Paris, France (July 2019)

I would like to take the chance to thank you for the stimulating conference in Paris. I certainly hope to participate in subsequent conferences offering such high caliber presentations and discussions. Prof. W. David Holford
University of Quebec at Montreal
Thank you again for yet another superb GBATA conference. The quality of the papers and sessions was again outstanding. The level of intellectual interaction and high-quality, in-depth feedback is also exemplary and at the highest standard internationally among top global conferences. Dr. Kathleen Park
Boston University
I want to use this opportunity to congratulate you and your team for successfully hosting the conference in Paris. It was enriching as much as it was enlightening. Dr. Chiene Ike Orji
SBS Swiss Business School
Thanks again for the wonderful conference you organised!!! It was a fruitful and amazing time for me and I am looking forward in attending next year again, if possible. Dr. George F. Nel
University of Stellenbosch
South Africa


Bangkok, Thailand (July 2018)

I loved this conference and I loved the location. It was a very different crowd then I am used to: Really nice and collegial group of people. I will certainly consider it in the future. Prof. Eric Girard
Professor of Finance
Sienna College
Thank you for your enthusiasm and fantastic organizational talent. I hope that the GBATA will continue and hope to see you again in Paris. Prof. Anna Putnova
Brno University of Technology
Czech Republic
I wanted to congratulate for the organization of the event, the experience gained will always be with me. Prof. Judith Genoveva Quelal Mora
University of Guayquil


Vienna, Austria (July 2017)

I want to congratulate you on the great success of the Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA) 19th Annual International Conference in Vienna, Austria. We all thank you in person and in writing. For me the conference included a pleasant reunion with colleagues who also addressed the conference in Helsinki. Returning to Vienna was special too. Perhaps enhanced by the early summer weather, the pleasant temperatures and the trees in bloom, I understood while Vienna was ranked recently as one of the most “livable cities” in the world. Big CONGRATULATIONS to you on creating and hosting an excellent Plenary Session with the energy and educational technology presentations by Dr. Penker and Dr. Bastaki. But an even bigger BRAVO to you for bringing our attentions to human considerations:
1. That over decades we find our young using more technology while losing abilities to write well and to carry out calculations in their heads.
2. That our American perpetual pursuit of happiness often leads us to dissatisfaction.
3. And our friend from Rio de Janeiro emphasizing that the accumulation of knowledge often does not guide us to wisdom.
So all of us go on with our efforts to write better, contribute to knowledge, may be touch on wisdom and hopefully to be a little more satisfied.
Dr. Robert G. Vambery
Professor of International Business and Marketing
Pace University
Thank you for an excellent GBATA conference. We enjoyed everything, the academic programme, the hotel, the social programme and of course the networking. We look forward to the next GBATA conference. Prof. Cecile Nieuwenhuizen
University of Johannesburg
South Africa
It was a great pleasure to participate in the 19th annual conference of GBATA … I wanted to thank you for the good organization and your success to offer us a fruitful exchange space! Thank you again. Dr. Fatma Siala
University Tunis El Manar
Thank you for a wonderful conference and for the honor you bestowed on me with the award! It was truly a pleasure working with you and meeting everyone at the conference. Bram and I I enjoyed it greatly and we both had a great time. Dr. Dana Lascu
University of Richmond
Greetings from South Africa! Thank you for a very phenomenal conference, the organization was great, so were the quality of papers and the interaction with fellow colleagues from the global academic community. Dr. Daniel Maduku
University of Johannesburg
South Africa


Dubai, U.A.E. (October 2016)

Thank you so much for the GBATA 2016 conference. It was the most well organized, informative and enjoyable conference that I have attended to date. Prof. Ayesha L. Bevan-Dye
Research Professor
North-West University
South Africa
Thank you for absolutely superb Dubai conference. Dr. Kathleen Park
Assistant Professor
Massachusetts of Institute Technology
I had a wonderful time in Dubai and made great contacts. Thank you so much for all your hard work at GBATA. Dr. Samir Moussalli
Dean Emeritus
Huntingdon College
I would like to take this opportunity to point out that I enjoyed the last GBATA Conference in Dubai, hence I would like to congratulate you for the organization of those international conferences. Dr. Alba Caicedo Barreth
Full Professor
University of Guayaquil
I’d just like to thank you again for the great conference held in Dubai this year. This was my first GBATA conference and by far the best conference I`ve ever been to! I will attend next year`s conference. Dr. C. Synodinos
North-West University
South Africa


