International Congress on Business and Economic Research (ICBER2012)

Venue: Ignatius Ajuru University of Education

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Event Date/Time: Sep 04, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 08, 2012
Registration Date: Aug 31, 2012
Early Registration Date: Aug 22, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 22, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Aug 22, 2012
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International Congress on Business & Economic Research(ICBER2012)

Port Harcourt,Nigeria
25-28 June, 2012

Congress email: or
Chief Host:
Vice-Chancellor, Rivers State University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Congress Director:
Professor M.O.N. Obagah, Rivers State University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria


The Programme Committee is pleased to invite you to take part in the 2012 International Congress on Business and Economic Research and International Congress on Social and Cultural Studies(ICSCS2012) that will be held in Port Harcourt (Nigeria) on the 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th of June, 2012.

The mission of the congress is to further the advancement and innovation in business, technology, and economics in the global community. As the world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore learn, and share knowledge are needed. The event serves as a means to connect and engage economists, business executives, technologists, educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers, and others in the topics and fields in economics and business.

ICBER2012 & ICSCS2012 will be an International Forum for those who wish to present their research, projects and innovations, having also the opportunity to discuss the main aspects and the latest results in the fields of Political Science, Humanities, Anthropology, Law, Religion, Sociology, Economics, Education, Business,Environment and Technology. Our aim is to inspire and provoke crucial discussions and debates. The event will boast critical thinking and reconsider policies and practices.

You will also find all the necessary information. Please note that the proposal deadline is May 31, 2012. It would be most highly appreciated if you can pass this information on to your colleagues who might be interested in our event.

We the Program Committee on behalf of the cooperating partners feel honoured to be hosting the conference in Nigeria and look forward to seeing you in Port Harcourt.

Prof M.O.N Obagah
ICBER2012 & ICSCS2012

Organising Partners

2012 International Congress on Social and Cultural Studies(ICSCS2012) and International Congress on Business and Economic Research(ICBER2012) are organized by African Society for the Scientific Research (ASSR) and African Association for Teaching and Learning with the Support and Cooperation of: International Association for the Scientific Knowledge, Portugal;Mediterrenean Center for Social and Educational Research,Italy; European Scientific Institute, Macedonia;Universidad Azteca, Mexico;Rivers State University of Education-Nigeria;Universidad Central de Nicaragua, Nicaragua;Asia Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Hong Kong;Afro-Euro Centre for Development Studies, Spain;Maxwell Scientific Organization, United Kingdom;International Digital Organization for Scientific Information, UAE;Development Africa Consortium;Beverly Resources;Science and Education Foundation, Bulgaria;Prague Development Centre, Czech Republic;Vocational Training Institute, Mauritius;KRE Publishers, India;International Association for Teaching and Learning, Spain;Human Resource Management Research Society(HRMARS), Pakistan.

Economics and Business in a Global Age


• Accounting
• Advertising Management
• Agricultural Economics/Business
• Business Intelligence and Ethics
• Business Information Systems
• Business/Company Law
• Business Performance Management
• Business Statistics
• Change Management
• Communications Management
• Comparative Economic Systems
• Consumer Behaviour
• Corporate Finance and Governance
• Corporate Governance
• Cost Management
• Decision Sciences
• Development Planning and Policy
• Economic Development
• Ecomomic geography
• Economic Policy and Systems
• Educational mangement and Planning
• Employment and Training
• Engineering Economics
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Economics
• Finance & Investment
• Financial Economics
• Government Finance
• Health Economics
• Hotel Management
• Household Behaviour and Family Economics
• Human Resource
• Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
• Information Systems
• Information Technology Management
• Insurance
• International Economics and Business
• International Finance and Trade
• Labour Economics
• Human Resource Management
• Law and Economics
• Macroeconomics
• Micoeconomics
• Management Information Systems
• Management Science
• Market Structure and Pricing
• Marketing Research and Strategy
• Marketing Theory and Applications
• Oil and Gas
• Operations Research
• Organizational Behaviour & Theory
• Organizational Communication
• Political Economy
• Prices, Business Fluctuations and Cycles
• Product Management
• Production and Organizations
• Operations Management
• Population Studies
• Public Administration
• Public Choice
• Public Economics and Finance
• Public Relations
• Public Responsibility and Ethics
• Quantitative methods
• Real Estate Business
• Regional Studies
• Regulatory Economics
• Resource Management
• Renewable Energy
• Small Business Enterprise
• Strategic Management
• Strategic Management Policy
• Stress Management
• Supply Change Management
• Systems Management
• Systems Thinking
• Taxation
• Technological Change; Research and Development
• Technology & Innovation
• Transport Studies
• Tourism
• Time Management
• Total Quality Management
• Urban and Regional Planning/Economics
• Welfare Economics

