International Conference on Business, Economics & Education Management (ICBEM) 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

The 2ndInternational Conference on Business, Economics, and Education Management (ICBEM-2018) was organized by Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Sukkur in partnership with Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan (AMDIP) on February 23-34, 2018 at IBA-Sukkur. Other Partners of the conference were Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi and Institute of Business Management (IOBM), Karachi. Sponsors of the conference were National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and JS Bank.


The theme of 2nd ICBEM was to study “The Deliberations on Contemporary Asian Management Practices”. The primary objective of the conference was to provide a platform to scholars, researchers, and policy makers to present their empirical work and highlight issues and opportunities emerging on the existing frontiers of local and regional economies. This conference also aimed to raise theoretical questions and discussions on Business, Economics and Education Management concepts that have been of paramount importance globally in general, and locally, which will help everyone to understand the developing trends from Asian management perspectives, and provide a solid foundation for business development, management and its consequences.


The Conference spread was over six days which started on 21st February and lasted till 26th February 2018. During the first two days a workshop on “Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) for Survey Research using Smart PLS: A Hands-On Approach” was conducted by Prof T. Ramayah. After that the two days International Conference on Business, Economics & Education Management was held on 23-24thFebruary in which all the national and international delegates participated including session leads, key note speakers, research scholars, discussants and learners. In two days of conference researchers presented their papers and case studies and key note speakers from different countries shared their views on specific problems that we are currently facing in perspective of Contemporary Asian Management Practices.


The key note speakers included Dr. Rosella Castellano, Professor and Researcher at University of Macerata, Italy, Prof. Ramayah Tharasamy, Professor at School of Management University Sains, Malaysia, Dr. Mohammad Memon Chairman BISE Hyderabad and Dr. Dawood Ashraf, Senior Researcher at Islamic Research and Training Institute Bangor University, Saudi Arabia shed light on the economic reforms and changing economic trends and promote savings to safeguard future. Panelists including Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gillani, Head of Gallup Pakistan, Dr. Mohammad Zaki Rashdi, Director and Associate Dean at Iqra University, Dr. Tariq Kaleem, Executive Director at Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan and Ms. Almas Abbas and others held brain-storming sessions on economic and educational reforms. Souvenirs were distributed among the winners for Best Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best-Case Study. The Post-Conference Workshop held on 25-26th February which was conducted by Dr. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman and Dr. Sheeraz Mustafa on “Data Management, Time Series and Panel Data Analysis using STATA”.



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