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Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, from Uganda, winner of the BID International Quality Summit Award in New York 2015

New York hosted this year's BID International Quality Summit 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, Henry Agyenda Ngabirano and Twebaze Jolly Ngabirano of Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, from Uganda, received the International Quality Summit Award in the Gold Category at the BID Quality Convention in New York. The organization has made huge strides this year as a leader not only within its sector, but also in Uganda. 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.

Considered the world's most important city economically and culturally, New York is the  reference point for international businesses. With a population of over 8 million inhabitants within an area of 1,214 square kilometers, it is distinguished among other cosmopolitan cities as the location of the United Nations and with its stock market as the center of the global economy.  It is also a cultural and entertainment center with a wealth of monuments of great historical value: the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, its museums, most notably the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the center of theatrical productions (Broadway) and the location of  the world's most visited media enclave- Times Square, all of which have made it the perfect city to present the BID International Quality Awards.

Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge won the International Quality Summit Award in the Gold category in New York in the presence of leaders and representatives from 53 countries at the International Quality Summit Convention. The prestigious award is presented in recognition of business excellence and innovation. From left to right: Prof. Dr. Alfonso C. Casal, Scientific Director of BID, Twebaze Jolly Ngabirano, Managing Director of Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, Jose E. Prieto, President and CEO of BID, Henry Agyenda Ngabirano, Chairman of Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge and Craig Miller, President of the QC100

Henry Agyenda Ngabirano and Twebaze Jolly Ngabirano 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, Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge strives to excel in quality each day, creating a competitive advantage in its industry. For this reason, Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge won the 2015 BID International Quality Summit Award in New York. 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.

Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, an eco-friendly accommodation facility in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, won gold at the 29th International Quality Summit Convention in New York on 25 May 2015.
Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge of Uganda was presented the IQS International Quality Summit Award in the Gold Category to acknowledge the facility’s strong commitment to quality and excellence.
The 2015 International Quality Summit Award Ceremony is part of the annual program of BID Conventions. The objective of the ceremony is to recognize the prestige of outstanding companies, organizations and entrepreneurs.

Ms. Jolly Twebaze Ngabirano, Managing Director, Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, who received the prize on behalf of Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge at the New York Marriott Marquis Convention Hall from the president of BID Group, Jose E. Prieto, said this award will encourage them to improve more on the quality of their services.
“Even though we are committed to high standards at Ihamba, this award was still a surprise considering the global competition we faced,” said MsNgabirano. The award is one of the others they have won including the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

“The year 2015 has turned out to be a year of international awards for Uganda. We encourage more companies to participate in these internationally competitions because these opportunities expose their businesses to very many people but also but Uganda on the global map.” Vicent Mugaba, the Public Relations Officer, Uganda Tourism Board said.

Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge sits on the shores of Lake George in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, western Uganda. Born out of love for nature and animal preservation, the lodge is a perfect location for those who want to experience the tranquility of unspoiled Africa untouched by mass tourism.