SAM conducted a conference entitled "Developing Economic and Cultural Relations among OIC Members: Opportunities and Challenges" in Istanbul on 13 April, 2016. After greeting speech of SAM Chairman Prof. Ali Resul Usul, SESRIC President Ambassador Musa Kulaklıkaya, Head of the IRCICA Assoc. Prof. Halit Eren and ICDT President Dr. Hassan El Hzaine delivered the opening speeches at the conference.
Prof. Vedat Akgiray, Prof. Murat Yülek and Assoc. Prof. Hatice Karahan had made presentations at the first session entitled "Economic and Commercial Cooperation Among Islamic Countries : Problems and Solutions". In the second session, Prof. Fikret Karcic, Prof. Nazmi Malichi and Dr. Nadratuzzaman Hosen addressed issue of social, cultural and scientific cooperation among the Islamic countries.