7th South Asian International Conference being held from 19th to 21st August – Press Note issued by Press Information Department (Pakistan Press International)

August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015 (PPI-OT)

Following is the text of press note issued by Press Information Department (PID)


The 7th South Asian International Conference (SAICON 2015) is being held from 19th to 21st August, 2015 in Serena hotel, Islamabad. The theme of this year conference is “Meeting the Challenge: Navigating the Future”. The conference is arranged by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology being the custodian of South Asian Chapter of Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA).

The conference was inaugurated by Honourable Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain. While addressing the gathering honourable Minister said that organizational learning, change management and transformation have become permanent features of the business landscape.

Firms have now realized that the sustainability of their businesses lies in its effectiveness in meeting the challenge of change. And it is this spirit of organic and learning organizations that will lead the future business landscape. He said that the present government is committed to giving top priority to the advancement of science and technology (S and T) in the country.

Efforts are being focused for facilitating and establishing strong institutional linkages between science and technology and research and development organizations. He also appreciated the efforts of CIIT in propagation of research culture in Pakistan.

It is pertinent to mention that this 3 days conference is being attended by foreign as well as local researchers who will be presenting around 146 research papers in the areas of economics, management, marketing, Human Resource and etc. Foreign delegates belonging to United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Romania, Turkey, Canada, China, Sri Lanka and Qatar are participating in this conference.

At the same time students and faculty members from almost all Pakistani Universities are presenting research papers in this conference. With an aim to provide platform for liaison between industry and academia; during this conference around 10 special invited talks have also been arranged on topics of interest for both academia and industry.

Welcome address was delivered by Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas, Director CIIT Lahore Campus, while Keynote addresses were delivered by Mr. Bradley Emerson, CIMA, Sri Lanka and Dr. Saeed Akbar, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. In the end, Pro-Rector CIIT, Dr. Muhammad Haroon (S.I) thanked the foreign and local delegates for participating in this conference. Rector CIIT, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi (S.I, H.I) was also present at the occasion.

For more information, contact:Haji Ahmed MalikPrincipal Information OfficerPress Information Department (PID)Tel: +92-51-9252323 and +92-51-9252324Fax: +92-51-9252325 and +92-51-9252326Email: [email protected]