Conferences & Events


April 19-21, 2017

Staten Island, NY, USA

At Wagner College

One Campus Road

Download Call for Papers


Presenters as of March 24, 2017
Name Country Title
Abe Unger USA Business Improvement Districts in South Africa: A study of African municipal public private partnerships
Andrea Smith-Hunter USA women entrepreneurs
Bintu Mustapha Chibok, PhD Nigeria Effects Culture and Traditional History on Entrepreneurial Development of Borno Youths, Nigeria
Chris Ehiobuche USA (1) Social Media, Family Engagement and Domestic Violence In Nigeria; (2) Youth Unemployment, Crime and Violence in Nigeria. Can a change in mind set contribute to solution?
Cynthia Onyangore Kenya Commodities Trading Management: Case study of grain trading at Trade Up Commodities Ltd (TUC)
Dennis Oseyi Nigeria production, importations and real estate
Dolcie Hamilton-Bangura Sierra Leone Enhancing of  Women Entrepreneuship In Sierra Leone
Donald Crooks USA FDI from China and another on Investment opportunities and how companies like VW might try to unload diesel vehicles in countries that may not have as stringent EPA laws
Dysmus Kombo Kisilu Kenya Global Kijiji: Creating jobs and sustainable livelihoods for marginalized youth, women and persons with disabilities
Ebhodaghe Peggy Nigeria Impact of Market Orientation Practices on Business Performance of  Liquefied Petroleum Gas  Marketing Firms in Nigeria.
Edward Strafaci USA Bollore controls the largest integrated logistics network in Africa
Evelyn Kpadeh Liberia Female Journalists In The Liberian Media
Fon Lionel Njom Cameroon Case of Cameroon: Cocoa and Coffee Industry (Producers)
Gloria O. Ogungbade Nigeria (1) Social Media, Family Engagement and Domestic Violence In Nigeria ; (2) Youth Unemployment, Crime and Violence in Nigeria. Can a change in mind set contribute to solution?
Grace Kajuru Musole Congo Women Participation on Current Business Affairs and communications
Ian Wise Wagner Independence of Monetary Policy
Immanuel Hango Pr.Eng Namibia Chlorine Production Using Solar Energy
Jennelly Burgos Wagner student Chinese funded Ethiopian Railroads
Justus Lavi Mwololo Kenya Small Farmers in Kenya
Kafilah Lola Gold Nigeria; Malaysia China Aid and Economic Cooperation to Nigeria: Oil Driven or Development Motive?
Lady Adaina Ajayi Nigeria (1) Social Media, Family Engagement and Domestic Violence In Nigeria ; (2) Youth Unemployment, Crime and Violence in Nigeria. Can a change in mind set contribute to solution?
Lahoussine Aboudrar, Ph.D. Morocco Entrepreneurial intention among university students:  impact of entrepreneurship training
Lekam Ujong Ofem Nigeria; Russia The Investment Climate in Nigeria and the Development of small Innovative Enterprises
Lovell Bai Bangura Sierra Leone   An Evaluation on The Socio- Economic Impact of Youths In Business. (A Case Study: Wellington Community)
Lucky Okoh Nigeria Africa Perception Issue: Global Economic Challenges, Governance, Education Systems, and Non-Empowered Youth
Mehret Dubale Ethiopia Health sector theme in developing countries
Mohammed Zubairu, Ph.D. Nigeria Impact of Board Structure on Dividend Policy of Nigerian Deposit Money Bank
N’dri Affre Dany Romaric Cote D’Ivoire Entrepreneurship, Business and Education
Ndereba Mwangi Kenya Political Instabilities, Corruption, High Production Costs, and Government Policies and Processes
Nkemju Rosevelt Cameroon The Role of ICT In Education Sector
Omar, El amili, Ph.D. Morocco Entrepreneurial intention among university students:  impact of entrepreneurship training
Otieno Lorine Achieng Kenya African Youth and Young Women Participation on Current Business Affairs
Peter Nthei Kenya Strategies For Increasing Tourism In Kenya
Philip Munyao Mutisya Kenya Eyecare and Optical supplies business
Sharoni Dibia South Africa Real Estate Difficulties in South Africa
Tinuke Fapohunda Nigeria (1) Organization Culture and Impression Management Behaviours in the Nigerian Workplace; (2) Impression Management Behaviour and Nigeria’s Underdevelopment quagmire:   A Human Resource Management Appraisal
Tosin Ekundayo UAE Business Youth & Management Case study: Africa
William Dubovsky Wagner Doing Business with American Entrepreneurs. Discussing cultural differences and how to build bridges for successful, mutually beneficial, short-term and long-term business alliances.
Yusuf Adebola Bako Nigeria Change Readiness and Profitability in Nigerian Companies
Yusuf Olatunji, Oyedeko Nigeria Impact of Board Structure on Dividend Policy of Nigerian Deposit Money Bank

Call for Proposals                    

Wagner College is renowned for its curriculum which focuses on the Practical Liberal Arts. The Business Administration program emphasizes practical applications of business theories, and the conference will focus on current business issues. Participants are invited to give presentations on any practical aspects of current business issues within the African continent.