Social Scientists and the Global Community

• Philosophy
• History
• Economics
• Politics
• Religión
• Law
• Sociology
• Geography
• Anthropology
• Psychology
• Demography
• Social Work
• Education
• Youth
• Gender and Women
• Environment
• Rural Development
• Music
• Culture
• Language
• Literature
• Globalization
• Library Studies
• Democracy
• Armed Forces
• Peace and Conflict
• Human Rights
• Management
• Dramatic Arts
• Special Education
• Crime
• Refugees
• Sexuality
• Globalization
• Organization Development
• Human Capital
• Development Management
• Migration
• Population
• Terrorism
• Urbanization
• Dispara Affairs
• Colonialism
• Post Colonialism
• Knowledge management
• Citizenship and Nationalism
• Innovation and Change
• Warfare
• E-Society
• Indegenous Knowlegde
• Housing
• Social Services
• Regional Development
• Civil Service
• Policing and Security
• Media/Communication
• Public Policy
• Public Administration
• Public Relations
• African Studies
• Asian Studies
• European Studies
• American Studies
• Natural resources
• Labour and employment
• Sustainable Development
• Middle East
• Institutional Development
• Racism and Ethinicism
• Ageing and Death
• Insurance
• Pension and Social Security
• International Relations
• Hospitality management
• Tourism
• Recreation
• Transportation
• Peacekeeping
• Creative Arts
• Adult Education
• Community Development
• Advocacy and networking
• Commerce and Trade
• Management
• Industrialization
• Publishing
• Distance Education
• Hummanitarian Affairs
• Budgeting and Finance
• Power and Identity
• Leadership

Information for Authors
1. The paper should be A4 format. Left, right, top and bottom margins should be 2.00 cm each. English is the official language of the conference.
2. Title should be 14-point, all in capital letters, bold and centered.
3. Font size throughout the paper should be 12-point in Garamond, in single space, and justified.
4. The whole text should be written with “Garamond”.
5. Do not give page numbers for the paper
6. A blank line should be left after the title. Names of authors, affiliations and e-mails should be provided after the title.
7. Following the authors’ information, a 200-word abstract should be provided with five keywords. The “Abstract” should be a summary of the paper.
8. Graphics and pictures should be prepared in black and white.
9. One blank line should be allowed between the components of the paper (i.e. introduction, methods and procedures, results, conclusion, references.). Main headings should be centered, bold and capitalized. The second level of headings should be title case and bold. The third level should be italicized and upper- and lower-case heading.
10. For titles of tables, graphics and pictures, sentence case should be used.
11. Texts used in Tables, graphics and pictures should be Garamond. The font size can be reduced to 10 pt.
12. References should be at the end of the paper and should be listed alphabetically. References and citations within the text should be prepared in the APA format.
13. Abbreviations should comply with the standard use. They should be given in full format at the first place they are used.
14. The paper should be maximum 10 pages
15. SI unit should be employed where applicable
16. Only proposals containing abstract and full texts are acceptable. We do not welcome only abstracts.
17. All submissions must be by email attachment preferably in MS words. We do not accept hard copies
18. All papers must adhere to this template in format. No paper can be processed if not formatted according to the stated rules and regulations.
19. Papers submitted after May 31, 2012 may be presented at the conference but they may not be published in the conference book
20. The first 50 registered participants will collect free copies of our previous publications.
21. All papers should be submitted to: or
Who Should Attend

The Congress attracts a range of economists, researchers, technologists, teachers, students, activists, administrators, business professionals and others. Attendees join together to share ideas, experiences, views and their passions.

