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Dubai 2021

Heriot-Watt University, Varazdin Development and Entrepreneurship Agency & University North

First Call

We are happy to announce the First Call for the 69th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development - "Sustainability and Post Covid World". Topics are focused, but not limited to recent challenges in modern national economies and business enterprises.

In cooperation with: Faculty of Management University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences Sale - Mohammed V University in Rabat and Polytechnic of Medimurje in Cakovec

  03 June, 2021


Heriot-Watt Dubai

Heriot-Watt University Dubai offers an extensive range of research-informed degree programmes, spanning postgraduate and undergraduate courses in a global study environment, with strong links to business and industry. Ranked consistently at a high level across a number of key university league tables, Heriot-Watt University’s Dubai campus was awarded a five-star rating by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for the second year running.

For more information, please visit Heriot-Watt Dubai

Please consider submitting an abstract for the Conference within next few weeks. We proudly hope to have your distinguish name among authors and participants. After receiving the full texts, The Scientific Committee will decide which papers should be included in the online Plenary Session.

Sincerely Yours,
President of Scientific Committee

Prof. Marijan Cingula


Globalization and Challenges of the Modern World

  • Contemporary Economy and Globalization
  • The Economic Impact on Social Development and Democracy
  • Regional Development
  • National Economies Between Liberalization and Intervention
  • International and Local Capital Markets
  • Education and Knowledge Management
  • Towards Modern Welfare Economics
  • Modern Tendencies in Economy and Management of Tourism
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Sustainable finance
  • Digital marketing
  • Digital transformation

Enterprise in Turbulent Environment

  • Building a Resilient Organization
  • The Economics of Modern Enterprise
  • Planning or Predicting: Concepts and Models
  • Corporate Governance
  • Manufacturing: Strategy, Technology, and Organization
  • Human Capital Management
  • Marketing Perspective
  • The Legal Environment of Business
  • Business Continuity
  • ICT Support to Business Activities
  • Corporate Finance
  • Accounting and Auditing

Entrepreneurship Caught Between Creativity and Bureaucracy

  • The Role of SMEs in National Economies
  • SMEs in Global Value Chains
  • Education for Creativity



  • Publishing Full paper/Abstract + optional online presentation: 350 EUR

Attending fee includes admission to all sessions, conference kit (including the Scientific Book of Proceedings, Online version).

Conference Fee is not refundable. Payed amount can be used as a stored credit for any of our upcoming conferences.


  • Bank Institution: Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb
  • Bank/Branch Institution Address: Magazinska cesta 69, Zagreb, Croatia
  • S.W.I.F.T. (BIC): RZBHHR2X
  • Acc. Holder Name: VADEA d.o.o.
  • Acc Holder Address: Mihanoviceva 4, 42000 Varazdin, Croatia
  • IBAN: HR6124840081135190251
  • Purpose: 'Participant's Name - Dubai 2021'



  • Submission of abstracts for review: April 20, 2021
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: April 25, 2021
  • Submission of complete/full papers for the proceedings: May 09, 2021
  • Notification of full paper acceptance: May 17, 2021
  • Early registration: May 18, 2021
  • Final registration: May 28, 2021
  • Conceiving and finalizing the esd-Conference program: May 31, 2021
  • ESD Conference sessions: June 03, 2021


Program will be available few days before the conference.

Key note speakers

  1. Dr Ayuba A. Aminu
    Full Professor, The Chairman, Board of Survey and Director, University of Maiduguri Investment Centre, Nigeria.
    (Topic: Strategic thinking for organisational Effectiveness)
  2. Professor Babak Taheri
    Professor of Marketing at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, UK.
    (topic: Sustainability and new normal in hospitality and tourism industry)
  3. Dr Bing Xu
    Associate Professor in Finance, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, UK.
    (topic: Transforming the UK's chemical industry into a circular economy)
  4. Dr Mustapha Machrafi
    Full professor and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Science - Sale, Mohammed V University - Rabat, Morocco.
    (topic: Sustainability, Risk and Development : lessons from COVID 19 pandemic)
  5. Dr Nicholas Recker
    Full professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, USA.
    (topic: Social sustainability and COVID-19: Networks and the pandemic recovery)


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