Costa Rica


You are invited to participate in the 29th Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF) – Costa Rica.  The Conference, sponsored by The Institute for Business and Finance Research, LLC (IBFR), will be held in Costa Rica, May 26-29, 2020.

Costa Rica is often referred to as the Switzerland of Central America and was recently identified in an international study as the happiest place on earth.  Costa Rica is a world renowned cultural and environmental destination with tremendous diversity.  It has an active volcano, beautiful mountain ranges, world class beaches, abundant rainforest, and numerous other attractions.  Many of these attractions are a day trip from the conference hotel.

29th Costa Rica GCBF detailed call for papers

Submit your paper

IMPORTANT DATES (must be received at our office by)         

Submission for presentation consideration

Regular (Full Benefits):  On or before March 25, 2020

          Late Submissions (Full Benefits): March 26, 2020 to April 27, 2020

          Limited Benefits: April 28, 2020 to May 29, 2020

Registration and Payment

Regular (Full Benefits):  On or before April 8, 2020

Late (Full Benefits):  April 9, 2020 to April 24, 2020

Limited Benefits:   April 25, 2020 to May 29, 2020

Award submission (optional)April 13, 2020

Proceedings submission (optional): April 15, 2020

Hotel booking deadline: April 23, 2020

Event dates: May 26-29, 2020

Who can attend

The conference welcomes papers from academics, including professors, students, and industry practitioners.  Non presenting participants are also welcome.  The conference welcomes individuals wishing to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.   We can provide a document to verify your hours of participation for possible CPE credit.

Areas of Interest

Theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of business, finance, marketing, management, accounting, MIS, public administration, economics, business law, business education, agribusiness, health care administration, tourism, business ethics, cybersecurity, diversity management, e-commerce, energy policy, human resources, service science, sustainability and related fields are welcome. case studies in all areas of business, finance and related fields are also welcome. papers do not need to be global in nature. an internet session will be offered for those unable to make the trip to the conference venue.

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