If you want to chair a session, organize a panel, evaluate papers to be published in the congress proceeding, books or journals, contribute to the editing or any other offer to assist, please send an email to or

Deadlines and Venue

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 31, 2012
* Early Registration: March 31, 2011
* Registration: June 1, 2012
Congress dates: 25 – 26 – 27– 28, June 2012

Congress Venue

Rivers State University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Confirmed Guest Speakers

Professor Addison Mark Wokocha is a distinguished African scholar and administrator is Registrar/Chief Executive of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria. In 1972, he became an undergraduate at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he bagged B.Sc (Hons) in Agriculture, with a bias in Plant/Soil Science in 1976.With a burning desire for academic excellence, Wokocha continued his academic pursuit at the University of Port Harcourt in 1982, where he pursued a Master of Arts (Ed.), majoring in Philosophy of Education, a Degree he acquired in 1984. Not satisfied yet, in 1986, the young man went back to the University of Port Harcourt for a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in Philosophy of Education which he obtained in 1989. Between the years 2000-2001, Wokocha obtained D.Litt. Educational Philosophy from St. Clements University, South Australia.
Professor Wokocha, an author of international repute, has displayed class and competence at the different positions. The amiable intelligentsia was appointed Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical) Omoku in 1998. As a Provost, he transformed the College within a very short time such that in the year 2005, the Rivers State Government appointed Professor Wokocha as Provost, Rivers State College of Education, Port Harcourt. Wokocha has remained an External Examiner at several Nigerian Universities, Colleges, Polytechnics and other teacher training institutions across the Country from 1990 to date. He served in several State and Federal Boards including Rivers State Hospital Management Board, National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) Benin City, Governing Council of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and Council of Nigerian Institute of Management. He is a Fellow, President and Chairman of Council of the Institute of Management Consultants, Chairman, Advisory Board of Development Africa Consortium, Fellow Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria, Fellow of FCE (T) Omoku and Paul Harris Fellow Rotary International. Professor Wokocha has also served as the Chairman of Committee of Provosts of Federal Colleges of Education, and the National Chairman of Committee of Provosts of Colleges of Education in Nigeria. He is a member of the Prestigious Nigerian Academy of Education.

Professor Nayereh Shahmohammadi, an Iranian scholar and consultant holds Doctoral Degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.She is an expert in-charge of Research and Educational Planning at the Ministry of Education, Iran. She is specialist in education and has been working as a program planner, a researcher, a supervisors, a counselor of Education ministry deputies or director general, IT & ICT Manager at the Education Ministry for 10 years (since 2001). She conducted several research works at national and regional level. She was granted to participate in a training course on child abuse in 2001,UK and in two months workshops on Applied Manpower Research in 2009 India. She also participated in different international and national workshops such as: research methodology 2007, creativity and its implication in education 2010, 6 Sigma Green Belt in 2010(by Asian productivity Organization, Japan) ,application of IT and ICT in teacher education , preparation for international matters for women 2004, Curriculum development for 21 century 2004 ,etc.
She participated in many international conferences and presented papers such as: ICODE 2006, International conference on open and distance education 2007,ICET Lebanon 2009, WCPCG 2010,ICEMT 2011,ICLT 2011,CU EXPO 2011,IATED 2011,ICERI2011 ,EDULEARN 2011 etc ,.. and many national conference such as : Role of Evaluation in educational system 2011, First Mental health congress 2011, spirituality and its implication in educational system 2010,etc.
She has many publications in different regional and national journals and magazines on different aspect of education. She also has around 10 publication at different international journals like science direct(, JESPY ,…and 7 published book (one of them is on study skills which is a student book and is used by all high schools students of the country) .
She has been teaching in the different universities such as Payame Noor University, Karaj and Tehran Jonob Islamic Azad University, Elmi Karboordi University ever since 2008. She teaches different subjects specifically research and research methodology, educational evaluation, content analysis of textbooks, study skills, Teaching methodology, School internship etc to graduate and post graduate students .She has been a member of research committee at Education Research Centre since 2010 and journals’ manuscripts Reviewer since 2009.She believes bridging regional knowledge and cultures into global education through participation in conferences and workshops can help mutual development of the countries which also leads to better future and peace for coming generation.

