Conference Program:
First Day, November 28, 2020 
  • Conference Registration
  • Conference Reception
  • Conference Inauguration
  • Faculty Development Workshops
  • Professional Networking
  • Business Networking
Second Day, November 29, 2020 
  • Academic Sessions
  • Professional Sessions
  • Professional Networking
  • Business Networking
  • Gala Dinner/Award Ceremony
Third Day, July November 30, 2020
  • Global Business Forum
  • Professional Networking
  • One-to-One Mentoring of Selected
Doctoral Students
  • Global Business Networking  
Registration Fee:
USD $500 for Everybody Includes:
  • Luncheons, and Coffee/Tea
  • Conference Documents
  • Recognition Award(s)
  • Banquet (Gala Dinner)
Full Time Ph.D., Students Pay Only   
               USD $250
Special Registration Fee for Turkish Professorial Delegates Only:
Turkish Lira: TL 900.
Full Time Turkish Ph.D., Students Pay OnlyTurkish Lira: TL 600.
Special Note:
Conference registration fee does NOT include your accommodation, transportation, and sightseeing.


Prof. Dr. Zafar U. Ahmed
BBA (New York), MBA (Texas), Ph.D., (Utah), D. Litt., (India)
Professor of Marketing and International Business
Founder, President and CEO:
Academy for Global Business Advancement
Founder and Editor-in-Chief:
Journal for Global Business Advancement
Founder and Honorary Editor-in-Chief
Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development
Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

  • Enjoy free faculty development workshops on themes such as:
o How to develop an American style doctoral program.
o How to design “Executive Doctoral Program” for working professionals.
o How to develop world-class research model.
o How to craft a world-class manuscript for publication.
o How to publish in Scopus and ISI indexed journals.
o How to use NEW statistical techniques in business research.
o How to employ NEW pedagogical tools in teaching.
o How to write local cases.
o How to integrate cases in your teaching.
o How to earn AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB accreditations.

  • One-to-one mentoring of selected doctoral students by globally renowned scholars.
  • Opportunity to publish in world-class and Scopus indexed journals.
  • Opportunity to explore global placements.
  • Opportunity to explore global fellowships such as “US Fulbright Scholar Program”.
  • Opportunity to explore post-doctoral fellowships.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with world-class scholars.
  • Opportunity to explore faculty exchange programs.
  • Opportunity to explore study abroad programs for your students.
  • Opportunity to explore joint degree programs with overseas universities.
  • Opportunity to explore global internships for your students.
  • Networking with distinguished Turkish entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and investors.
  • Opportunity to publish in a McGraw Hill sponsored “Monograph Book”.
AGBA Profile
Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) --- (“a Not-for-Profit Charitable American NGO”, incorporated and registered in the State of Texas, USA) --- is a worldwide network of professionals committed to facilitate dissemination of scholarly research findings in the fields of business and entrepreneurship development. The main mission of AGBA is to provide an ongoing open global forum to discuss and analyze business and entrepreneurship development from different perspectives and viewpoints in order to improve understanding of underlying forces that (1) impact global developments and (2) shape the destiny of emerging countries such as Turkey, India, China, Thailand, Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, etc. in the contemporary globalized economy. AGBA bridges geographic, cultural, disciplinary, and professional gaps by integrating different business disciplines while actively enhancing practitioner-academician interactions on a regional and global basis. AGBA is sponsored by numerous universities, organizations, and agencies across US, EU, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.


An strategic alliance between AGBA (USA), University of Richmond (USA), Istanbul Gelisim University (Turkey),  and EPIC Technology Group (Pvt) Ltd. (Sri Lanka) invites participation from global entrepreneurs, investors, importers, exporters, traders, business professionals, consultants, heads of major government-owned enterprises, owners of private business firms, and government officials from across the world to attend “AGBA’s Global Business Forum” for global business interactions, networking and negotiations.
It would be chaired by the following distinguished global entrepreneur. Please drop him a line about your intention to attend AGBA’s Global Business Forum:
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Dr. Nayana Dehigama
Executive Chairman & Managing Director
EPIC Technology Group
Sri Lanka

