Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the 6th Global Conference on Business Management and Economics has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 27, 2021. The conference venue would be the same – University of British Columbia Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada. Thank you.

1st GCBME – July 6-8, 2018 – Vancouver, Canada

Early Bird Registration Deadline
April 30, 2018
May 15, 2018
June 15, 2018
July 6-8, 2018
Call for Papers
Program Schedule
Conference Venue
Keynote Speaker
Call for Papers

Global Conference on Business Management and Economics (GCBME) is a leading platform for academics, researchers, industry specialists, policy makers, and business managers to share contemporary knowledge and investigations concerning interrelated disciplines in business management and economics.
Full papers and abstracts are invited to submit. All submissions to the conference go under a double-blind peer review.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Business Management  
  • Business Strategy  
  • Strategic Management  
  • Marketing  
  • Supply Chain Management  
  • New Product Development
  • International Business  
  • Cross-cultural Management  
  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Human Resource Management  
  • Innovation Management  
  • Business Law  
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Financial Institutions Management
  • Public Policy
  • Tourism  
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Ethics
  • Development Studies
  • Management Information System
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Theories of Motivation
  • Managerial Psychology
  • Managerial Sociology
  • Managerial Philosophy

Submission Details

  1. Full papers and abstracts are invited to submit
  2. All submissions must be original work, not previously published elsewhere, and not currently submitted to any other conference or journal.
  3. GCBME uses double-blind peer review.
  4. APA style must be followed throughout the manuscript.
  5. Full papers must be between 4 and 10 pages long (including abstract, figures, tables, and references).
  6. Required Font: Times New Roman with size 10.
  7. Please submit your paper to the Submission Form below.
  8. Once a paper is accepted, please complete the author registration at Registration.
  9. If you are interested to participate as Listener, please complete the Listener Registration at Registration.
  10. Invitation letter will be e-mailed within two business days after completing the registration.

Registration Fees:

  • Author : US$500
  • Author (Early Bird): US$400
  • Listener: US$300
  • Additional Paper: US$250
  • Additional Author Attending: US$250

Registration Includes:

  • Technical Sessions
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Coffee Break on the conference day
  • Conference bag and accessories
  • A certificate of presentation (for the Authors)
  • A certificate of Participation (for the Listeners)
  • Publication in the online conference proceeding (for the authors)
  • Reception

Best Paper Award:

The Best Paper Award will be announced at the conference closing session. The winner of the Best Paper Award will be rewarded with:

  • A signed and stamped official award certificate
  • The announcement of her/his achievement on the conference website
Program Schedule
  • Friday, July 6, 2018 – Arrival of the participants to Vancouver, Canada
  • Saturday, July 7, 2018 – Registration, opening speech, keynote speech, and technical sessions:



Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Opening Remarks – Dr. Afzalur Rahman

9:30 am to 9:35 am

Keynote Speech – Dr. Anne Lavack

9:35 am to 10:05 am

Photo Session

10:05 am to 10:15 am

Session 1 (5 papers)

10:15 am to 11:30 am

Professional Development Session 1 –

Mr. John O’Fee (Thompson Rivers University) on “Alternate Dispute Resolution in Contracts”

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Lunch Break

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Session 2 (5 papers)

1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Professional Development Session 2 –

Mr. Simon Parker (Douglas College)

on “International Business Entry Strategies”

2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

Coffee Break

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Session 3 (5 papers)

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Best Paper Awards and Closing Speech

4:15 pm to 4:30 pm


  • Sunday, July 8, 2018 - City visit (optional to the participants)
Conference Venue

UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6Z 3B7 


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Anne Lavack

Dr. Anne Lavack (Ph.D. UBC, 1997) conducts research that is focused on the area of social marketing and tobacco de-marketing. Prior to entering academia, she held positions as Media Director and Account Executive at advertising agencies in Winnipeg and Toronto. She has served as a faculty member at several universities, including Concordia University in Montreal, University of Winnipeg, University of Regina, and Thompson Rivers University. She held the roles of Associate Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Regina, followed by a position as Vice-President (Academic) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Dr. Lavack has published over 40 journal articles in a wide variety of journals, including Journal of Advertising, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Business Research, International Marketing Review, and American Journal of Public Health. She has had more than 75 conference presentations around the world, and has held over $250,000 in research grants during her academic career.