Concepts and Practices

60th Anniversary of Asian Productivity Organisation (APO)

A Journey of Hope, a Tribute to Productivity
The Diamond Jubilee of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is more than an anniversary. It is an homage to the trailblazers who started the journey to enabling the region through productivity improvement six decades ago. It was an arduous mission when many Asian nations were in the nascent stage of socioeconomic development, commonly struggling with shortages of resources. Idealism, camaraderie, and shared aspirations among members prevailed. Along with improved productivity, economic development took off in the region, transforming Asia into the center of economic gravity and the powerhouse of the world.