had examined during the three-day convention in August, proved to have contributed significantly in the performance of their respective organisations. This is why it is important for us to bring these projects on an international platform and from there show how our economy is continuously transforming. This is expected to have a positive impact on foreign investments and economic growth. We want to put Mauritius on the world map of innovation, quality and creativity,” says Mr. Balgobin.


This year’s ICQCC edition will be hosted by the Singapore Productivity Association (SPA), which will showcase cutting-edge trends, projects and practices embraced by teams across the globe, spanning a wide variety of business improvement applications in today’s age of digitization and economic disruption. 


This first international participation of teams from Mauritius will pave the way for the NPCC to become the 14th ICQCC member. The ICQCC Core Council Meeting is scheduled on the 23rd October and Mauritius’ membership to join the ICQCC Core Council will be tabled as a formal agenda item during this meeting. This membership will open opportunities for future networking between the NPCC and the other member countries.

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