Proceedings of the 1st Economics and Business International Conference 2017 (EBIC 2017)

First and foremost, I would like to express my gratitude to our God for the blessing and mercy that we can gather here in this wonderful event. On behalf of EBIC Committee, it is my greatest pleasure to welcome you all, researchers and participants, to our 1st Economic and Business International Challenge Conference in Medan, Indonesia 25th October 2017. Welcome.

We planned EBIC as yearly event that bring together researchers, academics, and professionals from all over the world to discuss and offer solution for our global challenge, especially global economic challenge.

Today conference, especially, aims to encourage the interaction between researchers, academics, and professional to face today’s challenge and stay in common view to deal with future economic challenge.

As the Chairman, I would like to report that today’s conference is involved by Eleven Countries; Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Philippines Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, Oman, Kyrenia, North Cyprus, and Tanzania. A number of 101 Papers will be presented today to discuss the current economic challenge all over the world.

In addition to the contributed papers, two invited keynote presentations were given by Prof. Dr. Takiah Mohd. Iskandar of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, who spoke about “Corporate Governance: Enhancing the Role of Auditors”, by Dr. Elvia Shauki of University of South Australia, who spoke about “Internationalizing SMEs in Indonesia: Experiencing from the Born Global Strategy”, and by Dr. Rulianda Purnomo Wibowo SP, MEc of Universitas Sumatera Utara, who spoke about “Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Agriculture Due to Weather Variability”.

The conference and its proceedings will furnish researchers all over the world with excellent reference book that contribute to broaden the current literature. I believe that the presented paper and global challenge will stimulate the future study on these areas.

We express our gratitude to all authors and participants for their contribution in this event.


Rina Br. Bukit
EBIC Chairman