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About the ICQCC ~ The History

The proposition of International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) was made at the Korean Control Conference 1975 in Seoul. The Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference proposed that opportunity of exchanging idea and experience on QC Circle activities should be held periodically among the countries for further development of the activities. For this reason, in 1976 the first International Convention on Quality Control Circle took place in Seoul.

As the International Convention progressed, the number of attending countries/regions increased. On top of that, there were a lot of demands on changing the organizer every year in turn. Under these circumstances, in the ICQCC 1986 Seoul, all the participating countries/regions came to an agreement that all of them were divided into two groups (Group A and Group B) geographically, and each Group would host the Convention alternately.

1976 Seoul 1993 Bangkok 2010 Hyderabad
1977 Taipei 1994 Hong Kong 2011 Yokohama
1978 Tokyo 1995 Yokohama 2012 Kuala Lumpur
1979 Seoul 1996 Kuala Lumpur 2013 Taipei
1980 Taipei 1997 Beijing 2014 Colombo
1981 Tokyo 1998 Colombo 2015 Korea
1982 Seoul 1999 Manila 2016 Bangkok
1983 Taipei 2000 Singapore 2017 Manila
1984 Manila 2001 Taipei 2018 Singapore
1985 Tokyo 2002 Lucknow 2019 Tokyo
1986 Seoul 2003 Tokyo 2020 Dhaka
1987 Bangkok 2004 Bangkok 2021 Hyderabad
1988 Taipei 2005 Changwon 2022 Jakarta
1989 New Delhi 2006 Bali 2023 Beijing
1990 Tokyo 2007 Beijing 2024 Colombo
1991 Bali 2008 Dhaka 2025 Taipei
1992 Seoul 2009 Cebu 2026 Dhaka

Group A (North):
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and the Philippines
Group B (South):
Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand

The Coordinating Organizations

Group A
China China Association for Quality
Hong Kong Hong Kong Productivity Council
Japan Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers
Korea Korean Standards Association
Philippines Quality and Productivity Association of the Philippines
Taiwan The Association of Pioneer Quality Control Research
Group B
Bangladesh Bangladesh Society for Total Quality Management
India Quality Circle Forum of India
Indonesia Indonesian Quality Management Association
Malaysia Malaysia Productivity Corporation
Mauritius National Productivity and Competitiveness Council of Mauritius
Singapore Singapore Productivity Association
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality & Productivity
Thailand The Association of QC Headquarters of Thailand