24 – 27 September

24 – 27 September

IBC 2023 Introduction

The 2023 IBC conference will be hosted at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre in Swakopmund, Namibia, from 24 to 27 September 2023. Detail regarding important dates, paper submission, fees & registration, and accommodation can be accessed via the drop-down menu under the 2023 IBC tab. Registration opens on 31 March 2023.


The 16th IBC 2023 conference has three main goals. The first goal is to provide an international platform for the presentation, discussion and debate of different academic and professional approaches and research on recent developments in an ever-turbulent business environment. The second goal is to provide academics, practitioners and post-graduate students the opportunity to have their work validated and benchmarked within the benevolent academic and professional community. The final goal is to create a pleasant and enjoyable environment to serve the first two goals, where delegates can also relax, get to know their fellow academia informally, and build their networks.


All the previous IBC conferences, including the 2021 conference held virtually, have met the criteria for subsidy set by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). At present, the 2022 conference held at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West is undergoing a rigorous process to qualify for a subsidy. (We positively await the outcome; however, take note that this usually is a two-year process at DHET.)


Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre, Swakopmund, Namibia.

The old Swakopmund Station Building was declared a National Monument in 1972. It came back to life in 1994 when the Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre was built, combining history with fine Namibian hospitality, luxury and comfort.
This centrally situated, beautiful hotel features a Casino, hairdresser, gym, car rental and cinema to ensure a memorable stay.
Most of the hotel’s 90 rooms and suites overlook the garden courtyard, and the conferencing facilities can accommodate up to 350 delegates.
The elegant Platform One Restaurant offers a wonderful selection of A La Carte dishes and a speciality Buffet with an array of mouth-watering choices and an extensive wine list.
The Mermaid Casino also features state-of-the-art slot machines, poker, blackjack, and roulette tables.


24 to 27 September 2023


The conference will be hosted at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre, Swakopmund, Namibia.
• Standard Single room @ N$ 1,729-57 per room per night BB. The rate includes a Full English breakfast, 15% VAT and a 2% Tourism levy
• Standard Twin/Double room @ N$ 2,136-52 per room per night BB. The rate includes a Full English breakfast, 15% VAT and a 2% Tourism levy
Contact person for booking accommodation at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre:
• Brigitte Cloete (Reservationist) Email: swakres@legacyhotels.co.za Tel: +264 64 410 5200
The closest airport to the resort is Walvis Bay Airport (Rooikop). Airport transfers from Walvis Bay airport are available and can be arranged directly with the hotel (N$ 400-00 p/Person per trip).
Take note: The IBC is not involved in delegates’ travel and accommodation arrangements, and delegates are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements at their hotel and airline.


Swakopmund has numerous activities that delegates and partners can book. Some of the more popular activities are:
• Quad Biking
• Casino on complex
• Gymnasium on complex
• Dune Boarding
• Living Desert Tour
• Camel Rides
• Cultural and Township Tours
• Marine Cruise
• Fishing

Important information for IBC 2023


View the preliminary conference programme here, As well as dates and deadlines to be met before the 2023 IBC conference commences.

Paper submission

Only electronic submissions on EasyChair will be accepted. Delegates are encouraged to upload their anonymised papers in Pdf format on EasyChair before 15 July 2023.


Register for the 2023 IBC in Namibia at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre. Follow this link for more info about this year’s conference.