11th ICIB: 21-24 October 2021.

The 11th International Conference on International Business (ICIB 2010 /2011 /2012 /2013 /2014 /2015 /2016 /2017/2018/2019) aims to bring together academics and practitioners in order to share ideas and methods for the exploration of foreign direct investment (FDI), the role of multinational corporations (MNCs) and the complexity of the globalized business environment.

The 11th ICIB will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece) on Oct 21-24, 2021 and will be organized in parallel sessions of English and Greek.
The 11th ICIB will host the International Symposium on International Affairs: Business, Economics and Politics – ISIABEP

ICIB focuses on – but is not limited to – empirical research in the following fields:

Entrepreneurship & international business environment
European Union enlargement
Financial management
Global budgetary crisis management by the European Union institutions
Globalization, MNCs, competitiveness and development
International political economy and business
Sustainable business
Social entrepreneurship
Labour economics and industrial relations
MNCs and political strategies
Mergers & Acquisitions
Impact and determinants of FDI
FDI and European economic integration
FDI, trade and regional integration
FDI and transition
Tourism – enterprise and industry
Shadow economy and corruption
Theory and Philosophy of International Relations
Biosecurity and global health
International Politics/Strategic Issues
International Political Economy
International Business and Sustainable Development
Labour economics
International finance
Η εκπαίδευση στην Ελλάδα της κρίσης
Art Analytics

ICIB promotes distance conferencing and hosts both teleconference and poster sessions.

ICIB is supported by a number of participating journals and follows a specific publication procedure.


Only 1 page paper summaries should be submitted ONLINE IN THE PLATFORM (http://www.icib.eu/icib-app/register.php) by the 1st of October 2021 the very latest!!! and NOT to the papers@icib.eu for screening by the scientific committee.

Please Submit it through the following website (from September 2017 and onwards):



Submission of FULL papers for publication to BE UPLOADED IN THE PLATFORM until 1st of Sep 2021 (for Conference Proceedings).



Conference dates:

Teleconference sessions on 21st of OCTOBER 2021 ( 9:00am to 15:00pm Local Time: University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece).

Location: Hotel Nikopolis (22-24th of OCTOBER  9:00am-13:00pm), Asklipiou 16-18, Thessaloniki 570 01. Greece

Location (Teleconferencing): University of Macedonia, 156 Egnatia street, 54636 Thessaloniki, Greece.

Acommodation: at a 5* Hotel (Hotel Nikopolis) in Thessaloniki

Department of International and European Studies:
Chair of ICIB,
Ass. Prof. Bitzenis Aristidis
156 Egnatia Street,
GR-540 06 Thessaloniki, Greece

How to get to Thessaloniki by Air and Over-Land?

By plane – from all over the World & Europe
Thessaloniki, being Greece’s second largest city, is comfortablely reachable by plane from all major air hubs around Europe. Ryanair, WizzAir, Aegean Airlines and Easyjet still offer very decently priced tickets as of today. Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport is located 16km outside the city and is served by a 24/7 bus service (line 78, 78A and 78N, during night). Tickets for Bus No. 78 and 78N come at 2,00 EUR. Tickets for Bus No. 79 come at 1,00 EUR one way and 1,20 EUR (changing two buses -within a duration of 70 minutes) and 1,50 EUR for changing three buses. The trip takes about 50 minutes to downtown Thessaloniki. The ticket, inside the bus, costs 1,10 EUR one way and 1,30 EUR (changing two buses -within a duration of 70 minutes). Updated ticket prices here.

By bus – from Southeast Europe & Turkey
Additionally, Thessaloniki is greatly connected over-land by bus from multiple destinations in Southeast Europe, incl. Istanbul, Athens, Sofia, Skopje, Belgrade and Tirana. Buses arrive at Macedonia Central Bus Station (KTEL station), which is located 5km west of Thessaloniki’s city center. Inner-city buses connect KTEL station with the city center.

By train – from within Greece
If you wish to arrive by train, connections from Athens are decently priced, both for overnight and day trips. Student discounts are available and the overnight fare comes at as low as 16 EUR one way. Also, special prices at 9.99 EUR comes for one way trips.

By Ferry – from the Greek Islands
For Greek students residing on islands nearby, a couple of connections from the islands of Lemnos, Lesvos, Chios and Athens port at Pireaus are available.

For local bus routes
visit the OASTH site.