The Two-Day First AIUB International Conference on Business and Management (AICBM) 2018 held on 29-30 November ended with a resounding success. The Inaugural Ceremony unfolded with the presence of distinguished personalities from the academia and corporate spearheaded by the Chief Guest, the esteemed Chairman of the University Grants Commission, Prof. Abdul Mannan who delivered an inspiring message; the honorable Vice Chancellor of AIUB, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna who warmly and enthusiastically welcomed all the participants; the special guest Mr. K.A.M. Majedur Rahman, Managing Director, Dhaka Stock Exchange who was generous to provide some funds for the conference and likewise delivered a message to boost the theme of the conference; another special guest, Prof. Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar, Director, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University delivered a brief message focusing on the theme; and lastly, the Vice President, Academics and Dean, Faculty of Business Administration of AIUB shared his insights on the importance of responsible research to foster productive relationship of Business and Management as service organization and partners. There were 2 plenary sessions featuring foreign and local speakers. Dr. Engku Muhammad Nazri B Engku Abu Bakar, Professor and Director, College of Arts and Sciences, Universitti Uttara Malaysia; Prof. Dr. U.C. Jha, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, India. There were 14 Parallel Sessions with 3 featured speakers on the areas of Marketing, Economics, Operation and Supply Chain Management, Accounting and Finance, Human Resource Management and Management Information System (MIS), and Education and Learning. It was a platform designed to allow the participants select the session/topic of their interest. After every presentation, the audience is given the opportunity to intellectually exchange with the speaker. It was very cordial and enriching as each speaker shared their know-how on the area assigned to them. The papers and presentations on the theme were selected from more 100 submissions were all relevant and augurs well to the theme. The Closing Program was made significant with the presence of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ms. Nadia Anwar with her brief appreciation to all those who were responsible in the conduct of the successful event, who together with the Vice Chancellor and the Pro Vice Chancellor who delivered a vote of thanks. To entertain the participants after 2-day of intensive discussions and exchanges, a short cultural program was presented by the AIUB Performing Arts Club and one foreign guest performer. The night ended with a gala dinner hosted by the management. Special thanks go to the generous sponsors of the events, Dhaka Stock Exchange, Igloo, Burger King, Nagorik TV, The Olives Hotel and AUDIT Cost. Heartiest thanks to the Founder Treasurer and VP HR, Dr. Hasanul A. Hasan and his hardworking team for ensuring that the venue is ready for the most awaited event.
29-30 November, 2018 American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)