Skyline University College (SUC) hosted the 7th International Research Symposium of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED) from December 17 until December 19, 2018 at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai, UAE.

With the theme “Managing Business in a Digital Age: Opportunities & Challenges,” over a hundred scholars, academic professionals, and researchers from 27 countries exchanged ideas and addressed the issues and challenges in the digital age. The goal of holding the symposium is for researchers to share ideas and practices that can have an impact on society and the UAE economy.  The symposium provided a great learning experience to the participants and served as a platform for the delegates to share ideas and connect with their fellow researchers.

SGBED’s President, Dr. C. Jayachandran from Montclair State University, USA, delivered his inaugural address focusing on the value of holding symposiums and conferences. The participants were welcomed by SUC Dean Prof. Mohammad In’airat. Host-coordinator Dr. Gouher Ahmed gave a vote of thanks.

During the symposium, a hundred and twenty research works were reviewed by editors from the world’s top journals. The researchers and academicians talked about the challenges in entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, economics, and HRM, among others. During the scholars’ colloquium, doctoral research scholars and students discussed the trends and opportunities in research. Simonetta Pattuglia and Sara Amoroso of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Italy, and Sivakumar Venkataramany of Ashland University, USA, won the Best Paper Awards.

Dr. C. Jayachandran expressed his appreciation to SUC’s Founder President, Mr. Kamal Puri, Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand for their support in making the symposium a success. The symposium concluded with a networking dinner at the Hampton by Hilton and a day tour around the city of Dubai. The event was made possible with the support of Dubai Tourism, Emirates Airlines, and Hampton by Hilton, Orient Tours, and All Prints Distributors and Publishers.

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