Postponement of 7th ISBEE World Congress
New dates: July 20-22, 2022
Dear members and friends of ISBEE,
As the unprecedented year 2020 nears its end we reach out to you with new dates for the 7th ISBEE World Congress, the “Olympics in Business Ethics”, in Bilbao, Spain.
After careful consideration and in light of the continuing global Covid-19 crisis the ISBEE Executive Committee has decided to defer the next World Congress once again, from 2021 to the summer of 2022.
The ISBEE World Congress lives from the personal exchange and encounters of participants from all over the world, the taste and sense of place, and the spirit of a vibrant community of scholars and practitioners. The ISBEE spirit comes to life especially in a physical meeting and it was decided that a virtual conference in 2021 will not fulfill that purpose.
The successful vaccine developments are encouraging and will bring relief over the next few months. However, the situation around the world, especially in Europe and the United States, still raise significant concerns and air travel will continue to be severely limited in 2021. And even with rapid progress and ease of restrictions the lead time to organize a prestigious congress will be insufficient. Since the health and well-being of our members and participants is our first priority, we have therefore decided together with the organizing committee in Bilbao that the next ISBEE World Congress will take place in Bilbao, Spain, July 20-22, 2022.
A new call for papers will be published in due course. Paper acceptances will be honoured but we encourage authors to revise their submissions if, and where, appropriate. More details will be announced.
We look forward to welcoming you in person in Bilbao in 2022!
On behalf of the ISBEE Executive Committee, thank you for patience, best wishes for the holiday season and above all, stay healthy!
Prof Thomas Maak, University of Melbourne
The principal venue will be at the University of the Basque Country and University of Deusto in Bilbao. Bilbao is home to the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum.
Not long after it opened in 1997, the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao became a case study in urbanism, credited with transforming a declining industrial city into a sleek tourist destination. Few people know more about the “Guggenheim effect” than Miguel Zugaza, both then and now the director of the nearby Bilbao Fine Arts museum. Previously obscure, despite its splendid collection of Spanish masters, his museum now gets twice the 150,000 visitors a year it received in 2002.
THE ECONOMIST Print Edition August 18th 2018.