FAQs

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When and where will the 2nd MSBM Business and Management Conference be held?
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The 2nd MSBM Business and Management conference will be held November 9 – 11, 2016 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, Kingston, Jamaica.
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Who should attend this conference?
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The MSBM Business and Management Conference is open to academics, researchers, ngos, students, business practitioners and industry professionals who want to meet with peers, discuss similar business challenges, learn about best practices and glean insight into business-related research specific to the region and elsewhere.
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How do I submit an abstract?
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You may find complete details about abstract submission at http://businessconf.msbm-uwi.org/pages/view/callfp.
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Are submitted papers reviewed?
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Submissions will be double-blind reviewed and should follow the Entrepreneurship and Regional Development’s guidelines available at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/tepnauth.asp.
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Do I need to secure permission from all participants on a paper session and/or panel discussion before submitting a proposal?
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Yes. You must secure a proposed participant’s permission prior to making your submission. At least one contributor must register and attend upon acceptance.
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What if I miss a submission deadline?
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Participants are encouraged to adhere to all deadlines. Please also make contact with the conference secretariat where a deadline has been missed (msbm-conference@uwimona.edu.jm).
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Do you have a dress code?
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The dress code is business casual.
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Can I attend the conference without presenting?
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Yes, all are invited to attend pending registration and the payment of the requisite conference fee (http://businessconf.msbm-uwi.org/).
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I need a Letter of Invitation for my travel visa. What do I do?
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Participants requiring invitation letters should send an official request to msbm-conference@uwimona.edu.jm.
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What is included in the registration fee?
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Registration fee covers: access to all plenary sessions, conference material, coffee breaks and lunch on conference days.
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I need to make changes to my registration. Who do I contact?
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For changes to registration, please contact the conference manager at msbm-conference@uwimona.edu.jm.
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What if I need to cancel my registration?
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Cancellations can be made without penalty prior to the close of Early-bird registration
  • For cancellations submitted by Friday September 30, 2016, your pre-paid conference registration fees will be refunded less 20% per person
  • For cancellations after Friday September 30 but before Monday October 31, 2016, 50% of your pre-paid conference registration fees will be refunded.
  • No refund of conference registration fee will be available for cancellations after Monday October 31, 2016.
  • No refunds will be made for “no shows”. No shows may also incur a charge for one night's hotel room rate if hotel bookings are not cancelled in advance.
  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing only to msbm-conference@uwimona.edu.jm or Fax: 876-977-4622
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Who qualifies for student registration rates?
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The student rate is available to those who are enrolled as a full-time student in any degree-granting program. Your school may be contacted to confirm your full-time student status.

A valid student ID is required at conference check-in.

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I have a group I would like to bring to the conference. How do I sign them up?
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For group registrations, please send details (including: number of persons in the group, names and email addresses of group members, organization name, name of contact person, phone number and mailing address) to msbm-conference@uwimona.edu.jm.
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I am presenting a paper and/or participating in a panel at the conference. Do I still have to register to attend the conference?
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All individuals planning to present or attend the MSBM Business & Management Conference must register.
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How do I make reservations for my accommodations?
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The Jamaica Pegasus is the official conference hotel. Participants wishing to stay at this hotel should download and complete the reservation form located here. The completed form should be sent by Fax: 876-929-0593 or email: reservations@jamaicapegasus.com.

Other accommodation options can be viewed at http://www.visitjamaica.com/where-to-stay.

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Who do I contact with questions about the hotel?
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Jamaica Pegasus Hotel: Fax: 876-929-0593 or email: reservations@jamaicapegasus.com.
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My company is interested in exhibiting at the conference. Who do I contact?
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Contact the Conference Secretariat: msbm-conference@uwimona.edu.jm.
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My company is interested in sponsoring the MSBM Business and Management conference. Who do I contact?
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You may contact Indianna Minto-Coy or the Conference Secretariat at msbm-conference@uwimona.edu.jm or 977-3735 ext. 283
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Who should I contact if I have other questions?
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You may send an email to Indianna Minto-Coy at msbm-conference@uwimona.edu.jm.