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New Delhi: Apeejay School of Management (ASM), Dwarka, recently hosted a two-day international conference on “Circular economy, management and industry 4.0 leading to sustainability”. Among other things, the hybrid offline and online conference addressed the post-pandemic challenges for India and the need to embrace Industry 4.0, with a sustainable approach.
The conference, organized in collaboration with the Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute for Management Studies and Research (BVIMSR), Navi Mumbai, saw the participation of over 100 participants from around the world, online and onsite.
At the inaugural day, held on the ASM campus, Dr Etinder Pal Singh, ASM Director, highlighted current trends in sustainability while delivering the welcome speech. He further shed light on how Indians practice a sustainable lifestyle and what more can be done to address the current challenges facing the country due to the pandemic.
Sharing the theme of the conference, Professor Kamal Kishore, Dean of ASM also spoke about the financial implications of the circular economy and the benefits that Industry 4.0 can bring to various industries. This was followed by paper presentations by researchers in offline mode. In addition to the on-site conference activities, paper presentation tracks were run in parallel on several online platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Meet where more than 40 articles were presented.
A brainstorming roundtable on ‘Thinking about Circular Economy and Industry 4.0 leading towards sustainability’ saw esteemed panelists such as Mr. Joe Houghton, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Dublin, Ireland, Dr . Ishita Adhikari, Apeejay School of Management, Dwarka, Delhi, Dr Anviti Gupta, Professor (Psychology), School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sharda University, UP and Dr Mona Sinha, Program Director, Emirates College for Management and Information Technology, Dubai.
A circular economy is a production and consumption model involving the sharing / rental / reuse / repair / reclamation / recycling of existing materials and products in accordance with sustainability goals.
The second day of the conference was devoted to online presentations by participants from around the world, followed by the much anticipated keynote address by Dr Esther Tippman, Professor, Strategy, Leadership and Change, National University of Ireland , Galway. The All India Council for Technical Education (ACTE) was the sponsor of this international conference.
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