Innovative Economic Symposium 2018
Milestones and Trends of the World Economy

Introductions - 2017

Strategic Partnerships in International Trade

The conference will be held under the auspices of President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman


“The business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs.” Peter F. Drucker


The conference brings together scientists in economics, international relations, finance and marketing both from China and Europe. The conference aims to exchange knowledge and discuss issues related to market mechanisms, international business and strategic decisions.


Thematic Areas

Primary Issues

  • Competitive strategies in international trade
  • Entrepreneurship, international trade and economic growth
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods in management decision making with a focus on international trade
  • Economic, social and environmental dimensions of strategic management in international business
  • Intellectual capital, knowledge and innovation in the development of international trade
  • Decision-making methods and optimization econometric modeling in corporate strategy 
  • Consumer behavior, international marketing, marketing modeling

Alternative Issues

  • Risk management and portfolio optimization
  • Financial sustainability of SMEs
  • Sustainability in logistics / environmental management in the supply chain
  • Monetary policy / currency area theory
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Renewable energy / environmental legislation
  • Social – medial marketing

Number of participants and papers

Approximately 50 participants mainly from Central Europe (Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, Russia,  etc.). The rest of participant from around the world. Approximately 40 scientific papers. Full Paper length shall not exceed 10 pages. Expected Proceeding range is 430 pages (preface, content, 40 papers with 10 pages). A maximum of two articles per author and per volume is accepted.

About organizer

The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice

The primary focus of VŠTE activities is the implementation of full-time and part-time studies for professional bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. The professional study programmes are supported by cooperation with regional entrepreneurs. VŠTE´s other priorities include applied research, the implementation of innovative technologies and knowledge transfer into areas that are current and crucial with regards to the regions needs.

More information about VŠTE at

Contact person: Pavel Rousek, MSc. Ph.D., ITB in České Budějovice


Important dates

  • by June 30, 2018
    full paper submission – extended till September 31, 2018
  • by August 31, 2018
    decision on paper acceptance – extended till October 10, 2018
  • by September 15, 2018
    deadline for the submission of revised papers – extended till October 20, 2018
  • by September 30, 2018
    final decision on paper acceptance – extended till October 25, 2018
  • until October 31, 2018
    deadline for payment - extended till November 5, 2018
  • on November 8.-9., 2018
    the conference takes place

Conference fees

  • conference fee for one article is 100 EUR

Expert guarantor


The Scientific Committee


(c) 2018 - Projektové a inovační centrum VŠTE