“Strengthening Sub-regional Socioeconomic, Institutional and
Environmental Cooperation:
Towards ASEAN Community by 2015”
16-17 December 2013
A&A Plaza Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines

The Palawan State University and BIMP-EAGA Unit for Tourism Development, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, will co-organize the BEC2013 on 16-17 December 2013 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines with a conference theme “Strengthening Sub-regional Socio-economic, Institutional and Environmental Cooperation; Towards ASEAN Community by 2015″.

Interested individuals can expect a dynamic engagement by and among scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, planners, policy makers, businessmen and devel-opment workers who will present their research outcomes, observations, case stud-ies, findings and innovative ideas in the following topic strands: (1) enhanced con-nectivity, (2) food basket strategy, (3) tourism development, and (4) environment. Although papers addressing the theme are highly encouraged, theoretical, applied, and empirical papers as well as case studies along the four conference tracks are likewise welcome.

Journal Publication
Papers which are regional in nature are preferred, especially those with BIMP-EAGA perspective. Well-written and outstanding papers will be given awards and published in the BIMP-EAGA Journal for Sustainable Tourism Development ISSN No: 2232-10603 without further costs.

Refereed Conference Proceedings
All accepted full papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings with ISBN and additionally, electronically published via the BIMP-EAGA Unit for Tourism Development (BE-UTD) website.

Important Dates:
Deadline for Submission of Abstract – May 31, 2013
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract – June 30, 2013
Deadline for the Submission of Full Paper – Aug 16, 2013
Early Bird Registration – Sept 16, 2013
Normal Registration – After Sept 16, 2013
Notification of Acceptance of Full Paper – Oct 16, 2013
BEC 2013 – Dec 16-17, 2013
Conference Fees:
Local Participants – PhP10,700 (Additional Paper – PhP1,320)
Local Students – PhP5,500
Early Bird – USD 350 (Additional Paper – USD 50)
International Participants – USD 400

Interested parties can leave messages BELOW. Will post more once we have more info especially where to send your paper/abstract