Monday, December 14, 2015

International Conference on Islamic Economics, Governance and Social Enterprise - Day 1

Day 1
A two-day International Conference on Islamic Economics, Governance and Social Enterprise (IConIGS) 2015 was successfully held on 14-15 December, 2015 in Melaka City, Malaysia.  The conference is jointly organized by the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) & Zakat Research Institute (IKaZ) of Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia; International Islamic University of Chittagong, Bangladesh;  Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim, Malang, Indonesia;  University of Riau, Indonesia; Malaysian Accountancy Research and Education Foundation and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Malaysia.  The main aim of the conference is to bring together academics, practitioners and industrial experts to a common forum on the issue of social business, social enterprise, non-profit organizations and development of philanthropy. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for exchange of ideas and information among researchers, academicians, practitioners and students. The conference is expected to provide meaningful findings and recent updates on the issues of social business, social enterprise and non-profit organizations in general.  Following last year's conference decision in Chittagong, Bangladesh, an International Association of Social Enterprise Economics (IASEE) was established and registered in Malaysia.  IASEE was launched by Melaka State Exco, Y.B.  Datuk Wira Latiff bin Datuk Thamby Chik  after the official opening ceremony at the Avillon Hotel Melaka.  Prior to the opening event, representatives of the main organisers and sub-organisers gave short speeches about their universities and research centres.