COMPANY PROFILE

Peter Drucker, the man who invented modern management, made observation his life's work. His seemingly simple ideas often elicited startling results. IQPC evolved from Drucker's definition of innovation and we continue to reinvent ourselves using his analytical frameworks. Drucker once said:

"Innovation is the design and development of something new, as yet unknown and not in existence, which will establish a new economic configuration out of the old, known, existing elements.

It will give these elements an entirely new economic dimension. It is the missing link between having a number of disconnected elements, each marginally effective, and an integrated system of great power."

In the 1970s, the publishers of Industry Week magazine co-founded a company called Penton Learning Systems (PLS). Its mission and purpose was to "supply the missing link between a number of disconnected colleges and universities, each marginally effective in designing and developing short courses for managerial and professional workers, and an integrated system of great power." The simple concept proved valid and for 15 years, PLS managed this consortium with great success. It assisted in the design and development of over 30,000 short courses/seminars in the fields of quality management, project management, finance and accounting, marketing management, strategic planning and implementation and more.

Defining powerful niche-course topics or problem-specific topics was a skill that was integrated into the structure of PLS. It’s a skill that in 1989 transformed PLS into the International Quality and Productivity Centre and our core focus on designing, developing and marketing the world’s leading conferences.

From Small Beginnings...

IQPC now has offices in: Berlin, Dubai, London, Miami, New York, Singapore, Sydney, and Tampa. IQPC leverages a global research base of best practices to produce an unrivalled portfolio of problem-solving conferences.

Each year IQPC offers approximately 2,000 worldwide conferences, seminars, webinars, online events and related programs with special emphasis on:

Planning Ahead to Stay Ahead

Today, we are using Drucker's definition of innovation to create a total, continuous learning experience for delegates and a powerful new marketing and sales channel for our sponsors.

We are using digital connectivity to transform the customer experience and reshape our products and services. Allowing customers to interact with us in new ways by engaging our attendees in 365 day blended learning and networking opportunities in their chosen fields. We integrate access to cutting edge research, white papers, webinars, online events, content rich videos, infographics and e-newsletters into our events through online portals providing extraordinary benefits for both delegates and sponsors.

Turn Creative Imitation into Productivity Improvement & Innovation

Now more than ever before every enterprise must look after the fundamentals and manage for tomorrow. Indeed, every enterprise now needs concepts and approaches for finding what should be done and how to go about doing it.

True, we live in a business world that worships innovation. But as Harvard's Ted Levitt reminded us, the greatest flow of newness in most organizations is not innovation at all. Rather, it's imitation.

IQPC's customers want solutions to their problems. Solutions that have met the concrete test of application. That's why we've always viewed our mission and business purpose to provide proven and tested solutions that improve an organization's productive capacity and performance.

We facilitate the process of creative imitation, learning to imitate with unique adaptation and enhancement from the best! IQPC's long history in meeting the real solution needs of our markets and customers will help organizations apply knowledge to the tasks of productivity improvement and the creation of new wealth.

Inspiring Thought Leaders & Stellar Speakers

We invite leading practitioners and academics to share insights, expertise and solutions to today's escalating challenges. Simply put: Our conferences provide attendees with both the fundamental and cutting-edge information they can use immediately.

IQPC also ensures our delegates are introduced to inspiring thought leaders and stellar speakers; General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), U.S. Secretary of State 2001-2005, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York, General Tommy Franks (Ret.) Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, and Larry Bossidy, former CEO, Allied Signal and Honeywell are just a few of IQPC's most recent keynotes.

We conduct exhaustive research into our speaking panels, only inviting domain experts with practical knowledge or peer reviewed research that can solve your current challenges. From Digital Disruption events in Sydney, Oil and Gas events in Dubai, Call Center events in Las Vegas, Autonomous Vehicle events in Germany, Corporate Learning Exchanges in Tampa, Process Excellence conferences in London and CX Summits in Singapore, IQPC transfers expertise around the world, keeping its delegates competitive, profitable and delivering maximum ROI.

View a full list of our upcoming events here.