Florica Bodiştean is Associate Professor Ph.D. at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of “Aurel Vlaicu” University, Arad, Romania. She is an expert in the Theory of literature, Romanian literature, Literature for children and adolescents, Comparative literature and Stylistics of poetry texts and in Methodology of teaching Romanian language and literature. She published a series of books in these fields: Marin Preda or about the complexes of creation (doctoral thesis, 2002, A theory of literature (first edition – 2005, second edition – 2008), Poetics of literary genres (first edition – 2006, second edition – 2009), Literature for children and adolescents beyond „story” (2007).
Between 2006 – 2009 she was a member and coordinator of the Romanian language team in the international project „New Learners in New Europe” ― aiming the elaboration of exercise systems published on-line ( and intended for learning foreign languages through a new method which creates thinking capacities.
She participated to numerous international scientific conferences with works centered on the portrayals of femininity in the heroic epic, theme which represents her present research subject: Don Quixote and the Renaissance woman, The woman’s role and image in the romantic novel (“Research and Education in the Innovation Era”, Arad, 2010), Facets of the feminine between myth and official ideology in Vergilius’s Aeneid (“Man and myth” Suceava, 2009), The image of woman in the Homeric world (“Research and Education in the Innovation Era”, Arad, 2008).
She is involved in the continuous training of teachers from the pre-university education system and is also an editor of the Journal of Humanistic and Social Studies ( and member of the Writers Union of Romania.

Nehal Karim is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He obtained his B.A.(Hons.) and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and Ph.D from the University of Poona, India.
His research interests include Sociology of Disaster, Social Inequality, Social Problems, Social Impact Assessment, Criminology and Bangladesh Society and Culture. To his credit, he has got very significant numbers of papers and books published at home and abroad, his books “The Emergence of Nationalism in Bangladesh”, “Exploitation, Domination and Alienation: The Genesis of Bangladesh” and “Sociological Perspectives on Bangladesh” have achieved wide reputation.
Besides, he is actively associated with the number of learned bodies like: Bangladesh Sociological Association, Indian Anthropological Society, World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, USA and the Assembly of Free Thinkers, Bangladesh.

Professor Raphael C. Njoku is Graduate Chair of African History at University of Louisville, United States of America who holds doctorates from the Vrije University at Brussels (2001) and Dalhousie University (2003). He is a specialist in African History and Politics, African Social and Economic History, African Culture and Development. Professor Njoku is the author of the famous work Culture and Customs of Morocco (Greenwood, 2005), and African Cultural Values: Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria 1900–1966 (Routledge, 2006). He is also co-editor of Missions, States and Colonial Expansion in Africa (Routledge 2007). He has also published 20 articles in scholarly journals, edited volumes, and encyclopedias. With a fellowship from the New York based Schomburg Center for Research in Black Studies, he is currently working on a new book project entitled Symbols and Meanings of African Masks and Carnival of the Diaspora.
As a scholar, Professor Njoku had been devoted to the search for answers to contemporary Africa’s issues. Africa today poses more questions than answers. To the world, Africa pleads for understanding—yes, a crucial understanding about its culture, its peoples, and its setbacks. Until it is understood at what point the “rain of depredation” started beating the people, it might be difficult to reverse the precarious situation of the continent today. His mission is to continue to search for answers to the Big Puzzle through research and teaching while hoping that a better knowledge of the people, their culture, their psychology, and their worldview hold the key to Africa’s future.

