The 1st International Conference on Business Management (ICoBM) organized by the University of Management and Technology (UMT) is under way at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore. The theme of the Conference is Business, Academia and Government Partnership for a Better Future. It is being attended by CEOs, heads of international and multinational companies, policymakers, government officials, representatives from the corporate and social sectors, development experts, academicians, researchers, economists, financial institutes, NGOs, human resource development professionals and trainers, and PhD/ MPhil/ MS level university scholars.

The two-day event is a major component of the UMT Idea Exchange 2011 – the 3-in-one mega event organized by UMT. The other two components include the 3rd International Conference on Textile and Clothing and International Conference on Islamic Civilization – Potentials and Challenges.

Around 35 research papers will be presented in the 12 academic session of the Business Conference. The conference comprises two tracks: Academic Track, and Corporate Track. The academic track includes Management, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Marketing and Information Systems. The Corporate Track comprises of presentations of renowned business tycoons and entrepreneurs on business-related issues.

The Conference aims at capturing the knowledge, both theoretical and empirical, which will assist in preparing organizations to manage business under the prevailing circumstances in the country. It will provide a forum for discussion on key issues related to business, economics, finance, and society.

The conference will help in:

  1. Identification of strategies for improvement of policy effectiveness in business and management through research 
  2. Identification of key constraints to progress in post-crisis global regime 
  3. Development of interaction with foreign scholars and researchers essential for the enhancement of global knowledge.


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