APQO History

In 1981, during the first Asia Pacific Congress on Quality Control (APC- QC) hosted by the Philippine Society for Quality Control (PSQC) in Manila, Philippines, an Asia Pacific Quality Control Organization (APQCO) has been conceived. This has been pursued through the efforts of an Ad Hoc Committee formed as part of the APC-QC'81 Resolution (Ad Hoc Committee,1981). The first follow- through activity has been the ratification of APQCO Constitution in Mexico in 1983 when the Instituto Mexicano de Control de Calidad (IMECCA) hosted the second APC-QC'83. Finally, on 25 October 1985 the APQCO Charter has been signed by the 15 founding member countries in Beijing, China. This marked the birth of the Asia Pacific Quality Control Organization (APQCO) which implemented the First APQCO Conference'85.

First APQCO Conference has been held in China has been the first International Conference ever to be held in China. Hence it is a historic event for both China and the world. At the Beijing Conference where the APQO charter was signed, both Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa and Dr. H. James Harrington were requested to serve as Honorary Presidents representing Asia and the Pacific, respectively. At that time an APQO President could not yet be elected. The second triennial APQCO Conference had been held in Korea by KSA where Dr. Jong Wan Choi has been elected as the First President of APQCO. In 1994, it has been decided that the "C" for "Control" in APQCO to be dropped. Also, has decided that succeeding APQCO Conferences be made biennial. The International Asia Pacific Quality Award (IAPQA) of the APQO has been launched from 2000. In the same year, APQO International Individual Awards has been introduced. Since 2002 APQO Conference has been made an annual event. Name of the International Asia Pacific Quality Award (IAPQA) has been changed to Global Performance Excellence Award (GPEA) in 2010.

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1985 - 1st CONFERENCE - CHINA
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1988 - 2nd CONFERENCE - Korea
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1991 - 3rd CONFERENCE - New Zealand
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1994 - 4th CONFERENCE - Malaysia
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1996 - 5th CONFERENCE - Phillipines
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1998 - 6th CONFERENCE - Korea
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2000 - 7th CONFERENCE - US
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2002 - 8th CONFERENCE - CHINA
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2003 - 9th CONFERENCE - MEXICO
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2004 - 10th CONFERENCE - Phillipines
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2005 - 11th CONFERENCE - Vietnam
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2008 - 14th CONFERENCE - Iran
PAST PRESIDENTS
1985-1988
Dr Kaoru Ishikawa & Dr H. James Harrington

Honorary Presidents representing Asia & Pacific respectively

1989-1991
Dr Jong Wan Choi

KSA, Korea (1st Elected President)

1992-1994
Mark Dykes

NZOQ, New Zealand (2nd President)

1995-1996
Mark Dykes

NZOQ, New Zealand (3rd President)

1997-1998
Eng. Jose Gonzalez Prado

IMECCA, Mexico (4th President)

1999-2000
Eng. Jose Gonzalez Prado

IMECCA, Mexico (5th President)

2001-2002
Dr Charles Aubrey

ASQ, USA (6th President)

2003-2004
Dr Charles Aubrey

ASQ, USA (7th President)

2005-2006
Dr Charles Aubrey

ASQ, USA (8th President)

2007-2008
Shan Ruprai

AOQ, Australia (9th President)

2009-2010
Shan Ruprai

AOQ, Australia (10th President)

2011-2012
Shan Ruprai

AOQ, Australia (11th President)

2013-2015
Shan Ruprai

AOQ, Australia (12th President)

2016-2017
Harnek Singh

SPA, Singapore (13th President)

2018 Jan to 15 March
Abraham Fenn

NZOQ, New Zealand (14th President)

2018 May
Harnek Singh

SPA, Singapore (15th President) incumbent

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