Paris, February 8, 2023

Le Havre, February 9-10, 2023



Panel: a 90-minute session of paper presentation with 3-4 presenters

Roundtable: a 90-minute session of exchange views without paper with 4-6 speakers


Those willing to present their paper in a panel or to present their view in a roundtable are invited to submit online their abstract in 200-300 words until December 31, 2022. The link to submit abstract are available at


Business with Asia in Global Crisis:

What Challenges and What Opportunities?


The global crisis has put Asia to the fore. The G20 Summit was just held in Asia (Indonesia) in November 2022 amid the heated tension between Russia and the West due to the Russia-Ukraine war. Eight G20 members are Asian and Eurasian: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Turkiye. Some of them are granary of food (Russia, Thailand, Vietnam…), of energy (Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia…), of finance (China, Japan, Singapore…), of technology (China, India, South Korea, Japan…), of raw materials (Indonesia, Myanmar...), of human resources (China, India, Indonesia…). With the Pacific countries, Asia has set-up the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade agreement involving Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The 15 member countries account for about 30% of the world's population (2.2 billion people) and 30% of global GDP ($29.7 trillion), making it the largest trade bloc in history. They have the necessary sources to be self-sufficient among themselves: raw materials, human resources, technology, finance. Meanwhile, the world must still recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and tackle climate change. The SDGs remain on the agenda.


Those facts raise questions such as:

What impacts of global crisis on the business world with Asia or in Asia? How does the business world react to climate change, the pandemic Covic-19, and the Russo-Ukrainian war? What happened in the food, energy, and financial sectors? May the business world be a problem or a solution to the global crisis? What about MNCs, TNCs, State Owned Companies, Conglomerates, and MSMEs? What perspective of digital transformation for MSMEs? What roles do women play in MSMEs? Will China continue to be a "world factory"? What are its impacts on other countries? Is technology transfer still a vital issue in business negotiations? What challenges for developing countries to stop exporting their raw materials to industrialised countries? What role has been played or needs to be played by WTO?