The 2020 IBC conference will be hosted at the beautiful Speke Resort and Conference Centre on the shore of Lake Victoria in Kampala, Uganda from 20 to 23 September 2020. The Speke Resort and Conference Centre is in the neighbourhood of Munyonyo in the southeastern part of Kampala along the northern shores of Lake Victoria. Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda.
The hotel is one of five 4-star hotels in Kampala, as rated by the Uganda Tourism Board in June 2015. The resort lies adjacent to the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. This location is approximately 13 kilometres by road, southeast of Kampala’s central business district. The resort was commissioned in 2007 in time to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2007.
Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by surface area and was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, the first Briton to document it. Speke accomplished this in 1858, while on an expedition with Richard Francis Burton to locate the source of the Nile River. Lake Victoria is the world’s second-largest lake by surface area after Lake Superior in North America and is the world’s largest tropical lake.
The 14th IBC 2020 conference has three main goals. The first goal is to provide an international platform for the presentation, discussion and debate of different academic and professional approaches and research on recent developments in an ever-turbulent business environment. The second goal is 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. The final goal is 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.
All the previous IBC conferences, including the 2018 conference held at the Le Meridien Hotel in Mauritius, have met the criteria for subsidy set by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). At present, the 2019 conference, which was held at the Africa Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa in Hermanus, South Africa, is undergoing the rigorous process to qualify for a subsidy. (We positively await the outcome; however, take note that this is normally a two-year process at DHET.)