Importance and Objectives
E-commerce has become an integral part of business in the modern world. In the past five years, Chinese cross-border e-commerce has achieved an annual growth rate of more than 100%. In 2016 alone, China’s cross-border e-commerce turnover surged to 6.3 trillion Yuan. The Chinese experience in cross-border e-commerce might be useful for other countries.
Meanwhile in the context of ‘Belt and Road’ initiative of Chinese government, ICT and transportation infrastructure of “Belt and Road” countries have been significantly improved. It is expected that cross-border e-commerce may have enormous impact on the economies of ‘Belt and Road’ countries.
The first international cross-border e-commerce forum was organized by Huazhong Agricultural University (Wuhan) in November 2018. Researchers and e-commerce practitioners from more than 10 countries participated in the first forum. In this connection, the 2nd International Cross-Border E-Commerce Forum-2019 is being organized in University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan to promote the network building, knowledge sharing, and cooperation in cross-border e-commerce education and research among universities of “Belt and Road” countries.
Conference Agenda and Activities
Keynote speeches about cross-border e-commerce development and research in China and in the world
Introduction of e-commerce or cross-border e-commerce in participants’ countries
Field trip to cross-border e-commerce companies in Pakistan
Discussion on cross-border e-commerce education and research cooperation opportunities among participant universities
All applicants are required to submit abstracts along with their CVs to the conference secretariat email:
firstname.lastname@example.org cc: email@example.com
Upon selection, participants will be required to submit papers to introduce e-commerce or cross-border e-commerce development and research in their countries, identify possible research agenda, propose possible research and education programme, or draft proposals for cross-border ecommerce education and research cooperation among countries.
Conference dates: 3rd December- 5th December , 2019
Abstract submission deadline: 10th October, 2019
Announcement of accepted abstracts: 15th October, 2019
Registration deadline: 30th October, 2019
Issuing of invitation letters: 5th November, 2019
University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Conference registration is free.
Free accommodation for conference days for the selected participants will be covered by University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan (U.A.F).
Institute of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Zhou Deyi College of Economics and Management, HZAU, Wuhan, China
Dr. Muhammad Rizwan (Coordinator) +86-13125008896 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. M. Amjed Iqbal (Secretary) +92-3336960981 email@example.com
Dr. M. Khalid Bashir +92-3331670372 Khalid450@uaf.edu.pk