Professor Shobana Nelasco is a Post Doctoral Fellow of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) in Economics at Bharathidasan University, Trichy-India after twenty three years of government service as Faculty Member of Fatima College(Madurai Kamaraj University), Madurai. She was honoured with ‘Best Teacher in Economics Award’ by Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust for her contributions as Economics professor. She was also awarded with Young Economist Award’ by the Association of Economist of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry. Her societal contributions were honored by Lion’s International by a Meritorious Award. She has published four books on education and three books on the themes of women. She is an Editorial Board Member in some international journals. She is a co-chair and advisory board member in several international conventions. She has conducted 29 workshops and training programs on multiple themes. She has attended 11 training programs. She has published 16 papers in international journals and 27 papers in national journals. She has also been a member of different Associations, Committees and academic boards both Indian and of foreign origin. Additionally, she has presented papers in 20 international conferences with 7 and in 24 national conferences. She was also the Head of Undergraduate Economics program during 2006-2007 and brought about remarkable changes. She has also completed an UGC major project on ‘External debt between India and China’ and another project on ‘Women Empowerment in South Asian Countries’.

Gerhard Berchtold is Professor, Dean and Vice-Rector of International Strategic Development of Universidad Azteca, Chalco-Mexico. Gerhard Berchtold earned degrees in International Management, Higher Education Management, Environmental Decision Making, Environmental Technology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Environmental Policy, Education, and Law. An Austrian scholar, management consultant, environmental policy advisor and an expert on environmental technology, waste and environmental management, Prof. Berchtold was professor and director of the School of Environmental and Waste Management at Universidad Central de Nicaragua. Since the 1980s, Professor Berchtold has held a wide range of professional management and policy management experience, as well as distance education management and lecturing, research and consulting experiences especially in the areas of waste management, environmental policy, soil and groundwater remediation, general management and strategic and transnational higher open and distance education management. Professor Berchtold has linguistic proficiency in German, English, Italian, Spanish and French. He has served the Austrian national Parliament (1990-2002) and the European Parliament (1995-1996) as consultant and assistant, was a full-vote member of the Austrian Superfund Commission (Altlastensanierungskommission 1995-1999) and headed the environmental legislation working-group of the branch of waste and waste water management within the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria WKO (2000-2005), he used to be the administrative and political director of an independent fraction of the Tirol State Legislature (2005-2008). He has won awards including the Austrian annual prize for environment and public administration proposals, Oekomanager 2000, and is also a Salzburg Seminar alumnus (Environment and Diplomacy, 1994). He has published numerous publications and contributed substantially to both, environmental and waste management at the operational level in terms of projects, facilities and technologies, as well as to formulation, development and implementation of environmental law.

All Participants must complete the registration form. Payment of Congress registration should be made in USD in the form of bank transfer (all costs at Participant’s charge). We request that you send us a computer print-out copy of the bank transfer and the duely completed registration form by email attachment. Additional information is provided on the registration form. Without the receipt of your completed registration form, print-out copy of the bank transfer and signed Copyright Agreement, it means you are not registered for the Congress.

Congress Registration: International Local Deadlines
Registration: US $150 N25500 March 31, 2012
Registration at Venue US$180 N30000 August 9,2012
AATL/ASSR Members US $90 N13000 April 1, 2012
Student Registration US $30 N3800 August 9, 2012
Listeners only US $40 N5500 August 9, 2012
Corporate Participation US $200 N30000 August 9, 2012
Membership Registration US $40 N5500 ----

NB: The bank transfer is the method of payment. Payment in local currency is only possible for delegates resident in Nigeria. Please contact the event Organizers for bank account’s details. The registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee. In case of cancellation, there will be no refund of registration fees. Congress fee includes the cost of publishing the papers and admission to all sessions. In order to receive a free copy of the Congress Proceedings, Certificates and other materials. Authors are requested to personally attend the congress and present the accepted paper(s).

