The first International Conference on "Changing Dynamics in the Global Village", INCONSYM 2013 was held on the 5th and 6th of January 2013 at Indian International Centre, New Delhi. The conference was presided over by Ambassador Mr. Prakash Shah, Chairman, Planning and Development Board, Symbiosis and on this occasion Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis and Acting Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International University delivered a special address with a focus on SIU initiatives in response to a fast globalizing world. The Guest of Honour, CS Mr. Nesar Ahmed, President, The Company Secretaries of India, ICSI then elucidated on what the professional institutes need in order to keep pace with the changing dynamics. Finally the Chief Guest H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Hacene Echarif (MNI), Algerian Ambassador to India, enlightened the gathering about the demography of the Algerian population which was followed by the launch of the first volume of Journal of Management Research and the Conference Proceedings by the eminent guests.
Dr. Justin Paul, Professor, University of Washington, Foster School of Business, USA, delivered a special address on Day 2, followed by an address by Dr. T.P. Singh, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Symbiosis International University and Director, Symbiosis Institute of Technology. Dr. Rajani Gupte, Pro Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International University delivered the Valedictory Address and distributed the prizes and certificates. More than 65 papers were presented relating to the broad areas of Marketing, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management and Technology, providing a robust platform for productive interaction and knowledge sharing between the world of Business and Academics.