The closing ceremony of the 2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement began with an exciting parade of the International Team Excellence Award finalists carrying flags and cheering. A total of 36 teams competed this year, with a total of four teams receiving awards:
Nypro Shanghai, Jabil Circuit
Jabil Singapore, Jabil Circuit
The 2016 conference concluded with entrepreneur and venture capitalist Josh Linker, who gave an inspirational keynote speech about innovation, its connection to quality, and why encouraging creativity is important. In today’s world, creativity is beating complacency, and the word innovation ought to be redefined as an everyday action. Linkner encouraged the audience to give fresh ideas time to breathe, and to exhibit humanity as an innovative approach can drive meaningful impact.
What innovative ideas did you discover at the World Conference?
The day ended just down the road from the conference center at ASQ Headquarters, where visitors were given a tour of the historic building and a glimpse inside ASQ operations.