Sharing of scientific and technical advances in quality is done through these Conferences and at APQO annual meetings hosted by Core Council Member Countries. All Core Council members can bid to host the Conference. To date, APQO has successfully led the promotion of yearly international conference in the Asia Pacific. The APQO member countries take turns in hosting the conference. The birth of the APQO was marked by signing the charter at the First International Quality Conference held in Beijing China in 1985. Past conferences: from 1st in 1985 Beijing, China to date.