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Hailey College of Banking & Finance (HCBF) hosted its two days 6th International Conference on Banking, Insurance & Business Management 2021 (CBIBM-2021) on Wednesday, Thursday i.e., 29th and 30th December, 2021 at the HCBF. The conference theme was Pandemic: Experiences, Learnings & Applications in Business, attended by a number of renowned national and international keynote speakers, industry professionals, and researchers from 31 different universities across Pakistan and abroad. More than 150 research papers were presented in four time slots on both days. Session chairs guided and encouraged presenters through expert feedback and suggestions regarding their research work.
While addressing the inaugural ceremony of the conference Prof. Dr. Mubbsher Munawar Khan, Principal, HCBF and Convener presented a comprehensive and coherent frame work of potential benefits for socio-economic development of economy from CBIBM-2021 at HCBF, University of the Punjab, Lahore. While highlighting the significance of the conference he elaborated the history and conception of the conference. Six years back it was the first conference from any business school which has now turneded into a mature stage to share research outcomes and for networking. He highlighted post COVID outcomes of business. Both the gains and losses. He asserted that CBIBM-2021 will equip students and researchers with the knowledge and skills to make greater contributions to the society. He paid his gratitude to the keynote speakers, guests, and presented souvenirs.
Worthy Vice Chancellor of the University of the Punjab congratulated and appreciated the Principal, HCBF for his efforts to promote research culture, academic advancements and infrastructural development at HCBF. Raja Yasir Humayou, Honorable Provincial Minister for Higher Education Commission also praised the event and emphasised the quality of education with personal and professional development of the students. Prof. Dr. Zikria Zakir, Vice-Chancellor Okara University, gave his keynote speech emphasizing additional risk in the shape of pandemic. During his speech Prof. Dr. Shahid Munir, Vice-Chancellor Jhang University compared research budgets of universities in the developed world with emerging markets as to how it impacts development. Prof. Dr. Cagri Bulut from Business Management Department of Yasar University, Turkey from Turkey deliver keynote speech emphasizing technological advancements in business practices during COVID pandemic. Last keynote speech with the help of slides was delivered by Prof. Dr. Bodo B. Schlegelmilch, Chair of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and Business Graduate Association (BGA) as well as Professor and Chair of the Institute for International Marketing at WU, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria. He comprehensively narrated the effect of pandemic on business schools. Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed Boura, Principal Hailey College of Commerce and Dean Faculty of Commerce expressed his joy and wishes for CBIBM-2021. He said that under the Deanship period of Prof. Dr. Mubbsher Munawar Khan Faculty of Commerce started eight new graduate and post graduate degrees.
Closing ceremony was held on Thursday, 30th December 2021. Prof. Dr. Malik Ehsan, honorable guest, during his speech highlighted the significance of academic conferences and shed light on how CBIBM has acted as a platform where academicians and researchers from renowned universities can meet; exchange ideas on their research and can enlighten the participants about future developments in their respective disciplines. Dr. Khan, communicated his profound gratitude to conference organizing committee, fellow faculty members and employees for making this conference a success. Certificates were distributed among presenters for their valueable knowledge contribution and research work. Conference organizers, volunteer students, and administrative staff were also presented with certificate of appreciation for their meritorious services in CBIBM 2021.