Welcome Message from Prof. Dr. Pan Suk Kim, President of IIAS

Dear Delegates and Participants,

On behalf of the Council of Administration of IIAS, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2013 Joint Congress of IIAS and IASIA in Manama, Bahrain from June 1 to 6, 2013. The International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) is honoured to welcome you to the 2013 Joint Congress organized by IIAS, IASIA, and the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA).

As a global organisation based in Brussels and established in 1930, IIAS aims to be the leading global association of public administration in the world. Over the years, the Institute has been a platform worldwide for promoting the improvement of scientific knowledge of administrative sciences and the practice of mutual learning within its network, providing support to public administrations around the world. IIAS welcomes not only researchers and academics, but also practitioners from all levels of government and the public sector around the world.

The 2013 Joint Congress in Manama could provide an ideal platform for researchers and practitioners from all continents and regions to gather and share their ideas on various topics addressed during the conference. The main theme of the 2013 Joint Congress is “the Future of Public Administration: Professionalism and Leadership,” which is both timely and compelling in an era of global economic stagnation. On this basis, the congress will further discuss the following three sub-themes: (1) future risks and strategies; (2) leadership for the future; and (3) innovative service delivery for the future.

On behalf of the IIAS, I welcome your presentation and participation and wish you a very fruitful congress. I hope you find many opportunities to exchange new ideas and establish personal and institutional contacts for collaborative networking. I am sure you will enjoy the congress and the dynamic city of Manama and its neighbouring cities. Once again, I would like to thank you for your past, present and future support and sustainable collaboration.

All the best!

Prof. Dr. Pan Suk Kim

President, International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS)