Monday, August 28, 2017

ROUND TABLE DISCOURSE ON ISLAMIC QUALITY STANDARD (IQS) FOR ISLAMIC HOSPITALITY



One for the memento - Group picture of the participants and speaker of the Round Table Discourse on IQS for Islamic Hospitality
On 26th July and 27th July, 2017, Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) successfully conducted a Round Table Discourse on Islamic Quality Standard (IQS) for Islamic Hospitality. The round table discourse is part of the data findings and analysis of the CLMV research grant. The two days discourse was held at Ibnu Khaldun Room, Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

The speakers in action - very passionate in sharing the presented topic from left, Prof. Emeritus Dato' Wira Dr. Jamil Osman, Prof. Shaya'a Othman (centre) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor'ain Haji Othman (ringht) 
The round table discourse involved seven sessions where four sessions were held on the first day while the remaining three sessions was held on the second day program. The first session was  presented by Prof. Dr. Rahmah Ahmad H. Osman from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) on the Concept of Islamic Quality whereas, the second session is presented by Prof. Emeritus Dato' Wira Dr. Jamil Osman from International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) East South East Asia on the topic entitle Developing Islamic Quality Index for Islamic Hospitality. The third session discussed on the Research in Islamic Quality Standard in Islamic Hospitality presented by Prof. Shaya'a Othman, the Chief Executive Office of Universal Crescent Standard Cente. The last session on the first day program was presented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor'ain Haji Othman from the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) on the topic title Teaching Islamic Hospitality and Tourism.

Later that evening, a networking dinner hosted by ISDEV was held exclusively for all the participants of the round table discourse at BumbleDee's Cafe. All participants get together to share, expand and associate their networking between one another. All enjoys the taste of the scrumptious food that had been specially ordered for this occasion.

Networking Dinner hosted by ISDEV at Bumbledee's Cafe
On 27th July, the second day of the round table discourse, the morning session starts with the Sharing the Experience in the Islamic Hospitality Industry by Prof. Shaya’a Othman and the session continues with the sharing of Research experience in Islamic Hospitality and Tourism by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor’ain Bt. Haji Othman. The last session for the round table discourse was the discussion and conclusion session which was led by Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Wira Dr. Jamil Osman. Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Wira Dr. Jamil Osman were discussing on the potential and and opportunities in Islamic hospitality especially in IQS.

Full house at the Ibnu Khaldun Room, IPS, USM. All the participants are very eager to listen and focus on the presentation
The two days discourse was chaired by Dr. Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz and was attended by representatives from IIIT, Kolej Universiti Insaniah, Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Langkawi Tourism Academy, Universitas Darussalam Gontor as well as from USM, the representatives from School of Management, School of Humanities and  School of Housing, Building and Planning.

The round table discourse received an overwhelmed responses from all the participants. Based on the discussion, they were impressed with what they had learn and expressed their interest in the area of Islamic hospitality in which they find it as an interesting field to explore more. It is eagerly hope that this round table discourse mark the beginning of further cooperation in the near future between all participants and institutions.





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