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.

ICIB 2020 will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece) on 21-24 May 2020 and will be organized in parallel sessions of English and Greek.
ICIB 2020 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
  • E-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
  • E-trade
  • Labour economics
  • International finance
  • Fine Art Analytics
  • Η εκπαίδευση στην Ελλάδα της κρίσης

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 ( by the 15 of APRIL 2020 the very latest!!! and NOT to the 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 15th of June 2020 (for associated journals) or until 31st of August 2020 (for Conference Proceedings).


Conference dates:

21-24 MAY 2020. Teleconference sessions on 21st of May 2020 ( 9:00am to 15:00pm Local Time: University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece).

Location: Hotel Nikopolis (22-24th of MAY 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.