15th June 2018, Bangalore: International School of Business & Research (ISBR) Bangalore organized the International conference on ‘Current Trends in Global Business Practices and Management Education’. The conference was held in association with Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). The conference witnessed the confluence of ideas generated and shared by esteemed dignitaries from academia and industry as well as research scholars and faculties present. An MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed between ISBR B School and Primeasia University to encourage research collaboration, exchange of students and faculty and share best practices.
Dr. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, Vice Chancellor, Primeasia University, Dhaka, Bangladesh was the chief guest at the conference. The eminent dignitaries included Dr. Anil Rao Paila, President AIMS - Senior Dean, Welingkar, Bangalore, Dr. Jitendra Kumar Mishra, Executive Board Member- AIMS, Mr. Robert De Bos, Director- Bangalore Plant First Pvt. Ltd, Sri N Ramachandran, Managing Director - MEL System & service Ltd, Indo- America, Sri. Vijay Venkatesh, Senior Vice President - Head Hunters (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Tarun Khushalani, Director- Dart Global Logistics India.
Congratulating ISBR B School for organizing the International Conference and exposing the participants to industry-institute interaction, Dr. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury said, ”B-Schools need to bring fresh perspectives, impart cross-cultural environment, provide experiential learning solutions, encourage adapt, innovate and learn. They should guide students not only towards their career objectives but also encourage them to take up social objectives”.
Dr. Anandram, Senior Director, ISBR B School welcomed all dignitaries, faculty, research scholars and students. He said in his address, ”The business world is changing too fast. Even if you have to remain where you are, you have to keep running.’’ He also mentioned focussing on EPR (Education Process Restructuring) so that India will become the premium destination for education. In his inaugural address, Dr. C Manohar, Dean ISBR quoted, ”In the last 2 years, 5 billion dollars have been invested in HR analytics”. He also spoke about the relevance to focus on current trends in global business practices and how to bridge the gap between industry and academia.
After the inaugural session, the panel discussion was initiated and moderated by Dr. C Manohar. The panelist discussed current business practices that are common globally, the challenges posed by them and how to tackle with them at the policy level, strategy level and implementation level. Post lunch, the papers were presented in various domains and on topics ranging from GST to HR analytics by research scholars, students, and faculty from various institutions. The participants were awarded certificates and medals in valedictory function.