Business & Economics Society International Conferences

 

2008 Program Sessions

 

 

Lugano, Switzerland, July 15-19

           HOTEL DE LA PAIX
        
VIA CATTORI 18, CH-6900 LUGANO
          SWITZERLAND

TELEPHONE: + 41 (0)91 960 60 60, FAX: + 41 (0)91 960 60 66

EMAIL: booking@delapaix.ch

WEB: http://www.delapaix.ch

 

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DEADLINES & INSTRUCTIONS TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

 

 

 

Deadlines:

Abstract Submission: no later than March 15, 2008;

Paper Submission: no later than April 30, 2008;

Notification for date and time restrictions: no later than May 30, 2008;

Hotel block of rooms reserved, at special rate: no later than June 1, 2008.

 

               Session Time Allocations: Most sessions are 120 minutes long (with four presenters); many are 90 minutes long (with three presenters); a few are 140 minutes long (with five presenters.) Each Presenter should take no more than 20 minutes; each Discussant should take no more than 10 minutes; any remaining time should be devoted to questions from the audience.

 

               Session Chairs: Assume overall responsibility for your session. Make an effort to contact the session participants before the meeting. Inform them that each presentation room will be equipped with an overhead projector and flipchart. Ask them if they have any special needs relating to their presentation and/or discussion and, in collaboration with the registration desk, try to satisfy those needs. Arrive at the session room 10 minutes in advance and make sure that it is properly equipped. Welcome and introduce the participants. Start the session on time and adhere to the time schedule. Discussants should follow presenters. Moderate the open discussion to the best of your ability.

 

               Presenters: Stay within the allotted time of 20 minutes even though it may not be enough! Be well prepared. Please do not just read your paper. Your presentation of main points, methods, and conclusions should lead to a fruitful discussion during and after the session. Bring with you and make available ten or more copies of your manuscript. Every presentation room will be equipped with overhead projectors, screens and flipcharts. For Power Point presentations, please feel free to bring your own equipment and all necessary cables and transformers required by standards in Switzerland.

 

               Discussants: Be prepared to offer your "positive" remarks first. Then offer any "negative" remarks in a constructive way. Stay within the allotted time of 10 minutes. If you cannot meet your commitment, please make an effort to find a substitute discussant, and contact the registration desk as well as the session chair immediately. Please contribute as much as you can to the discussion of all papers. If the session's chair is absent, the last discussant listed should take on the role of the chair.

 


 

2008 Business & Economics Society International Conference

Lugano, Switzerland, Hotel De La Paix, July 15-19

 

SCHEDULE & DAILY ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008

 

Registration: 12 Noon – 8 PM, please follow signs.

Orientation: 6:15 PM – 6:45 PM, please follow signs.

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

 

Pre-Conference Daylong Excursion: Bellinzona & Surroundings.

Depart at 9 AM from hotel lobby, by bus with English-speaking guide, return 6 PM.

Book with Helen Kantarelis via email <hkan@besiweb.com>.

Price: 70 CHF per person without meals.

 

Other Planned Activities:

 

Reception:  7 PM – 8 PM (please follow signs.)

 

Let’s go for a walk by the lake and then to dinner!

8 PM on (Depart from hotel lobby, walk together for a while,

split up in groups to go to dinner, walk back on your own.)

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2008

 

Registration: 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM, please follow signs.

Concurrent Sessions: 8 AM – 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

 

Excursion: Bellagio-Lake Como / Italy.

Depart at 4 PM from hotel lobby, by bus with English-speaking guide, return 8 PM.

Book with Helen Kantarelis via email <hkan@besiweb.com>.

Price: 40 CHF per person without meals.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2008

 

Registration: 7:30 AM – 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM – 8:30 PM, please follow signs.

Concurrent Sessions: 8 AM – 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

 

No Planned Excursion:

 

Recommended Excursions: Lugano on foot (parks, villas, museums.)

 

Planned Activity:

 

Informal Gathering (by the pool): 9:30 PM on.

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2008

 

Trustees & Editorial Boards “Breakfast” Meeting: 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM, please follow signs. 

Registration: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM, please follow signs.

Concurrent Sessions: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

 

Daylong Excursion: Verzasca, Locarno, Ascona.

Depart at 11 AM from hotel lobby, by bus with English-speaking guide, return 8 PM.

Book with Helen Kantarelis via email <hkan@besiweb.com>.

Price: 70 CHF per person without meals.

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2008

 

Registration: 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:15 PM – 7:30 PM, please follow signs.

Concurrent Sessions: 8 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:15 PM – 7:30 PM.

Luncheon: 12:45 PM – 3 PM

 

No Planned Excursion:

 

Recommended Excursions: Lugano region by boat or alp transit.

 

Planned Activity:

 

Informal Gathering (by the pool): 9:30 PM on.

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2008

 

Registration: 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM, please follow signs.

Concurrent Sessions: 8 AM – 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

 

Excursion: Mendrisiotto & Surroundings.

Depart at 4 PM from hotel lobby, by bus with English-speaking guide, return 8 PM.

Book with Helen Kantarelis via email <hkan@besiweb.com>.

Price:  45 CHF per person without meals.

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2008

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

 

Post-Conference Daylong Excursion: Valle Maggia - Mogno.

Depart at 9 AM from hotel lobby, by bus with English-speaking guide, return 6 PM.

Book with Helen Kantarelis via email <hkan@besiweb.com>.

Price: 70 CHF per person without meals.

 

 

 

 


 

 

2008 Program Sessions

 

 

Business & Economics Society International