KARACHI: The College of Management Sciences of the Pakistan Air Force – Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (PAF-KIET) hosted its first International Research Conference on Business Management (IRCBM) 2017 on July 18 and 19 at the PAF Korangi Creek campus.
The conference focused on the theme of ‘Fostering and Nurturing the Research Spirit in Students and Academicians’.
The conference was attended by 60 participants, including three international keynote speakers from China and Nigeria. Dr Yao Liming from Sichuan University, China, Dr Chen Xudong from Chengdu University of Technology, China and Dr Lookman Kolawole Subair from Lagos University, Nigeria, delivered their speeches on a range of topics. Five national speakers from different universities were also invited to speak.
PAF-KIET President Air Vice-Marshal (retd) Tubrez Asif warmly welcomed all the participants. Emphasising the significance of research work for a progressive, prosperous and healthy society, he said that strong networking between researchers and industry representatives would strengthen efforts to meet the challenging task of making the world a better place to live in and PAF-KIET is contributing its share in this arena. AVM Asif said he considered the international conference an excellent opportunity for the students and faculty to gain knowledge from international and national research scholars.
The conference ended with a stimulating discussion at the regulators’ roundtable where the panellists shared their perspectives on promoting research culture among academics and students.