Day 3 of ICBM 2019 came to a close with the prize giving and closing ceremony, which also marked the end of this year’s conference.
The ceremony was graced by the presence of Mr. K M Khalid, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh as the chief guest, Prof. Dr. Vincent Chang and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Tamim as the Special Guests, and Mr. M. Anis Ud Dowla, as Guest of Honour. Besides, the ceremony was overseen by the Session Chair, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mahboob Rahman and the Program Chair, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Md. Mamun Habib. The panel also consisted of Prof. Dr. Hui-Ming Wee and Prof. Dr.Tzong-Ru Lee from Taiwan as the Keynote Speakers.
The ceremony started off with a vote of thanks to the invited guests and sponsors of ICBM 2019 by the Dean of BBS, Dr. Mahboob. He then expressed his gratitude to the Program Chair, Dr. Mamun Habib and his team consisting of the conference secretariat and volunteers.
Mr. Anis expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards Brac University for organising the ICBM that allowed the great minds of the country to come together under one umbrella to discuss the future challenges. He also stated that it is very important that the stake holders assemble from time to time to exchange views for the betterment of education.
Honourable Minister, Mr. K M Khalid also expressed his gratitude to Brac Business School for inviting him to the 2nd edition of the ICBM. “The industry-academia talk was a great initiative”, said Mr. Khalid. “ICBM will greatly contribute towards development of business and our future. It gives students the platforms to interact with the industry and I am confident that Brac University will take more initiatives like this for the benefit of society”. The Minister also thanked Prof. Dr. Mamun for his energy and dedication that kept everyone motivated throughout ICBM 2019.
It was a special attraction of the conference to distribution of certificates among the volunteers, conference secretariat, and the authors of the best papers of ICBM 2019, namely: Dr. Erne Suzila Kassim (Malaysia), Dr. Maria Fregidou Malama (Sweden), Prof. Dr. B. Chandrachoodan Nair (India) and Dr. Ireen Akhter (Bangladesh)
The conference was then brought to a close by the concluding speech of Dr. Md. Mamun Habib, Program Chair of ICBM 2019. On behalf of the organizing committee, he expressed his thanks to Almighty Allah for reaching the terminal point of this conference. It was a marvellous conference that was made possible due to the relentless efforts of its Conference Secretariat, organising committee and volunteers, he added. Dr. Habib provided the entire credit to Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG, Chairperson, BoT of Brac University for his dynamic visionary leadership. He notified the fourteen university partnership that added significant values to that conference. Besides, the event received tremendous support from its high profiled sponsors which included:
ACI Limited – Platinum Sponsor; BRAC Bank, RUNNER Group, IPDC Finance and Abdul Monem LTD. – Gold Sponsors; Mutual Trust Bank Ltd. and bKash – Sliver Sponsors;
A.H. Khan & Co. and Better Business Governance (BBG), Singapore – Supporting Sponsors; The Westin, Dhaka – Hospitality Partner
The guests and participants then enjoyed themselves to a scrumptious dinner as the 2nd International Conference on Business & Management (ICBM) came to an end.