Bhubaneswar: The two-day international conference on Global Trends in Business Practices & Management Education, organised by the School of Management (BSM) of Birla Global University (BGU) in collaboration with the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe, began here on Friday.

The conference was inaugurated by BEML Ltd. India, CMD Deepak Kumar Hota, Dean, School of Business, Medgar Evers College, the City University of New York, Dr. Jo-ann Rolle, delivered the keynote address in the inaugural session. Director, BIMTECH, Greater Noida, Dr. H. Chaturvedi graced the occasion.

In her address Dr Rolle emphasised on new methods of teaching to make new and effective future leaders. She said that we need to align our education with the rapid changes in modern days.

The theme of the conference was delivered by three distinguished speakers- Prof. (Dr.) Aleksandra Kanjuo-Mrcela, Professor& Head-Doctoral Programme, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe,  Dr. Monika KalinGolob, Conference Co-Chair,  Professor & Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe, Prof. Shyam S. Lodha, Professor of Marketing, Southern Connecticut State University, USA. Prof. Golob and Prof Lodha addressed the participants online. Among the eminent dignitaries on the dais, Dr. Sarat K. Acharya, Former CMD, NLC India  addressed the participants.

A total of 268 participants from across the country and 13 foreign countries are attending the conference. More than 40 eminent speakers from different countries such as Europe, USA, Malyasia, Nepal, Nigera, Tanzania are going to deliver their addresses to the galaxy of intellectuals in various sessions during these two days. Prof. Parameswar Nayak, the Conference Chair, Professor & Dean, Birla School of Management extended a warm welcome to the dignitaries, the paper presenters, the delegates from corporate, and the participants.

Dr. B.K Das, the Registrar of the University proposed a vote of thanks. The conference was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof.  Sudhakar Panda. The conference was convened by Dr Archana Choudhary & Dr Anubha Ray.