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.

29TH Costa Rica Global Conference on Business and Finance (29th GCBF): Changes related to COVID-19

Due to the global spread of COVID-19 and global travel restrictions, we have moved the 29th GCBF Costa Rica to an online format only. The event will be held, as originally scheduled, May 26-29, 2020. We will offer scheduled virtual presentations along with poster presentations, PowerPoint presentations and pre-recorded presentations.  We are confident that this format will provide a positive experience and will enhance your research productivity during these difficult times. We regret that this change is necessary. However, the safety and well-being of our conference attendees and hotel personnel are our top priority.

The logistics for conference, registration, proceedings and award submissions will follow our usual format. In the coming days, conference attendees will receive additional details on how to participate in the virtual and internet sessions.

Conference attendees will receive their conference material by mail after the conference is concluded.

To facilitate your participation, we have changed our deadlines and reduced our fees. Below you will find the specific changes:


Regular submission for presentation consideration: On or before May 4, 2020

Regular registration and payment receipt: On or before May 11, 2020

Award submissions:  On or Before May 11, 2020

Proceedings submissions: On or Before May 29, 2020


Regular registration fees: On or before May 11, 2020

Presenting attendees (one paper): US$350

Presenting students (one paper): US$300

Non-presenting attendees: US$350

Non-presenting students: US$300

Additional paper fee: US$80

Hope you see you at our virtual sessions.

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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