2019 International Conference on Business and Economics (ICBE2019) and
16th International Conference of KODISA

Yeosu City, South Korea, July 8- 10, 2019


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



The 2019 International Conference on Business and Economics (ICBE2019) and the 16th International Conference of the Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA) will be held in Yeosu City, South Korea, July 8-10, 2019. The conference is hosted by Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA) in Korea.

The conference aims:

1) to share scholarships regarding issues of science, technology and humanities for sustainability of business, management, economics, cultures and the environment,

2) to offer an excellent opportunity to meet academics and professionals from around the world in the field,

3) to enable participants to exchange information and ideas on the topics, and

4) to provide publication opportunities to get published scholarly papers and research notes in the conference proceedings (CPCI indexed) and affiliated KODISA Journals (ESCI and SCOPUS indexed).


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 Clarivate Analytics’ 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 examples of ICBE2016 and ICBE2017 Proceedings Index).

CONFERENCE VENUE AND HOTEL:  Yeosu Venezia Hotel & Resort

The conference venue and hotel and accommodations for ICBE2019 will be taking place in this hotel. The ICBE2019 Organizing Committee and KODISA has blocked 200 rooms for ICBE2019 international delegates and participants at a flat rate of USD90.00 (including tax and service charges) per night per room for the conference period of July 7 – 11, 2019.
For more information about Yeosu Venezia Hotel 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 revisit the theme of Yeosu 2012 Expo: The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Development, ICBE2019 aims to help shed light on humankind’s knowledge and advancement of technology concerning the ocean and coast and identify ways to resolve challenges facing the ocean. Industrial activities have damaged the marine ecosystem and subsequently reduced fish stocks. As a result, the ocean faces severe crisis. A damaged marine ecosystem, global warming and natural disasters are not limited to a certain country or region, but are issues that have global implications. Our economies and societies must break away from their current fossil fuel-based economies to minimize damage to both people and the environment. The theme argues that individuals, businesses, countries and the global community must realize that marine resources are limited and should not be subject to careless use, but that they are the fundamentals for the sound development of our future society, and people and ecosystems must be considered on the same level.

In addition, since ICBE Proceedings’ inclusion in Web of Science CPCI, we have received large demand for some extension of the scope of the conference submission, including new Business, Social Sciences, and Multidisciplinary research and the methodology of Case Study Research, Short Communications, Research Notes, Qualitative Research, Conceptual Research, which require non-quantitative research methods and non-econometrics and/or statistical analysis.  In this regard, ICBE2019 Conference will invite selectively some non-quantitative/non-econometric papers if those articles satisfactorily meet the required quality and standards of ICBE Proceedings.

To congratulate Best Paper Awards and Awards for Excellence winners and welcome all participants in the ICBE2019 Yeosu conference, 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 July 9, 2019.





July 8, 2019


July 9, 2019


July 10, 2019




(extra costs by participants individually)







* Greets and Meets

International Night

18:00 – 20:00



Parallel Academic Sessions
and Special Panels







DINNER (served)





[Full day]

Visit parks, cultural sites and/or tourist attractions in Yeosu or in the vicinity of  Yeosu









* The place and time will be announced later.



Full papers
must be submitted with two files:
1) ICBE Proceedings manuscript version (use ICBE Template (MS-Word)) and
2) KODISA Journals(JAFEB) Manuscript version (use JAFEB Template (MS-Word)).


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

  1. For participants from KODISA Korean members, please submit your papers, registration form and make a payment to KODISA Sessions Chair Dr. Myung-Kil Youn email to: kodisajournals@daum.net
  2. From around the World (except A) please submit your papers, registration form and make a payment to Global Sessions Chair Dr. Jung Wan Lee email to: jwlee119@bu.edu  
  • Submissions to journal publication 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 KODISA Journals (SCOPUS indexed).
  • Work-in-progress papers, research notes, short communications, and case studies are welcomed, and not subject to peer review. These papers can be published in ICBE Proceedings (Web of Science CPCI and SCOPUS indexed).
  • The due date for conference registration and paper submission is May 30, 2019. 
  • Final decisions will be communicated within a week period. All of the references cited in the body of the paper must be presented at references, complying with APA style. Manuscripts that do not conform to the publication guidelines will not be published.  
  • Each registered author is entitled to have a maximum of TWO papers included in the conference proceedings.