International Conference on Management Research Local & Global Challenges in Emerging Markets’at Superior University Lahore - Pakistan (December 2-4, 2010)

International Conference on Management Research (ICMR), 2010 was jointly organised by Superior University and the University of Newcastle, Australia at Superior University, Raiwind Campus from December 2-4, 2010.

The Conference was well attended by professors and intellectuals from all disciplines.The audience was a blend of academicians, policy makers and practitioners from Pakistan, Australia, the USA, the UK, France, Kenya, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.

The delegates shared their ideas, concepts and findings by presenting their research reports. A strong networking resulted from healthy debates and discussions wherein collaborative partnerships developed, some of the delegates of the conference were invited by their international peers for teaching at their respective universities. The session chairs also initiated feedback and their expert advice to the paper presenters. The event proved a good opportunity for the delegates to keep themselves abreast of high quality research being done in a wide variety of topics and themes.

The registration desk was opened at 8:30 am on December 2, 2010 and the guests started coming at 9 am. Two separate registration desks were set up, one for the students of Superior University and the other for the foreign and local participants. At the registration desk, the conference participants were greeted and handed over conference accessories including the conference bags filled with abstract booklet, writing pad, participant card, ball point and Superior Journal of Law and Superior Newsletter.


The guests were seated and the program started in time. Recitation of the Holy Quran was followed by the welcome address of Prof. Dr. Ch. Abdul Rehman, Rector and Chairman, Superior Group of Colleges. Dr. Sikander Khan, Pro Rector, Superior University, made the opening speech. Dr. Stephen Nicholas, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, Australia as a keynote speaker graced the audience with his views.

A panel discussion on the conference theme “Local & Global Challenges in Emerging Markets” was held where Dr. Sikander acted as moderator and the panelists included Prof. Dr. Amir Mahmood, University of Newcastle, Australia; Dr. Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, Nova Southeastern University, USA; Prof. Dr. Stephen Murdoch, Rouen Business School, France and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ehsan Malik, University of the Punjab.

The Panelists discussed the challenges in emerging markets from different perspectives and reflected their unique findings which made it a very thought provoking session. Audiences listened with interest and participated by raising the relevant queries to be answered by the members of the panel.

Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly and Secretary Education Punjab graced the occasion with their appearance and opinions on the local market scenario of Pakistan. Chief Strategic Officer Warid Telecom was also present to represent his company in the conference. The souvenirs were distributed to the distinguished guests by Honorable Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly.

Prof. Dr. Ch. Abdul Rehman presented the souvenir to the chief guest. The participants were then invited for a group photo which was followed by networking lunch.

Three free workshops (90 minutes duration) were also organised for the participants who registered themselves for these workshops.
The details of workshop are as follows:

A) Training Workshop I: International Business Strategy Prof. Dr. Sikander Khan, Pro-Rector, Superior University, Lahore Director, Azra Naheed Center of Research & Development and Author of 5 books and 50 Research Papers.

B) Training Workshop II: Why, What, Where, and When? Publishing Your First Academic Article in a Quality Journal Mr. Uzair Ahson, Assistant Professor, Government College University, Lahore

C) Training Workshop III: Coaching Performance and Developing Organisational Talent Prof. Dr. Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, Associate Professor of Management, Nova Southeastern University, President of Ilead Academy, Author of “ Coaching And Performance Management” (2008)