International Scientific Events

Economy & Business

20th International Conference
22-25 August 2021
Burgas, Bulgaria

In collaboration with

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • Science & Education Foundation, Bulgaria
  • VUZF University, Bulgaria
  • University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
  • Institute of Economics, National Academy of Sciences, Belarus
  • Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence, Czech Republic
  • Institute of Management, University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia
  • Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Studies of the Southern Federal University, Russia

Topics

Current issues of the global economy
  • Economic implications of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Tourism and Covid-19: unprecedented economic impacts
  • Covid-19: the great digital acceleration
  • Digital development and the fourth industrial revolution
  • Gig and sharing economy
  • E-commerce and e-business
  • Cryptocurrencies and blockchain
  • Business ethics and social responsibility
  • Social sustainability and inclusion. Gender pay gap
  • Inequality, poverty and shared prosperity
  • Sustainable consumption and production
General economics
  • Economic education and teaching of economics
  • Econometrics, statistics and mathematical methods
  • Regulation and business law
  • Economic systems
  • Banks and non-bank financial institutions
  • Insurance and insurance companies
  • Real estate markets
  • Transportation economics
Microeconomics
  • Consumer economics and consumer protection
  • Household saving and personal finance
  • Personal income, wealth and their distributions
  • Administrative processes in public organizations and bureaucracy
  • Effect of psychological, social and emotional factors on the economy
  • Production, pricing, market structure and design
  • Competitiveness and innovation
  • Product quality, standardization and compatibility
  • Firm organization and organization of production
  • Firm performance. Size, diversification and scope
  • Contracting out, joint ventures and technology licensing
  • Entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • Business administration
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Accounting and auditing
Macroeconomics
  • Consumption, saving and wealth
  • Investment, capital and capacity
  • Employment and social affairs
  • Wages and income distribution
  • Human capital and labor productivity
  • Prices, business fluctuations and cycles
  • Monetary and payment systems
  • Fiscal and monetary policy
  • Globalization and the open economy
  • International trade and finance
  • International conflicts, negotiations and sanctions
  • Social security and public pensions
  • Taxation, subsidies and revenue
  • Demographic trends and forecasts
  • Mobility and immigrant workers
Papers on other relevant topics are welcome too.

Some of the confirmed presenters by Jul 28, 2021

Prof. Jerry Plummer / Austin Peay State University, United States
Prof. Marijan Cingula / University of Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. Anna Klippstein / Touro College Berlin, Germany
Prof. Monica Răileanu Szeles / Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Prof. Maia Seturi / Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Prof. Silvia Trifonova / University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Prof. Edvins Karnitis / University of Latvia, Latvia
Prof. Angela Secrieru / Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Moldova
Prof. Electra Pitoska / University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Prof. Julia Dobreva / VUZF University, Bulgaria
Prof. Renata Nováková / University of Ss Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Institute of Management, Slovakia
Prof. Fernando Gaspar / Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, Portugal
Prof. Goran Kutnjak / University of Rijeka, Croatia
Prof. José Manuel Caetano / University of Évora, Portugal
Prof. Jaan Alver / Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Prof. Antonio Coviello / Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Prof. Daniel Roque Gomes / Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra-ESEC/ ICNOVA–Instituto de Comunicação da NOVA, Portugal
Prof. Jana Galera Matúšová / University of St Cyril and Methodius of Trnava, Slovakia
Prof. Martin Huber / University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Dr. Andras Hary / Technology Center at Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

Types of participation and general information

The official language of the conference is English. Translation and interpreting services will not be available. The conference room is set up in theatre style and has a capacity of 150 people. The dress code is business casual to business attire. Meeting room temperatures may vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. Please arrive at the conference room at least 30 minutes before your session begins. There may be changes to the conference program, for which participants will be notified in a timely manner.

There is free Wi-Fi in the conference room. Electrical outlets will not be available for use due to safety reasons. As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, mobile phones must be turned to silent before entering the sessions. The event will be photographed, audio and video recorded. If you are taking photos, please turn off your flash. The distribution of advertising messages in any form is strictly prohibited, except for sponsors.

