The Asia-Pacific Business Conference and Workshop

CALL FOR PAPERSThe Asia-Pacific Business Conference and Workshop organized by Association of Teachers and Researchers in Asia will take place between January 20, 2018 and January 21, 2018 at the International University of Japan located in Niigata, Japan (1 hr and 15 minutes train ride from Tokyo).The theme of the conference is changing consumer attitudes in Asia.

We invite academicians and scholars from all the relevant disciplines to submit their papers and ongoing research findings to this stimulating and exciting conference. This peer-reviewed academic conference aims to bring together the world’s leading scholars and opinion leaders and increase our understanding of emerging scientific issues and research methodologies relating to business studies.Association of Teachers and Researchers in Asia believes that this academic event will surely promote better research in applied academics and facilitate networking opportunities for international scholars. The submissions should be made directly to the conference chair at



  • Abstract Submission: November 20, 2017
  • Early Bird Registration: January 5, 2018
  • Conference Date: January 20, 2018
  • Full Paper Submission: December 20, 2017


We will have conference tracks in the following areas
Track 1Marketing in Asia
Track 2Management in Asia
Track 3Global Business
Track 4Finance
Track 5Accounting
Track 6Trade
Track 7Tourism
Track 8Advertising
Track 9Public Relations
Track 10Economics
5CONFERENCE PROGRAMThe presentation schedule will be finalized a month before the conference date. We can send you the tentative conference program via email 6 weeks before the conference. The Program structure is
Day I :
09.00am– 10.00am Registration
10.00am– 10.30am Keynote Speech
10.30am– 12.00pm Parallel Session I
12.00pm– 01.30pm Lunch Break
01.30pm– 02.30pm Parallel Session II
02.30pm– 03.30pm Tea Break
03.30pm– 05.00pm Parallel Session III
Day II :
Cultural Activity, Tokyo City tour (Optional)


Adam Acar, Phd

Social Media and Consumer Behavior

Adam Acar, PhD,  published the first study in the world about Facebook and marketing and also one of the most cited studies about the Tohoku earthquake and social media. He worked as a brand equity consultant and lecturer at the leading universities in Japan.


Oral Presenter

-Your presentation is supposed to be 15 minutes followed by a 5-minute question-answer session lead by the track chair. You will be provided a laptop (MacBook Air) connected to the internet and a projector in the conference room. You are allowed to use your own computer. One of the co-authors, whose names are previously submitted to the conference, should make the presentation.There will be someone to assist you with any technical difficulties that may happen.

Poster Presenter

-When you submit your abstract please let us know that you would like to present your paper as a poster. If your paper is accepted, please make sure to set up your poster prior to the start of the conference.You will be shown the assigned place for your poster when you register at the reception desk. The recommended poster size is 36″x48.” You are advised to print out your poster. ATERA can print out the poster on behalf of you with an additional cost.

Workshop Leader

-ATERA encourages participants to submit workshop proposals especially in the areas of teacher development and emerging research methods. Please remember that your workshop should last between 60 to 120 minutes. You will be provided additional guidelines after you submit your proposal.

Symposium Speaker

-If you’d like to hold a symposium in one of our conferences please share your syposium proposal with ATERA 6 months in advance. Share the title of the syposium, specific topic of interest and why it is imprtant, your name and the aother speakers’ names, affiliations, short bios and academic contribution to the particular area.

Virtual / Absentee Presenter

-Those whose abstracted are accepted are allowed to make a Skype presentation or share a video presentation (e.g. Adobe Captivate). Your abstract will be included in the proceedings and your full paper will be considered for publication.

Audience Member

-You are more than welcome to participate in our conference as an audience member. If you accompany a presenter, you can pay the member price of audience participation. If you are not accompanying a presenter please send us an email in advance and please make sure to pay the registration fee in advance.

PUBLICATION & BEST PAPER OPPORTUNITIES-Abstracts of the oral and poster presentations will be published in the conference proceedings.-Extended summaries (min. 750 words) of papers presented at ATERA’s conferences in Japan will be compiled in the “Asian Social Sciences Research Yearbook” at the end of the year. The assigned ISBN number for the upcoming yearbook is 978-1-5357-2639-9.-All the accepted full papers that follow the required format, meet the criteria and vetted by the editor will be published in one of the following journals. ATERA also provides free proofreading and editing services when needed.; namely, The Journal of Scientific Social Studies ( 978-1-5357-2636-8) and The Journal of Scientific Business Research (978-1-5357-2637-5). The unique DOI numbers will be assigned and the articles will be submitted to Google Scholar and CrossRef.journal1 journal2-Full papers submitted to ATERA’s conferences in Japan that are related to technology and society will be on the fast-track review for the special issue of the International Journal of Web Based Communities indexed by, Google Scholar & CrossRef. -Full papers submitted to ATERA’s conferences in Japan that are related to to business will be on the fast-track review for Asian Business Research Journal indexed by Google Scholar & CrossRef Google Scholar & CrossRef.-Best paper award in each sub discipline will give a chance to a number of conference participants to win the prize. -Best Poster award will be awarded separately.12


Please check the following links for visa information:Countries for visa exemptionsGeneral visa information Those whose papers are accepted to be presented at the conference will receive an “acceptance letter.” This acceptance letter which is signed by the conference director can only be used to get funding from your institution it cannot be used for other


The conference will be held at the campus of International University of Japan . The campus is located in Urasa, Niigata which is an hour and 15 minute train ride from Tokyo. Since we have the Tokyo city tour on the 2nd day, some participants may stay in Tokyo and just go to the conference venue in the morning of the first day and come back at the evening. 

Hotels in Tokyo

We recommend staying near the Tokyo Train Station or Ueno Train Station.

Hotels in Urasa

We recommend staying at Hotel Okabe



This event is organized in the spirit of connectedness, as 2017 is an imperative time for international scholars to reengage in shared dialogues towards implementing world-leading research and generate world-changing impact. We believe we can better understand different mindsets when we immerse ourselves into different cultures. The Japanese Tea ceremony that represents respect, harmony and simplicity, crucial symbolic elements of Japanese culture, will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country.REGISTRATION FEEParticipants are required to register by paying a registration fee to cover the conference expenses and other expenses incurred by.
  • Presenters: USD300.-
  • Audience members : USD200.-
  • Graduate students: USD250.-
  • Payment Procedure
You can pay by credit card or pay at the door. This registration fee covers:
  • Certificate of Participation,
  • Conference Proceedings (Soft Copy)
  • Lunch (Halal and Vegan options available)
  • Refreshments
  • Membership of ATERA
  • If your paper is accepted either for presentation in the conference or publication in the conference proceedings, at least one author must attend the conference.
  • If one author presents multiple papers, he/she pays only one registration fee.
  • In the case of multiple author attendance, each author must register and pay the conference registration fee
  • Whether attending partially or in full, all conference attendees must pay the registration fee in full.
  • An official receipt for the conference registration fee will be provided by ATERA officials on the first day of the conference upon receiving the payment.
  • The registration fee does not cover your dinner and hotel/accommodation expenses.

STEP 1-Please send us your abstract or inquiry as an email attachment at Don’t forget to add a)the name of the conference you are applying to (example: ASTECH5) b) whether you are a student or a professor.

STEP 2- You will get a response from ATERA within 48 hours regarding your inquiry.

STEP 3- If your abstract is accepted, please register for the conference here.

Join us in Osaka and meet with the growing body of global researchers. submit@atera.orgheader8


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