WIBF - FAQs
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Who should attend the conference?
The conference is designed to bring together current research from the fields of international business, multinational corporations (MNCs), foreign direct investment (FDI), and small and medium sized multinationals with a particular focus on international political risk management. The objective is to analyse patterns and forces, which influence political risk management in today’s world with respect to FDI and MNCs. Therefore, the conference offers an excellent opportunity to meet those people who have interest and expertise in these areas. With this regard, academics and practicing business people should attend the conference to exchange information and ideas on a variety of international business topics.
Where is the conference being held?
The conference will be held from June 15 to June 16, 2023 at the Würzburg Campus of THWS – the Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, located in the city centre of Würzburg.
THWS – Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
When does the conference begin and end?
Please refer to the important dates and deadlines segment of the related conference.
What is the difference between a full paper and an extended abstract for the WIBF-IBC submissions?
As is known, an extended abstract and a full paper are quite similar in some respects except the length. In other words, the primary difference is that an extended abstract is significantly shorter than a full paper. For the WIBF’s case, we require those authors aiming to submit an extended abstract rather than a full paper, to submit at least a 3-page extended abstract. If they want it could be much longer up to 6 pages.
As is stated in the WIBF’s Typing Style Guidelines Template (Style Guide for Submission to Würzburg International Business Forum International Business Conference Proceedings), one page prepared with the required 10-point type is approximately equivalent to 3 pages of double-spaced copy printed with 12-point type. Therefore, a 3-page extended abstract will be 9 pages when it is 12-point type and double spaced (including the references).
The format of an extended abstract will be exactly the same like a full paper as is indicated in the WIBF’s Typing Style Guidelines Template.
What does my registration cost cover?
Registration fees include conference material (i.e. conference proceedings, notebooks, pens, flash discs etc.), welcome cocktail, coffee breaks, and conference meals. The meals provided include: Lunch and dinner on Thursday, and lunch on Friday. Social programme activities are not included by the registration fees. (This is not applicable for online registration. In case of online registration option, the participants will download the proceedings book.)
Can I cancel my conference registration and have a refund until the conference dates?
No. The deadline to cancel a conference registration and receive only a 50% refund is the day the registration closes. No refunds will be given after that. Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Please email wibf.fwiwi[at]thws.de.
May I transfer my registration if I am unable to attend the conference?
Yes. Please send transfer requests to wibf.fwiwi[at]thws.de.
Can my spouse attend the main general sessions even if they are not registered?
Yes, but they must purchase a visitor meal ticket to eat in the general sessions.
Where is the closest airport?
There are two international airports quite close to Würzburg:
- Frankfurt am Main
Both airports are very good connected to Würzburg through the German high speed train network. It takes about 1.5 hours.
It takes the same time if you go by car.
For updated information regarding the transfer from these airports to Würzburg, you can click on the following links:
What should I wear during the conference? What is the weather like this time of year in Würzburg, Bavaria?
The weather this time of the year is usually good. Temperatures are between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius and its sunny. No coats or heavy jackets needed.
For the conference there is no special dress code. Business casual might be the right description. Same for the gala dinner.
Würzburg is very nice this time of the year. It could be worth to spend the whole weekend. If you think about such an opportunity, please book your hotel early.