Introduction
 

The Conference “Building Bridges, Fostering Collaborations in Business Education” aims to be a venue for experience sharing, based on the discussions and perspectives of heads of business schools and industry professionals. The strategic level conference will provide a platform for heads of business schools and industry executives to share their experiences in establishing linkages and contributing to the development of business education, industry and economy. Prominent speakers from around the globe and country will shares ideas   worth emulating. Entrepreneurs, industry leaders and academic heads will be invited to share their inspiring stories of fruitful collaborations. The conference will address the challenges faced by business education in establishing and promoting linkages with other universities, local and national businesses, family and public corporate, SMEs and startups at the national and international level. The conference will highlight how the dean, faculty, staff, and other business stakeholders enable the achievement of your school's mission and strategic goals. This conference will be an opportunity to get off campus and reflect on the key purpose of your strategic position. 

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Aims & Objectives

The conference objectives are:

To promote national academia and corporate linkages

To incorporate international academia linkages

To revamp business programs in collaboration with industry to have relevance.

To develop concrete strategic plans for business schools with industry engagement 

To develop an entrepreneurial mind-set in students

To promote research collaborations and commercialization

To promote CSR initiatives 

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Participants

This would be the second of the series of four strategic level conferences. The event will be exclusively for Deans, Directors, HoDs , faculty members and other stakeholders linked with higher education business units. 

Deans, Directors ,HoDs and faculty members would attend as they are responsible for strategic decision making and to synchronize the internal business school operations.

It would be attended by Industry Experts & Entrepreneurs as close interaction between industry and academics is essential to face the emerging challenges.

International participation should be encouraged.

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Outcomes

To identify the critical steps to align education with business needs

To identify and recommend actions to the emerging challenges in business education

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Venue and Date

The proposed conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan on 10-11 Feb 2015.

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Registration

 

Information The registration fee is PKR, 5,000 per person from Business School.

The registration fee will cover: 

Participation in Welcome Dinner on 9th Feb 2015 at IBA Main Campus, University Road, Karachi – 75270, Pakistan

Participation in Association of Management and Development in Pakistan (AMDIP) session on 9th Feb 2015 at IBA Main Campus

Participation in Inaugural Ceremony at IBA City Campus Plot # 68 & 88 Garden / Kayani Shaheed Road
Conference kit (Bag, Proceedings & stationary) 
Lunches & Dinners 
All hi-tea sessions during the conference. 
The registration fee will not cover Accommodation.

Registration / Facilitation Desk

Registration desk will be setup in hotel lobby on 10th Feb 2015 from 07:00 am. You will collect your conference kit and details about your rooms from there. Facilitation desk will be working on both days from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm in hotel lobby at the same place.

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Accommodation/Transport

Accommodation facility is provided at IoBM, Karachi, IBA Karachi Hostel, University of Karachi (HEJ) and Marriott Karachi. Please contact the focal persons for reservations.

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Building Bridges and Fostering Collaborations in Business Education

Monday, 09 February 2015 at IBA Main Campus, University Road, Karachi, Pakistan

dinner iba

 

07:00 pm- 07:20 pm

israt

Dr. Ishrat Husain

Director Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Opening Remarks by Dr. Ishrat Husain, including screening

of short (10 minute) documentary on IBA.

 

07:30 pm- 07:40 pm

dr. mukhtar

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed

Chairman 

HEC, Islamabad

Guest of Honor

 

07:40 pm- 08:00 pm

 nishat

Dr. Muhammad Nishat

Vice-Chairman NBEAC

Brief on AMDIP/ NBEAC

08:00 pm- 09:00 pm

 Dinner

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

INAUGURAL at IBA City Campus Plot # 68 & 88 Garden / Kayani Shaheed Road, Karachi ,Pakistan

inaugural

08:30 am– 11:00 am

08:30 am– 09:00 am

09:00 am– 09:15 am 

09:20 am– 09:30 am

09:30 am– 09:35 am

Inaugural Session 

Registration 

Guests to be seated 

Arrival of the Chief Guest 

Recitation of the Holy Quran 

 

09:35 am– 09:50 am

 chairmannbeac

Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad

Chairman NBEAC

Welcome Address

Speech

 