Access to the conference room is available only to registered participants and their accompanying persons. Each participant, except attendees only, can take one accompanying person to the conference. Persons under the age of 18 and those carrying large luggage are not allowed inside the conference room.

Due to the pandemic, the participants are allowed to make unlimited number of changes to their presentation type (onsite or online) for up to 30 days before the actual conference date.

Oral presenters will be given 10 minutes to present their work and additional 5 minutes for questions and answers. Moderators will be strict about timing. Your presentation must be in PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX) or PDF format. Prezi, Keynote and other formats are not supported. The playback of audio and video files is not allowed. All presentations must be in standard 4:3 ratio and not widescreen 16:9 ratio to match the size of the projection screen.

The conference room is equipped with overhead multimedia projector, large screen, lectern, laptop running Windows 10 (with PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader installed), wireless microphones for both the presenter and those willing to ask questions, wireless remote for slides control with integrated timer and laser pointer. Presenters are not allowed to use their own equipment. A technician will assist you with starting your presentation. Once the presentation is launched, you will control/advance the slides. There will be no internet access on the presentation computer.

Presentations must be submitted in advance using our online submission form. Please bring a copy of your presentation to the conference on a USB memory stick as a backup. All presenters will be given the opportunity to check their presentations in advance. You are encouraged to review your presentation on the day before your talk.

Your poster must be 80 cm (32 inches) in width and 90 cm (36 inches) in height. Text and graphics should be readable from 2 meters (6 feet). Authors should bring their own printed poster with them to the conference. We are unable to accept posters in advance by mail or to print posters on site. We will provide free-standing poster boards and suitable fixing materials. Tables or other support devices will not be provided and are not allowed. Business cards and small handouts may be attached to the poster board.

The duration of each poster session is 1 hour. Please hung your poster at least 30 minutes before the start of your session. Each poster has a number in the conference program and must be placed at the board matching its number. Please remove your poster at the end of the day or it may be discarded.

Presenting a poster is less formal than a talk. Your role is to stand by your poster to offer information and answer questions about your research. While some people like to read posters on their own, the majority of people are thrilled to have you "walk them through the poster".

Online presentations are suitable for those unable to attend the conference in person. You can have either online oral presentation or online poster presentation. Online participants receive all conference materials (program, certificate, etc.) by email. There are no differences in the process of reviewing and publishing articles. All presentations (onsite and online) are recorded, and together with the posters will be available to the participants after the conference.

Online Oral Presentation
We prefer a live audio-video connection via the free ZOOM application, for online oral presentations. You would need to share your screen with the rest of the participants, and open your PowerPoint presentation as normal. Questions to the presentation can be proposed via the in-meeting chat. The session moderator would then choose which of them would be asked after the presentation is over.

In case there are any time zone differences, poor internet connectivity, or there is another reason you are unable to present your report at the specified time, you can send us a pre-recorded video with sound or a PowerPoint slideshow with narration.

Online Poster Presentation
You can send your online posters in PDF or PowerPoint by email, and we will print and hang them. Please do not forget to include contact information in case another participant wishes to contact you.

Publication

Economy & Business (ISSN 1314-7242)
https://www.scientific-publications.net/en/open-access-journals/economy-and-business/

All the papers, regardless of the presentation type, will be published in a relevant journal of International Scientific Publications. Each paper is peer-reviewed by two anonymous, independent reviewers. The official language is English. Sending a paper for publication is optional.

This journal is indexed by Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY Russia, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) Scholar, IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research, EconPapers, EconBiz, EZB, CiteSeerX, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar, Base, Polish Scholarly Bibliography.

