The Universiti Brunei Darussalam School of Business and Economics, UBDSBE hosted the 3rd International Conference on Business, Economics and Finance, ICBEF for three days which ended yesterday. The virtual conference carried the theme, New Business Paradigm during Economic Uncertainties'. The conference was officiated by Datin Doctor Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina Binti Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz, Vice Chancellor of UBD. Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke, Professor of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Antwerp, Belgium shared ways to develop an innovative ecosystem for businesses. While, Professor Mohammad Kabir Hassan, Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of New Orleans, United States deliberated on challenges faced by the Islamic finance industry.
The closing ceremony ended with a Best paper award session. For the Finance stream, Jason Lih Cheng Kok from Brunei Darussalam Central Bank was awarded the Best paper for his paper titled 'Reviewing the Returns for Brunei Darussalam's Pension System'. While for the Economics stream, the best paper was awarded to Doctor Hazwan Haini from UBDSBE with his paper titled 'Examining the Spatial Spillover Effects of ICT on Economic Growth: Evidence from the ASEAN Economies'. The 4th International Conference will take place in August 2023.
Source: Radio Television Brunei