DUBAI, Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Group and patron of Dubai Quality Group, DQG, the Ideas Arabia Subgroup of DQG will host its 13th Annual International Conference & Competition on 13th and 14th May, 2018, at Le Meridien Dubai.

Under the theme "Spirit of Innovation," the two-day conference will be graced by delegates, business leaders, industry experts and professionals brought together from around the world to discuss innovation and suggest ideas for employee engagement and reward schemes.

The aim of this conference is to bring to the Middle East, the latest developments in Suggestion and Rewarding Schemes and highlight how implementing this will benefit an organisation.

The conference will create a platform for people in this region to share their best practices in this area.

For two days, international and local speakers, leaders and experts will be called from the public and private sectors to share, network and collaborate to support the spirit of innovation and join hands in making the UAE a hub of innovation.

As part of the conference, the 13th Ideas Arabia Competition will be recognising the most significant ideas implemented during 2017. This competition seeks to recognise employees and organisations for their outstanding ideas. Not only does this competition provide an opportunity for participating companies to benchmark against other leading organisations, but it also acts as a motivational tool for employees to perform to their highest potential. The submission deadline for the competition is 12th April, 2018.

Every year, Ideas Arabia presents winners of two categories Executive Leadership and Idea of the Year a unique opportunity to compete globally in "The Global Award" taking place in 2019.

Fatma Buti Al Mheiri, Chairman of DQG, stated, "Organising the conference for 13 years in a row emphasises that we are following the right path in development and innovation in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and pursuant to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which is to make innovation a government habit, a daily practice and a well-established institutional culture, which turns innovative ideas into leading achievements that catapult the UAE to greater heights that shows that the UAE's success is based on 'our confidence and belief in ourselves and our potential.'"

This year, the conference is supported by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Municipality, and Dubai Customs as main sponsors.

Source: Emirates News Agency