Miami, Florida, USA | June 18 – 21, 2017

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) cordially invites submissions for participation in the 27th Annual IFAMA World Conference.   Participants from industry, government and academia are welcome to share ideas and react to the latest research and practice in agribusiness. 

Call for Symposium Contributions

Anyone in the business and academic community is invited to submit original proposals for

•   Track 1: Agribusiness Research Papers (including Research Case Studies)

•   Track 2: Posters about Agribusiness Research or Teaching

•   Track 3: Teaching Case Studies

Each proposal should be designated for inclusion in one of the specified tracks listed above.

For consideration of Papers and Posters, Track 1 or 2:

Authors must submit a 3 to 5-page abstract in English. Each abstract must contain the following: Cover Page; Problem Statement; Objectives; Procedures/methodologies/approaches; Results; Conclusions; References.  Indicate through the track designation whether you prefer to present as either a paper or a poster. Submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review. The top research papers will be invited to participate in the Best Paper Award competition and may be selected for publication in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR).  

For consideration of Teaching Cases (Track 3):

The Symposium will showcase several agribusiness case studies that utilize the Harvard-Style teaching case method.  Authors are asked to submit an abstract of 3 to 5 pages in English.  Each teaching case abstract must contain the following:  Cover Page;  Industry and Setting;  Learning Objectives;  Teaching Notes.

Important Dates:

Proposals still accepted, please submit as early as possible to avoid disappointment in case available slots fill up.

February 28, 2017:  Authors will be notified of acceptance into paper or poster sessions, or teaching cases.  Upon confirmation of the intent to present, authors must register for the meeting in order to maintain the right to present at the Symposium. (Proposals submitted after January 21st will be notified later than February 28).

March 31, 2017:  Last day to submit full case or complete manuscript for Best Paper Competition or to be featured in the Teaching Case Study showcase.

May 1, 2017:  Final paper is due to the organizers.

June 1, 2017:  Final Program Schedule available online

June 18-21, 2017:  Presentations scheduled.  Most authors will present on Sunday June 18; there will also be academic sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20-21.

For questions please contact: 

2017 Symposium Chairs:
Victoria Salin, Texas A&M University, USA
Julie Pennington, University of Tampa, USA
Anoma Ariyawardana, University of Queensland, Australia