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2020 Conference Program and Speakers

Conference papers will undergo the blind review process.

Dear & Esteemed Colleagues,

It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that GBRJ & The Nicolais School of Business- Wagner College, Staten Island – New York will be jointly hosting the Second International Conference on Current Business Issues in African Countries in its beautiful campus in Staten Island, New York in April, 2020.

Jointly organized by Wagner College & Global Business Research Journals, we expect researchers, academicians, educational administrators and business professionals from throughout Africa & rest of the world to be part of this upcoming conference and present their research papers, insights and ideas at the conference. In addition to paper presentations, the conference will focus on identifying ways and means to place the business and economy in Africa on a growth trajectory and deliberate on factors related to government and society and their support for the solid growth of the African economies. The goal is to create long-term collaborative relationships among business leaders, faculty, students and community members from African countries, the Wagner community and the African community living in the rest of the world.

We are pleased to welcome you and your esteemed colleagues to this upcoming conference at their beautiful campus in Staten Island, New York, USA from April 17-19, 2020.

Panel Discussion!

Panel Discussions are always a part of our conferences as they add greater value to the global academic community taking part in our conferences from across the world.

Topic: Current Business Issues in African Countries!

Conference Objectives!

Challenges in the Continent!

Delegates are hereby requested to submit their research abstracts/ full papers/ case studies/ posters in all areas pertaining to current business issues, challenges, obstacles and the growth prospects available in the African continent such as poor infrastructure, non-availability of technically trained manpower in emerging areas, lack of funding support to start-ups/business ventures, healthcare issues, challenges in tackling climate change, weak governance, difficulties in attracting investments, ensuring conducive business climate, investor protection, licensing issues, unemployment, poverty, corruption and other related issues.

Huge Potential Available in Africa

On the same note, one should not be ignorant of the huge potential available in the African Continent. For instance, the current population of 1.2 billion is expected to reach 1.7 billion by the year 2030. Also, consumer spending by African people is projected to reach $6.2 billion dollars by 2030. Further, the African continent is industrializing with a clear focus on different sectors including manufacturing, automobiles and other related areas. A lot of investments on infrastructure, digitalization and technology is going on in the continent, as of today. In other words, the African continent is a rising tiger and has the potential to grow further and support the global economy in the long run. This is all the more necessary as Europe and other Western economies are facing sluggish growth, today.

Against this backdrop, the upcoming conference will deliberate on these significant issues and growth potential being witnessed by Africa.

You are most welcome to be part of this upcoming conference!

You are most welcome to be part of this upcoming conference!


Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore, Karnataka

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), ranked among the top Business Schools in India, is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysore, Karnataka. The campus has won many architectural and landscape awards and provides a great environment for learning and germination of managerial intellect. The institute has been conferred A** Rating at National Level by CRISIL.

The institute is promoted by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust - a premier non-profit educational organisation functioning under the aegis of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala, which is known for its unique embodiment of Dharma. Today, SDME Trust has more than 40 recognised educational institutions under its wings, imparting quality education from the primary level to the postgraduate level. Trust is known for the professional institutions in Medical, Dental, Engineering, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Law, Business Management and Physiotherapy. The trust and all the associate institutions benefit from the visionary leadership of our Chairman, Padma Bhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala.

SDMIMD’s AICTE approved PGDM programme, accredited by NBA, runs for six terms over two years with an impeccable track record of academic rigor. SDMIMD also has Student Exchange Programs with the MAYS School of Business, Texas A&M; University, USA; Global Management Institute of Shanghai University, China; and British University in Dubai, Dubai. These student exchange programmes enable students to understand each other’s cultures, business practices and traditions. This gives students an edge when it comes to international opportunities.

The SDMIMD’s research unit - SDM Research Centre for Management Studies’ (SDM RCSM), publications ‘Cases in Management’, ‘Contemporary Research in Management’, ‘Excerpts of Select Summer Internship Reports’, have come in for praise from the world of academics. The institute’s journal ‘SDMIMD Journal of Management’ indexed in EBSCO and iScholar has evolved as a prestigious publication well known for the quality of the papers, therein.

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