Professor Marita CarnelleyProfessor Marita Carnelley

Global sustainability challenges such as the global economic downturn, poverty, water and food shortages, natural disasters and climate change calls on scholars, researchers and policymakers as knowledge creators to be on the forefront of coming up with ideas, insights and solutions to these challenges.

As the host of this two day multi-disciplinary conference, the College of Law and Management Studies takes into cognisance that creating a platform for the international community to engage in dialogue and for participants to share their expertise is a progressive step towards addressing the world’s most pressing challenges.

The conferences theme: Innovative and creative solutions for economic growth strategies and sustainable futures is a further validation that the University of KwaZulu-Natal which prides itself in being a research-led institution is committed to utilising multi-disciplinary and crossborder collaborations as a tool for innovation when it comes to cultivating economic growth and pushing research boundaries where the creation of a sustainable future for all in concerned.

Apart from the serious business of knowledge sharing, we encourage you to take advantage of Durban’s leisure facilities such as the uShaka Marine World, Wilson’s Wharf on the Victoria Embankment and the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment Centre as the city for its beautiful beaches and for being KwaZulu-Natal’s number one tourist destination.

On behalf of the Organizing Team, I am pleased to welcome you to be a part of learning, sharing and networking experience and I excitedly look forward to your participation in the excitedly look forward to your participation in the 4th Business Management Conference.

Professor Marita Carnelley
Dean of Research
Conference Convenor



Mr Daniel Mminele
Deputy Governor, South African Reserve Bank

Mr Alan Mukoki
Chief Executive Officer,
South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 Belinda Francis Scott 
 MEC for Finance in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal

 Prof. Dr. Stefan Hüsig 
Chair for Innovation Research and Technology Management at the Technische Universitat Chemnitz
 Dr. Sebastian Liebold
Research Associate at the Department of Political Science at Technische Universität Chemnitz

 International Supportive Organisations


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