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As part of its continuous effort to achieve excellence in academia, INTI International University is hosting two virtual conferences next month.

The upcoming ASBC 2021 and ICIT 2021 will convene academics, industry professionals and students for a sharing of knowledge, views and ideas.

ICIT 2021 (Nov 11–12)

> Welcomes global experts, innovators, technologists, educators and researchers to share all aspects of technology and innovation in a host of plenary talks.

> Theme: The Dawn of a New Horizon, Restrategising Post-Covid-19

> Includes a forum and discussion on digital business, social impact, talent development, the impact of Covid-19, the changing culture and workforce trends, and how society is adapting to the pandemic.

> Keynote address: BBDO Group CEO (Greater China) Tan Tze Kiat, Hong Kong University associate professor Dr Cecilia Chan, and National University of Singapore professor Dr Andrew Harding

> Details: icit2021.newinti.edu.my/conference

ASBC 2021 (Nov 15–16)

> Organised by the INTI-Yunus Social Business Centre in collaboration with The Yunus Social Business Centre at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

> Theme: Thinking Outside the Box: Social Enterprise Survival in the Covid-19 Period

> Includes workshops and academic paper presentations on social businesses, technology and sustainability.

> Keynote address: Nobel Peace laureate and Grameen Bank managing director Prof Muhammad Yunus.

> About Prof Yunus: ‘The world’s banker for the poor’ holds 63 honorary degrees from universities in 26 countries. He has succeeded in turning the vision of disbursing loans to the poor who lack financial security into a viable business model, benefitting millions globally. During the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Prof Yunus was awarded the Olympic Laurel award for his work in sports for development, which includes introducing social enterprise to the sports world.

> Speakers include: Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry undersecretary for policy and international relations Dr Syahira Hamidon; Malaysia Green Technology & Climate Change Centre (MGTC) advisory and consultancy division programme/senior director Wan Faizal Mohd Anwar; Chamber of Social Entrepreneur Development (CSED Malaysia) president Anja Juliah; and Malaysian Qualifications Agency deputy chief excellence officer (quality assurance) Prof Dr Khairul Salleh.

> Details: asbc2021.newinti.edu.my/conference

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