1st SME Conference

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KEY NOTE SPEAKERS

Chief Guest

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Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Khan JatoiFederal Minister for Industries & Production

Guest of Honor

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Marvi Memon
Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP)

Inaugural Speech

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Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed
Chairperson Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Closing Remarks

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Mr. Khizar Hayat Gondal
Secretary, Ministry of Industries & Production

CALL FOR PAPERS

1st National SME Conference invites case studies, empirical and conceptual scholarly contributions on Contributions, Challenges, and Prospects of SME Sector of Pakistan. It may include any topics/issues related to SME sector of Pakistan.

VENUE:

Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore Pakistan

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

20th April 2016

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

1st May 2016

PAPER SUBMISSION, REVIEW PROCESS & ACCEPTANCE NOTICE

Authors can send empirical and conceptual papers, which must contain title of the paper, authors’names, affiliation, area of research and contact information. The papers should include Objectives, Data and Methods, Results, up to 6 key words, and Conclusions with significance. All papers will undergo double-blind review process and the notification of the acceptance will be served within 2 weeks of their submission. Authors, who want early response, are encouraged to submit paper at their earliest. Each paper will be reviewed by 2 PhD fellows.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Abstracts of all selected papers will be published in Conference Proceeding in online and hard-copy formats. Online proceedings will be placed at web-portal of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, Government of Pakistan. With consent of authors, top 6 papers based on reviewer’s evaluation will be published in Volume 3, Issue 1 of SMEDA Research Journal (ISSN 2220-7570)

BEST PAPER AWARD

Cash awards, along with certificates, will be given to 5 Best Papers. Best papers will be selected on the basis of reviewer’s evaluation. All selected papers will be considered for Best paper Awards.

REGISTRATION AND PUBLICATION FEE

Participation in conference will be with prior registration. Registration and Publication fee will be covered by Conference Organizers and Sponsors. Therefore, no fee will be charged from authors and participants of the conference. All participants will be provided conference material (proceedings, bags etc.) refreshments and lunch.

FOR INQUIRIES AND FURTHER DETAILS

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Nadia Jahangir Seth
Conference Manager/
Deputy General Manager
Policy and Planning Division SMEDA
nadia@smeda.org.pk

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Sami Ullah Bajwa
Conference Manager/
Director Research & Consulting Partnership
School of Business and Economics
University of Management & Technology
sami.bajwa@umt.edu.pk

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