09:50 am– 10:10 am

 israt

Dr. Ishrat Husain

Director Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Opening Speech

 

10:10 am– 10:30 am

 dr. mukhtar

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed

Chairman HEC, Islamabad

Chief Guest

10:30 am– 10:50 am  

10:50 am– 11:00 am

11:00 am– 11:30 am

Chief Guest  

Exchange of Souvenirs

Coffee Break 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 (Marriot Hotel, Karachi) 

ACADEMIA AND CORPORATE LINKAGES

session1st

 

11:30 am– 11:45 am

sadia

Dr. Sadia Nadeem

Associate Professor

Fast School of Management, FASTnu, Islamabad

Chairperson

11:45 am– 12:15 pm

Syed zahoor

Prof. Dr. Zahoor Hasan Syed

Professor

LUMS 

Keynote Speaker

12:15 pm– 12:30 pm

shahid

Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhary

Rector

Lahore School of Economics

Panelist

12:30 pm– 12:45 pm

nishat

Dr. Muhammad Nishat

Vice Chairman

NBEAC

 

Panelist

01:00 pm– 01:15 pm

01:15 pm– 01:30 pm

 

01:30 pm– 02:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair

Shields distribution

Prayer & Lunch Break

EXPERIENCE OF INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES

2nd  session

 

03:15 pm– 03:30 pm

mohsin

Dr. Muhammad Mohsin

Director

Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar

Chairperson

 

03:30 pm– 04:00 pm

israt

Dr. Ishrat Husain

Director

IBA, Karachi

Keynote Speaker

04:00 pm– 04:15 pm

Dr. Ehsan ul Haq LUMS

Dr. Ehsan ul Haq

Dean

Suleman Dawood School of Business, LUMS

Panelist

04:15 pm– 04:30 pm

Mr. Irfan Sidduique

Mr. Irfan Siddiqui

 

President & CEO

 

Meezan Bank

Panelist

04:00 pm– 04:15 pm

 

 

04:15 pm– 04:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair

Shields distribution

Hi-Tea

DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3rd session

04:30 am– 04:45 am

talib

Mr. Talib Karim

Rector

Institute of Business Management, Karachi

Chairperson

04:45 am– 05:15 pm

Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan CEO  President Brookes

Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan

CEO & President Brookes

Pharmaceutical Lab

Keynote Speaker

05:15 pm– 05:30 pm

shahidq

Dr. Shahid Qureshi

Associate Director, CED

IBA Karachi

Panelist 

05:30 pm– 05:45 pm

veqar

Syed Veqar-ul-Islam

President

Touch Point(pvt.)Ltd.

 

Panelist

05:45 pm– 06:00 pm

06:00 pm– 06:15 pm

06:15 pm– 06:30 pm

07:00 pm– 09:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair

Shields distribution

Dinner

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 (Marriot Hotel, Karachi) 

DEVELOPMENT OF CONCRETE STRATEGIC PLANS FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS IN COLLABORATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS

4th session

 

09:00 am– 09:10 am

Syed zahoor

Dr. Zahoor Hassan Syed

Professor

LUMS

Keynote Speaker

 

09:10 am– 09:25 am

rashid

Dr. Rasheed Kausar

Pro Rector

University of Management & Technology, Lahore

Chairperson

 

09:25 am– 09:35 am

hassan raza

Syed Hassan Raza

Chairman Dept. of Business School

Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad 

Panelist

09:35 am– 10:00 am

naukhez

Dr. Naukhez Sarwar

Dean

NUST Business School, Islamabad

 

Panelist 

10:00 am– 10:15 am

 

 

10:15 am– 10:30 am

Questions & Answers

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair

Shields distribution

Coffee Break

PROMOTING RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS AND COMMERCIALIZATION 

5th session

 

10:30 am– 11:00 pm

Dr. Mehtab

Prof. Dr. Mehtab S. Karim

Research Professor

George Mason University, USA

Keynote Speaker

11:00 pm– 11:10 pm

Dr Anwar Ali Shah

Dr. Anwar Ali Shah

Pro Vice-chancellor

University of Sindh Jamshoro

Panelist

11:10 pm– 11:20 pm

aman

Prof. Muhammad Amanullah Khan

Dean

Riphah International University, Islamabad

Panelist

11:20 pm– 11:30 pm

Dr. Pervez Tahir

Dr. Pervez Tahir

Former Chief Economist

Panelist

 

