ISLAMABAD: A two-day international conference on the emerging challenges for organisations in developing economies (ECODE) has been organised by the Bahria University at the Islamabad Campus.
The conference is offering a platform for academicians, researchers, practitioners and students to learn and share knowledge. The conference is divided into different themes, each presenting an emerging challenge in today’s developing economies.
In his remarks, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Assad Zaman said that the involvement of youth in national development was a must as youth plays one of the most important roles in the nation-building and strengthening economy.
The conference was inaugurated with an opening speech by Bahria University Pro-Rector Nasir Mahmood. He highlighted themes of the conference and said that Pakistan was experiencing phenomenal growth in education sector.
At the Bahria University, “our approach to compete with global challenges is to build on the belief that sustainable growth is only possible in an environment which values and promotes innovation and the use of technology,” he said. He said that this was the time when there was a dire need for researchers to work on emerging economies to compete effectively.
The key note speakers at the first day of the conference were World Bank Country Director Patchamuthu Illango and Dr David Roland. The conference is divide into various panel discussions including comparative education of west and east, innovation and responsible entrepreneurship, overcoming financial obstacles to development, technology implementation and new ways of managing businesses.
Bahria University Rector Muhammad Shafiq expressed his gratitude to speakers and distributed shields at the end of the ceremony.