The conference will gather business leaders, NGO leaders, researchers, and students from African countries, from Wagner College, and from the local New York City community to present information on the current state of business in African countries. Issues discussed will revolve around the reciprocal impact of businesses, government, and society. Participants will interact with the Wagner community and participate in campus life. The conference goal is to create long-term collaborative relationships between business leaders, faculty, students, and community members from African countries, the Wagner community, and the New York City community. The impetus of the conference is the discussions held at UNCTAD 14 (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) in Nairobi, Kenya in July, 2016 which Professor Shani D. Carter of Wagner College attended.

Who should Attend                           

Business faculty.

Business students.

Business owners.


Employees from private and government organizations.

NGO leaders and employees.

Community leaders.


Business, Strategy, and National Culture

Business and Accounting

Business and Civil Issues / Civic Engagement Business and Finance

Business and Youth

Business and Marketing

Business and Women

Business and Management

Business and Legal Issues

Business and Education

Business and Sports

Business and Medical Care

Important Dates and Deadlines          

January 5, 2017

  • Submission deadline. Early submission is encouraged.
  • Email proposals to Professor Shani Carter

January 20, 2017

  • Decision notification to authors.
  • Early bird registration.

March 5, 2017

  • Camera-ready submissions due.
  • Call for symposium chair volunteers.
  • Late registration begins.

April 19-21, 2017

Conference Dates.

Submission Requirements

(a) Proposal


1. Presenter’s name and company affiliation

2. Conference Topic (see page 1).

3. Country.

4. Industry.

5. Current issues of the business and impact on the community.


  • One-page to five-page summary of topic, 1500 words maximum.
  • Microsoft Word, 12 point font, double-spaced.

(b) Letter of Approval

o Submit a letter of approval from your supervisor along with your proposal.

o Sole-proprietors are asked to submit a letter on their company’s letterhead.

(c) Submission

Email submission to:

Presentation Schedule      

There will be significant, ongoing interaction between participants throughout the conference to develop long-term collaborative relationships, so participants must be available for presentations and discussions throughout the dates of the conference.

The registration fee includes

– Admittance to all sessions.

–  Meals in the campus dining hall with Wagner College faculty and students.

– Attendance at the Theatre production of La Cage Aux Folles on the Wagner Campus.


Special Rates for hotel rooms are available at two local hotels, which will provide shuttle service to campus each day of the conference. Please click below to book your room at the special conference rate. Hotel costs are not included in the conference registration fee.

Holiday Inn Express

Click HERE to book your room at the Holiday Inn Express Staten Island

300 Wild Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

1-718 370-8777 /

Holiday Inn

Click HERE to book your room at the Holiday Inn Staten Island

290 Wild Ave, Staten Island, NY  10314

1-718 698-8811  /


Participants may use any of the three local airports: LaGuardia in New York (LGA), Kennedy in New York (JFK), or Newark, New Jersey (EWR), with Newark (EWR) airport being the closest to campus. Transportation costs are not included in the conference registration fee.

For More Information______

Shani D. Carter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Business Administration Department

Wagner College

Staten Island, New York

Scholastica E. Udegbe  Ph.D.  

Faculty of Management Sciences

Department of Marketing

Lagos State University

Lagos, Nigeria

Otieno Lorine Achieng

Youth Representative

African Youth Commission-Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

Conference Fees___________

Early Bird Registration Fees

Register by March 5

Visitors: $250 USD

Wagner Community: $125 USD

  • Email for discount code:

Late Registration Fees

Register after March 5

Visitors: $300 USD

Wagner Community: $175 USD

Registration Portal­_______


  • Non-Wagner Attendees registering prior to March 5th can visit the below website and create a profile, add the conference to their cart, register and complete payment online. Early Bird discount will automatically be deducted totaling $250. tegory_id=103&int_catalog_id=0


  • Wagner Community can visit the website below and create a profile. Enter the promo code “Seahawk” and add the conference to their cart, to receive both the Early Bird Discount and the $125 Wagner Community Discount bringing the total to $125. tegory_id=103&int_catalog_id=0


Then register on the Wagner website (below) and use the Class Code “999999” (six 9’s) that set’s the registration fee to $0 on the Wagner website. tegory_id=103&int_catalog_id=0


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