Dear Colleagues,  

Made apparent by the recently increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus in Europe including Hungary, the situation is so dynamic that each day brings a new turn of events. Unfortunately it has become clear that we have to take the very difficult decision to postpone the OBIC International Conference to 2021.  

This decision has not been an easy one to make, as many of you were looking forward to attend the conference, as were we. The Hungarian government ordered a state of emergency in order to curb the spread of the virus in time and serious travel restrictions were put in place (from today on Hungarian borders are closed for foreign citizens). You may already be aware from the news that universities around Europe are closed and governments are taking every necessary measure to contain the epidemic, which sadly involve cancelling coming events and conferences.  

Our preparations have been underway and we were very much looking forward to welcoming everyone to Budapest, however we are planning to reschedule the conference to next year May with the same program if possible. All papers that have been submitted will be considered accepted for next year as well - but further information will be provided for all of our participants in time.  

There are indeed challenging times, but we are confident that the goals and values of the conference will remain.

 Thank you for your understanding.

 Take care of yourselves and one another.

 Best regards,


Oriental Business and Innovation Center

Budapest Business School


Important dates: 

  • Abstract submission: 15th December 2019
  • Notification of accepted papers: 20th December 2019
  • Full paper submission: 10th March 2020
    (If your paper is not received by the deadline, your name will be removed from the conference agenda.)
  • Program: 1st April 2020
  • Conference dates: 4-5th May 2020
  • Conference location: Budapest Business School, Budapest, Hungary
  • Organizer: Budapest Business School, Oriental Business and Innovation Center (OBIC)


Registration fee: Thanks to our generous sponsor, the registration fee is waived.


The organizers will cover the accommodation expenses for 3 nights (for foreigners).
You will be expected to indicate your request for free accommodation by 3rd February 2020 by submitting a flight ticket as assurance of your intents, otherwise OBIC will not be able to finance accommodation.



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