On March 8-9, 2023, SZABIST Islamabad hosted its 22nd International Research Conference. It was on “People, Planet and Prosperity: SDGs from the Lens of Business and Innovation”. The conference had participants from Pakistan and abroad. More than 50 papers were presented in various domains, including Marketing, HRM, Finance, Social-Sciences, and Multi-disciplinary studies. Esteemed speakers presented on Fintech, Publishing in Impact Factor Journals, and training for incubators during the Public Policy Forum and Portfolio Development Workshops on the second day.
The theme of the conference was focused on how business and innovation can contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. This conference provided a unique platform for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to share their insights on this topic.
The keynote speakers at the conference were experts in their respective fields, including Dr. Ashraf Ali, Dr. Ayesha Masood, and Dr. Tariq Banuri. They spoke about the importance of innovation and sustainable development in achieving the SDGs. The papers presented at the conference covered a wide range of topics, such as sustainable tourism, renewable energy, climate change, and gender equality.
The Public Policy Forum and Portfolio Development Workshops were also essential parts of the conference. They provided participants with valuable insights into how to develop and implement public policies that can contribute to achieving the SDGs. The workshops also helped participants learn about portfolio development and how to create a portfolio of innovative and sustainable business ideas.
Overall, the 22nd International Research Conference at SZABIST Islamabad was a tremendous success. It provided a unique platform for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to share their insights. Also, to learn from one another about how business and innovation can contribute to achieving the SDGs. With its focus on sustainability and innovation, the conference was a testament to SZABIST Islamabad’s commitment to creating a better world for all.