Peniche & Lisbon, Portugal (July 2015)

First of all, I would like to tell you how much we enjoyed the GBATA 2015 Conference in Portugal. As usual, everything was perfectly organized and the conference was a success in many ways, not only academically, but also in terms of program of interesting events. The dinner in the Batalha Monastery was really memorable. Thank you very much. Prof. Diana Macedo-Soares
Full Professor of Strategic Management, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Again I want to congratulate you for the excellent conference in Portugal. We are still talking about it after a week of return to the country. Looking forward for next year in Dubai. Dr. Stanley Mukhola
Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of Teaching, Learning & Technology, Tshwane University of Technology
South Africa
I really enjoyed GBATA conference in Peniche and met great people from all over the world. Thank you for organising interesting talks as well as very nice social programmes. Dr. Ondrej Zizlavsky
Assistant Professor, Brno University of Technology
Czech Republic
Just a short message to say thank you for GBATA 2015, which I enjoyed. My colleagues received valuable feedback on their research. Prof. Hester Nienaber
University of South Africa
South Africa
It was a great conference: a good organization, amazing people and nice hospitality. I really enjoyed the conference and the place Peniche and Lisbon. It was a rich experience. Nabila El jed
Lecturer, Manouba University


Azerbaijan, Baku (July 2014)

A hearty congratulation for a conference well organized. I thoroughly enjoyed Baku and Azerbaijan with some good colleagues and new friends. Prof. Theuns Pelser
Director, Graduate School of Bus. & Government Leadership
North-West University, Mafikeng Campus
South Africa
Many thanks for yet another excellent conference experience. It was stimulating and the networking will bear future fruits. Dr. Alan Parkinson
Director of Studies, Dept. of Management Science & Innovation
University College London
Thank you for a well organised 16th GBATA Conference at Baku. Dr. Ken Mathu
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Logistics
Vaal University of Technology
South Africa
…… I’d like to reiterate how well organized the GBATA conferences are; as you know, I go to at least 3-4 every year and–in all honesty–GBATA events stand out (both from a professional and a personal point of view)…. At the beginning of August, I was at a conference and virtually everything–accommodation, food, presentations–were left to chance…. You should be proud of the work you’re doing! Dr. George V. Priovolos
Iona College


Helsinki, Finland (July 2013)

Enthusiastic congratulations on the excellent quality and great success of the GBATA 15th Annual International Conference in Helsinki. The presentations were varied in themes and reflected much new and creative work by authors from numerous universities and countries. The cordiality that prevailed during the entire conference has become a signature characteristic of the annual meetings.
The refereed proceedings again constitute a wonderful source book for reviewing scholarly findings and for gaining inspiration for further academic studies. Thank you for your outstanding efforts and your dedication and devotion to making the annual conferences important and productive scholarly events.
Dr. Robert G. Vambery
Pace University
I congratulate GBATA for successfully organizing such a wonderful conference. It was one of the few conferences I have attended in recent past where quantity and quality of presentations was maintained. Everything about the conference is worth remembering: the city, the venue, the papers and the participants. Thanks a lot for all the hospitality and care. Dr. Harvinder Singh
Institute of Management Tech. Ghaziabad
I wanted to once again thank GBATA for the excellent program presented in Helsinki. GBATA once again arranged a wonderful international, interdisciplinary conference, from which I, again, greatly benefitted. Your hospitality was, of course, as usual, beyond what could be expected. Dr. Frank Le Veness
St. John’s University
It was really a great pleasure and an honor to participate in the GBATA 2013 conference in Helsinki. It was very interesting and enriching on all levels: academic, cultural and relationships. Dr. Nabila El Jed
ESEN Manouba University


New York City, USA (July 2012)

Congratulations on preparing the 14th Annual
GBATA Conference. It is inspirited and well
prepared as always.
Anna Putnova, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty of Business and Management
Brno University of Technology
Czech Republic
Thank you for an absolutely great conference,
once again. It was honestly, truly and simply
great. The boat cruise on the Hudson River was
Mornay Roberts – Lombard, Ph.D.
Department Chair for Department of
Marketing Management
University of Johannesburg
South Africa
What a truly outstanding conference has just
concluded with the GBATA 14th International
Conference in New York. Thank you for the
fabulous conference experience with
unparalleled levels of both global research and
collegiality. My colleagues and I will be
looking forward to participating in future such
gatherings in commemoration of business and
technology scholarships at different locations
around the world.
Kathleen Park, Ph.D.
Research Fellow in Organization Studies and
International Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Congratulations on the excellent event held. Edmir Kuazaqui, Ph.D.
Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing
Thank you very much for another great
conference. It was perfect!
Michal Putna
Masaryk University
Czech Republic
It gives me special joy when I think of
GBATA for one reason, your warmest
reception and administrative excellence.
Emmanuel Obioha
Tshwane University of Technology
South Africa
I wanted to write to you and tell you that I found the GBATA conference a wonderful and very intensive learning experience. The GBATA spirit helped me shape the way I give feedback about other academic work (this was perhaps one of the most valuable things learned in New York). It reminded me that good feedback helps others improve, not feel self-conscious. That you are doing a good job as a scholar and a supervisor when you incentivize others to keep thinking about matters and researching, despite necessary improvements, and you are available to help them improve.This is of colossal importance because your area is as important as the number of people that are interested in it, a way to measure its use can also be the number of people involved and working on it. In this sense, giving good and accurate feedback is crucial for helping science and thinking evolve. This might sound like a minor thing to you, but it really made a big impact on me. Also, the talk about “meet the editors” was extremely useful.All in all I’d like just to give you feedback of what a great learning and socializing experience it was and a lot of fun too. Thank you for all your input. Helena Martins
Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Instituto Politécnico do Porto
We were very pleased to attend and participate
in the conference and look forward to further
Irina Rudskaya, Ph.D.
St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia
Thank you for an awe inspiring conference! Christa de Wet
North-West University, South Africa
Let me congratulate you on a very successful
conference in NYC. I think that we all enjoyed
it very much.
Nikolay Filinov, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty of Management
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
I would like to say that I had a good time in
New York and thank you for organizing such a
wonderful conference.
Ferdinand Niyimbanira
Vaal University of Technology
South Africa

Istanbul, Turkey (July 2011)

Thank you for a memorable and truly engaging conference in Istanbul. It was an amazing experience! Dana-Nicoleta Lascu, Ph.D.
Robins School of Business
University of Richmond
On behalf of Istanbul Bilgi University, sponsoring the conference and hosting the second day of the organization, we thank you and your organization for making this conference so memorable.I look forward to continuing our cooperation for the upcoming GBATA events and I hope that we were able to create an outstanding model to follow for the upcoming years. Oral Erdogan, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance
Istanbul Bilgi University
Please accept my congratulations. GBATA in Istanbul was really well prepared and organized (as usual). Doc. RNDr. Anna Putnova, Ph.D., MBA
Fakulta podnikatelska VUT v Brne
Kolejni 2906/4, 612 00 Brno
Czech Republic
I am so glad that I had been a part of the conference. It was so professional but also pretty friendly. I hope I will keep being a part of it in the future as many people do. Ebru Genc
Temple University
I would like to congratulate you! The conference was excellent! Vanessa Epelbaum
Universidade do Grande Rio

National Kruger Park Vicinity, Nelspruit, South Africa (July 2010)

It was an honour to meet you at the Kruger Conference and I trust that you’ve enjoyed South Africa this year more than the previous visits. Thank you once again for an excellent conference and the opportunity to be part of it. Prof. DLR van der Waldt, Ph.D.
Head: Department of Public Relations and Business Communication
Faculty of Humanities
Tshwane University of Technology
South Africa
We met during the previous GBATA Conference held in Cape Town in 2004. Congratulations with an excellent conference held in South Africa! I did not attend, but many of my academic friends did and they praise the venue, organisation and quality of papers. Prof. Frikkie Herbst
Head: Doctoral Programme; Professor in Marketing Management
University of Stellenbosch Business School
South Africa
Just a quick note to say thank you for providing an excellent, enjoyable conference. The huge amount of effort you must have put in to its organization has not gone unnoticed. Congratulations to you and your team. Martin Kelly, Ph.D.
Waikato Management School
New Zealand
First of all, I would like to reiterate, also on the part of Mariana, our thanks and congratulations for one more exciting and successful GBATA conference. We really appreciate the choice of hotel, the program and entertainment, as well as of course the sessions. T. Diana L. van Aduard
de Macedo-Soares, Ph.D.
Professor of Strategic Management
PUC-Rio/IAG, Brazil
I want to thank you and your organizing team for a wonderful GBATA 2010. It was a wonderful experience and we were spoilt rotten. The conference was of an exceptionally high standard as usual. Congratulations! Antoinette Marais
Senior Lecturer: Law
Tshwane University of Technology(Nelspruit Campus)
South Africa
Thanks for organising such a wonderful conference. Huge effort you put in and much appreciated. Dr. Alan Simon
Associate Professor, Management
University of Western AustraliaBusiness School