 

 

Questions & Answers

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair

Shields distribution 

REVAMPING BUSINESS PROGRAMS IN COLLABORATION WITH INDUSTRY

session6

11:30 am– 11:40 am

Dr. Irfan Hyder Dean CBM

Dr. Irfan Hyder

Dean

CBM, Institute of Business Management, Karachi 

Chairperson

11:40 am– 12:00 qm

shaukat

Dr. Shaukat Brah

Ex- Dean

Karachi School of Business & Leadership

Keynote Speaker

12:00 am– 12:15 pm

Dr. Javed Ashraf VCQAU

Dr. Javed Ashraf

Vice-chancellor

Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

Panelist

12:15 pm– 12:30 pm

zafar

Dr. Zafar Iqbal Jadoon

Dean

University of Central Punjab, Lahore

Panelist

12:30 pm– 12:45 pm

Mr. Zaffar A Khan Adjunct faculty IBA

Mr. Zaffar A. Khan

Former CEO & Chairman

Pakistan International Airlines

Panelist

 

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair

Questions & Answers

Shields distribution

PROMOTING CSR

7thsession

 

01:00 am– 01:15 am

Dr. Mustaghis

Dr. Mustaghis-ur-Rehman

Dean Faculty of Business Administration and Commerence 

Indus University Karachi

Chairperson

Download Presentation

 

01:15 am– 01:30 pm

dr.hanif

Dr. Hanif Muhammad

Associate Professor

PAF-KIET

Keynote Speaker

01:30 pm– 01:45 pm

Mr. Fasih ul Karim Global Compact Network Pakistan

Mr. Fasih-ul-Karim Siddiqui

Secretary,

Global Compact Network Pakistan & Member, UNGC Local Network Advisory Group

Panelist

 

Questions & Answers

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair

Shields distribution 

Closing Session

closing

 

dr. zaki

Dr. Zaki Rashidi 

Associate Professor SZABIST Karachi

Conference Report

 

Dr. Mansur Kundi Executive Director HEC

Prof. Dr. Mansur Akbar Kundi

Executive Director, HEC, Islamabad

Guest of Honor

 

chairmannbeac

Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad

Chairman NBEAC

Vote of Thanks

 

 

Exchange of Souvenirs

2nd NBEAC DEANS AND DIRECTORS CONFERENCE 2015
Building Bridges and Fostering Collaborations in Business Education  

IBA

Dinner held at IBA Main Campus on Monday, February 9th 2015
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Karachi, February 10-11: The 2nd NBEAC Deans And Directors Conference, organized by NBEAC and IBA, commenced at the IBA City Campus and continued at a Marriott hotel in Karachi. 
Opening remarks were given by Dr. Ishrat Husain, Dean and Director, IBA.

