Oriental Business and Innovation Center (OBIC) of the Budapest Business School

is calling for papers for its

5-6 May 2022 Conference

Challenges and Sustainability in the Post-COVID-19 Era:

Asian Responses to Economic, Security, and Social Dilemmas


The recently started decade - the 2020s - has brought about a number of challenges in our world that made a turmoil in global dimensions. People in Europe and Asia and in all continents need to face either new phenomena, like the Covid-19 pandemic, or such risks that we have been aware of for a long time, but they hit out of a sudden in an unexpectedly high extent, like migration crisis, climate change and a foreseeable energy crisis.

All these new factors get infiltrated into our lives and one may say that life will probably never be the same as before. It can also be clearly seen that - contrary to the endeavors being always present in politicians' rhetoric - the global or regional organizations could not achieve much so far to create consensus and generate tangible results in combating against these global risk factors. Therefore, countries - at nation-state level - had to choose methods and instruments by which they try to tackle these challenges. By this reason it is really important and could be beneficial to get to know more about those good practices by which Asian countries could successfully handle the Covid-19 pandemic and other global risks, moreover, to get a better understanding of their experiences in their ways of sustainable development. The scope is wide: it comprises security measures, economic policy instruments, social and environmental implications, and many other related fields.

The goal of the OBIC Conference is to provide scholars and professionals with an excellent opportunity to exchange their views and share experiences in this broad field. PhD candidates are also welcome to present their most recent research in a separate panel.

Topics and panel themes:

  1. Security issues – new political challenges in Asia
  2. Covid-19 pandemic and its implications
  3. Economic challenges – gaps in global supply chains, post-Covid restoration
  4. Energy security and crisis
  5. New trends in migration
  6. Climate change
  7. Social implications, awareness of sustainable development
  8. Special panel theme: Challenges and sustainability of the Asian creative and cultural industry

Important dates:

Abstract submission: 15th January 2022

Notification of accepted papers: 1st February 2022

Full paper submission: 31st March 2022

(If your paper is not received by the deadline, your name will be removed from the conference agenda.)

Preliminary program: 1st April 2022

Conference dates: 5-6th May 2022

Conference location: Budapest, Hungary

Organizer: Budapest Business School, Oriental Business and Innovation Center (OBIC)

OBIC offers publication opportunities. For more, see the details on the website.

Registration fee: Thanks to our generous sponsor, the registration fee is waived.

Registration with the submission of the abstract shall be done at the following link: https://www.obic-bbs.hu/en/abstract-submission/

Notes: The organizers will cover the accommodation expenses for 3 nights (for foreign participants). You will be expected to indicate your request for free accommodation by 7th February 2022 by submitting a flight ticket as assurance of your intents, otherwise OBIC will not be able to finance accommodation.

In case of any question or inquiry, please feel free to contact us on obic@uni-bge.hu!

Further information on the OBIC Conference 2022 is available on the OBIC website: https://www.obic-bbs.hu/en/obic-conference-2022/