A two-day international conference on ‘Business Management and Social Sciences: Challenges and Ways Forward in the Post-Pandemic Era’ (ICBMSS-2022) has started organized by Northern University Bangladesh.

The conference started on Thursday in collaboration with Northern University and the US Global Business and Management Forum.

The inaugural function of the conference was organized at the permanent campus of Northern University at Ashkona in the capital. The main objective of the conference is to promote research and development in the fields of business management, economics and social sciences, which can contribute to the sustainability of business, industry and society in the post-Corona era.

In the speech of the chief guest at the opening ceremony, Industry Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said that if the universities strengthen research activities in the socio-economic context of Bangladesh, the speed of development of the country will be smooth. The world’s top universities spend a lot of time and money on research. Governments can also adopt their research findings and use them in policy making activities where necessary.

Appreciating Northern University Bangladesh for organizing the conference, the minister said, ‘If other private universities also come forward in this regard, the development goals of the country will be accelerated. We are all aware of the harmful effects of Corona. It has also affected the business of Bangladesh like other countries of the world. Hopefully, today’s conference will discuss ways and solutions to overcome this.

The chairman of the board of trustees of the university Prof. Abu Yusuf Md. was the special guest at the event under the chairmanship of Northern University Bangladesh Vice Chancellor Professor Anwar Hossain. Abdullah University Vice-Chancellor Nazrul Islam, Treasurer Ekramul Islam, Registrar Commodore (retired) M Monirul Islam and others were also present in the opening ceremony.

The conference will end on Friday. Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman will attend the closing ceremony as the chief guest. More than 93 researchers, academicians and corporate experts from seven countries will participate in the conference. Their research papers on various contemporary issues will be presented there.