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Track 1: 
Contemporary Business Trends- Papers in any area of  business including administration, economics, entrepreneurs, finance, information systems, accounting, marketing, organizational behaviour, management, public relations, strategy, human resource management, quantitative methods, operations research, Agribusiness etc. Papers in any area of management including organizational behaviour, culture, decision making, organizational structure and design, organizational change and development, strategic management and planning, motivation and leadership, marketing management, production management, health care management, tourism and event management,  managing change and development, environmental management, ethics and social responsibility, retail management etc.

Track 2: 
Finance, Banking and Accounting -  Papers in any of area of Finance, Banking and Accounting including accounting theory and practice, auditing, financial planning, financial management, cost accounting, portfolio analysis, budgeting, international accounting, 
Risk Management, Risk Assessment, Green Accounting, Taxation and Auditing, Financial Inclusion, Climate Finance, Digital Finance etc.

Track 3: 
Information Technology -  Papers in any area of Information Technology including resource information management, decision support systems, resource planning systems, business intelligence, systems analysis and design, software for business applications, networking systems, security, storage technologies, Web technologies, human-computer interaction, IT system acquisition, implementation, and integration, including systems development, and integration methodologies and processes, Digital Transformation, Business Analytics, Enterprise Systems, Big Data Technologies, Cloud Computing Technologies in Business, Web Security, E-Commerce Technologies, Internet of Things Application in Business etc.

Track 4:
Marketing, Logistics & Supply Chain Management - Papers in any area of Marketing including advertising and integrated marketing communication, international marketing, social marketing, digital media, consumer behaviour, tourism and event marketing, hospitality marketing, services marketing,  retail marketing, strategic marketing; health care marketing, global marketing, sustainable marketing, pricing, product development, distribution and logistics, retail marketing, Logistics & Supply Chain Management etc.

Track 5: 
Human Resources Management - Papers in any area of Human Resources Management including, training and development, industrial relations, selection and recruitment, human resource planning, career planning and development, employees performance evaluation, etc.

Track 6: 
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Emerging trends in tourism, travel and hospitality sector, Marketing Management in Tourism and Hotel Operations, Travellers perspective and marketing strategies, Service Quality and Customers Delight, Sustainable Destination Management, and Marketing Tourism & Hospitality product development, positioning, branding and management Sustainable marketing and tourism growth Tourism Business Strategies and Revenue Management.

Growth and Economic Development track -  provides a forum for faculty and specialists in the field to elucidate some of the challenges of formulating policies and overseeing implementation. The Conference is keen to see papers that focus on frontier and emerging markets, as well as exploring regional, national and trade block related topics. Papers related to gender, the environment, Knowledge economy and sustainable development are particularly welcome.

Globalisation and International Trade track - provides the ideal forum to present papers that explore the core features of globalisation, as well as some of the unforeseen consequences. Papers from all aspects of international trade are welcome and may include, but are not limited to, trade tariffs, logistics, infrastructure developments and emerging markets.

Big-data driven intelligent decision making in the food industry - provides an opportunity to explore a whole raft of important issues including the ability to detect, segment, forecast and recommend. In addition, there is scope to examine Food Supply Chain Management (FSCM), On-time Delivery, Operational Efficiency, Sentiment Analysis, Quality Control, Customer-Centric Experience, Market Basket Analysis, Food Sustainability, and Risk Identification and Foresight Planning. Papers of a theoretical nature and practical nature are most welcome.

Education and teaching for the Life Long Learning Sector - offers considerable scope to examine a range of themes that impact on all seats of learning, as well as general capacity building. Whilst the chief focus of this track relates to andragogy, it is keen to embrace education in its broadest sense, as well as through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and the role of the autodidact. Papers related to both theory and practice are most welcome.

Example of topics appropriate to the conference includes:

  1. International retailing and diversification
  2. Innovation in retailing, ethical produce procurement and development
  3. Customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and retention strategies
  4. Customer Relationships marketing (CRM)
  5. Consumer attitudes to ecological and ethical issues
  6. Market liberalisation and impact on supply chain
  7. The linkage between international trade and overseas aid
  8. International Trade in the context of the current economic climate
  9. Transparency in government procurement
  10. Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
  11. Remittances and their part in trade and export development
  12. The interplay between the G4 and trade round implementation issues
  13. How trade facilitation is conceptualized and made operational in different emerging markets
  14. The role of the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)
  15. The linkages between global trade and corporate social responsibility
  16. The language and rhetoric of import sensitive products
  17. The role of tariff barriers and agro-subsidies
  18. Management and retail marketing
  19. Business management
  20. Business policies, strategies, and performance
  21. Creativity in Internet management and retailing
  22. Innovation and product development, Business strategies
  23. Marketing management and strategies
  24. International retailing, all aspect of retail management
  25. Business and retail research
  26. Consumer behaviour, Customer relationship management
  27. Public relations and retail communication
  28. Human Resources Management Practices and policies
  29. Information technology, Management Information Systems
  30. Globalisation, regional integration, international business, cross-cultural management
  31. Multinational Corporations, transfer pricing, export and economic growth
  32. Regional integration
  33. Productivity and global sourcing
  34. Trade and economic liberalisation
  35. Health and social care management, regulating in a changing health and social care sector
  36. Private and public healthcare in 21st century
  37. Promoting patient safety in the hospital, mental health,
  38. Governance practices in the health care sector
  39. Care in the community
  40. Teaching and learning for lifelong learning sector
  41. The future of business education, assessment methods and techniques
  42. the structure and curricula of current and future business education
  43. Cross-cultural issues in education, use of technology in teaching and learning
  44. Emotional intelligence in teaching
  45. Leadership for innovation
  46. Digital Transformation
  47. Business Analytics
  48. Enterprise Systems
  49. Big Data Technologies
  50. Cloud Computing Technologies in Business
  51. Web Security
  52. E-Commerce Technologies
  53. Internet of Things Application in Business
  54. Knowledge Economy
  55. Risk Management
  56. Risk Assessment
  57. Green Accounting
  58. Taxation and Auditing
  59. Financial Inclusion
  60. Climate Finance
  61. Digital Finance

Please note that this list is only indicative of possible topic areas that contributors may wish to consider while they develop their papers for the conference.