6th International Academic
Macro Thematic Conference: Monaco 2018
August 15-16, 2018
16 Bld Princesse Charlotte , 8000 MONACO - MONACO
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This is the 6th annual conference in the Monaco/Nice area. Previous conferences have discussed many issues related to global macro trends. The 2018 conference modified to conference title to reflect the specific macro thematic focus.
Conference Mission: What is Macro Thematic analysis?
Macro Thematic analysis involves interpretation of the major business, economic, political, social, cultural, technological, scientific, and medical developments affecting the World over the specific period of time. Professional investors use these macro themes to identify long term investment opportunities. Likewise, business executives use these macro themes as their primary guide in strategic planning. Policy makers also consider these major themes in framing their social, monetary, and fiscal policies. Macrothemetic conferences are generally applied in nature and reserved for professionals. The purpose of this conference is to utilize the vast potential of international academic research to broaden the macro thematic analysis to academia.
Scope: Mega Trends
The scope of this conference includes all research related to the broad mega trends or themes. Specifically, we are interested how these mega trends affect the financial markets, business strategies and broad policy-making. For example, BlackRock lists these 5 major mega trends:
The growing economic strength of emerging economies, such as China and India, is changing the balance of power in the global economy. In the February 2015 report, The World in 2050, PwC predicts that, by 2050, seven out of ten of the world’s biggest economies will be emerging economies.
An expanding global population is increasing the demand for energy, food and water, putting pressure on finite global resources. Demand for fossil fuels, in particular, leads to higher carbon emissions and a more volatile world climate. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2014 estimates that global energy demand will increase by one-third over the period to 2035, with the majority of that demand coming from China, India and the Middle East.
The increasing age and size of the world’s population is fundamentally changing the needs of its inhabitants. In the 2015 revision to its World Population Prospects report, The UN Population Division expects there will be an additional 1.2 billion people on the planet by 2030. However, the distribution of those one billion people will not be equal across age groups or regions – 30% of the increase is predicted to consist of those aged 65 or over; by 2050, 50% of population growth overall is likely to come from Africa.
We are in the midst of a technological revolution that is having a profound impact on the global economy, the extent of which is yet to be truly understood. According to PwC analysis of Facebook data from 2014, if Facebook were a country, it would be the second most populous in the world (after China).
In a 2012 report, the UN Population Division predicted that by 2030 almost two-thirds of the world’s population will reside in cities. As strong population growth puts increasing pressure on the infrastructure and social welfare of cities, its forecast that New York, Beijing, Shanghai and London alone will need $8 trillion in infrastructure investments over the next 10 years.
We invite submission of abstracts on all topic relevant to the 5 mega trends, under the above heading. Specifically, we invite all academic and applied research addressing these issues:1. Macro-thematic and global-macro investment/trading strategies.2. Business strategies based on global mega trends and macro themes.3. Economic policy and mega trends: trade, monetary, fiscal, immigration, social policy, and other policy issues.4. Mega trends specific topics: targeted issues in technology, medicine, science, energy and sustainability.5. Special topic for the Monaco conference: Investing in sustainability.
Abstract Submission Requirements
Abstracts can be submitted directly by filling the form (to the right). These are the abstract submission requirements:
1. All abstracts will be published in the Conference Program (ISBN).
2. Full academic papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the The Macroconference Proceedings (ISBN).
3. Selected applied papers will be published in the Conference Report, which will be distributed in the financial media.
Abstract should be written as an Executive Summary or as an informative Short Report (please follow the abstract submission guidelines).
Full papers must follow the following guidelines:
Note: full papers are not required for conference participation.
Key Dates and Deadlines
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Conference Chair and Committees
Damir Tokic, International University of Monaco, download CV
Conference Organizing Committee:
Damir Tokic, International University of Monaco
Mario Situm, University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Ohaness Pascalian, University of Houston – Downtown, USA
Eun Jin Hwang, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
Ágnes Csiszárik-Kocsir Óbuda University, Hungary
Conference Scientific Committee:
Wang Xiaohong, Northeastern Illinois University, USA
Venera Bekteshi, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA
Jacek Strojny Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
László Tamándl, Széchenyi István University, Hungary
Dong Zhao, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
Subir Sengupta, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, USA
Jennifer Foo, Stetson University, USA
Farhang Mossavar-Rahmani, National University, USA,
Sang-Heui Lee, Pittsburg State University, USA
Natalie Berger, ZN Partners LLC, USA,
Hafiz Imtiaz AHMAD, New York Institute of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sasipa Pojanavatee, Silpakorn University, Thailand,
Ashsih Garg, Research Afiliates, USA,
Nissaf BEN AYED, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Haitham Ahmed, Yanbu Industrial College, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
VM Ponniah, SRM University, India
Fatimata Abdoul Ly, Prince Sultan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Conference email: email@example.com
Phone number (France): 33(0)601671877
The full conference program will be posted online after the registration deadline. We are currently accepting abstracts. The final program will be a function of total number of abstracts submitted and accepted.