Following the successful international Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) event in 2019 organised by the Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA) at James Cook University-Australia, the Centre is pleased to announce the International Conference on Business, Economics, Management, and Sustainability (BEMAS) on the 02-03 July 2021. The Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA) aims to create a platform for the academics, researchers, practitioners and students to disseminate their research findings with other global experts.
We are extremely excited to announce our outstanding panel of six keynote speakers for the Conference!
As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves around the globe, to avoid spreading the virus, we have opted for virtual conference that would allow for remote participation. In order to offer participants a more flexible way to experience the conference at their own pace and timeline; presentations will be either in the form of live streams or pre-recorded video presentations. Background reading materials such as full papers, posters, and source files will be also provided to participants
The orthodox methods of addressing external risks, climate change adaptation plans, and sustainable economic growth in cities are no longer adequate. These methods, so far, have not only ignored the ongoing structural changes associated with economic development but also failed to account for evolving industries' composition and the emergence of new comparative advantages and skills. Particularly, vulnerable communities and exposed areas, particularly in urban areas, that tend to experience higher susceptibility to external risks (such as climate change, natural disasters, and public health emergencies) have been largely ignored in incremental adaptation plans. Vulnerable communities and areas not only require different adaptive responses to climate risk but also possess unlocked adaptive capacity that can motivate different patterns of sustainable development to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda. It is essential, therefore, to view transformative growth and fundamental reorientation of economic resources as integral parts of the solution.
Social disorganisation and vulnerability are other undesired outcomes of the unpredictable and widespread external economic shocks. This is due to a sudden and tough competition between members of society to acquire precious resources, most of which may be depleted during unprecedented events such as natural disasters or pandemics resulting in an even more chaotic and disorganised condition.
The theme of the conference is Community Empowerment, Sustainable Cities, and Transformative Economies.
Urban Planning, Public Spaces and Sustainable Economic Growth
Understanding the Principles of Resilient Economies
Society and Community-Based Initiatives in the Time of Crisis
Business, Management and Sustainable Path to 2030 Agenda
Sustainable Marketing, Community, and the Planet.
CITBA requires that all submitted conference papers go through a double-blind peer-review process and evaluation based on originality, research depth and quality, and relevance to the theme of the Conference (Community Empowerment, Sustainable Cities, and Transformative Economies) and/or the other research streams/tracks listed in this call.
We invite full research papers, practitioner papers, research notes, scoping/systematic literature review papers, and case studies. Papers that are accepted following the review process, and are presented in the conference will appear in the conference proceeding. Please check the Author guidelines for more details.
All presentations are virtual for this conference. Presentations are either live stream or pre-recorded video presentations. Please note that pre-recorded presentations are to be created by the authors. Further information on creating the video will be sent following registration. The length of the live stream or pre-recorded presentations should not be longer than 25 minutes.
Accepted full research papers, practitioner papers, scoping/systematic literature review papers, and case studies should not be longer than 12 pages in length. Accepted research notes should not be longer than 9 pages. Page limits do not include references, tables/figures, or cover page.
General in-text styles: Times New Roman 12 point, regular, Line spacing 1.5, One line space for new paragraph (do not indent the first line of a paragraph), Footnotes: Times New Roman 10 point, regular
When: 2-3 July 2021, Virtual Platform
Abstract submission opens: 20 October 2020
Abstract submission deadline: Extended to 19 January 2021
Notification on abstracts: 03 February 2021
Full paper submission: Extended to 24 March 2021
Review Process: 24 March - 24 April 2021
Notification of Acceptance: 25 April 2021
Early Bird registration deadline: 05 May 2021
Final papers due: 31 May 2021
This registration agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Australian law. You are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions when you proceed with the registration process. CITBA maintains the right to remove, add or modify the Terms and Conditions as set out with or without notice.
Clarification of these terms or any concerns may be addressed to CITBA at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail:
James Cook University College of Business, Law and Governance Building A1 1/14-88 McGregor Rd Smithfield QLD 4878
To confirm your participation in the International Conference on Business, Economics, Management, and Sustainability (BEMAS), please register by the registration deadline. Register early to take advantage of Early Bird Registration rate.
Academic/Practitioner Presenter Early Bird Registration
CITBA/JCU staff and students: AUD 120
Other Participants: AUS 200
Deadline: 05 May 2021
CITBA/JCU staff and students: AUD 80
Other Participants: AUS 120
Deadline: 10 June 2021
Academic/Practitioner Presenter Normal Registration
CITBA/JCU staff and students: AUD 200
Other Participants: AUS 250
Deadline: 10 June 2021
Student Presenter Registration
CITBA/JCU staff and students: AUD 100
Other Participants: AUS 150
Deadline: 10 June 2021
Conference Proceeding and Publication Opportunity
All Abstracts will be included in the Book of Abstracts. Abstracts must be a minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 300 words, in Times New Roman 12 point (title in 14pt).
Conference proceeding will be published with Springer. Authors of accepted and presented papers can choose to have their papers included in the Proceeding as a book chapter.