Winter Global Business Conference 2013

Venue: Tignes

Location: Tignes, France

Event Date/Time: Feb 04, 2013 End Date/Time: Feb 08, 2013
Registration Date: Nov 22, 2013
Early Registration Date: Oct 15, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 15, 2013
Paper Submission Date: Sep 15, 2013
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Conference topic: Growing in shrinking markets

Conference Theme

Winter Global Business Conference 2013 in Tignes primarily aims at understanding the key issues for growth in shrinking markets. We are interested in different perspectives: different fields’ perspectives, different levels of analysis (macro to micro), different industries, etc. Shrinking markets can be observed from, at least, three perspectives: (1) macro perspective: market shrinkage as a result of crisis – therefore all industries and markets to a certain extent face the shrinking market today; (2) industry perspective: market shrinkage as a result of industry maturity – in mature environments it becomes increasingly challenging to achieve growth; (3) firm perspective: market shrinkage as a result of firm’s bad choices.

Shrinking markets can be taken as given, thus seeing the market players (competitors, consumers, governments, etc) and needing to adjust to the new rules of the game. However, the question that arises is what can be done to achieve growth in spite of shrinking markets? What are some key issues that can help grow out of market problems?

This conference provides an opportunity for an interdisciplinary take on these issues. We are looking forward to diverse contributions aiming at excelling our knowledge on the key ideas about growing in shrinking markets.

Venue – Tignes

Tignes is located in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It consists of five smaller villages: Tignes Les Brévières (1550m), Tignes Les Boisses (1850m), Tignes Le Lavachet (2100m), Tignes Val Claret (2100) and Tignes Le Lac (2100m) which is generally classified as the main village of Tignes. Whether you are a big fan of skiing, you prefer holidays with your family, you are fond of authenticity, or you are a party animal, Tignes shows you all it's got to help you choose the area of the resort where you belong!

Tignes is the best known as a ski resort and, together with the nearby Val d'Isère, it forms one of the World’s largest ski areas – the Espace Killy, encompassing more than 300 kilometers of ski runs and some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery. Tignes itself has 150 kilometers of ski runs, a boarding park at Val Claret giving riders the chance to try their hand at some freestyle jumping, rails and ‘big air’, and for the more adventurous, Tignes has access to some of the World’s best off-piste terrains.

Tignes was the freestyle skiing venue for the 1992 Winter Olympics and co-host city for the 1992 Winter Paralympics. At 4.2 km, Tignes boasts the 4th longest funicular in the world. It has many bars and restaurants, and two night clubs with regular appearances of some of the top DJ’s.

Program Topics

1. Marketing
2. Management
3. Finance and banking
4. Accounting
5. Economics
6. Information technologies
7. Communication technology
8. Innovation
9. Trade
10. Strategy
11. Tourism
12. Law & public affairs
13. Environmental economy
14. Internet and computer science
15. Business education
16. Business psychology
17. Growing in Pharma industry
18. ICT importance in shrinking markets


Additional Information

Important dates: o September 15th, 2012 – Submission deadline o Confirmation of acceptance will be e-mailed within one week from submission o October 15th, 2012 - Early registration deadline o November 22nd, 2012 – Regular registration deadline o January 22nd, 2013 - Late registration deadline o February 4th- 8th, 2013 - Conference The conference fee o The early-bird conference registration fee is 515 EUR (regular registration fee is 600 EUR; late registration fee is 685 EUR) and includes: o Conference proceedings o Welcome drink o Networking coffee and refreshments o Official Conference dinner and party with French specialties o Ski pass during the conference for one of the world’s biggest ski areas