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Editor in Chief
Prof. Renata Novakova
Prof. Renata Novakova
Institute of Management, University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia
Prof. Abil Yerlan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abil Yerlan
Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Editorial Board Members
Aleksander Aristovnik
Prof. Aleksander Aristovnik
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Cristina Bianca Pocol
Prof. Cristina Bianca Pocol
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Daniela Ilieva
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniela Ilieva
VUZF University, Bulgaria
Dejan Miljenovic
Asst. Prof. Dejan Miljenovic
University of Rijeka, Croatia
Dzianis Mukha
Dr. Dzianis Mukha
Institute of Economics, National Academy of Sciences, Belarus
Fazil Gokgoz
Prof. Fazil Gokgoz
Ankara University, Turkey
Fran Galetic
Asst. Prof. Fran Galetic
University of Zagreb, Croatia
Goran Kutnjak
Prof. Goran Kutnjak
University of Rijeka, Croatia
Ivan Jeliazkov
Prof. Ivan Jeliazkov
University of California, USA
Julia Dobreva
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Julia Dobreva
VUZF University, Bulgaria
Ljerka Cerovic
Prof. Ljerka Cerovic
University of Rijeka, Croatia
Maia Seturi
Asst. Prof. Maia Seturi
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Mirela Cristea
Prof. Mirela Cristea
University of Craiova, Romania
Mustafa Kara
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kara
Istanbul Rumeli University, Turkey
Radim Valencik
Assoc. Prof. Radim Valencik
University of Finance and Administration, Czech Republic
Silvia Trifonova
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silvia Trifonova
University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Tchai Tavor
Dr. Tchai Tavor
The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel, Israel
Virginia Zhelyazkova
Prof. Virginia Zhelyazkova
VUZF University, Bulgaria
Omer Faruk Gorcun
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Omer Faruk Gorcun
Kadir Has University, Turkey

Formatting requirements

Papers have to be minimum 7 and maximum 20 pages long. An author can have no more than two papers published in the same volume.

The usage of the template is not mandatory. Papers that do not comply with the requirements will not be published.

Important dates and deadlines

Conference Registration Opening Venue
Agriculture & Food 05-06 PM, 16 August
09-10 AM, 17 August
10 AM, 17 August 16-19 August 2021
Expo center "Flora", Burgas
Ecology & Safety 05-06 PM, 16 August
09-10 AM, 17 August
10 AM, 17 August 16-19 August 2021
Expo center "Flora", Burgas
Materials, Methods & Technologies 05-06 PM, 19 August
09-10 AM, 20 August
10 AM, 20 August 19-22 August 2021
Expo center "Flora", Burgas
Economy & Business 05-06 PM, 22 August
09-10 AM, 23 August
10 AM, 23 August 22-25 August 2021
Expo center "Flora", Burgas
Education, Research & Development 05-06 PM, 25 August
09-10 AM, 26 August
10 AM, 26 August 25-28 August 2021
Expo center "Flora", Burgas
Language, Individual & Society 05-06 PM, 25 August
09-10 AM, 26 August
10 AM, 26 August 25-28 August 2021
Expo center "Flora", Burgas
There is a limited number of places available. If you are willing to participate, please make your registration as soon as possible.
Important Deadlines
30 June 2021 (extended) Registration form and abstract submission deadline.
30 June 2021 (extended) Deadline for transferring the participation fee.
31 July 2021 (extended) Final paper submission deadline.
Conference Program
Day 1 Late registration
Day 2 Early registration; Welcome speech; Plenary talk; Talk session #1; Poster session #1; Talk session #2
Day 3 Talk session #3; Poster session #2; Talk session #4; Awarding certificates
Day 4 Social program; Closing
Detailed program will be sent to the participants at later stage.

Participation fee and payment

The conference is limited to 150 attendees, providing a prime opportunity for networking. The participation fee is paid only when the registration is approved.

Standard participation fee 246 €
Special participation fee for participants in last year’s conference 216 €
Special participation fee for PhD students under 30 years of age 216 €
Fee for all participants who have missed the payment deadline 300 €
Additional fee for a second paper presented 120 €
Accompanying person
Accompanying persons do not pay participation fees. Each participant, except attendees only, can take ONE accompanying person to the conference. Accompanying persons (whether they are co-authors) are not qualified as participants. They do not receive materials from the event.
0 €
Attendance only (no presentation or publication) 186 €

All prices are in Euro and include VAT.