The third day (November 30, 2020) of the conference will be exclusively devoted to AGBA’s Global Business Forum to be organized in collaboration with the local Turkish business community. Speakers will include government officials, global entrepreneurs, and global consultants covering topics such as digitalization of global business operations; innovation and global entrepreneurship; global manufacturing to promote trade, economic growth and employment; sharing success stories, opportunities, and challenges in global business; “Make in Turkey” initiative of the Government of Turkey; and Investment opportunities across Turkey.
Corporate Sponsors of Global Business Forum are:
  • Unilever (Saudi Arabia), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Al-Zamil Electronic and Power Company, Dammam/Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • NAMA Group of Companies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Malaqa Investment Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • EPIC Technology Group, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • INDEVCO, Industrial Development and Consulting Services, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Minerva Groupe, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Phunkarn Co.,Ltd. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Siam I.B. Honda Automobile Chalongkrung Co. Ltd. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Zanzibar State Trading Corporation, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
  • Iroshine Technologies and Consultancy (Pvt. Ltd), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Corporate Leader
Corporate Leader
Corporate Leader
Global Entrepreneur Global Entrepreneur
Mr. Khalil Yassine
Managing Director
(Saudi Arabia)
          Saudi Arabia
Dr. Fareed Al Yagout
President and CEO
Al-Zamil Electronic
and Power Company
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Saud E. Al-Malaq
Malaqa Investment Group
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Abdulah  Al-Shidadi
NAMA Group
of Companies
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Lavanya Rastogi
President and CEO
Minerva Groupe
Houston, Texas
Global Entrepreneur Global Entrepreneur  Global Corporate
Global Entrepreneur Global Corporate Leader
Mr. Warat Kaewpijit
General Manager
Phunkarn Co.,Ltd.
Mr. Boonyawat Soonsiripanichkul
Senior Executive  Director
Siam I.B.
Honda Automobile
Chalongkrung Co. Ltd.
Dr. Said Seif Mzee
Managing Director
Zanzibar State
Trading Corporation
  Mr. Roger Tanios
General Counsel
Industrial Development and Consulting Services
 Mr. Upul Weragoda
President and CEO
Technologies and Consultancy (Pvt. Ltd)
Sri Lanka

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (FDP) on Turkey November 21---30, 2020

Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Turkey is conceived and developed by AGBA to help professors across the world teach courses on Turkey within their BBA, MBA and Ph.D., programs.
The economy of Turkey is defined as an emerging market economy by the IMF. Turkey is among the world's developed countries according to CIA World Factbook. Turkey is also defined by economists and political scientists as one of the world's newly industrialized countries. Turkey has the world's 17th-largest nominal GDP, and 13th-largest GDP by PPP. The country is among the world's leading producers of agricultural products; textiles; motor vehicles, transportation equipment; construction materials; consumer electronics and home appliances.
By the conclusion of this FDP on Turkey, you will be able to:
  • Gain fundamental knowledge about Turkish philosophy, ideology, values, history, culture, heritage, and traditions;
  • Appreciate the dynamics of Turkish democratic system;
  • Think critically about how the unique socio-economic environment across Turkey has shaped Turkish business mindset;
  • Learn the dynamics of Turkish business system;
  • Understand the power of “Turkish Bureaucracy”;
  • Recognize influence and power of large family owned “Turkish Business Houses”;
  • Analyze the uniqueness of the “Turkish Entrepreneurship Model”;
  • Examine dynamics of “Turkish Leadership Style”;
  • Grasp the power of the Web of Overseas Turkish Capitalism (Turkish Diaspora) and
  • Examine how Turkey is building its Multi-National Corporations (MNCs) on the global stage.

Venue of FDP on Turkey:
Istanbul Gelisim University, Avcılar – Istanbul, Turkey.

USD $4,990 is the program fee covering the following:
  • Your stay in a Five Star Hotel for 9 nights.
  • 27 meals (3 meals per day) for 9 days.
  • Attendance at AGBA’s 17th global conference for 3 days.
  • All seminars and workshops.
  • All teaching material.
  • All visits to industrial sites.
  • Sightseeing across Istanbul.
  • Certificate.
  • Gala Dinner.
  • Award Ceremony.
  • Cultural Program.
  • Photography.
November 21, 2020 --- Arrival in Istanbul and check-in into your 5 Star Hotel after 12 Noon.
November 22, 2020 --- Sightseeing across Istanbul. 
November 23, 2020 --- Inauguration of FDP on Turkey.
November 24, 2020 --- Academic Presentations on Turkish FDP.
November 25, 2020 --- Industrial Visits to Global MNCs based across Istanbul.
November 26, 2020 --- Industrial Visits to Turkish Public Sector Firms across Istanbul.
November 27, 2020 --- Industrial Visits to Turkish Private Sector Firms across Istanbul.
November 28, 2020 --- Attend AGBA Conference’s  Faculty Development Workshops.
November 29, 2020 --- Attend AGBA’s Conference’s Academic Sessions.
November 29, 2020 --- Gala Dinner, Award Ceremony and Conclusion of FDP Program.
November 30, 2020 --- Attend AGBA’s Global Business Forum during morning hours. 
November 30, 2020 --- Checkout from your 5 Star Hotel at 12 Noon.  End of Turkish FDP.