Prague, Czech Republic (July 2009)

The Eleventh Annual Conference of the GBATA in Prague was a successful conference, well-focused, with interesting and good quality articles. The proceedings were also well prepared, in paper & CD. It was a great pleasure that I could take part in the significant conference and also enjoyed my stay in Prague. In fact, I have participated in many international conferences but for me the Eleventh Annual Conference of the GBATA is the best one. It was inspiring, enlightening and fulfilling and speaking to many attendees. I would like to express my sincere congratulations on you and your team for this excellent conference. Prof. Dr. Burhan Ozkan
Head of Department
Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Akdeniz
It was nice to see you in person at Prague. I truly appreciate the opportunity to make presentation and review manuscripts for your Prague conference. I want you to know that GBATA Prague was one of the best organized conferences that I have attended. Tribhuvan N. Puri, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Sergio joins me in thanking you for making GBATA 2009 such a great success.Every year the conference is attracting attendants from more and more countries and well ranked universities. The atmosphere continues to be both stimulating intellectually and very friendly. Your leadership, as well as assistance from Nesse, no doubt have very much to do with this success. T. Diana L. van Aduardde Macedo-Soares, Ph.D.
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – PUC-Rio/IAG
I would like to congratulate you for the wonderful conference, in Prague!
I also like to say that my university would be happy to host the GBATA, so when you want to return to Portugal, in addition to IPL Leiria, you may consider the ISCTE Lisbon University Institute.
Florinda Matos
ISCT Lisbon University
The GBATA 2009 conference was another excellent one in a series of outstanding conferences. I will be looking forward to seeing you at the next event! Kathleen Park, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Your conference has always been a motivation for me and confidently for others as well. Also, the selection of the locations cannot be copied by any other conference organizers. Thank you for all the understanding and support you have shown over many previous years. South Africa will be another big success for you and for all of us. Keun S. Lee, Ph.D.
Hofstra University
Many thanks, I enjoyed the conference very much. Dr. Gerry Urwin
Principal Lecturer in Business Strategy
Coventry Business School
Coventry University
United Kingdom

Madrid, Spain (July 2008)

GBATA 2008 was a very successful event. I thought the mixture of youth and experience, the international diversity of the participants and the tightly managed sessions all made the Conference a very absorbing event. I am looking forward to Prague! Guy Callender, Ph.D.
Chair of Leadership of Strategic ProcurementEditor-in-Chief, Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government
Curtin University of Technology
Greetings, Excellent conference.  Well done indeed. You were inspiring!!!  Will get IUG to join. Robert G.A. Boland, Ph.D.
Former Dean
International University in Geneva
Just a quick note to let you know that I had a wonderful time at the 10th Annual International Conference in Madrid.The ideas gleaned from other presenters and the comments received from discussants at my presentation will certainly help me improve my research and writing. Anne Marie Zwerg-Villegas
Coordinadora Area de Comercio Internacional
Departamento Academico de Negocios Internacionales
Uiversidad EAFIT
My enthusiastic congratulations to you on making GBATA’s Tenth Annual International Conference a great success!The venue, the arrangements, the presentations were all outstanding and worthwhile. At the banquet you mentioned that you and I go back to about 1981.  My last appearance in Spain was at an IESE conference in Barcelona  a couple years earlier. I want to express my many thanks for the “Global Excellence Awards” which made this conference even more special for me.Moreover, you and your family always ad a touch of elegance to the GBATA conferences.Wishing you a pleasant summer and a great new academic year. Robert G. Vambery, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing & International Business
Pace University
Hope you are well.  The conference was a great success!   I enjoyed the presentations and Q&A sessions. The comments I received in my session were very helpful.See you again in the conference next year! Stephen Ko, Ph.D.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong (R.O.C.)
Congratulations on having delivered yet another outstanding conference. The international gathering of esteemed scholars in the beautiful, historic city of Madrid represented a fitting tribute to the tenth anniversary of GBATA. I will be looking forward to participation in future conferences.Not to mention that the GBATA gatherings are as enjoyable as they are intellectually enriching! Kathleen Park, Ph.D.
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
It was a pleasure participating in one more successful GBATA Conference in Madrid.Once again, all went well and the feedback I’ve received so far was very positive. Dr. Emanuel Gomes
Senior Lecturer in Corporate Strategy
MSc International Business Programme Manager
MBA International Business Course Tutor
Faculty of Business Environment and Society
Coventry University
United Kingdom

