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The International Scientific Conference “Business and Regional Development” is organized and held biannually by the Faculty of Economics at Trakia University.

The first (2009), second (2011), third (2013) and fourth (2017) International Scientific Conferences “Business and Regional Development” welcomed over 390 participants from 13 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK, and USA). The submitted reports were published in Trakia Journal of Sciences.

Purpose: to build and maintain an efficient system of interactions among science, business and government sectors.

Target groups: the academia, business representatives, local administration and state organs, which are developing sector and regional policies at a national and international level.

Main topic areas:

Regional development and public administration
Business development and innovations
Economics and business management
Socio-cultural and sports, information and communication problems of businesses and communities
Innovative methods and means of training in Economics at tertiary education

Official languages: Bulgarian and English

Important deadlines
Sending an application form, and an abstract in English: 08.05.2019
Approval of applications: 10.05.2019
Payment of participation fee: 15.05.2019
Submitting full text reports in English: 21.06.2019

The reports will be published in Trakia Journal of Sciences. The requirements for formatting the abstracts and reports are listed on the journal website: http://tru.uni-sz.bg/tsj/ , and on the conference website: http://www.sf-conference.eu
Candidates may deliver up to two presentations.

Conference venue: Trakia University, Faculty of Economics, Stara Zagora

Participation fees:
First report: 120 BGN (publishing fee, conference materials, coffee breaks and dinner)
Students and PhD students: 60 BGN
Second report: 60 BGN
Attendance without presentation: 60 BGN
Deadline for wiring fees: 25.04.2019

Bank account:
Unicredit Bulbank Ltd
Stara Zagora, 6000
IBAN: BG09 UNCR 7000 3116 5930 30

Purpose of payment: conference fee, name and surname, organization
Each participant is responsible for their travel, accommodation and daily costs.
The conference is held under the auspices of Ms Gergana Mikova, Regional Governor of Stara Zagora Region.

Conference Organization Committee:
Honorary Chairman: Prof. Ivan Vashin, DSc. – Rector of Trakia University
Chairman: Prof. Nadka Kostadinova, PhD – Dean of the Faculty of Economics
Deputy Chairman: Prof. Veselin Videv, DSc. – Vice-Dean for Science and Research of the Faculty of Economics

Prof. Todorka Atanassova, PhD
Prof. Rumen Otuzbirov, PhD
Prof. Yuliana Yarkova, PhD
Prof. Georgi Zhelyazkov, PhD
Prof. Galina Dyakova, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Blaga Stoykova, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Hristo Momchilov, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Tanya Tanneva, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Iskra Nencheva, PhD
Senior Expert for Science and Research: Ms Denitsa Markova

Conference Scientific Committee:
Prof. Vesselin Videv, DSc – Vice-Dean for Science and Research of the Faculty of Economics
Prof. Dr. Habil. Alois Heisenhuber, (TU Munich, Germany)
Prof. José Luiz Vasquez, PhD (University of Léon, Spain)
Prof. Nikola Valchev, DSc (Institute for Economic Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Prof. Ivan Kanchev, DSc (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Prof. Yossif Iliev, DSc (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Prof. Assen Konarev, DSc (University of Food Technology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
Prof. Evgeni Stanimirov, PhD (University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria)
Prof. Mariana Bozhinova, PhD (Academy of Economics, Svishtov, Bulgaria)
Assoc. Prof. Boryana Ivanova, PhD (University of Agriculture, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

GENERAL CONDITIONS for participation