Welcome to the International Conference on Technology and Business Management (ICTBM-17) jointly organized by The College of Fashion and Design(www.cfd-dubai.com) and International Forum of Management Scholars (INFOMS). The conference is also supported by AIMS International (www.aims-international.org), the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management (indexed in Scopus) and AIMS International Journal of Management. The previous conferences have been hosted by American University in the Emirates, Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (Nashik), SZABIST (Dubai), Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), Al Ghurair University (Dubai), IMT (Dubai), Assumption University (Bangkok), Indian Institute of Management Indore (India), Hanyang University (S. Korea), University of Western Sydney (Australia), Nirma Institute of Management Ahmedabad (India) and National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan). The main theme of ICTBM-17 includes Technology, Business Management, Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management.


CFD Dubai


Striving to enrich and empower young, creative and entrepreneurial minds to mold their future, The College of Fashion and Design (CFD), accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, UAE is proud to offer bachelor degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management. We impart a global perspective, fostering creativity and transforming artists into professionals. The programs are further enhanced by a diverse choice of four distinct concentrations tailored to nurture technical and intellectual abilities whilst helping students eclipse the fundamentals of design.


With world-class infrastructure and facilities, state-of-the-art technology, experienced global faculty, a multi-cultural student base, international curriculum and ambitious growth plans, CFD offers students exceptional career opportunities in the ever evolving and progressive world of fashion and design. The offerings emphasize on strategic fashion marketing and management, as well as design tailored in a perfect symbiosis of creativity and commerce to graduate leaders in the fashion industry.




Dubai is one of seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates and finding Dubai is a matter of taking a look at the Persian Gulf as it is situated on the Gulf coast. Dubai is considered to be an important tourist destination and its port, Jebel Ali, constructed in the 1970s, has the largest man-made harbor in the world. Dubai is also increasingly developing as a hub for service industries such as IT and finance, with the establishment of a new Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The government has set up industry-specific free zones throughout the city. Dubai Internet City, combined with Dubai Media City as part of TECOM (Dubai Technology, Electronic Commerce and Media Free Zone Authority) is one such enclave whose members include IT firms such as EMC Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Microsoft, and IBM, and media organisations such as MBC, CNN, Reuters and AP.


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