Welcome to the:
Current Economic and Social Topics International Colloquium CEST 2016
|Venue:||Tirana/Albania - CREDINS Bank/Hotel Eklips/UAMD|
|Date:||October 27-29, 2016|
The Colloquium is organized by the Current Economic & Social Topics International Research Association CESTiRA and the Research Team granted by the National Science Centre in the frame of the NSC project No 2013/09/B/HS4/00493 under agreement, cooperation and support of Albanian Socio Economic Think Tank (ASET)
On-line registration is obligatory!
To register for the Colloquium please login to the system and complete the On-line Fees & Services Form.
Delegates will be officially registered upon receipt of this form and the appropriate Colloquium dues.
Listening to the conference presentations is free of
However, registered participants have to pay a registration fee for access to the conference services.
A variety of conference packages is available at different prices: 50€, 100€, 250€, 300 € and 130 € as well.
Please check section "Deadline and Fees"for details.
Regular registration deadline is 20 October 2016.
Please check section "Deadline and Fees" for details.
Venue: Credins Bank, 8, Vaso Pasha St., Tirana, Albania
14.00-15.00 Conference opening and inviting lecture. Chair: Professor Dorota Witkowska
Mrs. Dorota Witkowska, President of CESTiRA
Mrs. Lauresha Basha, Director of Marketing, CREDINS Bank
Mr. Nikolin JAKA, Chairmen of Tirana Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Krzysztof Kompa, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland, Dorota Witkowska, University of Lodz, Poland,
Convergence with European Union: Albanian Dream or Reality.
(How to Measure the Socio-Economic Development)
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.00 CESTIRA General Assembly
October, 28, 2016
Venue: Hotel Eklips, Tirana, Albania
11.30-13.30 Panel discussion. Chair: Professor Barbara Liberda
Kushtrim Braha, Artan Qineti, Ema Lazorcakova, Slovak Univeristy of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia ,
Determinants of Albania’s agricultural export: The gravity model approach
Barbara Liberda, Joanna Tyrowicz, Magdalena Smyk, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Poland,
Talent workers as entrepreneurs: a new approach to aspirational self-employment
Jose-Maria Montero Lorenzo, University Castila-la-Mancha, Spain, Krzysztof Kompa, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland,
Changes in the in boardrooms of companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange vs. changes in financial performance of companies.
Aleksandra Matuszewska-Janica, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland, Dorota Witkowska, University of Lodz, Poland,
Men and Women Wage Differences in Germany and Poland
Mariola Piłatowska , Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, Aneta Włodarczyk , Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń,Poland,
Decoupling economic growth from carbon dioxide emissions: the evidence from the EU countries.
Dorota Witkowska, University of Lodz, Poland,
Do the political decisions influence the risk and investment efficiency of pension funds?
Jennifer Foo, Stetson University, USA,
The US Pension System and the 2008 Financial Crisis on US Pension Funds
Gert Dragoshi, University of Lodz, Poland,
Empirical evidence of real convergence between the countries of the Western Balkans and its trends compared to the economies of the EU27
13.30-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-19.30 Visit to BERAT & sightseeing tour
20.00-22.00 Gala dinner CESTIRA invited guests only
October, 29, 2016
Venue: Aleksandër Moisiu University, 14 Currila St., Durrës, Albania
11.30-13.00 Panel session, summing up discussion and conference closing. Chair: Professor Joannicjusz Nazarko
Beata Szetela, Grzegorz P. Mentel, Stanisław Gędek, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland,
Dependency analysis between Bitcoin and selected global currencies
Qingyao WAN, Shanghai Lixin University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China,
The old-age income gap of informal sector employee: a case of China
Yochanan Shachmurove, University of Pennsylvania (PENN), USA, Krzysztof Kompa, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland, Dorota Witkowska, University of Lodz, Poland,
Investment efficiency measures of pension savings investments in Poland
For presenting authors submission of the abstract is obligatory! Abstract should clearly describe the most important results and conclusions of the problems being solved. Contributions will be accepted for presentations based on the quality of the submitted abstracts.
The following instructions of the abstract preparation apply:
Duration of oral presentation, including discussion, is planned to be:
For the oral presentations - the following equipment will be accessible:
The maximum size for a poster is format A0 according to the ISO 216 (814mm x 1189mm). The poster board will be full white board. The posters should be displayed during the whole conference. It is mandatory that one of the authors is present at the poster sessions to ensure discussion about the poster that can be held with other participants.
Participants with posters are asked to place the poster sheets to the allotted board immediately after arriving to the conference. A group of organisers will provide help you in any matter and means. Bring your own materials that may be helpful while arranging your poster. Please note that scotch tape is the proper thing and push-pins are not allowed!
The posters should be removed by Thursday evening, 29 thOctober , 2016. Otherwise it will be removed by the organisers after closing the conference. The poster sheets will be not returned and they can be damaged in this case.
The decision of the deadline and procedure of delivering full papers is made by the organisers of the Colloquim.
The decision of which journals shall publish the colloquium proceedings will be made by the Colloquium Board of Editors. Submitted papers could be published in followig journals:
Parliament of Albania
The Principal Partner of the Conference
Tirana Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Association of Economic Universities
Aleksander Moisiu University (Durres Albania)
Luarasi University (Albania)
Polytechnic University of Tirana
HIVES - High-Level Innovation for a Value-Driven Exploitation of a Joint S3 in The Adriatic Area is funded under the IPA Adriatic Cross Border Cooperation Programme
All participants of CEST 2016 International Conference have to be on-line registered!
|On-time registration:||15-OCTOBER-2016||On-time means: payment within five days after registration and ends on 15 October, 2016 with regular price of registration|
|Lastcomers registration:||after 15-OCTOBER-2016||Last round registration deadline is 26 October, 2016 with regular price of registration and immediate payment|
|Last-minute registration:||after 26-OCTOBER- 2016||Registration during the Conference - fee is more expensive by 30% and cash only|
Listening to the conference presentations is free of charge; this form of participation also requires registration and it excludes access to the conference services such as workshops, sessions on the go in conference train, coffee breaks services, lunches & dinners, social events etc.
The authors, presenters, accompanying persons and other users of services provided by the Colloquium have to pay registration fee due to the ordered services. A variety of conference packages are available:
CEST 2016 services:
|Colloquium package A:||50 €||Admission to the Plenary Sessions, all parallel symposia and poster session, IT and multimedia equipment for presenting authors, Programme and CEST 2016 Book of Abstracts in on-line form (ISBN marked) CEST 2016 Proceedings (ISBN marked) with on-line maintenance (this does not apply for students), Review of provided abstracts and papers, Participation in workshops and trainings, Conference Kit & Badge (does not include: coffee-breaks, meals, gala and welcome dinners, accomodation, networking, social & turistic events)|
|Colloquium package AM:||100 €||Colloquium
package A and:
CESTiRA one year membership, effective also for CEST2017
|Colloquium package BM:||250 €||CESTiRA
Members only rate:
Colloquium package A and:
Refreshments during breaks, Lunch served on each day of the Colloquium, Welcome Dinner on October 27th, Colloquium Ceremonial Dinner on October 28th and Dinner on October 29th; Social events, CESTiRA one year membership, effective for CEST2017 accomodation included
|Colloquium package C:||300 €||The fee for
non-members of CESTiRA Colloquium package A and:
Refreshments during breaks, Lunch served on each day of the Colloquium, Welcome Dinner on October 27th, Colloquium Ceremonial Dinner on October 28th and Dinner on October 29th; Social events, CESTiRA one year membership, effective also for CEST2017
|Colloquium package N:||130 €||Full Conference services for one day with Nobel Laureate lecture (accomodation excluded)|
Street Vaso Pasha, No. 8, Tirana, Albania
Credins Bank, one of the three major banks of Albania, is already recognized in the market as a bank that fairly competes among other banks. Our positioning in the market directly reflects our attitude and service to the clients. We speak your language is not simply a marketing slogan, but rather the definition of our attitude towards the client’s needs. Our mission inherently acknowledges that people are our main competitive advantage. Therefore, the focus of our attention has continuously been the building up of strong and serious teams made up of talented people. We are here to assure our clients, partners and shareholders, business continuity and growth in consistence with their expectations and trust.
“Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës (hereinafter AMU) was opened in 2006-2007 academic year and in the first year enrolled a thousand students from almost all regions of the country.
AMU was composed of three main units as follows:1- Faculty of Education
Since the beginning of its establishment, AMU has been designed to be a different university. It bases its work on Western best academia practices. Students are at the centre of attention in all activities and processes. Its organization, university life, study programmes, etc., are intended to be similar to those of Western best practices.
AMU in the beginning functioned according to the principles of the European Charter by combining the latter with the valuation of the USCr system. This is done so that the student graduated at AMU can have its diploma readable and recognized in various world countries if further studies would follow or for employment. The institution issues the diploma in Albanian and English and evaluation is expressed by ECTS and USCr system.Another feature is that it has always been in constant contact with the local community trying all the time to establish collaborative bridges with regional development institutions of Durrës.
In these ten years of experience, AMU has increased the qualitative and quantitative transformation, both horizontally and vertically. Currently, it counts 80 study programmes with additional related profiles in all three cycles, about ten thousand students, 270 academic staff employees as full-time organized into six main units, as follows:
1- Faculty of Business;
2- Faculty of Political Science and Law;
3- Faculty of Education;
4- Faculty of Professional Studies;
5- Faculty of Information Technology;
6- Faculty of Integrated Studies with Practice.
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