x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

Infrastructure conference comes to capital

The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) will host the two-day Abu Dhabi Quality Forum that kicks off on April 27 at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.

ABU DHABI // Maintaining quality infrastructure is vital to the success of Abu Dhabi on a global stage, according to experts due to take part in a conference in the capital.

The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) will host the two-day Abu Dhabi Quality Forum that kicks off on April 27 at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.

The theme of this year’s forum is “from local to global” and the council hopes to highlight the need to ensure the capital’s infrastructure and services follow strict government rules on high standards.

“The theme of this event, ’From local to global’, seeks to put into perspective the expected outcomes of this international gathering in shaping the future of Abu Dhabi and its economy,” said Abdulla Hassan Al Muaini, executive director of the QCC.

“This year, the event features several new sessions that will add to the quality and diversity of the workshops. Compared to the previous edition, ADQF is expect to grow, with academic institutions set to constitute nearly 10 per cent of the audience. National, regional and international experts and panelists will discuss ways to enhance the quality infrastructure in the emirate and position it as a leading quality and conformity hub in line with the objectives outlined in the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030,” he said.

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) Abu Dhabi, Al Foah and Al Hilal Bank sponsor the conference.

“This is essential for both the private and public sector to develop awareness of quality margins and standards,” said Khaled Salmeen Al Kawari, chief executive of Kizad.

“We find that investors often face problems introducing their products in international markets and these kinds of standards will help investors,” he said.

More than 1,300 visitors from the public and private sector are expected to attend the forum.

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