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Academics from nine countries to discuss MNCs

Academics from nine countries to discuss MNCs
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In the midst of parliamentary debates over the access being provided to foreign direct investment in retail sector, a large group of academics from nine countries are assembling in the national capital to deliberate on the role of multi-national enterprises in sustainable development (MESD).

The three-day MESD 2012 is being hosted by Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening College of Delhi University, in association with ICN Business School (France), the Cerefige of Universite' de Lorraine (France) and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, US will be inaugurated by chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday.

Addressing media persons on Tuesday, college principal P K Khurana said 30 foreign delegates from nine countries and 200 delegates from universities of the country would participate in the three-day academic jamboree, which would witness presentation of more than 70 academic papers dealing with issues which are currently being debated across every forum in the country.

In addition to the academic paper, presentation would also be made by leading houses from corporate and social sectors like Alcatel, Delhi Metro, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, Moser Baer, Dakhina Kannada Milk Union and Community Friendly movement.

'The first international conference of MESD was held in Atlanta in 2006, followed by the second conference in 2009 in France. We are very happy to bring the conference to India,' said Silvester Ivanaj of ICN Business School France, who was present at the briefing. Addressing mediapersons conference director Dr Rabi Narayan Kar said, 'This conference raises the key question of the role multi-national enterprises play in the dynamic sustainable business environment.' The conference is being held at NDMC convetion centre of Parliament Street.
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