The two days conference was held with the focus to provide a platform and opportunity for practitioners, scholars, researchers, academicians, graduate students, NGOs and others from all over the world to converge and be proactively engaged in an intellectual discourse on Halal-Green Development Management as well as to explore new ideas and solutions for Halal-Green Development Management such as the empowerment of communities and to promote a better environment for the future generation derived fundamentally from the Islamic epistemology and worldview.
Rationally, an Islamic-based approach with Islamic philosophical underpinning is needed to develop Halal-Green models in an integrated manner. Halal-Green development management is one of the initiatives to resolve problematic issues of institutional management, production and service management, social management, economic management and environmental management. This conference aims to address these issues by blending new, innovative, industrial liaison and practical thinking on these Islamic-based Halal-Green development management related issues.
|Opening speech by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari (above) and forum on Bridging the gap between human, technology and governance for Halal-Green Development by respective panelist (below).|
The conference started with the opening ceremony with a short video presentation and continue with the forum on 'Bridging the gap between human, technology & governance for Halal-Green Development'. The session was hosted by three panelists comprising of the expert, namely, Mr Mohamad Firhan Mohamed Ghouse, General Manager of Penang International Halal Hub Development Sdn Bhd (PIHH), Mr Hussin bin Mohammad, Senior Manager, Asset & Operation Department. Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd and Dr. Joel Carboni, President of International Project Management Association USA and Founder of Green Project Management.
After tea break that morning, the conference continue with the parallel sessions of paper presentation by the participants of the conference. A total of 60 papers were presented ranging from topics on Halal financing, Education and Islamic thoughts, Halal lifestyle issues, sustainable issues, Green development and management, Halal services, Halal philosophy and products, Halal consumerism, Shari'ah compliance and NGO's issues and Waqf and green economy. Meanwhile, the presenters and participants for IDMAC 2017 came from within USM and other local universities such as Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNiSZA), International Islamic University College (KUIS), few foreign universities such as Universitas Airlangga (Surabaya), Universities Syiah Kuala (Acheh) and from the industry, Sustainable Business Network Association Malaysia (SustNET).
On the second day, after all the presentation in the parallel session is completed, The participants then had the opportunity to listen to the Keynote Address by Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad, ISDEV Deputy Director and IDMAC 2017 chairman on Halal-Green: The new management paradigm. She shared with all those present about the initiatives taken on Halal-green management.
Since pictures are worth more than a thousand words, below are some of the pictures that detailed the event marking the 12th IDMAC 2017.
|IDMAC 2017 goodies for the participants: IDMAC special edition pendrive, button badges and bag.|
|The happy faces during the registration at IDMAC 2017|
|IDMAC 2017 banner, booth participant and committee members.|
|Paper presentations and discussions during the parallel session at IDMAC 2017|
|Some of the presenters at IDMAC 2017|