|From left to right: From left to right: Dr. Mahmoud Al Yamany , CEO of King Fahad Medical City, from Saudi Arabia; Ing. Beatriz Navas Lares, President of B&D Gestión Empresarial Integral, C.A, from Venezuela; Serafeim Varvatos, Quality & Food Safety Director of E.J Papadopoulos, from Greece; Jose E. Prieto, President and CEO of BID Group One; Shaikh Mohammed Abdul Samad Al Qurashi, Owner & CEO of Abdul Samad Al' Qurashi, from Saudi Arabia; Roman Kusma, Member of the Board of Aqva Hotel and Spa, from Estonia and Peter Pek, Group Managing Director of Mercatus of Marini's on 57, from Malaysia, received the Century International Quality ERA Award in recognition of the public commitment to customer satisfaction and excellence in business achievement.
Leaders United by BID Quality Achievement
TravelShop Turkey from Turkey, winner of the BID Century International Quality ERA Award in Geneva 2014
Geneva hosted this year's BID Century International Quality ERA Convention, where professionals and business leaders from around the world gathered to recognize excellence and success. In particular, the convention celebrated quality in business and operations. Award winners demonstrated commitment to the criteria of the QC100 TQM Model, which helps bolster customer satisfaction and cost efficiency across all areas of operation.
Among this year's winners, Murtaza Kalender of TravelShop Turkey, from Turkey, received the Century International Quality ERA Award in the Gold Category at the BID Quality Convention in Geneva. The organization has made huge strides this year as a leader not only within its sector, but also in Turkey. The Award came as an ideal way to celebrate this past year?s successes while looking forward to putting quality first in the year to come.
BID chose Geneva, one of Europe's most historically important cities, to host the Century International Quality ERA Convention. Geneva has been home to some of the most significant events in modern political history, and is the birthplace of Humanitarian Law. Additionally, Geneva is home to the European headquarters of many international organizations, such as The United Nations, The World Economic Forum, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. This international diversity and commitment to global affairs made Geneva the ideal backdrop for the BID International Convention for Quality, which brought together leaders from around the world.
TravelShop Turkey won the Century International Quality ERA Award in the Gold category in Geneva in the company of other leaders and representatives from 49 countries at the Century International Quality ERA Convention. The prestigious award, representing the height of quality and innovation in a field, is presented by BID President and CEO, Jose E. Prieto. From left to right: Craig Miller, President of the QC100, Murtaza Kalender, Owner & CEO of TravelShop and Jose E. Prieto, President and CEO of BID Group One
Murtaza Kalender stood before the gathering of international leaders, sharing the company's achievements to date as well as its future ambitions and goals. Despite the difficult current global economic climate, TravelShop Turkey strives to excel in quality each day, creating a competitive advantage in its industry. For this reason, TravelShop Turkey won the 2014 BID Century International Quality ERA Award in Geneva. The Award is presented by BID to those companies and organizations from around the world that best adhere to excellence and innovation in their practices, putting quality first at all levels of organization.
Leaders awarded by BIDare united by their commitment to quality in their respective sectors. This year, winning organizations include:
Prodiaman Oil Services, from Angola. Angolan conglomerate operating predominantly in the oil and gas and mining industries. Prodiaman actively partners with foreign and private investors including the likes of Norwegian giant Aker Solutions and Clariant, a Swiss oils services company with a turnover of over $8 billion, to provide excellent services to customers of all sectors in which it operates.
The companies honored in Geneva were recognized not only for their entrepreneurial achievements, but also for their dedication to continuous improvement and innovation, key concepts of the QC100 Total Quality Management Model. Seeking to increase customer satisfaction and optimize efficiency, the model promotes an organizational culture of engagement and a proactive approach to improving processes.
All of the winning companies in Geneva have expressed their commitment to the QC100 TQM Model, which serves as an excellent example for other organizations in today's rapidly changing business environment. By making customer satisfaction the highest measure of quality, BID award winners set the benchmark in their respective sectors and contribute to the social and economic development of their countries, paving the way for world-changing initiatives. A key example can be seen through TravelShop Turkey, whose spirit of innovation and positive growth has overcome and indeed thrived in the challenging current global economic climate.
An ongoing commitment to Quality, one of the core requirements for receiving a BID Award, can be witnessed through the distinguished companies previously honored with a BID Quality Award. Companies which already share BID's corporate seal are present in more than 170 countries and include world-renowned names on the Fortune Global 500 list such as: Wal-Mart Stores (1) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (88); and Beijing COFCO Plaza Development (357).
Other previous BID winners worthy of mention include Turner Construction (USA); Haki (Sweden); Ansaldo Energy (Italy); Zepter (Austria); RAO-Unified Energy Systems (Russia); Als & Cachou-TBWA (France); Tata Group (India); Plamex-Plantronics (USA); Dogus Holding A.S. (Tukey); Franklin Electric (USA and Mexico); QMS International from the United Kingdom, FSUE VO "Safety" (Russia); and Viking Line (Finland).