5th International Spring MT Conference

Barcelona 2017

Date: May 27-28, 2017


Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal Avinguda Diagonal, 161-163, 08018, Barcelona


Conference History


In May of 2013, we organized a conference in Ibiza, Spain, and due to a very positive experience we returned again in May of 2014. After a stop in Monaco in 2015, in April of 2016, we changed the conference venue to Barcelona, Spain. For 2017, we decided to have conference again in Barcelona.


Conference Mission


Our initial motivation for this late spring conference has been to meet and discuss the research projects started during the spring semester, and collectively help to finalize the final papers for journal submissions. We still meet in the same spirit, and with the same purpose. In addition, we aim to attract papers with strong practical implications that could be of interest to the practitioner audience.


Conference Topics


We are interested in academic research on Global Macro Trends (MT) with strong practical implications. Thus, this conference is by nature multidisciplinary. There are two general tracks: Track 1: Business; Track 2: Science (Technology, Medicine, Applied Science)


Scientific Committee



Keith Abbott, Waterfront Campus, Deakin University, Australia, Daniel Pawley, Azusa Pacific University, USA, Pusanisa Thechatakerng, Maejo University, Thailand, Viederyte Rasa, Klaipeda University, Lithuania, Nishad Navaz Maditheti, Kingdom University, Bahrain, Veysel Fuat Hatipoglu, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey



Jiahui Song, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, USA, Ersin Akpinar, Cukurova University Medical Faculty, Department of Family Medicine, Turkey, Nikolaos Apostolopoulos, Plymouth Business School´╗┐, UK, Sanaa Habashi Abdel Mageed Shaheen, Alexandria University, Egypt


Research Dissemination and Publication


Full papers that are submitted to the conference will be reviewed and published either in a) The Macroconference Proceedings as a proceedings book with an ISBN, indexed in Google Scholar, or b) one of the conference sponsored journals with ISSN, also indexed in Google Scholar.  All conference abstracts will be published in the conference program. Finished full papers are not mandatory to attend the conference.


Important Dates and Deadlines


  • Abstract submission deadline (use the form on this site): April 15th, 2017
  • Full paper submission deadline for proceedings: May 27th, 2017 (email submission)
  • Full paper submission for journals: June 15th, 2017 (after conference)
  • Conference payment deadline EARLY BIRD: April 1st, 2017
  • Conference payment deadline Regular: April 25th, 2017


Conference Fees and Registration


  • Early Bird Registration (before April 1st): EUR 250
  • Regular Registration: EUR 350
  • E-session (or Participating Co-author): EUR 150









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*E-session is generally reserved for participant unable to join us at the venue for any reasons, such as visa issues, heath issues, or other.

**Participation without presentation is generally reserved for practitioners.

Tentative schedule:

May 27th: Oral Presentations - Concurrent Academic Session (9am-5pm)

May 28th: E-session, Special Sessions, Late Registrations

Final schedule is function of total number of papers accepted. We aim to have oral presentations on May 27th, thus, all participants should make the travel plans accordingly.