Faculty of Business Administration and International Trade holds its first international conference “Cornerstones of Sustainable Development”
Faculty of Business Administration and International Trade holds its first international conference “Cornerstones of Sustainable Development”28 Apr 2019
The Faculty of Business Administration and International Trade, MIU, held it first international conference entitled “Cornerstones of Sustainable Development” on the 20th and the 21st of April, 2019 at Triumph Hotel, Cairo.
The conference included various activities and discussions concerning the cornerstones of sustainable development in Egypt.
On the first day, the conference started with welcome speeches by MIU President of the Board of Trustees, and Vice President of the Board of Trustees. The two speeches were followed by a third one by Professor Makeen Moussa, MIU Vice President for Graduate Studies.
Her Excellency Dr. Ghada Waly, Minister of Social Solidarity attended the conference and delivered a speech highlighting the role of the Ministry of Social Solidarity in supporting the social development in Egypt.
The conference was attended by MIU staff, Egyptian and foreign guests, and keynote speakers with more than 200 attendees each day. During the conference, the University emphasized its efforts in sustainable development in terms of reducing electricity and gas usage, replacing most of the paper work with automated solutions, and rationing water usage in the green areas. The university plans in this regard also include efforts to support sustainable development beyond the university campus to address the local community.
On the second day, the conference started by a keynote speech presented by Dr. Howayda Barakat, Head of Sustainable Development Unit in the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, on behalf of Her Excellency Dr. Hala Elsaid, Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform. Dr. Barakat highlighted the role of sustainable development in preparing Egypt for 2030 vision.
In addition, Mr Mohsen Adel, Chairman of the Investment and Free Zones Authority, gave a speech about the role of Investment and Free Zones Authority in supporting Egypt’s vision and Sustainable Development Plan 2030.
Both days included several researchers presenting their papers with illustrative presentations supporting the fulfillment of the Sustainable developmental goal. The attendees have recommended solutions that support Egypt’s Vision 2030.