The 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Issues in
Business Management 2012 (ICIBM-2012) was held on
July 04 and 05, 2012 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore and University
of Central Punjab, Lahore, respectively.
ICIBM provided an exclusive platform to researchers, academicians and
professionals across the world to share their research contributions and
experiences. Participants from cross business disciplines met and interacted
with each other in this dynamic event for future research directions and applied
research needs. More than three
hundred participants attended this conference which included notable
personalities from Pakistan’s educational and industrial sectors, executives
from various organizations/corporations and students from business schools.
Inaugural session was held at CrystalHall, Pearl
Continental Hotel, Lahore on July 4th, where Governor Punjab, Sardar Latif Khan Khosa, President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Irfan Qaiser Shaikh,
Professor of Marketing at Wichita State University, Kansas, Charles Martin, Rector of National Textile University,
Faisalabad, Dr.Niaz Ahmad, Pro-rector of University of Central Punjab, Dr.
Muhammad Zafarullah, and Dean Faculty of Management Studies, UCP, Dr. Zafar Iqbal
Jadoon presented their views on current business
developments around the world, while focusing on Pakistan.
This was followed by three presentation sessions
by young as well as experienced researchers from across the globe. These
sessions were chaired by Rector of National Textile
University, Faisalabad, Dr. Niaz Ahmad, FormerRector
of Foundation University, Dr. Belal A. Khan and President of MAJU, Karachi, Dr.
the second day of the conference the opening session was chaired by Dr. Hafeez
Pasha, Dean School of Social Science and Vice Chairman of the Institute
of Public Policy, BNU. He was accompanied by Former Rector of Foundation
University, Dr. Belal A Khan, CEO Friends Diary and Printing Press, Mr. Ahmad
Qureshi, and Dean Arts and Social Sciences, UCP, Dr. FehmidaSultana. This was
followed by a set of three parallel sessions held at University of Central
Punjab chaired by Dean Faculty of Management Studies,
Dr. Zafar Iqbal Jadoon, Head of Academics and Research, CIIT, Lahore, Dr. Talat
Afza Bodla, Director, IAS, PU, Lahore, Dr. Nasira Jabeen, Dean Faculty of Business
Administration, LSE, Dr. Sohail Zafar, Former Chairperson, Department of
Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Dr. Yasmeen Nilofer Farooqi, Former VC
University of Education, Dr. Munawar Mirza and Head of Marketing Department,
FMS, Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Khan.
This conference provided
an excellent opportunity to the presenters and audience to share their views on contemporary
business issues. The erudite researchers focused on
the issues of Organizational Behavior,
International Business, Strategic Management, Marketing Management, Technology
Management, Human Resource Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Finance
& Accounting and Future Business Trends in Pakistan. They
not only discussed the problems but also proposed solutions to them.