Inaugural UAE-Business Schools International Conference to be Hosted at Zayed University

24 Feb 2020

Zayed University has scheduled November 4-5, 2020, as the launch date of the first edition "UAE Business Schools International Conference 2020" (UAE-BSIC 2020), which coincides with both EXPO-2020 and the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the UAE.

His Excellency Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and former World Bank Senior Vice President was announced the keynote speaker for the Conference, which is held under the theme of “Innovation, Sustainability, and New Global Business Trends”.

UAE-BSIC 2020 offers an excellent platform for scholars, regional and global business practitioners, administrators, and students to discuss and present their views on contemporary business research and economic trends, as well as Innovation and Sustainability, which are arguably the most visible of these trends. Participants will be drawn from North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and other regions.

The idea of a joint conference of UAE Business Schools came about on December 17, 2018, at a meeting of UAE business school deans that was held at Zayed University and hosted by the College of Business Dean, Professor John Rice.  On that day, Professor Gerry N. Muuka, Dean of the College of Business at Al Ghurair University, suggested the idea of a joint, premium conference for all UAE business schools.  He is chairing the conference organizing committee that includes Dr.  Suzanna ElMassah and Professor Amjad Abuelsamen of Zayed University, Professor Gouher Ahmed and Dr. Ajith Kumar of Skyline University College, Dr Yehia Kamel of the University of Dubai, Dr. Medhat ElGuindy of the American University in Dubai, as well as Dr. Mahwish Anjum and Dr. Georgia Papadopoulou of Al Ghurair University.

The scope of the Conference transcends conceptual and empirical research papers to include other types of intellectual contributions (ICs) such as case studies and applications, panel proposals on the conference sub-themes, and industry presentations.  

It's worth mentioning, back in November 2018, Zayed University hosted the 8th Annual Principles for Responsible Management Education in the Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference. PRME came as a supported initiative by the United Nations in 2007 and runs as a platform to raise the level of Sustainability around the world and provide business students today with the ability to guide us to a better future.