SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2019. Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan



South Asian Management Forum (SAMF) is a biennial conference organized by the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA). The 15th SAMF is being hosted in Pakistan by the Sukkur IBA University (SIBAU), Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan (AMDIP) and University of Management and Technology (UMT). It will be held on September 27-29, 2019 at Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan.

The theme of 15th SAMF is “Challenges of Inclusive Growth and Sustainability: The South Asian Context”. South Asian populace need the management intellect to address the issues and problems those fall around the intersect of inclusive growth and sustainability. All three dimensions of inclusive growth: economic, institutional and social with a direct focus on sustainable development goals will be of interest.

15th SAMF invites the scholars, thinkers, researchers, academicians, practitioners, and business leaders to join the forum to share their philosophical thoughts, conceptualisation of ideas and empirical evidences. All scholarly work either in the shape of a well-structured research paper, manuscript, working paper, case study or a concept note may be submitted on following dimensions:

Challenges of Inclusive Growth and Sustainability: The South Asian Context

  • Theoretical Models for growth and development
    • Concept of inclusive growth and measurement
    • Framework for inclusive economic growth
  • Global and regional dimension of growth & sustainability
    • FDI & FII
    • Export-led growth and sustainability
    • Contracts and market regulations
    • Economic dimensions of CPEC and South Asia
    • Financial institutions
  • Micro fundamentals of macro growth
    • Physical capital, human capital and long-term growth
    • Savings, investment and growth
    • Taxation system
    • Fiscal deficit
    • Central bank
    • Servicing
    • Monetary Policy
    • Stock Market
    • Regional and Imbalanced growth
  • Banking and Finance
    • Financial Inclusion
    • Financial Innovation, Fintech & Branchless Banking
  • Role of Governance
  • Evaluation of interventions
  • Institutions – capacity and role
  • Role of private sector and corporate social responsibility
  • Indigenous rights
    • Creating social cohesion
    • Building peace in the pursuit of justice
  • Institutional and organizational diversity
    • Impactful leadership
    • Global commerce
  • Community diversity and governance
    • Gender equity and Interfaith harmony
    • Immigration/Refugees
    • Social citizenship and cohesion
  • Education and learning in a world of differences
    • Inclusive education
    • Role of educational institutions in growth
    • Collaborative education
    • Quality assurance in education
    • Research and development
    • Education and digitalization
    • Man, machine, big data and institutional decision making
    • Artificial intelligence
  • Social safety nets
  • Entrepreneurship and venture creation
  • Social security and skill development
  • Microfinance and Microcredit Minorities’ rights
    • Survival and existence
    • Promotion and protection of the identities
  • Human rights
    • Peace & violence
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Health
    • Poverty
    • Migration
  • Diversity and inclusion
    • Peace & violence
    • Social justice
    • Tolerance
    • Multiculturalism
  • Gender Equity
    • Women empowerment
    • Equality index, Glass ceiling
    • Social and organizational harassment
    • Gender specific barriers and work opportunities
    • Conditional and Unconditional safety nets
    • Social citizenship and cohesion

Tentative Schedule 15 SAMF

Here is our event schedule

27 September, 2019

  • Registration of Participants

  • Recitation of Holy Qur'an and National Anthem

  • Opening Remarks by Manager - 15th SAMF, Reflection on AMDISA & AMDIP

  • Welcome Address by Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui, President AMDIP, Vice President AMDISA

  • Address by Mr. Talib S. Karim, Vice President AMDIP

  • Dr. Dharni Sinha Memorial Lecture by Dr. Abdu Rab

  • Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad Memorial Lecture by Dr. Ishrat Hussain

  • Address by Lakshman R. Watawala, Ex-President AMDISA (Chief Guest)

  • Distribution of Souvenirs and Group Photo

  • Tea Break

  • Keynote Address by Dr. Farrukh Iqbal

  • Vice Chancellor Forum

  • Lunch and Prayer Break

Panel Discussion 1:

Technological Transformations and Sustainable Development

  • Parallel Sessions

  • Networking Tea

  • Book Launch Ceremony: The Economy of Modern Sindh - Dr. Ishrat Hussain

  • Gala Dinner and Cultural Show

28 September, 2019

  • Recitation of Holy Qur'an

  • Opening Remarks by Engr. Zahid Hussain Khand

  • Keynote Speech: Dr. Tughral Yamin

Panel Discussion 3:
South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS): Significance, Opportunities & Experiences

  • Tea Break

Panel Discussion 4:

Inclusive Growth, Financial Inclusion and the Role of Islamic Finance

  • Parallel Sessions

  • Lunch

  • Parallel Sessions

Panel Discussion 2:
Significance of Cross Country Research Collaborations in South Asia: Experience and Prospects @ Auditorium
Panel Discussion 3:
Local Entrepreneurship: A key to Inclusive Growth and Sustainability - Opportunity to Prosperity @ Room # 106, AB - II

  • Closing Remarks by Dr. Niaz Ahmed Bhutto

  • Distribution of Souvenirs, Certificates and Prizes

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Forum Venue

Conference venue and location info

Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan

The Sukkur IBA University (previously Sukkur Institute of Business Administration or Sukkur IBA) is a higher education institute in Sukkur, Pakistan. The university is a public sector degree-awarding institute chartered by the Government of Sindh and recognized by the Higher Education Commission.


Contact Us

Have query? Feel free to contact us

Prof. Dr. Waqar Akram

Manager/Team-lead – 15th SAMF
Department of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Airport Road, Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
Phone: +92 71 5644084
Mobile: +92 323 9643876
Email: waqar.akram@iba-suk.edu.pk

Ms. Memoona Zareen

Manager – 15th SAMF,
Secretary Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan (AMDIP)
UMT Road, C-II, Johar Town, Lahore-54770, Pakistan
Phone: +92 42 35211061
Phone: +92 322 4801558
Email: secretary@amdip.org.pk
Email: memoona.zareen@gmail.com
Website: www.amdip.org.pk

Mr. T. Ganeswara Rao

Manager - Membership Services and Programs, Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
Central University Post Office, Hyderabad-500046, India
Phone: +91-(0)40-6454 5226 - 64543774
Mobile: +91 957 329 5004
Email: ganesh@amdisa.org
Email: ganesh.amdisa@gmail.com
Website: www.amdisa.org