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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.

The conference will be held from May 23 to May 24, 2023 at the Çengelköy Campus of Doğuş University, located in the Asian side of Istanbul.

Doğuş Üniversitesi Çengelköy Kampusü
Bahçelievler, Bosna Bulvarı No.140
34680 Üsküdar

Please refer to the important dates and deadlines segment of the related conference.

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.

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.)

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.business[at]thws.de.

Yes. Please send transfer requests to wibf.business[at]thws.de.

Yes, but they must purchase a visitor meal ticket to eat in the general sessions.

Istanbul has two main airports that are commonly used for commercial flights:

Istanbul Airport (IST): This is the main international airport in Istanbul and serves as the primary hub for both domestic and international flights. It is located on the European side of Istanbul.

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW): Situated on the Asian side of Istanbul, Sabiha Gökçen Airport is another major international airport. It is often used by low-cost carriers and serves both domestic and international flights.

These two airports are well-connected and cater to a large number of passengers traveling to and from Istanbul. It's advisable to check your airline and ticket information to confirm which airport your flight will depart from or arrive at. Additionally, keep in mind that there may have been developments or changes in the transportation infrastructure, so it's a good idea to verify the current status of Istanbul's airports.

There are many hotels in the area where Doşuş University’s Çengelköy Campus is located. Some of them are the followings:

  • Aspera Hotel Altunizade
    Address: Altunizade, Mahir İz Cd. No:32, 34662 Üsküdar/İstanbul
    Telephone: + 90 (216) 912 34 11
  • Elite Marmara Bosphorus & Otel
    Address: Küçük Çamlıca, Şht. Serhat Emre Sk. No:27, 34000 Üsküdar/İstanbul 
    Telefon: + 90 (530) 898 66 78
  • A11 Hotel Bosphorus 
    Address: Mimar Sinan, Paşa Limanı Cd. No:4, 34550 Üsküdar/İstanbul
    Telefon: + 90 (216) 711 11 11
  • Hotel Kassimo 
    Address: Mimar Sinan, Kassam Çeşme Sokağı No: 8, 34660 Üsküdar/İstanbul
    Telefon: + 90 (501) 322 34 23
  • Mercure Istanbul Altunizade Hotel 
    Address: Altunizade, Altunizade Mah. Kisikli Cad, Oymacı Sk. No:9, 34662 Üsküdar/İstanbul
    Telefon: + 90 (216) 333 00 00
  • Holiday Inn Express Altunizade
    Address: Altunizade, Oymacı Sk. No:18, 34662 Üsküdar/İstanbul
    Telefon: + 90 (216) 651 91 91 

  • When boarding the bus 15 B from Üsküdar Square, you can reach the campus by getting off at the Çengelköy Müfreze Amirliği Stop and walking towards the ATA 2 stop for one more station.
  • From Kadıköy Square, taking either the bus 15 SK or the bus 14 R (which is faster) and getting off at the ATA 2 stop will provide access to Doğuş University Çengelköy Campus.
  • Those arriving by High-Speed Train can disembark at the Söğütlüçeşme stop and reach the campus using the bus 15 SK.

There is not a direct public transportation connection between Istanbul Airport and Doğuş University's Çengelköy Campus. Though we recommend you checking the latest transportation options for the most accurate information on the internet, we suggest the followngs:

From Istanbul Airport to Kadıköy Square:

Take the Havaist bus from Istanbul Airport to Kadıköy Square. Havaist buses are a common means of transportation from the airport to various locations in Istanbul.

From Kadıköy Square to Doğuş University's Çengelköy Campus:

From Kadıköy Square, you can take bus number 15 SK or 14R to reach ATA 2 stop. These buses might pass through Çengelköy or have stops nearby.


Take a taxi or a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft from Kadıköy Square to Doğuş University's Çengelköy Campus. Confirm the campus address with the driver.

  • Transportation from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Kadıköy Square can be achieved by using the M4 Kadıköy-Sabiha Gökçen Airport Metro Line. Then, taking the specified buses (15 SK or 14R) will lead to access to the campus.
  • Alternatively, taking the HAVABUS private bus from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Kadıköy Square is an option. Subsequently, boarding the bus 15 SK or the bus 14R will facilitate transportation to the campus.

In late May, Istanbul typically experiences mild and pleasant weather as it transitions from spring to summer. Here are some general characteristics of the weather in Istanbul during this period:

Temperature: Late May in Istanbul usually sees daytime temperatures ranging from 18 to 25 degrees Celsius (64 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit). It can get warmer as the month progresses, but evenings tend to be mild.

Sunshine: Expect a good amount of sunshine, and the days are getting longer. However, there might be occasional rainfall, so it's a good idea to be prepared for both sunny and rainy conditions.

Humidity: Humidity levels can be moderate, but it's not as humid as the peak of summer.

Given these conditions, it's recommended to bring a mix of light and comfortable clothing. Here are some suggestions:

Daytime: Light and breathable clothing such as shorts, T-shirts, and summer dresses are suitable. A light jacket or sweater may be needed for cooler evenings.

Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes are advisable, especially if you plan on exploring the city on foot.

Accessories: Sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen are essential to protect yourself from the sun.

Rain Gear: A compact umbrella or a rain jacket may come in handy for the possibility of occasional showers.

Istanbul's weather can be somewhat unpredictable, so it's a good idea to check the local weather forecast closer to your travel dates for more accurate information.