Funding and Fellowship

Aiming at encouraging intended participants, the congress organizers have created a solidarity fund. A limited sponsorship is available for participants from the developing countries. Young scholars below the rank of Senior Lecturer or its equivalent and women are particularly encouraged to apply. A written request is required. A letter of reference is needed.
Support may be in the form of full sponsorship including travel grants and boarding or partial sponsorship.

Programme Committee

Congress Chair
Prof. Shobana Nelasco, Bharathidasan University, India

Congress Co-Chair
Prof. Addison M. Wokocha(Co-Chair),Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
Prof. Shobana Nelasco, Bharathidasan University, India
Prof Gerhard Berchtold, Universidad Azteca, Mexico
Dr Austin N. Nosike
The Granada Management Institute, Spain
Prof M.O.N. Obagah
Rivers State University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Prof Luiela-Magdalena Csorba
¨Aurel Vlaicu¨ University of Arad, Romania
Dr Nkasiobi Silas Oguzor
Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku-Nigeria
Professor Oby C. Okonkwor
Nnandi Azikiwe University,Awka-Nigeria
Prof. Samir Mohamed Alredaisy,University of Khartoun, Sudan

Associate Professor(Dr) Asoluka C. Njoku
Dean, School of Social Sciences, Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri-Nigeria

Associate Professor(Sir) Bassey Ubong
Deputy Provost,Federal College of Education(Technical),Omoku-Nigeria

Congress Bureau Chief
Ms Betty Oruahwo,MBA
Secretary,African Society for the Scientific Research,Accra-Ghana
Ms Ozioma C. Azubuike,MSc
Federal College of Education(Technical), Umunze-Nigeria
Ms Ann Chukwu,MSc
Beverly Resources

International Scientific Commission(ISC)

Professor Muhammad Zeeshan
International Digital Organization for Scientific Information, UAE
Prof Natarajan Gajendran
Indian Society for Education and Environment
Prof Yau Yuen Yeung
Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Prof A. R. Sayfoo
Vocational Training Institute, Mauritius
Assoc Prof. Kinikanwo A. Anele
University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Prof Mohammad Nisar
University of Malakand,Pakistan
Dr A.C. Nwokocha
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike-Nigeria
Dr Mahwish Washeed
International Islamic University, Pakistan
Prof Raphael C. Njoku
University of Louisville, USA
Prof S.S. Lloyd
West Coast University, Panama
Sodienye Austin Abere
Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
Mr M. Ilyas Khan
Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
Prof Timothy A. Falade
New York Institute of Technology, Jordan
Prof Pedro Cravo
International Association for the Scientific Knowledge, Portugal
Dr Tunji O. Adeyemi
University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Prof Fernando Alberto Ferreira
Polytechnic Institute of Santarem, Portugal
Dr John A. Idumange
Niger Delta University, Nigeria
Prof Orifjan Namozov
Prague Development Centre(PRADEC), Czech Republic
Dr Ivan Genov
Science and Education Foundation, Bulgaria
Prof Afshan Akbar
G.C. University, Pakistan
Prof Eddie Blass
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Assoc. Prof(Sir) Bassey Ubong
Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku-Nigeria
Mr Hassan Danial Aslam
Human Resource Management Research Society(HRMARS), Pakistan
Prof Ivan Mihajlovic
University of Belgrade,Serbia
Dr. Abraham I. Oba
Niger Delta Development Commission, Nigeria
Dr Lawrence O. Ugwuanyi
University of Abuja,Nigeria

Programme of Event

Monday 25th June
08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:45 Welcome Ceremony
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 – 14:30 Special Sessions
14:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 – 16:45 Special Sessions
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:45 Plenary Sessions

Tuesday 26th June
08:30 – 10:00 Special Sessions
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 13:30 Plenary Sessions
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 – 16:45 Plenary Sessions
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:45 Plenary Sessions

Wednesday 27th June
08:30 – 10:00 Special Sessions
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 13:30 Plenary Sessions
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 – 16:45 Plenary Sessions
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:45 Plenary Sessions

Thursday 28th June
08:30 – 10:00 Special Sessions
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 13:30 Plenary Sessions
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 – 16:45 Plenary Sessions
16:45 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 – 19:00 Special Sessions/Communiqué
19:00 – 20:00 Closing Sessions/Cocktail

