Sapientia Erdélyi Magyar Tudományegyetem – Csíkszeredai Kar –

Főoldal / Konferenciák /

13th Annual International Conference on Economics and Business

Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania


invite you to the

 13thAnnual International Conference on Economics and Business


Integration and modernization opportunities on the edge of Europe,

which takes place in Csíkszereda / Miercurea-Ciuc (Romania), Libertatii sq., nr.1

and to the workshop in Székelyudvarhely / Odorheiu Secuiesc, Tamási Áron street  nr. 15.


20-22nd OCTOBER, 2016

Full programme DOWNLOAD here!


204thOctober, 2016

Workshop at Székelyudvarhely / Odorheiu Secuiesc:

Seklerland Economic Development Forum

Organizers: Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania – Regional Scientific Association of Szeklerland (SZRTT)

Venue: Odorheiu Secuiesc/Székelyudvarhely, Municipality City Council (Mayor’s Office), Szent-István Hall

15:30 – 16:00 Arrival time

16:00 – 16:30 Opening/Welcome speech

16:30 – 17:00 Keynote speaker

17:00 – 17:50 Presentations of invited speakers (5 people, 10-10 minutes)

17:50 – 18:10 Coffee break

18:10 – 19:45 Participants’ feedbacks and comments (max. 10 minutes, facilitated by the moderator)

19:45– 20:00 Workshop summary and conclusions (3 people, 5-5 minutes)

20:30 – 23:00 Dinner and wine at Odorheiu Secuiesc /Székelyudvarhely/


21thOctober, 2016

8:00-10:00 - Registration

10:00-10:30 - Opening ceremony (Dr. Makó Zoltán, dean and Ráduly Róbert Kálmán,  mayor)

10:30-12:30 - Plenary presentations

13:00-14:00 Lunch at Sapientia University

14:00 – 19:30 Section proceedings

20:00 - Dinner

21thOctober, 2016

Room: Aula

10:30-12:30 Plenary Session

Gábor LUX (HAS CERS Institute for Regional Studies, Pécs, Hungary): What lies beyond FDI-driven competitiveness in Central European industry?

Imre NAGY (University of Novi Sad, Serbia): Economic development and regional disparities in the Autonomus Province of Vojvodina

István Süli- Zakar(University of Debrecen, Hungary): The Obstacles of regional development on the peripheries of Hungary

22ndOctober, 2016

10:00 – 18:00 Excursion with bus to Csíkszentsimon (Sânsimion) Beer Factory, Daniel Castle from Vargyas (Vârghiș) and Vargyas (Vârghiș) Canion.

Papers are welcome in the following topics:

  • Management
  • Financial affairs
  • Marketing
  • Regional development and politics
  • Economic policy
  • Agricultural and rural development
  • Mathematical economics


The main focus of the conference

This year we will focus on regional development and modernization issues. Although modernization was a late but dynamic trend in the first decade of the 21st century, in the recent years decentralization and modernization has stopped in Romania, affecting the social and economic development of our peripheral region too.We are looking for answers to questions in the regional development of peripheral regions in Europe that face problems similar to those of Szeklerland.

An additional goal of the conference is to provide a forum for academics and professionals to discuss business, planning, organization and human resources issues as well as problems in agribusiness, sustainable development and regional economics.  


Invited speakers:

  • János RECHNITZER, president of Hungarian Regional Science Association, Győr, Hungary
  • Zoltán GÁL, HAS CERS Institute for Regional Studies, Pécs, Hungary
  • Bruno DALLAGO, Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento, Italy
  • Imre NAGY, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • BENEDEK József, University of Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvár


The language of the international conference is English and Hungarian (without translation).


The accepted papers will be published on CD with ISBN, but only those, which will be presented at the conference!
Some selected papers proposed by the Scientific Committee will be published in the Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Economics and Business. Acta is published in cooperation with De Gruyter Open. 

Scientific Committee

  • Sándor ELEKSapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania
  • Attila FÁBIÁN, University of West Hungary, Sopron
  • Ede LÁZÁRSapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania
  • Alexandru MINEA, University of Auvergne, France
  • José Luis MORAGA-GONZÁLEZ, VU University Amsterdam and University of Groningen- Netherlands
  • Imre NAGY, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Zsolt SÁNDOR,Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania
  • Mária VINCZE,  University of Babes Bolyai, Romania


see below – online form

New important deadlines:

Registration and Abstract: 30th April 2016

Abstract acceptance: 15th May 2016

Registration fee and additional costs payment

by bank transfer: 15th June 2016

Submission of Papers: 30th August  2016


Submission guidelines

Abstract: Abstracts must be submitted in our online registration system, therefore the following requirements are supervised by automatic controls and some of these are made automatically. Locate the paper title in bold in the middle of the first line, then insert an empty line followed by name(s) of author(s), title(s) and address(es).

Paper format: Papers are accepted in English language, 20-25 pages long (A5 format!)

Font: Times New Roman 12, line feed 1, left, right, bottom and top margins 2.5 cm. Locate paper title in bold in the middle of the first line, then insert an empty line followed by the name(s) of author(s) and title(s). Figures are only accepted in black and white colors.

Recommended paper structure is: Abstract (English), Key words (max. 5), Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, References, Author's address.


Conference fee:

One publication       30 EUR
One publication for Phd students20 EUR
Two publications 40 EUR
Participation without publication   20 EUR





The registration fee includes the participation at the conference, CD with all papers, lunch and dinner on 21stOctober, conference tour and lunch on 22nd October.

Payment of conference fee is possible at the conference as well.


Bank account:

Beneficiary - the full name and address:

UNIVERSITATEA SAPIENTIA PL MIERCUREA CIUC, Piata Libertatii Nr.1 M-Ciuc Bankinstitut: OTP BANK ROMANIA, sucursala Miercurea Ciuc


IBAN:RO02 OTPV 2600 0007 3814 EU06

(in Euro)

Remittance information:

International Economic Conference 2016 + surname and name of the participant (important for payment identification, please do not forget to include this information in your payment order).

Organizing Committee

  • Adél Csíki, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
  • Andrea Csata, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
  • Benedek Nagy, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
  • Bíborka-Eszter Bíró, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
  • Boróka-Júlia Bíró, Regional Science Association from Szeklerland
  • Éva Réka Bede, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
  • Gergely Fejér - Király, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
  • János Kassay, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
  • Katalin Péter, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
  • László Geréb, Regional Science Association from Szeklerland
  • Levente Tánczos, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
  • Ottilia György, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania


Foregoing workshop:

Development Policies Roundtable: Economic development opportunities in a rural region (in Hungarian)

20th October 2016 (Thursday)

Venue: Tomcsa Sándor Theatre Concert Hall, Tamás Áron str. No. 15,

Székelyudvarhely / Odorheiu Secuiesc


16.00-16.30 Welcome speeches

16.30-17.20 Keynote speeches

17.45-19.45 Discussions


Conference preliminary schedule:

21st October 2016 (Friday) (Csíkszereda / Miercurea-Ciuc)

9:00-10:00       Registration

10:00-10:30     Opening ceremony

10:30-13:00     Plenary presentations

13:00-14:00     Lunch

14:00-18:00     Presentations in parallel sessions

19:00              Dinner


22nd October, 2016 (Saturday)

Visiting Csíki Sör (local beer) Manufacture in Csíkszentsimon

Time: before lunch

Conference tour with bus in Covasna county

Time: after lunch


More information

Adress: Miercurea Ciuc, judeţul Harghita, Piaţa Libertăţii nr. 1., 530104

Tel.: +40-266-314-657

Fax: +40-266-372-099



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