2nd Deans & Director Conference Inaugural held at IBA City Campus on Tueday, February 10th 2015
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Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC Islamabad, giving opening remarks at 2nd NBEAC Deans and Directors Conference 2015. 
The Conference “Building Bridges, Fostering Collaborations in Business Education” was a venue for experience sharing, based on the discussions & perspectives of business schools heads, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. The strategic conference provided a platform for the participants to share their experiences in establishing linkages and fruitful contributions made to the development of business education, industry and economy. Prominent speakers from around the globe and country shared ground breaking ideas. Challenges faced by business institutions in establishing and promoting linkages with other universities, local & national businesses, family & public corporate and SMEs at both national & international level were also addressed.
Eminent participants included: Dr. Ishrat Husain (Dean & Director, IBA), Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad (Chairman NBEAC), Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed (Chairman HEC, Islamabad), Dr. Sadia Nadeem (Associate Professor, Fast School of Management), Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan (Professor, LUMS), Dr. Muhammad Mohsin (Director, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar), Dr. Ehsan ul Haq (Dean, Suleman Dawood School of Business LUMS), Mr. Talib Karim (Rector, IoBM), Dr. Shaukat Brah (Ex-Dean, KSBL) and many more.
The two day conference amidst much anticipation began with an inaugural session at the IBA City Campus on 10th February. The session was opened by Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, Chairman NBEAC, who welcomed the esteemed participants and said, ‘NBEAC, established by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2007 to assure quality in business education degree programs is an entity that is ensuring that the youth of Pakistan are receiving  a quality education and thus it’s fulfilling every parents desires as NBEAC is functioning as an accrediting authority to facilitate and enhance the quality of business education in the country.’  He also proudly announced that this year 105 registered business schools are participating in the 2nd NBEAC Deans & Directors Conference as compared to 86 participants in the 1st conference.
Addressing the audience, Dean & Director IBA Dr. Ishrat Husain said that the alliance between NBEAC & IBA for the Deans & Directors conference was a fruitful one and together the leading, national business school IBA and the National Business Education Accreditation Council will jointly play a role in enhancing the quality of business education in Pakistan. He further added, ‘It is said that in Pakistan beautiful plans are made but they are never executed but IBA firmly believes in bringing those plans to life and thus this NBEAC incentive is a step towards ensuring that quality education is being imparted to the students of Pakistan’.   

1st Day of Conference held at Marriott Hotel, Karachi on Tueday, February 10th 2015
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Day 1, 1st session: ‘Academia & Corporate Linkages’ was chaired by Dr. Sadia Nadeem, Associate Professor, Fast School of Management, Islamabad. In this session, Dr. Sadia emphasized that to form significant linkages between the academia & the corporate world, more academics need to go and venture in to the corporate world as just sending out students to the corporate world is not enough to ensure cooperation and linkages between the two diverse worlds. She also said that the structure of the industry needs to be changed and internships for longer durations need to be inculcated in the degree programs. 
Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan, Professor, LUMS, stated that key initiatives had been taken by different institutions to engage with the corporate industry and it should be noticed that every institution had their own creative way to engage with the industry. 
2nd Session: ‘Experience of International Linkages’, chaired by Dr. Muhammad Mohsin, Director, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, the speakers expressed their views that international linkages with foreign institutions and bodies were of greatest importance. Dr. Ehsan ul Haq, Dean, Suleman Dawood School of Business LUMS said that one of the reasons that LUMS has excelled is because it had foreign associations in form of its curriculum and in terms of it faculty. The speakers were unanimous that international linkages were crucial but Pakistani institutions faced problems getting foreign students as exchange students and foreign faculty to teach in Pakistan as people were fearful of the law and order situation. 
3rd Session: Developing Entrepreneurship’, chaired by Mr. Talib Karim, Rector, IoBM, Karachi, addressed the importance of developing the entrepreneurial mindset in Pakistan. The speakers emphasized that the spirit of entrepreneurship was of utmost importance for the local scenario as it will help provide jobs, which are a dire need for the country and the economy. 

2nd Day of Conference held at Marriott Hotel, Karachi on Wednesday, February 11th 2015
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2 day 

Day two of the conference focused on ways to promote research collaborations and commercialization. Speaking on the topic of ‘Revamping Business Programs in Collaboration with the Business Industry’, Dr. Shaukat Brah, Ex-Dean, KSBL said, ‘We need visionary leaders, who will act as effective agents of change and are capable of taking ownership of organizations’. He also said, ‘We need to teach our students curriculums that are attuned to our local business environment and local economy. 
The conference also touched upon the corporate social responsibility and how important it is for businesses to give back to the society so that the community benefits and the country flourishes. 

Closing of Conference held at Marriott Hotel, Karachi on Wednesday, February 11th 2015
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Closing the ceremony, Dr. Mansur Kundi (Executive Director, HEC, Islamabad) congratulated IBA for holding this conference and said it was much needed as, ‘The nations are built and destroyed in the classroom’. Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, Chairman NBEAC, thanked all the participants for their valued contributions to the forum and emphasized that in order to promote quality business education all stakeholders need to converge, collaborate and cooperate.  
NBEAC: National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) was established by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2007 to assure quality in business education degree programs. NBEAC is a national level accrediting authority to organize and carry out comprehensive program of accreditation.  

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