10 - 12 December 2018
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Global Organisational Excellence Congress




The fees for delegates have been subsidised by the Abu Dhabi Chamber and Commerce & Industry demonstrating its commitment to encourage learning and excellence in the UAE and globally.

APQO members and clients can register for the conference here.

Registration form


Registering for the Congress and Gala Dinner. Registration includes full admission to the 3 days of the Congress. It includes access to the exhibition hall, lunches and refreshments during the Congress sessions. It also includes the Congress Gala Dinner on the evening of the 11th December.

International Delegates, ACE Team Members - US$ 400 per person.

Speakers selected through paper submission - US$ 215 per person.

Registering for the Gala Dinner, 11th December only - US$ 120 per person.

Abu Dhabi Tour - Places are limited & first come first serve basis

Registration form

Participants in Competitions

For participants in the APQO's ACE Team Competition there is a separate process for registering for the Congress. If you are successful with your entry you will be asked how many people you will be bringing to the Congress and invoiced directly.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellation must be given in writing. Refunds are as follows;

After 1 August 2018: full refund less US$50 administration fee
After 1 November 2018: no refund

The Global Organisational Excellence Congress reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any event or lecture session. In the event of the cancellation of the full Congress, the organisers will refund all registration fees less any non-refundable deposits and expenses. Please be advised that the Global Organisational Excellence Congress management or Asia Pacific Quality Organization are not responsible for any airfare penalties or other travel charges and custom duty taxes you may incur during your visit to the United Arab Emirates. You are advised to purchase your own travel insurance against such occurrences.


The Congress is being held at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel, West Corniche, Abu Dhabi.

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel

Rising majestically from its beachside setting, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers' dramatic sculptural form and spectacular design has set a new standard for luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi. The complex is made up of five towers - three residential towers, one office tower, and the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel. This multi-award-winning luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi features a number of unique venues for social events, outstanding conference and meeting facilities, and 382 elegant rooms and suites, which afford some of the most stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Whether you prefer to spend your time cooling off in one of its three swimming pools, strolling along the glorious private beach, treating yourself to some of the best retail therapy to be found in the Middle East, or being pampered in the Talise Spa, you'll find the service second to none.


There are many hotels close to Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel to suit all budgets. 3 star hotels in Abu Dhabi are usually like 5 star hotels in other countries and offer very reasonable rates. Taxis also are readily available and offer reasonable prices, approximately US$5 or 20AED from other Corniche (West or East) or central Abu Dhabi locations. Taxis from Corniche locations or central Abu Dhabi may take from 5 to 20 minutes to reach your destination.

Conference Hotel Offers

Travel Visas

United Arab Emirates requires entry visas from most countries. For information on your visa requirements please go to https://www.mofa.gov.ae/EN/ConsularServices/Pages/Visa-Information.aspx

If you do need a visa please do not leave it to the last minute. Apply at least 2 months before your planned travel to prevent any unnecessary inconvenience.


Please click on this link Congress Programme to access the latest Congress programme and obtain details on all presentations.

Outline Programme

Sunday 9th December 2018
APQO Core Council Meeting, 1. 00pm to 5.30pm
APQO-ADICOE-GBN Welcome Dinner, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Monday 10th December 2018
Global Organisational Excellence Congress, 8.30am to 4.00pm

Tuesday 11th December 2018
Global Organisational Excellence Congress, 8.30am to 4.00pm
Congress Gala & Awards (GPEA, AIIA) Dinner, 6.30 pm to 9.30pm

Wednesday 12th December 2018
Global Organisational Excellence Congress, 8.30am to 4.00pm
Awards Presentation including ACE Teams, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Congress - Presenters / Speakers / Panelist

Please visit www.globalorganisationalexcellencecongress.com/speakers/ to learn about the distinguished experts presenting at the Global Organisational Excellence Congress.

Call for Papers

This is your chance to speak at a major international conference and share your experience, best practices or your leading edge management research. This is an opportunity for employees, managers, CEOs, consultants to present and share best practices (perhaps for the first time at a major conference) and Academics to present a peer-reviewed conference paper and get them fast-tracked into leading journals. If you are interested in presenting a paper please visit https://www.globalorganisationalexcellencecongress.com/call-for-papers/ for call for papers and https://www.globalorganisationalexcellencecongress.com/notes-for-speakers/ for notes for speakers.


Key Dates for APQO's ACE Team Awards Competition and the Global Performance Excellence Award

26 March GPEA Application submission
15 July ACE Team registration commences

Refer to the following webpages for more information on these competitions/awards:

Global Performance Excellence Award - www.gpea.apqo.global
ACE Teams Award Competition - Link to page

Key Dates for Authors/Speakers

1 July Abstract/papers due from 1st Call for Papers
1 August Authors/speakers notified of abstract/paper acceptance
20 August Abstract/papers due from Final Call for Papers
20 September Speakers notified of abstract/paper acceptance
10 November Full and final abstract/papers due


For further details contact:

Mangalika de Silva
Vice President Administration
E: admin@apqo.global
M: +94712267430 (Viber, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat)



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