Call for Papers and Participation
18th Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference
The Growing Role of the Americas in the Global Economy
April 24-25 | 2014
Laredo, Texas, USA
Submission Deadline : February 28 | 2014
You are cordially invited to submit papers for presentation at this conference which brings together academic researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to
discuss an array of topics affecting the Western Hemisphere in today’s global business world. The conference is sponsored by
Texas A&M International University
A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business
, and the
Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade
in partnership with the
Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas’s Facultad de Comercio, Administración y Ciencias Sociales
The 2014 conference will take place on the campus of Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas, USA.
- Keynote Presentations
- Panel Presentations
- Concurrent Academic Sessions
- Bilingual Sessions (English and Spanish)
- Special Sessions for Graduate Student (Ph.D. and MBA)
- Reduced Registration Fees for Students
- Electronic proceedings
Benefits of Participation:
Denise Dresser, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Edward J. Kane, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance
Senior Policy Scholar
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
A select number of qualified papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of The International Trade Journal, a leading peer-reviewed
academic journal now entering its 28th year
Opportunity to interact with peers from various countries and gain insight into emerging topics related to economics, finance, management, marketing,
information technology, and international business
February 28 | 2014
March 7 | 2014
Notification date for acceptance of submission
March 12 | 2014
End of Early Registration
March 14 | 2014
Due date for complete papers to be considered for inclusion in the electronic proceedings
April 9 | 2014
End of Regular Registration
April 10 | 2014
Late Registration Begins
Papers are invited on any topic related to global business issues including, but not limited to, accounting, economics, finance, information technology,
investment, logistics, management, marketing, sustainability, trade, and development.
All participants must submit their work electronically to email@example.com
Submissions imply that at least one author will register for the conference and be present at the time designated in the conference program.
Research-in-progress will be accepted. Graduate students and non-academic affiliates are also welcome.
Please send a MS Word file of the abstract (100 words maximum) and/or the complete paper by
February 28, 2014 for inclusion in the conference.
Complete papers will be considered for inclusion in the electronic proceedings. Each submission must include a cover page containing only the title of
the research with information about the author(s).
Upon submission, please indicate whether or not you would like your manuscript to be considered for publication in The International Trade Journal.
$200 U.S. Dollars - Early Registration
Payment due by March 12 | 2014
$250 U.S. Dollars - Regular Registration
March 13 - April 9 | 2014
$300 U.S. Dollars - Late Registration
from April 10 | 2014
Student Registration (50% discount based on date payment is received)
Payable by Check, Money Order, or Credit Card to Texas A&M International University
La Quinta Inn & Suites – Laredo Airport
7220 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, Texas 78040
To place a reservation :
Please call hotel directly at 1-956-724-7222
Group Name: 18th Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference
$96 USD per night plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 14%)
Complimentary hotel shuttle is available to/from the Laredo International Airport
Reservations made after April 15, 2014 will be based on room availability at the best available rate offered by the hotel.
For more information, please contact :
Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at Texas A&M International University
5201 University Blvd. - Suite WHT 222E
Laredo, Texas 78041