Adverting and Exhibitions and Sponsorship
The ICSCS2012 and ICBER2012 would remain indebted for sponsorships and donations to support their events. All donations shall be acknowledged. Donors and collaborators will have their names and/or logos placed on the Congress official website.
The ISC welcomes requests for placing adverts on the event programme, Congress materials, etc. We also invite corporate agencies/individuals or Associations that wish to make exhibitions, trade fair during the events. Adverts and exhibitions may be charged.
Congress Programme Dimensions Rate:
Back cover 8-1/2" x 11" $250 (N40,000)
Inside back cover 8-1/2" x 11" $150(N25,000)
Inside front cover 8-1/2" x 11" $150(N25,000)
Full page (within First 5
pages of the program) 8-1/2" x 11" $120(N20,000)
( 5 Spots available )
Full page (within Last 5
pages of the program) 8-1/2" x 11" $120(N20,000)
( 5 Spots available )

Booth Fee - $500 or N75, 000.Booth Fee includes:
Standard 10’ x 10’ booth
o 3’ high side dividers, 8’ high backdrop
o One 8’ standard table covered and skirted
o Two Chairs, Wastebasket, A/C Power
2 exhibitor badges per booth
Company listing in the conference program
Congress Bags ($750 or N120,000) - Have your company logo imprinted onto the conference bags for great exposure during and after the conference. These cloth bags will have your company/university logo (one-color) imprinted on one side, along with the conference title/year.
Coffee/Refreshment Breaks ($500 or N75,000 each)- Sponsor the daily refreshment breaks for the conference attendees to keep them going strong. Break sponsorships are available on a per day basis. Signage will be provided to display your company/university as the break sponsor.
Print Station ($500 or N75,000)- Sponsor the conference print station that allows attendees to print session handouts, boarding passes, emails, etc. Signage will be provided to display your company/university as the station sponsor.
Internet Cafe ($500 or N75,000) - Our 10 computer internet cafe allows attendees to surf the web and keep in touch with email while at the conference. We will display your logo as the desktop background on each computer along with providing signage that boasts your company/university as the sponsor.
Dinner/Lunch ($5000 or N750,000 each) - Daily buffet dinner/Lunch provides the conference attendees with an excellent meal to start the day. Sponsorships are available on a per day basis. Signage will be provided to display your company/university as the breakfast sponsor.
Congress Bag Inserts ($750 or N120,000) - Insert your promotional materials including Call for Papers, Subscription forms, Adverts, Brochures etc directly into each attendees bag for excellent exposure. All promotional materials must be approved by the conference prior to acceptance of the materials.
Badge Holder Lanyards ($700 or N100,000) - Have a small company logo imprinted onto the badge holder lanyard of attendee. These lanyards will provide great exposure as attendees wear their name badges daily.
For more information, contact: Beverly Resources(Consultants & Marketers), Tel:+2348023066572. email:

Practical Information

Cheap hotels are available around the congress venue. If any participants need accommodation, the conference organizers can reserve rooms for them in Port Harcourt.Price of accommodation ranges from US$35 to US$250 per night.
Aiming at assisting participants to quickly move from Port Harcourt or Owerri airports to the conference venue, the Welfare and Logistics sub-Committee will organize an Airport bus shuttle. The trip by road from Owerri or Port Harcourt airports to the conference venue takes less than two (2) hours and thirty(30) minutes respectively.

Delegates arriving from the West African sub-region may not need visa to enter Nigeria. Participants will be assisted to obtain a visa. Please contact the organizers for details.
Visitors entering Nigeria require travel/health insurance and some medical inoculations according to immigrations laws. International participants should contact the nearest Nigerian Embassies/High Commissions/Consulates and the requirements for travel/health insurance and inoculations.

For more information or clarification on any aspect of the Congresses, please visit our website, or contact the secretariat,(Co-Chair,ICSCS2012, email: or (Co-Chair,ICBER2012,