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Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology Conference

(In association with World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference ) 

22-25 July, 2013

DUE TO POPULAR REQUEST, THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS IS NOW EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 19TH APRIL 2013. 

 Hosted by Cape Peninsula University of Technology in partnership with Tshwane University of Technology 

THE HOTEL SELECTED FOR THIS 2013 CONFERENCE

The Lagoon Beach Hotel, Lagoon Gate Drive, Cape Town has been selected as the 2013 WARES/AWFBMIT Conference venue for the Presentation of Papers, Welcome Address, Conference Dinner and Delegates Accommodation. Website: http://www.lagoonbeachhotel.co.za.  The person to contact at the Lagoon Beach Hotel is: Tamsyn Hoosen – Assistant Sales Manager: Email: Tamsyn@lagoonbeachhotel.co.za; or Maryke Boonzaier – Groups & Events Co-ordinator:  Tel. +27 21 528 2118;  Fax  +27 21 528 2010. Email: Confer5@lagoonbeachhotel.co.za

Executive Conference Director and Program Chair

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, President, World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education.

Associate Co-Program Chairs
Professor Mzikayise Binza, Cape Peninsula University of Technology; and Professor Kabelo Moeti, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS: 1st March 2013

TYPES OF PAPERS FOR SUBMISSIONS: Your submission can be in any of the following four categories.
An abstract only paper of least 100 words but not more than one page; or
A proposal/work in progress paper to be no longer than 5 pages; or
A competitive full paper to be no longer than 15 pages; or
A literature review paper to be no longer than 15 pages but needs to provide theoretical insights based on reviews of relevant literature.
Whatever you submit in any of the above four categories can be a qualitative paper or a quantitative paper or a case study or it can be a combination of both qualitative and quantitative paper.

Theme: Challenges and Perspectives in this Era of Global and Financial Uncertainty

The ever-increasing economic, political, social and cultural changes occurring in local and international environments are dramatically altering the landscape of organizations. These changes continue to affect the practice of organizations worldwide thus meaning that organizations must constantly remain innovative and take an integrative view that emphasizes the inter-relatedness and inter-dependency of various organizational functions and interdisciplinary perspectives.

This multidisciplinary conference calls for papers from different disciplines because knowledge learned in one context may become a knowledge base in other contexts that could be vital for future technological development and the advancement of knowledge. This is an excellent opportunity to network and share current knowledge. If you are a researcher, educator, practitioner, or scholar in any area of Business, Finance, Banking, Accounting, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Information Technology, Marketing, Management, Public Administration and Social Policy or Human Resource Management, this Conference is for you!

TRACK  AREAS

Track 1: Business (Local and International Business) – Papers in any area of  Business including administration, economics, entrepreneurs, finance, information systems, accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, management, public relations, strategy, human resource management, quantitative methods, operations research, Agribusiness etc.

Track 2: Finance, Banking and Accounting – Papers in any of area of Finance, Banking and Accounting including accounting theory and practice, auditing, financial planning, financial management, cost accounting, portfolio analysis, budgeting, international accounting, etc.

Track 3: Social Sciences – Papers in any of area of Social Sciences including political science, public administration, international relations, forensic science, criminal justice, sociology, history, psychology, anthropology, criminology, archaeology, law, communication, geography, social work, health care, etc.

Track 4: Humanities – Papers in any area of Humanities including ancient and modern languages, cultural studies, literature, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts such as music and theatre, linguistics, etc.

Track 5: Education – Papers in any areas of Education including teaching strategy in education; approaches to teaching and learning; teaching methods and techniques in various levels of education (from pre-school education to secondary/high school education); teaching methods in university/colleges of higher education; traditional on-campus versus online and distance learning teaching methods, open learning, long life learning, etc.

Track 6: Information Technology – Papers in any area of Information Technology including resource information management, decision support systems, resource planning systems, business intelligence, systems analysis and design, software for business applications, networking systems, security, storage technologies, Web technologies, human-computer interaction, IT system acquisition, implementation, and integration, including systems development, and integration methodologies and processes, etc.

Track 7: Marketing – Papers in any of area of Marketing including advertising and integrated marketing communication, international Marketing, social marketing, digital media, consumer behavior, tourism and event marketing, hospitality marketing, services marketing,  retail marketing, strategic marketing; health care marketing, global marketing, sustainable marketing, pricing, product development, distribution and logistics, retail marketing etc.

Track 8: Management – Papers in any area of Management including organizational behavior, culture, decision making, organizational structure and design, organizational change and development, strategic management and planning, motivation and leadership, marketing management, production management, health care management, tourism and event management,  managing change and development, environmental management, ethics and social responsibility, retail management etc.

Track 9: Public Administration and Social Policy – Papers in any area of Public Administration and Social Policy including central government and civil service administration; regional and devolved government administration; local government administration; social policy, health and social care; administration of charities and voluntary organizations; evaluation of public policy; decision-making and policy-making in public organizations; development of public sector organizations; group dynamics; management of public organizations, administrative law, public budgeting and financial administration, etc.

Track 10: Human Resources Management – Papers in any of area of Human Resources Management including, training and development, industrial relations, selection and recruitment, human resource planning, career planning and development, employees performance evaluation, etc.

Track 11: Doctoral Research Session – Papers in any area of Doctoral research including business, finance, social sciences, education, humanities, marketing, human resource management, finance, accounting, banking, management and information technology, public administration and social policy, etc.

TRACK CHAIRS

Track 1: Business (Local and International)
Professor Joseph Aiyeku, Chair Department of Marketing and Decision Sciences, Bertolon School of Business, Salem State University, Salem, MA. USA. Email: jaiyeku@salemstate.edu

Dr Rony Gabbay, UWA Business School (Economics), The University of Western Australia , 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009. Email: Rony.Gabbay@uwa.edu.au

Professor Gabriel O Ogunmokun (Ph.D Monash), President, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Chair of Marketing and Management Department, University of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands. ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com;

Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, 519 Pioneer Tower, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu

Professor Philippe Coffre, Universitaire Leonard de Vinci Paris La Defense Cedex, France. Email: philippe.coffre@devinci.fr;

Dr Darelle Groenewald , University of Johannesburg, Department of Business Management, South Africa. Email: dgroenewald@uj.ac.za

Prof M Roberts-Lombard, Head of MCom and PhD Programs, Department of Marketing, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: mornayrl@uj.ac.za

Prof Cecile Nieuwenhuizen, University of Johannesburg, Department of Business Management, South Africa. Email: cecilen@uj.ac.za;

Professor Deseré Kokt, Chair, Faculty Research Committee, School for Tourism, Hospitality and Sport, Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa. Email: koktd@cut.ac.za

Track 2: Finance, Banking and Accounting

Professor Dr. Sorin A. Tuluca, Professor of Finance, Department of Economics, Finance and International Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Ave. M-MS2-02, Madison, NJ, USA Email: Tuluca@fdu.edu;

Dr Haitham Nobanee, College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University Abu Dhabi, 59911, U.A.E. Email: nobanee@gmail.com;

Y Slabbert, Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa, P O Box 392, Pretoria, 0001 Republic of South Africa. Email: slabby@unisa.ac.za;

Track 3: Social Sciences
Prof Sonja Verwey, Head of Department of Strategic Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: sverwey@uj.ac.za

Associate Professor Balakrishnan Parasuraman, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysi Sabah, Malaysia. Email: bala@ums.edu.my; issac05@hotmail.com

Prof Rachel Barker, University of South Africa (Unisa), Department of Communication Science, Unisa, P O Box 392, Pretoria, 0001 Republic of South Africa. Email: barker@unisa.ac.za

Dr Dharmagadda Sreedhar, Department of Pharmacy Management, Manipal University, Manipal – 576 104, Karnataka, India. Emai:- sreedhardg@gmail.com; d.sreedhar@manipal.edu;

Track 4: Humanities
Prof Sonja Verwey, Head of Department of Strategic Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: sverwey@uj.ac.za ;

Prof Rachel Barker, University of South Africa (Unisa), Department of Communication Science, Unisa, P O Box 392, Pretoria, 0001 Republic of South Africa. Email: barker@unisa.ac.za

Track 5: Education
Professor Abel ‘Femi Adekola, Dean, College of Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 232 Tech Wing, Jarvis Hall, Menomonie, WI 54751 USA. Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Derek Ong, Sunway University, Malaysia. Email: dereko@sunway.edu.my

Dr Dharmagadda Sreedhar, Department of Pharmacy Management, Manipal University, Manipal – 576 104, Karnataka, India. Emai:- sreedhardg@gmail.com; d.sreedhar@manipal.edu;

Manthan D. Janodia, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal – 576 104, Karnataka, India. Email: manthan.j@manipal.edu; mdjanodia1978@yahoo.co.in

Track 6: Information Technology
Prof Rachel Barker, University of South Africa (Unisa), Department of Communication Science, Unisa, P O Box 392, Pretoria, 0001 Republic of South Africa. Email: barker@unisa.ac.za

Dr Visvanathan Naicker, School of Business and Finance, HOD – Masters & Doctoral Research, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Email: vnaicker@uwc.ac.za

Track 7: Marketing

Professor Gabriel O Ogunmokun (Ph.D Monash), President, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Chair of Marketing and Management Department, University of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands. ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.com ; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com;

Professor Joseph Aiyeku, Chair Department of Marketing and Decision Sciences, Bertolon School of Business, Salem State University, Salem, MA. USA. Email: jaiyeku@salemstate.edu;

Prof M Roberts-Lombard, Head of MCom and PhD Programmes, Department of Marketing, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: mornayrl@uj.ac.za

Derek Ong, Sunway University, Malaysia. Email: dereko@sunway.edu.my

Prof Mercy Mpinganjira, University of Johannesburg, Department of Marketing, South Africa. Email: mmpinganjira@uj.ac.za

Dr. K. Chitra, Director, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, N.G.G.O Colony Post, Coimbatore- 641 022. India. Email: profkchitra@gmail.com

Dr. K. Prakash Vel, University of Wollongong in Dubai, P. O. Box: 20183, Dubai, UAE. Email: prakashvel@uowdubai.ac.ae

Dr Marius Wait, University of Johannesburg, Deputy Head of Department of Marketing, South Africa. Email: mwait@uj.ac.za

Dr. Bolajoko N. Dixon-Ogbechi, Faculty of Business, University of Lagos, Nigeria. dixonogbechi@yahoo.com

Professor Philippe Coffre, Universitaire Leonard de Vinci Paris La Defense Cedex, France. Email: philippe.coffre@devinci.fr;

Dr C Rootman, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Email: chantal.rootman@nmmu.ac.za

Dr Craig Julian, School of Commerce and Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Southern Cross University, P.O. Box 42, Tweed Heads N.S.W. 2485. Email: Craig.Julian@scu.edu.au ; craigcjulian@hotmail.com;

Track 8:Management
Professor Gabriel O Ogunmokun (Ph.D Monash), President, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Chair of Marketing and Management Department, University of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands. ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com;

Associate Professor Hael Y. Fakhoury, Arab Open University, Faculty of Business Studies Jordan Branch, Email: h_fakhoury@aou.edu.jo

Dr Dharmagadda Sreedhar, Department of Pharmacy Management, Manipal University, Manipal – 576 104, Karnataka, India. Emai:- sreedhardg@gmail.com; d.sreedhar@manipal.edu

Dr. Geoff A Goldman, Head, Full Research M&D Programs, Department of Business Management Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: ggoldman@uj.ac.za

Dr Craig Julian, School of Commerce and Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Southern Cross University, P.O. Box 42, Tweed Heads N.S.W. 2485. Email: Craig.Julian@scu.edu.au ; craigcjulian@hotmail.com;

Dr Alfred Ogle, Principal Researcher, Synergistic Research, Perth, Western Australia. Email: dralfredogle@outlook.com

Y Slabbert, Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa, P O Box 392, Pretoria, 0001 Republic of South Africa. Email: slabby@unisa.ac.za;

Professor Deseré Kokt, Chair, Faculty Research Committee, School for Tourism, Hospitality and Sport, Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa. Email: koktd@cut.ac.za

Dr Marianne Doubell, Faculty of Business & Economic Sciences, NMMU George Campus, South Africa.  E-mail: marianne.doubell@nmmu.ac.za

Track 9: Public Administration and Social Policy

Professor Kabelo Moeti, Public Management Department, Faculty of Humanities, Soshanguve campus, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. Email: moetikb@tut.ac.za

Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. Email:binzam@cput.ac.za; mzikayise.binza@gmail.com;

Levy Ndou, Public Management Department, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. Email: NdouLL@tut.ac.za

Prof. Tito Khalo, Tshwane University of Technology, Department of Public Management.
Email: khalot@tut.ac.za

Ricky Mukonza, Tshwane University of Technology, Department of Public Management.
Email: MukonzaRM@tut.ac.za

Track 10: Human Resource Management
Prof Sonja Verwey, Head of Department of Strategic Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: sverwey@uj.ac.za;

Manthan D. Janodia, Department of Pharmacy Management, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal – 576 104, Karnataka, India. Email: manthan.j@manipal.edu; mdjanodia1978@yahoo.co.in;

Dr. Geoff A Goldman, Head, Full Research M&D Programs, Department of Business Management Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: ggoldman@uj.ac.za

Associate Professor Balakrishnan Parasuraman, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysi Sabah, PO Box 22144, Luyang, 88781 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Email: bala@ums.edu.my; issac05@hotmail.com

Dr Marianne Doubell, Faculty of Business & Economic Sciences, NMMU George Campus, South Africa.  E-mail: marianne.doubell@nmmu.ac.za

Track 11: Doctoral Research
Professor Abel ‘Femi Adekola, College of Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 232 Tech Wing, Jarvis Hall, Menomonie, WI 54751 USA. Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Professor Kabelo Moeti, Public Management Department, Faculty of Humanities, Soshanguve campus, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. Email: moetikb@tut.ac.za

Dr Rony Gabbay, UWA Business School (Economics), The University of Western Australia , 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009. Email: Rony.Gabbay@uwa.edu.au;

Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. Email:binzam@cput.ac.za; mzikayise.binza@gmail.com

Dr. K. Prakash Vel, University of Wollongong in Dubai, P. O. Box: 20183, Dubai, UAE. Email: prakashvel@uowdubai.ac.ae

Prof M Roberts-Lombard, Head of MCom and PhD Programs, Department of Marketing, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: mornayrl@uj.ac.za

Professor Dr. Sorin A. Tuluca, Professor of Finance, Department of Economics, Finance and International Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Ave. M-MS2-02, Madison, NJ, USA Email: Tuluca@fdu.edu

PRIZES AND AWARD: Participants will have a chance to win a free iPad; eReader, etc through random drawing at the Conference Dinner!  There is a “Best Paper” Award. Best competitive papers at the Conference will also be considered to be double blind reviewed again for possible publication in any of these double blind peer refereed journals: 

  • Journal of Management and World Business Research ISSN 1449- 3179
  • Journal of International Marketing and Exporting ISSN 1324-5864
  • International Journal of Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education ISSN 2201-3105. This is a new double blind peer review journal.

NOTE: The Journal of International Marketing and Exporting (JIME) is a double blind peer reviewed journal. It is indexed in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s and EBSCO and included in their research data base of academic journals.The Journal of Management and World Business Research (JOMAWBR) is also a double blind peer reviewed journal. It is indexed in Ulrich’s and EBSCO and included in their research data base of academic journals. The World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars (WARES) in Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education,registered in Australia, aims to facilitate educators, researchers, and scholars in sharing research knowledge that exists around the world in their respective disciplines through WARES conferences, seminars and publications.

INSTRUCTION FOR PAPERS
1. Manuscripts should be emailed to Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Executive Conference Director and Program Chair, who will forward them to appropriate Track Chairs.Email: office@academyofworldfinance.com Your paper(s) will be sent to reviewers because all manuscripts must be subjected to a double blind, peer review process. Although papers accepted for presentation as a result of the double blind, peer review process will be published in the Proceedings (subject to meeting our publication requirements), the publication of the papers is not an endorsement of the content of any of the papers by the Academy. The Academy is not responsible for any claims made in any of the papers accepted for publication in the proceedings. The authors of each of the papers are solely responsible for the content, referencing of their papers, grammar, theories, positions, and terminology, set forth in proceedings. The authors of each of the papers are also responsible for ensuring that manuscripts they have submitted for publication in the proceedings have not been published elsewhere and contain no material previously published or written by another person, except when due reference is made in the text of the paper.

A full paper must be at least 5 pages long. The Proceedings will be supplied to all Conference participants and will have an ISBN. As every Conference of the Academy is of national and international significance because they each cover so many important areas, the proceedings will be made available for sale to the general public. Manuscripts should contain about a 100 word abstract and conform to the Harvard style of writing or to the style of the American Psychological Association or follow any other acceptable referencing style. The manuscript must be clearly written without any spelling or grammatical errors.

General style/format guide includes: You can submit (i) an abstract only paper of least 100 words but not more than one page, or (ii) a proposal/work in progress paper to be no longer than 5 pages, or (iii) a competitive paper but must be no longer than 15 pages or (iv) a literature review paper to be no longer than 15 pages. For every page that is over the specified number of pages, twenty Australian dollars (A$20) per page will be charged. Manuscripts must not have been previously published.

Manuscripts should be single spaced, Times New Roman font, 12pt with 2.4cm margin on all four sides and using Windows. The title of your paper must be written in bold capital letters using 12pt Times New Roman font. Also all headings and sub-headings must be written in bold capital letters (e.g. ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION) using 12pt Times New Roman font.

All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the paper.

The paper should have two covers. The first cover should contain the title, abstract, full authorship, authors’ academic degrees, professional titles, affiliations, postal and email addresses, acknowledgment of research sponsors and assistance. This should then be followed by another cover that only indicates the article title and the abstract (this will be used for anonymous refereeing). This second cover should be followed by the full paper.

2. Regarding publications in the proceedings, the Academy will allow authors to decide whether to publish the complete paper in the proceedings or to publish only the abstract.

Upon acceptance of a paper, the author(s) agree that:

At least one author will present the paper at the Conference and must pre-register as a condition for publication in the proceedings and the copyright will belong to the Academy unless you choose to publish only a one page abstract.

The conference registration fee entitles you to present not more than 2 papers that you are one of the authors for. It also covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, Conference proceedings, all Conference sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Conference Dinner.

3. Concerning appropriate track for your paper: If you have any question or you are uncertain of the appropriate track for your paper, please contact the Executive Conference Director and Program Chair: Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun – Email: office@academyofworldfinance.com

Information about local arrangements (e.g. hotel accommodation, entry visa) should be directed to Associate Program Chairs: Professor Mzikayise Binza of Cape Peninsula University of Technology – Email: BinzaM@cput.ac.za  and/or Professor Kabelo Moeti of Tshwane University of Technology – Email: MoetiKB@tut.ac.za

WHO CAN ATTEND?

PRESENTERS: People can attend the Conference if they have submitted a paper which has been blind reviewed and accepted and if they have paid the registration fee. The registration fee covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, Conference proceedings, all Conference sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Conference Dinner. Each presenter will receive a Certificate of Participation and will automatically become a member of the Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology (in association with the World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social sciences, Humanities and Education) for a stipulated time.

NON-PRESENTERS: People can also attend the Conference as an observer to listen to the presentations of papers without presenting a paper of their own, if they have paid the registration fee. The registration fee covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, Conference proceedings, all Conference sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Conference Dinner.

Each non-presenter will receive a Certificate of Attendance and can become an associate member of the Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology (in association with the World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social sciences, Humanities and Education) for a stipulated time.

SPECIAL BENEFITS AND DISCOUNT FOR FULL-TIME MBA AND PHD STUDENTS WHO ARE NON-PRESENTERS

Full-time MBA and/ or PhD Non-Presenting Students (i.e. those who are not authors or co-authors of papers being presented at this Conference) will receive 20% discount on student registration. The registration fee will be AUD 532 instead of AUD 665 (if paid on time).  They will also receive a Certificate of Attendance and can become student members of the Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology (in association with the World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social sciences, Humanities and Education) for a stipulated time.

Attending the conference will give MBA and PhD students the opportunity to learn from published academics and encourage them to do research. They will also be able to attend a lecture/workshop session especially for MBA and PhD students on how to engage in research that leads to successful publications.

Extension of Full Registration Payment Date: All papers submitted to WARES and to AWFBMIT have to be double-blind peer reviewed before a decision can be made to accept, reject or to modify the paper.  As we are still receiving reviewers’ comments for a number of papers, we have now extended the date for receiving your revised paper and the Full Registration Payment to be on or before 21st June 2013 instead of 24th May 2013.

Important: Without receiving your revised final paper and your conference registration fee on or before the 21st June 2013, the Academy cannot guarantee that your paper will appear in the conference proceedings.

Late Registration:  Any registration payment for Presenters received after 21st June 2013 will incur a 10% late fee and must be paid no later than 30th June 2013. Payment for Non-presenters is due on or before 2nd July or a late fee of 10% will be added and must be paid no later than 9th July 2013.

Click on the following link for the New Revised Conference Registration Form.

Final Conference Registration Form for 2013 WARES-AWFBMAIT

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: The Embassy office in your country or region will be able to provide information regarding specific visa guidelines. A list of passports holders from countries that do not need a visa to visit South Africa can be found on: South Africa Visa Information

REFUND POLICY CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION

 Any cancellation received by the Academy will be subject to the following refund policy:

Eighty per cent (80%) of the amount paid will be refunded if written cancellation is received at least 6 weeks prior to the conference

Fifty per cent (50%) of the amount paid will be refunded if written cancellation is received at least 4 weeks prior to the conference.

No refund will be paid if written cancellation is received less than 4 weeks prior to the conference or if the abstract or the full paper has been included in the conference proceedings.

PRIZES AT THE CONFERENCE DINNER: Participants who register and present their papers at the conference as well as attend the conference dinner have a chance to win a free iPad or eReader through random drawing of tickets. If a number is drawn and the person with the ticket number is not available in the room when the number is drawn, another number will be drawn because the person whose number is drawn must be present to win the prize.  The Program Chair and the Associate Program Chairs cannot win any of the two prizes.

THE HOTEL SELECTED FOR THIS 2013 CONFERENCE

The Lagoon Beach Hotel, Lagoon Gate Drive, Cape Town has been selected as the 2013 WARES/AWFBMIT Conference venue for the Presentation of Papers, Welcome Address, Conference Dinner and Delegates Accommodation. Website: http://www.lagoonbeachhotel.co.za.  The person to contact at the Lagoon Beach Hotel is: Tamsyn Hoosen – Assistant Sales Manager: Email: Tamsyn@lagoonbeachhotel.co.za; or Maryke Boonzaier – Groups & Events Co-ordinator:  Tel. +27 21 528 2118;  Fax  +27 21 528 2010. Email: Confer5@lagoonbeachhotel.co.za

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