Quinnipiac to sponsor annual business conference Oct. 11-12

Abhik Sen
Abhik Sen, managing editor of The Economist Group, will deliver the plenary address "Middle East and North Africa: Delayed Promises of Dashed Hope," from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.

Sept. 27, 2013 - Abhik Sen, managing editor of The Economist Group, will deliver the plenary address, "Middle East and North Africa: Delayed Promises of Dashed Hope," from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Academy of International Business' Northeast Chapter of the United States' annual conference at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., No. 400, Hartford.

Sponsored by the Department of International Business in the School of Business at Quinnipiac University, the conference, which runs Oct. 11-12, will feature more than 75 competitive papers from various countries of the world. There also will be more than 15 prominent speakers taking part in panel discussions on a wide variety of business topics.

Following Sen's address, four experts will take part in a panel discussion on the Middle East and North Africa. The panelists will be: Mohamed Elfayouny, an Egyptian diplomat serving as his government's representative to the Syrian Opposition; Diala Khamra, founder of the Justice Center for Legal Aid of Amman, Jordan; Raheela Khan, assistant manager of treasury and investments for Doha Bank, one of the largest banks in Qatar; and Sawsan Zaher, director of the Economics, Social and Cultural Rights Unit of Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.

In addition, the conference will feature breakout sessions on accounting and finance, business ethics, corporate governance and social responsibility; management and strategies across cultures; management development; international marketing and e-commerce; issues in emerging markets; global supply chain and operations management; issues in global business education; and entrepreneurship and economic development.

Sen's address and the panel discussion with the Middle Eastern scholars on Friday are free and open to the public. Registration for the entire two-day conference is $300. To register for the free sessions or the entire conference, please contact Xiaohong He, professor of international business at Quinnipiac, at xiaohong.he@quinnipiac.edu.