NPQEA - General Information

NOTE: Registration extended till 28 February 2024.

Participants are advised to check the web site regularly for updated information
• All applicants have to register online by the 28th (noon) February 2024
• Up to 2 entries per organisation (2 teams) are allowed in each category.
• Improvement activity/activities may be related to Productivity and Quality improvement and/or Innovation, Business Excellence,, Lean Management, digital transformation, Sustainability etc.
• Any improvement activity/activities implemented in 2022/2023 and first quarter of 2024 are eligible for participation in this edition
• Incomplete registration sheet/entries will not be accepted.
• The NPCC team will conduct online training sessions on the criteria of the NPQEA 2024 scheduled for February 2024. The calendar of the training sessions will be communicated, and participants will receive a link to access the online training.
• During the online technical assessments, by an external panel of jurors scheduled for April/May 2024 organisations/companies are awarded either Bronze or Silver, or Gold Award.
• An onsite assessment is subsequently conducted among the Gold Awardees from each stream to designate the final GRAND WINNER for each category.

• All powerpoint presentations (soft copies) shall become the property of the organizer.
• Participation in the NPQEA 2024 shall imply acceptance of the rules and regulations with regards to the Award.
• The National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) as organiser shall be the deciding authority on any matter not specifically covered under these rules and regulations.

Technical presentations
• Case studies/improvement projects will be presented online (minimum number of participants per team is 2/maximum number of participants is 5) according to a pre-determined timetable. Teams will be assessed as per the criteria established for the NPQEA 2024.
• All presentations (ppt/video) must be sent to the NPCC one week prior to the assessments.
• Presentation schedules will be communicated to each participant before the technical sessions
• Teams will have the opportunity to test their online presentation 2 days before their technical assessment.
• The presentation should be of 15 minutes followed by a 5-minute questions and answers from the jurors for a total of 20 minutes per presentation.
• One (1) timekeeper/ moderator will be present during the presentation.
• Comments and feedback from the audience online will not be offered.
• Each technical session presentation will be evaluated by three (3) judges.
There is no limitation on the number of slides to be presented: however, please keep in mind that the presentation must be completed in 15 minutes.

Presenting teams need to have:
• Zoom
• Internet connection
• Laptop with webcam with integrated microphone (presentation on mobile phones will not be entertained)

Participation in ICQCC 2024 Sri Lanka
Note that the NPCC will sponsor only ONE participant per team in each of the Grand Winner category.

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