IQS Award

International Quality Summit Award: The relentless pursuit of excellence

The International Quality Summit Award recognizes and promotes companies, organizations and institutions that understand the dedication, continuous improvement, innovation and relentless pursuit of productivity that leads to excellence.

This combination of values, represented as a whole in the word COMMITMENT, allows organizations to achieve a leadership role, and become examples of efficiency, productivity and above all, Quality. In the wise words of the motivational guru Paul J. Meyer “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort”.

This year the IQS convention will take place in the New York Marriott Marquis. This prestigious hotel is located in the center of Manhattan in Times Square, and is a world-class hotel, famous for the service provided by Marriott and internationally recognized as a global headquarters for business. The Marquis shines a powerful light upon those attending the International Quality Summit Convention. BID awardees gather in one of the world media hubs, with access to a city that is fully connected to the economic and cultural international scenario, allowing delegates to showcase their organizations to the entire world, benefitting from this prestigious location. This international gathering of quality leaders and business entrepreneurs will be covered by ImarPress, main media sponsor for the BID Quality Awards Conventions.

The International Quality Summit Award is bestowed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Excellence in Leadership and Management
  • Quality and Productivity
  • Business prestige and Brands
  • Technology, Innovation and Growth

Business and organizational leaders from all over the world participate at this forum for the International Quality Summit Award as an opportunity to make themselves part of this unique and prestigious international group.

How is selection made for the BID International Quality Summit and under what criteria?

During the selection process for new award proposals, information about future BID award winners is gathered from a wide variety of public sources, including data regarding organizational performance and productivity. Professionals from different fields analyze data throughout the entire process. Voting takes place through on-line polls and surveys carried out by BID. The most decisive votes are those cast by previous award winners on the following criteria:

•    Customer Satisfaction
•    Communication Strategy
•    Benchmarking
•    Information and analysis
•    Leadership
•    Planning and Decision-making
•    Human Resources
•    Continuous Training
•    Processes and Production
•    Economic Results
•    Business outcome
•    ISO 9001
•    TQM

BID International Quality Awards: A gathering opportunity for business and organizational leaders

Presidents, directors and organizational leaders from all over the world share different perspectives about how professional actions are performed in different sectors. This annual event allows an exchange of ideas and a prolific discussion related to effective managerial practices and Total Quality Management.

It is precisely in this scenario that the International Quality Summit (IQS) award winners represent the role of being a driving force in the business world and in public and private institutions, creating opportunities in different countries and fields, pushing the boundaries of excellence forward and reaching new heights in the continuous race for achievement.

The IQS Convention provides a perfect scenario for comparing and exchanging managerial practices oriented towards achieving excellence and Quality, creating an international network of powerful business associates that work under the same Quality criteria, and promoting the success stories behind the companies and organizations selected to receive this prestigious award.  

In order to achieve maximum profitability out of each IQS Convention edition, BID provides media support for award winners, covering different facets of business communication marketing, including interviews conducted in a television format, coverage of the presentation of the award itself, digital and print publications for further marketing strategies to be developed by each awarded organization.

IQS International Seminar on Improvement: the Key to Quality

The organizations attending the International Quality Summit Award convention in New York will take part in the Seminar on Improvement: the Key to Quality. There, participants can freely exchange ideas concerning Quality Culture and Total Quality Management, as well as managerial practices to increase productivity, reduce waste and pursue excellence. This seminar is carried out in collaboration with the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) under the program of cooperation with universities created by BID Group One.

This initiative started on April 16th, 2015 when the President of BID, José E. Prieto signed an agreement of cooperation between BID and the UPM. This alliance is based on the model “Aula Universidad Empresa” which enriches the academic and business world and was conceived to help universities and institutions of higher education, such as UPM, to develop all their potential as communicators and supporters of knowledge, with the help of organizations such as BID Group One as a partner and an ally, through Business Initiative Directions and ImarPress World.

Using this model, BID develops training and educational activities in association with UPM and with other prestigious international educational institutions in order to boost the research, creative and informative capability of universities for the benefit of society, and especially for the development of academic knowledge about Quality Culture.

Our objective is to create an alliance formed by educational institutions with the participation of academic professionals, under the same commitment to innovation, excellence and productivity together with the dissemination of knowledge. This is a project which pursues the creation of a group of leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers, intellectuals and creative people who, acting as a think-tank, plant the seeds of the future by laying the basis to achieve excellence, develop quality technology in organizations and promoting continuous improvement within the realm of Quality Culture.

The International Quality Summit Award Convention, New York 2020 is organized by BID Group One and Business Initiative Directions (BID) with Imarpress World as its media sponsor. The IQS award has appeared in previous years on television and in various media facets on all continents. The event will be attended by members of the diplomatic corps and international businessmen, professionals in economy and the arts, members of the press, and experts in public relations and television.