Conference Policies

Archive Access Policy

The presentations that make up the current and archived conferences on this site have been made open access and are freely available for viewing, for the benefit of authors and interested readers.


Pre-Conference Activities

  • PDW (Paper Development Workshop)
  • Doctoral Consortium


Post-Conference Activities

  • Tour to visit a Brazilian firm
  • Cultural tours (optional)
Note: Information on company visit and optional Cultural Tours will be posted on the conference website.


Submission Types and Guideline

  • Full Paper (Competitive Sessions)
  • Research in Progress (Interactive Sessions)
  • Extended Abstracts (Poster Sessions)
  • Business Case (Business Case Sessions)
  • Proposal for Panel Sessions o Full Manuscript (PDW Session)
  • Dissertation proposals for PhD students (Doctoral Consortium)
Submission guidelines and the online submission will be available at The Submission Online System will open on October 8, 2018.


Best Paper / Other Awards

  • EADA Martin Rahe Best Paper Award
  • SGBED Best Paper Award
  • ESPM PhD Student Best Paper Award
  • ESPM Master’s Student Best Paper Award
  • ESPM Best Dissertation Proposal at Doctoral Consortium
  • ESPM Best Poster Award
  • ESPM Best Reviewer Award


Fast Track of Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Innovation & Management Review (Emerald Publishing)
  • International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences (Cabell’s)
  • International Journal of Business & Emerging Markets (Inderscience, ABDC)
  • International Journal of Business Analytics (Scopus, IGI Global)
  • International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IGI Global)
  • International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy (Inderscience)
  • International Journal of Society Systems Science (Inderscience)
  • International Journal of Comparative Management (Inderscience)
  • Internext – Review of International Business (ESPM)
  • Brazilian Journal of Marketing (BJMkt)
  • Iberoamerican Journal of Strategic Management (IJSM)
  • Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESM)
  • RAUSP Management Journal (Emerald Publishing)
  • REGE - Revista de Gestão (Emerald Publishing)


Important Dates

Online Submissions Start

October 8, 2018

Submission Deadline

February 28, 2019

Authors/Applicants Notified by

March 31, 2019

Early Registration Deadline

April 10, 2019

Registration Deadline for Presenters

April 22, 2019

Conference Period

June 10-12, 2019


Visa Information

Brazil adopts a policy of reciprocity regarding visas. This means that nationals of countries that require visas for Brazilian citizens will need a visa to travel to Brazil. According to the Brazilian law, Brazil must agree, on a reciprocal basis, to offer visa waiver to nationals of another country. Brazil has signed visa exemption agreements with about 90 countries.


Do you need a visa to enter in Brazil?

To find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil, click here.

More information about visa, you can access at


Visit Visa

The visit visa will be issued to foreigners traveling to Brazil for staying up to 90 days without purposes of immigration or the exercise of paid activity (daily allowances, artistic paychecks, compensation or other travel expenses are allowed). Visit visas can be granted for those traveling for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sports activities, study, volunteer work, or to attend to conferences, seminars or meetings, among other purposes - provided there is no remuneration in Brazil and the stay does not exceed 90 days.


Electronic Visit Visa (eVisa)

The new system for granting electronic visas is available for nationals of Australia, Canada, United States and Japan. Nationals of these countries may apply for a Visit Visa and obtain it remotely, with no need to visit a Consulate, since there is no physical label. The eVisa must be applied for at the VFS Global website (the company which provides the service).

If the application is approved, the applicant will receive an e-mail with the visa copy, his data, visa data, QR Code to confirm the authenticity, and any warnings that may apply.

The holder of the electronic visit visa must present the printed authorization file or its electronic copy to the transport companies at the time of boarding, as well as to the Brazilian immigration authorities upon their entry into Brazil.


Letter of Invitation

If you need a letter of invitation to apply for a visa, please send the following information to (A/C Prof Mario Ogasavara) – Letter of Invitation for Visa.


