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Maribor 2024

Varazdin Development and Entrepreneurship Agency & Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor

First Call

We are happy to announce the First Call for the 117th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development - "Contemporary Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Global Economy". Topics are focused, but not limited to recent challenges in modern national economies and business enterprises.

In cooperation with: University North, Faculty of Management University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences Sale - Mohammed V University in Rabat, ENCGT - Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion de Tanger/ Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Medimurje University of Applied Sciences in Cakovec, University of Aveiro and GOVCOPP – University of Aveiro

  18-19 October, 2024


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 Plenary Session.

Sincerely Yours,
President of Scientific Committee

Prof. Marijan Cingula


Section 1: Navigating Change for Economic Resilience in Global Dynamics

  • Exploring the Dynamics of Globalization: Implications for the Modern Economy
  • Regional and Global Development: Economic Policies and Social Implications
  • Innovations in Capital Markets: Bridging the International and Local Divide
  • Education as a Catalyst for Economic Advancement: Trends in Knowledge Management
  • Sustainable and Responsible Tourism: New Directions and Management Strategies
  • Digitalization in Global Markets: Opportunities, Challenges, and Transformations
  • Supply Chain Innovation: Enhancing Global Networks through Technology and Strategy
  • Strengthening Economic Resilience: Strategies against Global Economic Shocks
  • Economic Implications of Geopolitical Changes: Identifying Emerging Trends and Strategic Responses
  • Assessing the Economic Influence of Social Media: A Global Perspective
  • Harnessing Technological Breakthroughs: The Role of AI in Shaping Future Business

Section 2: Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Growth in a Globalized Economy

  • SMEs as Pillars of Economic Growth: Navigating Global Value Chains
  • Creative Solutions for Regulatory Compliance: Advancing Innovation in Entrepreneurship
  • Financing the Future: Emerging Trends in SME and Start-up Financing
  • Fostering Creative Entrepreneurship: Policies, Initiatives, and Sustainable Practices
  • The Intersection of Technology and Entrepreneurship: Driving Competitive Advantage
  • The Digital Entrepreneurship Wave: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
  • Sustainable Practices in Entrepreneurship: New Challenges and Emerging Business Models
  • Globalized World: Entrepreneurship in Digitalized Business Environment
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Catalyzing Innovation in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Knowledge and Skills for Entrepreneurial Success: Reconceptualizing Entrepreneurial Education for the Digital Age
  • Entrepreneurship development: Strategies for Sustainable Growth and Socio-Economic Development
  • Regional Development through Entrepreneurial Innovation: Local Solutions, Global Impact

Section 3: Shaping Agile Organizations in an Era of Rapid Changes

  • Future Economy: Building Organizational Resilience for Development
  • Strategic Agility: From Planning to Adaptation in Enterprise Management
  • Corporate Governance: Ethical Foundations and Strategic Directions
  • Reimagining Human Capital: Strategies for Management and Development
  • Marketing in the Digital Age: Trends, Challenges, and Innovations
  • Navigating the Legal Landscape: Implications for Business Strategy and Operations
  • Ensuring Business Continuity: Best Practices and Innovative Solutions
  • Leveraging ICT for Enhanced Business Performance and Customer Engagement
  • Financial Strategies for the New Era: Corporate Finance and Investment Insights
  • Agile Management: Navigating Uncertainties with Strategic Foresight
  • Contemporary Challenges in Accounting and Auditing: Standards, Ethics, and Innovations
  • Fostering a Culture of Innovation: Research, Creativity, and Organizational Growth



  • Publishing Full paper/Abstract + presentation: 450 EUR
  • Presentation without publishing: 350 EUR
  • Accompanying co-author: 250 EUR
  • Listener only: 300 EUR


  • Publishing full paper, without attending: 300 EUR


  • Early registration (Publishing Full paper or Abstract + presentation): 400 EUR
  • 2nd paper publishing/presenting: 250 EUR

Attending fee includes admission to all sessions, conference kit (including the Scientific Book of Proceedings on CD), admission to the lunch or/and dinner, plus all coffee breaks, according to the conference program.

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 - Maribor 2024'



  • Submission of abstracts for review: July 17, 2024
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: August 17, 2024
  • Submission of complete/full papers for the proceedings: September 23, 2024
  • Notification of full paper acceptance: September 27, 2024
  • Early registration: September 27, 2024
  • Final registration: October 01, 2024
  • Conceiving and finalizing the esd-Conference program: October 12, 2024
  • ESD Conference sessions: October 18-19, 2024


Program will be available few days before the conference.


Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor - Razlagova 20, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia


  • Co-Organizer:
  • Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor
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  • Faculté des sciences juridiques économiques et sociales-salé
  • ENCGT - Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion de Tanger/ Abdelmalek Essaadi University
  • Faculty of Management University of Warsaw logo
  • Medjimursko Veleuciliste u Cakovcu
  • University of Aveiro
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