From 7 June, 2010 until 9 June, 2010 Dr Zakaria Bahari, Dr Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar and Dr Zahri Hamat were away from ISDEV. They were in Pekan Baru, Indonesia. They were at the Universitas Islam Riau to attend a three-day international seminar organized by the Universiti Utara Malaysia on “Pembangunan Wilayah Ekonomi, Perundangan dan Pentadbiran, Malaysia dan Indonesia”.
On the second day of the seminar, Dr Mohamad Zaini presented his paper on “Pengurusan Konflik Berteraskan Islam: Satu Penerokaan Awal” whilst the last day of the seminar saw all three academicians presented their working papers:-
Dr Zahri Hamat on “Kelestarian Pengagihan Dana Zakat di Baitul Mal Aceh”;
Dr Zakaria Bahari on “Faktor-faktor Yang Mempengaruhi Permintaan Terhadap Produk Perbankan Islam di Kalangan Pengguna Muslim BIMB di Pulau Pinang”; and
Dr Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar on “Pengurusan Konflik Berteraskan Islam: Satu Penerokaan Awal”.