The Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) organized their 7th International Business Research Conference (CIBRC), which was held on 20th December 2018. The theme of the conference was Multidisciplinary Research in Management: Challenges and Prospects. 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 Mr. Faheem Sardar, MD Tangent, Former CEO Askari Securities and Dr. Habib ur Rehman Asim, Assistant Professor. Mr. Faheem Sardar 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. Dr. Habib ur Rehman Asim added that students must engage in analyzing the projects at designing phase.
The closing session was graced by Dr. Kamran Naqi (Acting Dean, Hamdard University Islamabad Campus) and Dr. Hamid Rafiq Khattak, CEO of Imperial Institute, which is an an initiative of MANTECH and ARC, partnering with United Nations and World Trade Organization. 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.