Having previously held in Malaysia in 2012, this time the Faculty of Economics, Jenderal Soedirman University Purwokerto to host the 2nd International Conference on Rural Development and Entrepreneurship ( ICORE ) 2013. ICORE is a collaboration between three universities from three countries , namely Jenderal Soedirman University (Faculty of Economics), Universiti Utara Malaysia and Hebei University, China . Located at the Hotel Aston Imperium Purwokerto , conference which took place on 2 & 3 November 2013 was attended by dozens of academics from the three countries. They exchanged ideas pour out his ideas about rural development and entrepreneurship .
The event with the theme " Enhancing the Services Sector " was opened by the Rector of the University General Sudirman , Prof.Dr.Ir.Yedi mas Sumaryadi,MS . In his remarks , the Rector expressed the importance of cooperation between universities and small and medium business sector . "We need accelerated research collaboration instilling a passion for entrepreneurship and enhance rural development " , added Prof . Yedi . Conference attended by academics and entrepreneurs to present the 4 main speakers . They are Yuana Sutyowati ( LLP - KUMKM Director ) , Prof. . Yajiang Wang ( Professor of Management Hebei University , China ) , KMA . Eva Kurniaty , M.Sc. ( Corporate leaders and Indonesian District Governor ) and M. Hasni Ibrahim ( Hasrin Hasni Associates Malaysia ). Topic discussions are quite interesting conference participants is that rural development is currently a strategic issue in Indonesia , considering a lot of potential to be developed by the stakeholders . In this regard the government as well as academics are required to act as a facilitator , as well as accelerator dynamist rural development .
Conference closed Sunday (3/11) with the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the three representatives of the university. Third colleges agreed that 2014 will be held at ICORE Hebei University of China. (pras)