Taipei, Taiwan (July 2007)

I wanted to thank you for the very professional and high quality turnout at the GBATA conference in Taipei. I look forward to working with you and other colleagues in the near future at GBATA. Dr. Bruno Mascitelli
Faculty of Business and Enterprise
Swinburne University of Technology
Once again you managed to make the GBATA Conference-this time in Taiwan-a tremendous success in many ways. Because of your leadership competencies and charisma, you created a wonderful warm and inspiring atmosphere while having both the technical and social activities really well organized and top quality. Thank you most sincerely for everything you do for us as participants and members of GBATA events and endeavors. T. Diana L. van Aduard de Macedo-Soares, Ph.D.
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro,
PUC-RJ/IAG-Business School
My experience at the GBATA conference is excellent. We had a wonderful experience of learning and also for international networking. I congratulate you and your team for organizing a very well planned and highly successful 9th international conference at Taipei. Pawan Kumar Chugan, Ph.D.
Nirma University of Science & Technology
Thank you for having me at the conference. I had a wonderful time and met fantastic people. I feel like I have a new family! I hope to see you again soon. Angie Onassis Parlionas
Again, thank you for giving me an opportunity for me to meet many renowned scholars in the conference. This is just because of your visional leadership. Jeong-Gil Choi, Ph.D.
Hotel Management Department,
Kyung Hee University
Seoul, Korea

Moscow, Russia (July 2006)

In the first place, on the part also of Sergio, we would like to thank you for the most successful GBATA Conference in Moscow.As usual, because of your excellent leadership you managed to create a wonderful atmosphere that is quite unique in scientific conferences.The social program was also really very good, namely, the party we attended on the Thursday night at the manor was fun with excellent food. The University did indeed also a great job. T. Diana L. van Aduard de Macedo-Soares, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro,
PUC-RJ/IAG-Business School,
I think GBATA has created a second special element-that I am sure you planned – namely a home for developing international relations. Moscow was a very successful event and hope it did not wear you out too much!Looking forward to Taipei. Professor Guy Callender, Ph.D.
Chair of Leadership of Strategic Procurement
Editor-in-Chief Journal Contemporary Issues in Business and Government
Curtin Business School
Curtin University of Technology
Thank you for yet another outstanding GBATA conference. The excellence of the papers, the broad international representation of scholars, and the general collegiality of the sessions were all positive factors underscored by the setting of the conference in the economically and historically significant city of Moscow. Kathleen Park Ph.D.,
MIT Sloan School of Management
It was my pleasure to meet you at the GBATA conference in Moscow. I found the conference very well organized and having a nice personal touch.I hope to follow the GBATA news and to be able to attend future events. I wish you a pleasant academic year. Alexi V. Matveev, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
College of Staten Island
City University of New York
Once again this year’s GBATA conference in Russia was excellent. Although I participate in other conferences, this is in fact the one I always look forward to attend. Emanuel Gomes, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Corporate Strategy
Head of MBA International Business
Coventry University, UK
Thank you very much for the wonderful conference. It was really pleasure for me to meet you and other people.I hope that it was not the last time for me to participate in GBATA Conferences. Tanya Polajeva
Thank you very much for a great conference and a job well done! CG Kilian
Law Department
Tshwane University of Technology
South Africa
Once again an excellent organized conference in the frame of great and beautiful Russia and Moscow. The papers and presentations were very interesting. I enjoyed participating in the GBATA 2006. Dr. Ljiljana MaurovicUniversity of Rijeka

Lisbon/Leiria, Portugal (July 2005)