  • Full Name
  • Nationality
  • Professional Status
  • Passport Number
  • Full address of your accommodation in Brazil (Hotel Name)
  • Visit Expenses will be borne by (full name of host, guest or company, accordingly)


Registration Fee Details

(payment in BRL = Brazilian Reais; ≈ approx. in USD)

(by April 10, 2019)



Low Income** /
Regional Coordinators

South America***


BRL 1,150 (≈USD 300)

BRL 950 (≈USD 250)

BRL 750 (≈USD 195)


BRL 750 (≈USD 195)

BRL 550 (≈USD 145)

BRL 390 (≈USD 100)


BRL 1,150 (≈USD 300)



(after April 10, 2019)



Low Income** /
Regional Coordinators

South America***


BRL 1,350 (≈USD 350)

BRL 1,150 (≈USD 300)

BRL 890 (≈USD 235)


BRL 950 (≈USD 245)

BRL 750 (≈USD 195)

BRL 550 (≈USD 145)


BRL 1,350 (≈USD 350)



* Accompanying spouse or friend BRL 570 (≈ USD150)
** “Faculty” and “Student” from countries with a GDP per capita of less than USD10,000 (World Bank, 2018)
*** “Faculty” and “Student” from South American countries

For information on Registration, Payment, Refund Policy, Visa, and Accommodation SEE BELOW, OR please visit conference website.


Registration / Payment and Refund Policy

For Registration/Payment, please visit:


Refund policy

We understand that participants who have registered for the conference may have to cancel their registrations due to unforeseen circumstances. While we try to accommodate cancellations to the best of our ability, any cancellation, especially late ones, put SGBED 2019 in a difficult situation. We have to make many of our arrangements well in advance, and, therefore cancellations come at a cost to SGBED 2019. Consequently, the organizers have developed a cancellation and refund policy that takes into account the needs and preferences of the conference and the participants. As such, please note that cancellation requests for an already confirmed registration will be processed according to the following schedule:

  • Cancellation by the Registration Deadline for Presenters (April 22, 2019): a 25% cancellation fee will be withheld for an administrative fee;
  • Cancellation by May 10, 2019: 50% refund;
  • Cancellation after May 10, 2019: no refund.

Reimbursement will be processed after the conference.

Please, all cancellations must be notified by e-mail to the Conference organizer.




Keynote Speakers


Contact Us

For any conference related inquiries, please email to: or

For information on SGBED Country Representatives and Regional Co-coordinators, please visit SGBED website at



We are suggesting the following hotels with special rates for the participants of the 16th SGBED Conference.

We are going to provide (specific period) the transportation (shuttle) from the hotel to the venue (ESPM). Note that this transportation is only provided for these listed hotels.



Address: Rua Sena Madureira 1355, Ibirapuera, São Paulo-SP, 04021-051, Brazil

Distance from the conference venue: 1.3km

Superior Room Rate (per night)*

  • BRL 487.75 + 5% local tax (1 person, including breakfast, Wi-Fi)
  • BRL 547.75 + 5% local tax (2 persons, including breakfast, Wi-Fi)

*Valid for the period that includes check-in June 9 and check-out June 12. Other dates, please contact the hotel.


Tel: +55-11-3201-0800


For this special rate, please inform the code: ESPM


MapGrand Mercure Ibirapuera Hotel




Address: Rua Doutor Diogo de Faria, 1201, Vila Mariana, São Paulo-SP, 04037-004, Brazil

Distance from the conference venue: 1.5km

Room Rate (per night)

Website rate with 5% discount using the discount code + 5% local tax (including breakfast, Wi-Fi)


Direct on the Website

For this special rate, please inform the discount code (when searching your room, click the bottom COD.PROMOCIONAL and insert the code): 16th SGBED

MapGreen Place Flat




Address: Rua Vergueiro, 2740, Vila Mariana, São Paulo-SP, 04102-001, Brazil

Distance from the conference venue: 1.1km

Superior Room Rate (per night)

  • BRL 229,00 + 5% local tax (1 person, including breakfast, Wi-Fi)
  • BRL 274,00 + 5% local tax (2 persons, including breakfast, Wi-Fi)

Luxury Room Rate (per night)

  • BRL 279,00 + 5% local tax (1 person, including breakfast, Wi-Fi)
  • BRL 324,00 + 5% local tax (2 persons, including breakfast, Wi-Fi)


Tel: +55-11-2197-7600

For this special rate, please inform the code: Evento ESPM


MapComfort Nova Paulista Hotel


Preliminar Conference Program

th International Conference of the SGBED - The Society for Global Business & Economic Development
12th ESPM International Conference in Management
14th ESPM International Symposium of Management and Marketing

São Paulo, June 10th - 12th, 2019


Rua Joaquim Távora, 1240 - Vila Mariana, São Paulo/SP, Brasil  (See the MAP - Get the Directions)

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