Front Matter - AGC BEST 2019

AGC BEST Committee



Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh,

In the name of Allah SWT, The Most Beneficent and The Most Merciful. All praises are to Allah SWT who has given bless and opportunity for us to attend today's scientific event, the 2nd Aceh Global Conference: Business, Economics, and Sustainable Development Trends (the 2nd AGC Best) 2019. In addition, may peace and salutation be given to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who has guided us from the illiteracy era to the day with advanced knowledge and the high technology era. 

The Honorable Government of Aceh, the Honorable Rector of Universitas Syiah Kuala, “the Heart University” (Universitas Jantong-Hatee) of the people of Aceh, the Honorable Vice-Rectors, the Honorable Keynote Speakers, the Honorable Deans, and Deputy Deans, Head of the Departments, Program Study Coordinators, the Distinguished Presenters and Participants, Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. 

It is really a great honor to extend my greeting on behalf of the organizing committees and welcome all of you to Banda Aceh, Indonesia, for the 2nd Aceh Global Conference on Business, Economics, Sustainable Development Trends, 2019 (the 2nd AGC BEST-2019). Following the success of the 1st AGC BEST last year, 2018, this year conference is held in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Syiah Kuala, has been made possible by having a great support by our partners: the Research and Community Services Institute (Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat – LPPM) Universitas Syiah Kuala, Yayasan Kasih Palestina, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), East Asia Office and Indonesian Representative, the Indonesian Association of Islamic Economist  (Ikatan Ahli Ekonomi Islam Indonesia – IAEI), the City Government of Banda Aceh, and National Accredited Journals publishing partners.

Under the theme of “Role of Ethical and Moral Values in Promoting Sustainable and Just Economic Development in the Era of Disruptive Economy”, the 2nd AGC BEST provides an excellent avenue for sharing knowledge and research findings among academicians, professionals, and governments, both theoretical and practical aspects of business, economics, and sustainable development trends. To enrich the discussion on the topic, we manage to invite five Keynote Speakers, namely:

  1. Prof. Dr. Mark Christensen, Accounting and Management Control Department, ESSEC Business School, Singapore;
  2. Prof. Drs. Muhammad Siddik, Representative, International Institute of Islamic Thought - IIIT, Indonesia;
  3. Prof. Dr. Mohamad bin Abdul Hamid, the Vice-Rector of Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Malaysia;
  4. Prof. Dr. Salina H. Kassim, the Dean, Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIBF);

Ladies and Gentlemen

The 2nd AGC BEST 2019 offers a special opportunity to bring together professors, researchers, scholars, students around the globe, and serves as a platform to deliver and share innovative research findings on the latest trends and development in the era of the disruptive economy.

This conference has received more than 112 submitted papers. To ensure the paper quality, we invite more than 25 reviewers to review the papers and involve not less than five editors to select, edit, and proofread the papers. The result is, 65 papers are accepted by the committees and will be presented in 6 parallel sessions, today. All accepted and presented papers have an opportunity to be published in the national accredited journals and online proceeding of the 2nd AGC BEST.

Last but not the least, for their tremendous efforts to make this conference successfully, I would like to thank and express my deep gratitude to all members of the organizing committees, the advisory board, the reviewers, our partners and also students who have been working very hard for months ensuring the successfulness of this conference. 


We, all organizing committees of the conference, look forward to having a successful and joyful conference, and we really hope that all the presenters and participants would enjoy your stay here in Banda Aceh. Banda Aceh has wonderful beaches, amazing mosques and delicious culinary. We really hope you can experience our culture, tradition, and kindness while staying here.

The AGC BEST, once the BEST is forever the BEST!

Thank you,

Wassalamualaikum warahmatullah wabarkatuh

Dr. M. Shabri Abd. Majid, S.E., M.Ec

Chairman, the 2nd AGC BEST-2019

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