13-14Dec- With the cooperation of all ISDEV members, the 5th ISDEV International Islamic Development Management Conference (IDMAC2011) was successfully organized as scheduled. The conference was held from 13 till 14 December at the University's Conference Hall with more than 100 participants attending. A total of 62 papers were presented on the one and half-day of conference divided into three segments with five concurrent sessions each. The unique part about IDMAC2011 is the existence of participants that came from Thailand and Pakistan.
Prof Syukri with participant from Pakistan, Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Abdullah of Gomal University
Two keynote addresses were delivered during the two day conference. The first Keynote Address was by ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh on "Preliminary Understanding of Islamic Marketing and Asset Management". ISDEV's esteemed guest from Thailand, Dr. Tobrani Abd.Latif, Leader of the Ban Nua community, Hatyai, Songkla, Thailand delivered the second keynote address on the second day pertaining to " An Islamic Grassroot Approach to Asset Management: The Ban Nua Experience".
It truly was an honor and privilege to all participants to have a chance to listen to these keynote addresses as both the theoretical and practical aspects on the theme of IDMAC2011 "Islamic Marketing and Asset Management" were covered.
A simple closing ceremony was held on the noon of the second day with the closing remarks given by Dr. Zakaria Bahari, Chairman of IDMAC2011.