UBD calls for participation in next ICBEF conference


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Following the success of the second International Conference on Business, Economics and Finance (ICBEF) organized by the UBD School of Business and Economics in 2019, a third edition of the event will be held from November 1 to 3.

Considering the current economic situation experienced by many countries during COVID-19, the main objective of the third ICBEF is to provide a forum for all researchers and practitioners to discuss the challenges faced during economic uncertainties, share their experiences and suggest possible solutions.

The upcoming conference will present an opening speech by Dr Wim Vanhaverbeke from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

He will discuss his article entitled “Digital technologies, innovation business model and development of the innovation ecosystem“, who examined the potentially disruptive power of digital technologies; the business models needed to adapt to these technologies; and the innovation ecosystems that must be put in place to bring the business model to life.

He will present cases of digital transformation with applications in precision agriculture, health, energy and mobility. It will also be thexplore the strengths and weaknesses of innovation ecosystem strategies, and how companies should organize an innovation ecosystem to change their business models.

Another guest speaker is Mohammad Kabir Hassan, professor of finance at the University of New Orleans, USA, who share his scholarly views on “Islamic finance based on value and sustainable development“.

The conference will feature over 50 presentations by speakers from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, as well as local speakers from Brunei Darussalam. These will be presented in 15 parallel sessions, which will run throughout the three days of the event.

Another highlight of the conference is the two round tables entitled “Innovation for sustainable development and ecosystem management” and “Embracing Fintech in the Age of Business Uncertainty“, with local and international experts from UK, UAE, Taiwan and Singapore.

In addition to the articles on the main theme, the conference will also cover a number of important topics, including:

  • Impact and experiences of COVID-19
  • Open innovation and knowledge management
  • Strategic issues in business, human resources management and leadership
  • The challenges of commercial development
  • Tourism economics
  • Financial literacy and fintech
  • Digital transformation, information technologies and development
  • Performance management systems, marketing management and consumer behavior
  • Ready to embrace Industry 4.0
  • Asian and emerging economies
  • Economic development

Co-organizers of the conference include the Faculty of Management Sciences, Silpakorn University, Thailand; International Center for Islamic Finance Education, Malaysia; Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak, Malaysia; the Ministry of Finance and Economy, Brunei Darussalam; the Central Bank of Brunei Darussalam (BDCB); and the Brunei Institute of Leadership and Islamic Finance.

UBD cordially invites those interested to participate in this enriching conference. Tickets are priced at BND $ 150 for local participants and US $ 150 for international participants.

You can find more information about the conference on sbe.ubd.edu.bn/icbef. Any request for information can be addressed to the secretariat at [email protected]


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