CALL FOR PAPERS
New Submission Deadline: February 28, 2013
17th Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference
“Western Hemisphere meets Eastern Hemisphere:
Trade, Investment and Development Opportunities”
April 10-12, 2013
Laredo, Texas, USA
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. This year’s conference will focus on how both Eastern and Western Hemispheric countries seek to promote sustainable development,
and the opportunities and challenges they face in doing so.
The conference is sponsored by Texas A&M International University, the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, and the Center
for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, in partnership with Universidad Regiomontana’s Escuela de Negocios and Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas’s Facultad de Comercio, Administración y Ciencias Sociales (Mexico); University of International Business
and Economics and Wuhan University (China); and with support from Americas Society-Council of the Americas (Washington, D.C.). The 2013 conference will take place on the campus of Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas, USA.
Dr. Peter Dorfman, President of the Board, GLOBE Foundation for Research and Education
Dr. Joseph Michael Finger, Lead Economist and Chief, Trade Policy Research Group, World Bank (Retired)
Dr. Andrew Hilton, Director, Center for the Study of Financial Innovation
Ambassador Joe Rogers, Chairman, The China Fund, Inc.
Concurrent Academic Sessions
Bilingual (English and Spanish) Sessions
Special Sessions for Ph.D. Students
Benefits of Participation:
Distinguished papers will be considered for publication in Texas A&M International University’s
International Trade Journal, a leading peer-reviewed academic journal now entering its 27th 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, 2013 - Submission Deadline EXTENDED
March 1, 2013 - Notification date for acceptance of submission
March 6, 2013 - End of early registration
March 8, 2013 - Due date for complete papers to be considered for inclusion in the electronic proceedings
April 3, 2013 - End of regular registration
April 4, 2013 - Late registration begins
Papers are invited on any topic related to the general theme of “Western Hemisphere meets Eastern Hemisphere: Trade, Investment and Development Opportunities.”
All participants must submit their work electronically to [log in to unmask].
Graduate students and non-academic affiliates are welcome. 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.
Please send a MS Word file of either the
complete paper or abstract (200 words maximum) by February 28, 2013
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).
$200 U.S. Dollars - Early Registration: January 1 - March 6, 2013
$250 U.S. Dollars - Regular Registration: March 7 - April 2, 2013
$300 U.S. Dollars - Late Registration: On or after April 3, 2013
Payable by Check, Money Order, or Credit Card to Texas A&M International University.
For hotel reservations in Laredo, Texas, USA (ON
OR BEFORE MARCH 29, 2013)
La Posada Hotel, 1000 Zaragoza Street, Laredo, Texas 78040
To place a reservation, please call 1-800-444-2099
Group Name: 17th Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference
Rate: $82 USD per night plus applicable state and local taxes, currently 14%
Complimentary hotel shuttle is available to/from the Laredo International Airport.
NOTE: Reservations made after
March 29, 2013
will be based on room availability at the best available rate offered by the hotel.
For more information, please contact the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at Texas A&M International University, 5201 University Blvd., Suite WHTC 222E,
Laredo, Texas 78041, e-mail [log in to unmask], or call 956.326.2820.