The Competition takes place in 2 rounds.

Round 1: Document Your Benchmarking Approach

Closing Date: 5.00pm, Friday 8 September 2017

Participants are required to complete the entry form and describe their benchmarking approach.

A panel of judges will assess the entries by Tuesday 12 September and invite organisations that reach the required standard to Round 2 at the 11th International Benchmarking Conference, 22nd to 25th October.


Competition Entry Fee due: 5.00pm, Monday 2 October

Organisations will be required to pay an Entry Fee to participate in Round 2. This fee is payable by Monday 2 October and includes one free registration to the conference. Additional registrations can be purchased from the APQO’s conference website.

Round 2: Present Your Benchmarking Approach

Date: 22-25th October, 2017
Venue: 11th International Benchmarking Conference (combined with the APQO’s International Quality Conference), Okada Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Those that qualify will be invited to give an 8 minute presentation. This will be assessed by a panel of judges. Instructions on the format of the presentation are shown here. The organizers will be available to provide advice and comment on the presentation slides from 8th to 16th October – to help entrants deliver a strong presentation.

The winners and runners up for the Global Benchmarking Award will be announced at the conclusion of the conference. Additional registrations can be purchased from the conference organisers.

Dependent on the number of entries two presentations may be required.


  1. The winner of the Global Benchmarking Award is prohibited from entering again for a period of 3 years.
  2. Rules and Guidelines for “Round 2: Present Your Benchmarking Approach” are shown here.

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