5th Biennial International Business, Banking & Finance Conference

Event Date(s): 02/05/2013 - 03/05/2013

Location: University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine

The Department of Management Studies, in collaboration with The Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance (CCMF), Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES)  hosts the 5th Biennial International Business, Banking & Finance Conference (BBF5) from 2nd-3rd May, 2013, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine.

This conference is themed ‘Re-engineering growth: Doing business in the new global environment’, and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas on critical business, banking and financial issues currently facing the Caribbean region. It will bring together international and regional business leaders, senior officials from regional and international financial institutions, as well as academics.

The conference deliberations will explore the possible strategies that Caribbean and Latin American economies can adopt in the wake of the global financial crisis. Given that some emerging markets are thriving, there are several developing countries still bedeviled by slow or the complete absence of economic growth. These countries therefore remain vulnerable to the global economic impact. The conference theme seeks to focus on how these economies will make their way in the world. 

Conference sub-themes

  1. Diversification – myth or reality
  2. Pushing the boundaries of entrepreneurship
  3. Re-engineering finance
  4. Challenges to Governance
  5. Re-igniting growth: Austerity vs. stimulus

Please note the following important deadlines leading up to the conference:

- February 15th: Deadline for submission of abstracts

- March 22nd: Deadline for early bird registration

- March 29th: Deadline for submission of full papers

- April 19th: Deadline for conference registration

Registration fee is US$500 per person, which covers the conference material, meals and social activities.

Persons registering before March 22, 2013 can take advantage of the 'early bird' registration fee of US$400. Registration fees for presenters of accepted papers is US$300 and current students can attend the conference at a special rate of US$200. 

Join the mailing list for conference updates, call for papers and registration announcements at bbf5@sta.uwi.edu

You can also contact the BBF5 Conference Secretariat at 868-465-0433 or click here to find out more.

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |