You are invited to participate in The 2018 Costa Rica Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF) – San Jose, Costa Rica.  The Conference, sponsored by The Institute for Business and Finance Research, LLC (IBFR), will be held from May 22-25, 2018 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is often referred to as the Switzerland of Central America and was recently identified in an international study as the happiest place on earth.  Costa Rica is a world renowned cultural and environmental destination with tremendous diversity.  It has an active volcano, beautiful mountain ranges, world class beaches, abundant rainforest, and numerous other attractions.  For a detailed call for papers is available

Theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of business, finance, marketing, management, accounting, MIS, public administration, economics, business education and related fields are welcome. Papers do not need to be global in nature. English and Spanish language sessions will be offered. An Internet Session will be offered for those unable to make the trip to the conference venue
The conference welcomes papers from academics, including professors, students, and industry practitioners.  Non presenting participants are also welcome.  The conference welcomes individuals wishing to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.   We can provide a document to verify your hours of participation for possible CPE credit.

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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    22 May.



    25 May.


  • 19 Mar.


    Draft paper submission deadline

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