AIB South Asia Conference 2024 - KUSOM

January 07, 2024 04:15
January 09, 2024 10:15
KUSOM, Lalitpur
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AIB South Asia Conference 2024 - KUSOM

The AIB South Asia Conference 2024, where members from across the region, spanning Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, gather to foster idea exchange, research presentation, and professional networking opportunities will be proudly hosted by the WTO Chairs Programme and its esteemed partner, Kathmandu University School of Management in Nepal, this conference sets the stage for engaging discussions and impactful interactions.

Key Dates

  • Paper Submission Window - August 15 - November 07, 2023
  • Last Date for Paper Submission - November 07, 2023
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance decisions - November 15, 2023
  • Last Date for Early Bird Registration - November 22, 2023
  • Last Registration Deadlin - -01 January, 2024
  • AIB South Asia 2024 Conference - January 07 January 09, 2024


  • Global trade and South Asia: Competitiveness, Value Chains and ESG 

Sub-Themes & Tracks

Regional Economic Integration and Trade

  • Multilateral Institutions and Trade Facilitation
  • NTBs & NTMs – Impact on South Asian competitiveness
  • NAMA & WTO
  • Agreement on Agriculture, Food Security & WTO
  • RTAs, FTAs and WTO
  • SMEs and Sustainability in Trade (Please add this subtheme)

Competitiveness, circular and digital economy and Emerging Markets

  1. Challenges, drivers, facilitators, business models, and the policy framework
  2. Digitalization, Automation, Analytics & AI on trade in South Asia
  3. Global Value Chains to Regional Value Chains?
  4. GVC, GSC and digital infrastructure in Emerging markets
  5. Green and Agility in supply chains and its impact on GVC

International Marketing, Branding and Consumer Behavior

  1. Use of AI in brand management and marketing strategies.
  2. Marketing strategies for millennials.
  3. Impact of influencer marketing on brand management.
  4. Influence of cross culture and social media on brand preferences and marketing strategies
  5. Green brands and responsible marketing

International Human Resource Management and Global Leadership

  1. Use of Business Analytics for making HR decisions
  2. Strategic human resource management
  3. Leadership in South Asian context
  4. Women leadership: Challenges and Opportunities
  5. Gig-economy and moon lighting and its impact on International firms.

International Finance and Trade Competitiveness

  1. Financial Reporting issues and ESG Reporting
  2. Opportunities and Risks of Fintech in International Trade financing decisions of firms
  3. Emerging Financial Instruments for trade finance
  4. Risk mitigation tools in International trade
  5. New dimensions on Credit assessment and country risk assessment

Non-market Factors, ESG and Preparedness of South Asia

  1. Investment decisions and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance
  2. Policy instruments for ESG in South Asia
  3. ESG, GVC and Competitiveness
  4. SDG and ESG – Country, Industry and Firm level integration issues


AIB South Asia Conference 2024 Brochure.pdf