OBIC Conference 2022

Challenges and Sustainability in the Post-Covid-19 Era: Asian Responses to Economic, Security, and Social Dilemmas

May 5-6, 2022
Budapest, Hungary

The Oriental Business and Innovation Center is organizing its fifth international conference in 2022!

On 5-6th May 2022 OBIC will organize its fifth, scientific OBIC Conference titled "Challenges and Sustainability in the Post-Covid-19 Era: Asian Responses to Economic, Security, and Social Dilemmas".
During the two days, guests will listen to various, engaging topics ranging from geopolitics to intercultural relations, and examine the various responses to the challenges that emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Topic of the Conference

The recently started decade - the 2020s - has brought about a number of challenges in our world that made a turmoil in global dimensions. People in Europe and Asia and in all continents need to face either new phenomena, like the Covid-19 pandemic, or such risks that we have been aware of for a long time, but they hit out of a sudden in an unexpectedly high extent, like migration crisis, climate change and a foreseeable energy crisis.

All these new factors get infiltrated into our lives and one may say that life will probably never be the same as before. It can also be clearly seen that - contrary to the endeavors being always present in politicians' rhetoric - the global or regional organizations could not achieve much so far to create consensus and generate tangible results in combating against these global risk factors. Therefore, countries - at nation-state level - had to choose methods and instruments by which they try to tackle these challenges. By this reason it is really important and could be beneficial to get to know more about those good practices by which Asian countries could successfully handle the Covid-19 pandemic and other global risks, moreover, to get a better understanding of their experiences in their ways of sustainable development. The scope is wide: it comprises security measures, economic policy instruments, social and environmental implications, and many other related fields.

The goal of the OBIC Conference is to provide scholars and professionals with an excellent opportunity to exchange their views and share experiences in this broad field. PhD candidates are also welcome to present their most recent research in a separate panel.

Since Budapest Business School (BBS) focuses on applied sciences in its research agenda, the OBIC Conference would mainly invite papers focusing on the following topics and arrange the panels according to them. 

Topics and panel themes:

  • Security issues - new political challenges in Asia
  • Covid-19 pandemic and its implications
  • Economic challenges - gaps in global supply chains, post-Covid restoration
  • Energy security and crisis
  • New trends in migration
  • Climate change
  • Social implications, awareness of sustainable development 

  • Special panel theme: Challenges and Sustainability of the Asian Creative and Cultural Industry

The recent popularity of the Asian Creative and Cultural Industrial (CCI) products and contents - such as the South Korean TV series and pop music, Chinese movies, etc. - calls the attention of this economic soft factor which could increaste export revenues even during the pandemia. However, experts usually wonder how long this popularity will continue and how it can contibute to the the growth of the economy of the Asian countires. The scope of the conference session is to try to answer these questions, ephasizing the challenges and sustainability of the CCI.