Business & Economics Society International Conferences

 

2009 B&ESI January Conference Program Sessions

 

 

Acapulco, Mexico, January 2-7

Grand Hotel Acapulco (ex Hyatt Regency Acapulco Hotel)
Av. Costera Miguel Aleman 1
Acapulco, Guerrero
Mexico 39869

TELEPHONE: + 52 744 469 1234, FAX: + 52 744 484 1513

EMAIL: <acara-reservations@hyattintl.com> or <mechanove@hyattintl.com>

 


 

 

 

DEADLINES & INSTRUCTIONS TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

 

 

 

Deadlines:

Abstract Submission: no later than September 15, 2008;

Paper Submission: no later than October 30, 2008;

Notification for date and time restrictions: no later than November 15, 2008;

Hotel block of rooms reserved, at special rate: no later than November 21, 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 power point (projector and computer), screens and flipcharts; if you would like to use your own equipment please bring with you all necessary cables and transformers required by electricity standards in Mexico.

 

               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.

 


 

 

2009 Business & Economics Society International Conference

Acapulco, Mexico, Hyatt Regency Hotel, January 2-7

 

SCHEDULE & DAILY ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009

 

Registration: 2 PM – 8 PM, please follow signs.

Orientation: 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM, please follow signs.

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

Pre-Conference Halfday Excursion: Jetboats, $50

Depart at 2 PM from hotel lobby, by bus with English-speaking guide, return 4:30 PM.

 

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Other Planned Activities:

Welcome Reception:  6 PM – 7 PM (please follow signs.)

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2009

 

Registration: 9 AM – 2 PM, 7 PM – 8 PM, please follow signs.

Concurrent Sessions: 10 AM – 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM – 2 PM.

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

Evening Excursion: Historical Tour, $30.00.
Depart at 3 PM from hotel lobby, by bus with English-speaking guide, return 6:30 PM.

 

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2009

 

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

Concurrent Sessions: 8 AM – 1 PM.

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

Afternoon Excursion: Coyuca Lagoon, $48.00
Depart at 1:15 PM from hotel lobby, by bus with English-speaking guide, return 7 PM. Meal included.

 

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009

 

Trustees & Editorial Boards “Breakfast” Meeting: 8 AM – 8:45 AM, please follow signs.

Registration: 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM, please follow signs.

Concurrent Sessions: 9 AM – 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM – 3:45 PM.

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

Evening Excursion: Shopping & Cliff Divers Show, $18.00.

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

 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009

 

Registration: 9 AM – 3:45 PM, please follow signs.

Concurrent Sessions: 9:30 AM – 11:30 PM, 12:30 PM – 3:45 PM.

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

Evening Excursion: Fiesta Cruise, $35.00.

Depart at 4 PM from hotel lobby, by bus with English-speaking guide, return 7:30 PM.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009

 

Planned Excursion (subject to minimum quota):

Post-Conference Daylong Excursion: “Silver City” of  Taxco, $90.00.

Depart at 7 AM from hotel lobby, by bus with English-speaking guide, return 7:30 PM. Lunch included.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

2009 B&ESI January Conference Program Sessions

 

 

Business & Economics Society International