Summer 2018 International Conference
on Business and Economics (ICBE2018)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 16-19, 2018


THEME: Science, Technology, Innovation and Humanities for Sustainability of Business, Economics and Cultures   



The Summer 2018 International Conference on Business and Economics (ICBE2018) and the 14th KODISA International Conference will be held in Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, 16th -19th of June 2018.

The conference is hosted jointly by
--- Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA) in Seoul, Korea and
--- MENA College of Management (MCM) in Dubai, U.A.E.

The conference aims:

1) to share scholarships regarding issues of science, technology and humanities for business management and economic sustainability,
2) to offer an excellent opportunity to meet academics and professionals from around the world,
3) to enable participants to exchange information and ideas on the topics, and
to provide publication opportunities to get published scholarly papers and research notes in the conference proceedings and an affiliated journal.


All registered papers to the conference program will be published in the conference proceedings (ISSN: 2287-478X) with the author’s consent.The ICBE conference and the ICBE Proceedings have been officially indexed in Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science -
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(CPCI-SSH) since the ICBE2015 conference

Conference Proceedings Citation Index, accessed via Web of Science™ Core Collection, helps researchers access the published literature from the most significant conferences worldwide. Integrated bibliography management is freely available to any Web of Science™ user, to easily access and organize your references online (See an example of ICBE2016 Proceedings Index).




Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, and the Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world. The local currency is the dirham, which is pegged at AED 3.67 to 1 US dollar. Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan and all visitors are welcome. However, Islam is a way of life in the city, and therefore tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay.

For more information about Dubai, U.A.E. visit:


MENA College of Management (MCM)

MENA College of Management (MCM) is an institution of higher education located in Dubai International Academic City, licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority.  MCM realizes the needs of the market in the MENA region and in turn offers four well- designed Bachelor programs. In addition to providing high quality higher education, MENA College of Management revels in a multicultural environment that has excellent facilities and supportive faculty members who come from various parts of the world. As a college specializing in student-centric quality higher education in the field of Management, MCM provides a high quality learning experience which equips graduates to succeed in their chosen career; encourages and supports research and its dissemination; and contributes to the socio-economic needs of the community through the provision of continuing education in the field of Management and its community engagement projects. For more information about MENA College of Management (MCM) visit:




--- The conference offers keynote speeches, formal paper symposia, case study presentations, special sessions, and industry leadership and public policy panel discussions as well as doctoral research seminars. Academics, policy makers, business leaders, professionals, and doctorate students can choose from a wide range of programs.

--- To congratulate award winners and welcome all participants in the congress, a welcoming reception with a gala dinner along with an award ceremony will be held in the evening of the opening day of the conference, on the 16th of June 2018.

--- The cultural and tourism aspects of the conference will include opportunities to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi tourism attractions and its suburbs, including an evening dinner cruise in Dubai, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi desert oasis, and Dubai Industrial City.





June 16, 2018


June 17, 2018


June 18, 2018

June 19, 2018


Parallel Academic Sessions and
Special Panels





4:00 – 5:30



DINNER (served)




[Full day]

Visit industrial parks, cultural sites and/or tourist attractions in Dubai and its suburbs





DINNER (served)*



(* suject to change.
an evening dinner cruise in Dubai harbor)


[Full day]**

Visit industrial parks, cultural sites and/or tourist attractions in Dubai and its suburbs


(** subject to change.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi desert oasis




DINNER (served)





(extra costs by participants individually)





All submissions and registration form are to be handled electronically by the conference emails:

A. For participants from MENA and GCC, please submit your papers, registration form and make a payment to MENA & Regions Sessions Chair Dr. Mohan Agarwal, Professor of MENA College of Management, UAE email:

B. For participants from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, please submit your papers, registration form and make a payment to MENA and Regions Sessions Chair Dr. Tripati Rao, Professor of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India email:

C. For participants from KODISA Korea members, please submit your papers, registration form and make a payment to KODISA Sessions Chair Dr. Myung-Kil Youn email:

D. From around the world (except A, B and C) and all others, please submit your papers, registration form and make a payment to Global Sessions Chair Dr. Jung Wan Lee email:  

  • Full papers and submission to journal publications and application for research scholarship awards must be full papers and subject to double-blind peer review. Accepted papers and award-winning papers will be published in one of international peer-reviewed and accredited journals.

  • Work-in-progress papers, research notes, short communications, and case studies are welcomed, and not subject to peer review.

  • The due date for conference registration and paper submission is May 30, 2018.