international business conference

2018 ibc

The 2018 IBC conference will be hosted on the beautiful island of Mauritius from 23 to 26 September 2018.
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fees & registration

Early-bird registration fee is R5 000 – valid until 31 May 2018. After that date, the amount of R5 500 is payable.

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important dates

Registration opens on 1 March 2018. The deadline for the submission of competitive papers is 30 June 2018.

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paper submission

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Delegates are encouraged to upload their papers via the upload portal.

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Travel & Accommodation

The conference will be hosted at the Le Meridien Ile Maurice. A 4-night block-booking secured special rates for the IBC.

Registration for the 12th IBC to be hosted in Mauritius from 23 - 26 Sept 2018 is now open

The International Business Conference (IBC) has three main goals, namely:
International platform for business scholars and practitioners

To provide an international platform for the presentation, discussion and debate of multidisciplinary academic and professional approaches and research on contemporary developments in an ever-turbulent business environment.

To provide the opportunity for academics, practitioners and post-graduate students to have their work validated and benchmarked within the benevolent academic and professional community.

To create a pleasant and enjoyable environment to serve the first two goals where delegates can also relax, get to know their fellow academia informally, and truly build their networks.


IBC Board Executive Commitee Members

Stephan van der Merwe

Chair and Research Director
Prof Stephan van der Merwe is a Full Professor of Entrepreneurship at the School of Business & Governance, North-West University. He is the author of more than 20 scholarly articles published in ISI and IBSS accredited journals and he has also co-authored a book on family businesses.

Cobus Oosthuizen

Organising Director
Dr Cobus Oosthuizen is Dean of Milpark Business School. His areas of specialisation are Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy, with interests extending into technology, innovation, complexity, philosophy, artificial intelligence, futures studies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Mornay Roberts-Lombard

Marketing Director
Professor Mornay Roberts-Lombard is currently the Deputy HOD of the Department of Marketing Management at the University of Johannesburg. He is also the programme manager for Masters and Doctoral studies in the Department.

Johan van Zyl

Finance Director
Dr JH van Zyl from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Free State specialises in Marketing, with specific emphasis on branding, relationship marketing, services marketing and marketing productivity. He lectures on the Honour’s, PGDip and MBA degrees.

Submission of papers and abstracts for the 12th IBC is now open

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