The participation fee includes:
  • Opportunity to present a paper either as a talk (10 min for presentation and another 5 min for discussion) or as a poster (with size 80x90 cm)
  • Opportunity to publish a paper up to 20 pages long in the relevant journal of International Scientific Publications
  • Certificate for participation
  • Admission to all sessions of the conference
  • A printed copy of the conference program
  • Coffee break

Payment
We accept bank transfers and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Maestro). All bank charges and commissions are paid by the participants. Payment on site is not allowed.

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Invoices will be sent via email as a PDF attachment. In order to receive an invoice on behalf of a company or organisation you must state this in the registration form. If the bank transfer is ordered by a natural person, it is not possible an invoice to a company or organisation to be issued afterwards.

Bank details for transfers in Euro (EUR)
Recipient Science Events Ltd
Recipient address 21, Oborishte Str., 8000 Burgas, Bulgaria
Bank name First Investment Bank AD
Bank address 37, Dragan Tsankov Blvd., 1797 Sofia, Bulgaria
IBAN BG70FINV91501017009237
BIC / SWIFT FINVBGSF
Please mention your registration number as a reason for the bank transfer.

Venue

Map of Bulgaria

Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in southeastern Europe and one of the newest members of the European Union. It borders Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. Founded in the 7th century, Bulgaria is one of the oldest states on the continent. Even before its creation, the empires of ancient Rome, Greece, and Byzantium were strong presences, and people and goods traveled the land with frequency.

The population of Bulgaria is 7.3 million, roughly one-sixth of which live in the capital Sofia. The official language is Bulgarian, written in the Cyrillic alphabet. The country is remarkable for its variety of scenery; its rugged mountains and relaxing Black Sea resorts attract many visitors. Bulgaria has a moderate climate with a hot, dry summer and a cold winter. It is one of Europe's most biodiversity rich countries. Almost a third of Bulgaria is forested.

The citizens of European Union, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Lichtenstein, Malaysia, Norway, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, USA and the holders of valid Schengen visas do not need a visa to travel to Bulgaria. Please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more comprehensive and up-to-date information.

COVID-19: The health authorities have decided that foreigners will be allowed to enter Bulgaria after showing ONE of three documents: a vaccination certificate, a negative PCR or antigen test, OR a document for having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. Read more

Burgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria, located on the Black Sea Coast. It is an important industrial, transport and cultural centre with many tourist attractions in the region. Built by the sea and surrounded by lakes, Burgas offers relatively mild weather characterized by cooler summers and warmer winters. There are historical evidences that the lands that today Burgas occupies were inhabited since ancient times. Burgas has its own international airport and is 380 km (236 miles) away from Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria.

Located in Burgas’ Seaside Park, popular among residents and visitors for rest and recreation, Flora Exposition Center was designed to avoid impacting on the garden’s permanent vegetation and to blend in with its natural setting. With room for up to 300 people, a flexible, multi-purpose layout and modern audio-visual facilities, the centre is able to host a variety of events. Flora won Bulgaria’s "Building of the year" award for 2015 in the "green architecture" category.


Accommodation

The conferences we organize will be held in Flora Exposition Center, in the seaside park of the city of Burgas, Bulgaria (show on the map). A list of hotels, located nearby the conference venue, can be found below.

Hotel Distance View & book
Hotel Bulgaria ★★★★★ 1.8km More info
Hotel Primoretz ★★★★★ 1.6km More info
Hotel Marina ★★★ 1.6km More info
Hotel Promenade ★★★★★ 1.4km More info
Hotel Burgas ★★★★ 2.7km More info
Hotel Luxor ★★★ 1.4km More info
Hotel Gran Via ★★★ 0.7km More info
Hotel Burgas Free University 1.4km More info
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