The Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) organized their 8th International Business Research Conference (CIBRC), which was held on 19th December 2019. The theme of the conference was “Management Excellence through Sustainable Change Management”. Along with the technical sessions, graced by scholars and researchers from across the country as well as from the international universities, the conference program also included a PhD consortium, consisting of talks and lectures from the top-notch scholars of the country. The objective of the consortium was to provide the platform to the PhD students for enhancing their work and collaborating with other researchers, to boost the research output consequently, and to get a valuable feedback on their dissertation in progress.
The opening session of the conference was graced by Dr. Kayoshi Taniguchi Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Excellency Madame Teresa Daban Sanche IMF Resident Country Representative. Dr. Kayoshi Taniguchi delivered his keynote talk about the importance of collaboration between academia and industry, following the lines of the theme of the conference. He appreciated Capital University for providing a platform for the academic experts, entrepreneurs and practitioners from the corporate world to exchange their ideas in order to capitalize from the much needed collaboration. Madame Teresa Daban Sanche added that students must engage in analyzing the projects at designing phase.
The closing session was graced by Dr. Asad Zaman Member Pakistan Economic Advisory Council and Mr. Muhammed Ahmed Chairman, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI). Both the speakers delivered an enlightening speech on the importance of academia and industry collaboration and acknowledged CUST’s efforts in bridging the gap between the two.