About APQO

The Asia Pacific Quality Organization Inc is an autonomous, non-political, non-profit, scientific and technical organization domiciled in an Asia Pacific region fixed by the Core Council. Asia Pacific includes countries in Asia and those located near the Pacific Rim. It is more than thirty-year old non-profit umbrella organization that has brought together professional quality organizations that border on the Pacific Ocean. It includes organization representing countries like Australia, China, Chile, Canada, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States and Vietnam. It is incorporated and headquartered in Manila, Philippines.


Be the universal prime mover in terms of continuously improving the quality not only of goods and services all over the world but also the quality of life of its people to be future ready.


  • Quality is our Commitment,
  • Excellence is our Passion,
  • Network is our Strength,
  • Teamwork is our Foundation

Peak Values

  • Passion,
  • Excellence,
  • Accountability,
  • Knowledge


APQO’s key objective is to become an Asia Pacific scientific and quality entity, whose country member organizations and individual memberships are jointly working towards the goal of achieving excellence continuously through quality improvement of goods and services.

This objective is to be achieved through:

  • a) identification, adoption and sharing of best practices, embracing business excellence, promoting corporate governance, quality, innovation, and productivity.
  • b) efficient organization, promotion and development of approaches and practical means to engage other associations, institutions, groups and individuals concerned with and/or engaged in related work and mission.

To date, APQO is listed in the World’s Selected Quality Institutions and is linked with fifteen other quality or standards organizations in the world.

APQO FOUR Strategic Objectives

Governance and Process Excellence

Strengthen Processes & Facilitate Worthy Recognition for Deserving Organisations, Champions & Stakeholders

Strengthening Capabilities

Develop Value Adding Services/programs and Strengthen Individual and Organisational capabilities

Thriving Quality

Encouraging Quality First Mindset & Introducing Quality imbuing Awards / Programs

Strengthening Capabilities Expand Global Networks

Forging partnerships with Global Leaders in Quality and Performance Excellence & Promoting Worthy Recognition of Role Models for Quality and Performance/Business Excellence

How APQO is organized

APQO Inc was incorporated in the Philippines, where its Secretariat is located. It is currently managed by a General Manager/Secretary General who assists APQO Core Council member countries in networking with each other and with other world quality, business excellence or standards organizations. The Secretariat runs mainly on funds generated from its flagship GPEA programme, membership fees and contributions of Sustaining, Core, Associate, Corporate, Individual and Life Members. The APQO website keeps members abreast with each other’s development and with forthcoming global quality / business excellence and related events.

APQO Officers and Members who are elected during the Core Council meeting held annually just before the Annual APQO International Conference, have the responsibility of ensuring that the Committee/ area of responsibility under their charge function effectively. Being leaders themselves, they have been given the charge of keeping the organization, which they represent, continuously updated of major quality events among the Core Council membership, as well as, the global quality directions for which they are expected to keep abreast and promote by being role models.