It is just a word of appreciation for the conference in Lisbon. It was very good, indeed, scholarly, professionally, and socially Emanuel GomesCoventry University, UK
Thank you so much for organizing the GBATA Conference! I had a fantastic time! The papers and presentations I attended were very interesting and useful for my own research.There were topics that I did not expect, but turned out to be areas from which I can grow and learn more of. Many of the other delegates were simply great and I have been corresponding with a number of them already. From Botswana to Lithuania! Thanks again. You are a great organizer, a true scholar, and a lovely personality. I hope to meet you and your team next year again. Hermina BurnettHermina Burnett & AssociatesVic, Australia
I want to congratulate you on putting on a first-rate conference. I can also appreciate the amount of planning and work that goes into running a conference like this. You did a phenomenal job, Nejdet, hope to see you at future GBATA conferences Bill JohnsonNova University, U.S.A.
Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to attend the conference and I have to thank you and your team for the great job you did. Daniel KochDipl. Kfm. Daniel Jeffrey KochKassel University, Germany
The conference was very well organized. You and your team really did a good job. I really enjoyed all the sessions. I will try to attend as many conferences as possible in the future. If I can be of some help to you please do not hesitate to contact me. Dr. Satya N GonuguntlaManukau Institute of TechnologyNew Zealand
I think you did a great job with the conference. I am looking forward to submitting a paper for the Moscow Conference. I think the Meet the Editors Panel went very well. I think you should have it again. Thanks for your compliment. Luis Eduardo Rivera SolisAssociate Professor of FinanceEditor-in-Chief, Journal of Business and Economic Studies
Sergio joins me in sending you our congratulations for the excellent GBATA Conference 2005. We really enjoyed it very much. We appreciated how you managed to overcome the “no show” problem, consolidating as of the second day several presentations, initially scheduled for different sessions, into a few sessions with a significant number of participants. T. Diana L. van Aduard de Macedo-Soares, Ph.DPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, PUC-RG / IAG – Business School, Brazil
I would like to express my appreciation for the work you have done for the GBATA 2005 Conference and thank you … for your sincere hospitality. Hope to meet you at Moscow. Dr. Ceylan OnayBogazici UniversityTurkey

Cape Town, South Africa (June 2004)

Congratulations on yet another outstanding GBATA conference.  The GBATA 2004 international colloquium in Cape Town, South Africa was superlative not only for the exceptional quality of the scholarship and presentations but also for the high level of collegiality among the conference participants and the hospitality on the part of the conference organizers.  We will look forward to future GBATA gatherings. Kathleen Park,Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
First of all, I would like to reiterate both Sergio’s and my thanks for all you did to make the GBATA conference in Cape Town such a success.  The fact that it was in South Africa where integration is visibly becoming a reality, thanks in greater part to Nelson Mandel’s role-model leadership of “spiritual intelligence”, to use Mr. Pretorius’ terms, made it especially inspiring.  Indeed, right from the beginning, the speeches of the opening plenary session, and later, the numerous papers of South African colleagues that touched upon management issues where the influence of local socio-economic and political factors is no doubt critical, where food for thought regarding the importance of this type of leadership for effective management in a global world. T. Diana L. van Aduard de Macedo-Soares, Ph. DAssociate ProfessorPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, PUC-RJ/IAG-Business School
It was another successful conference, congratulations!  The conference was well run, as well as well managed.  I enjoyed the conference very much. Chaman Jain
I enjoyed participating in the GBATA 2004 Conference in Cape Town.  Thank you very much for the effort you put into this conference. Guler Aras

Budapest, Hungary (July 2003)

We want to thank you for the organization of the conference.  As we said earlier, we hope that it was only the beginning of more cooperation between our institutions. Prof. Dr. Tamas RadvanyiBudapest Business School, Hungary
Great conference.  Thanks for all the hard work you had a great group there.  Lots of fun.  You are outstanding. Dr. Victoria SeitzCalifornia State University at San BernardinoCollege of Business and Public Administration
Again it was an excellent organized conference. Dr. Ljiljana Maurovic
University of Rijeka
Thank you for organizing the GBATA Conference, it was really good possibility to acquire and transfer new knowledge. Prof. Agnes Redling
University of Pecs
Just a quick note to thank you for a most excellent conference.  I know a great deal of work and effort went into its creation and given the size and complexities of getting it all together, there were surprisingly few snags and those that were, were minor.  Again, thank you. Dr. Julie I.A. RowneyHaskayne School of Business, University of CalgaryAlberta, Canada
I had an outstanding time at the GBATA conference. The sessions were excellent and Budapest was an ideal location.  I look forward to seeing all of you again next year. Prof. Goutam ChallagalaGeorgia Institute of TechnologyU.S.A.
Once again thank you for organizing and presiding the GBATA conference in Budapest.  All the Brazilians liked the Congress very very much. Prof. T. Diana Macedo-SoaresPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro-PUC-Rio/IAG Brazil
Thanks again for a really great conference and trip.  Any one who can create, organize and manage a truly successful international conference and organization can lead any University business school in any country. Prof. Larry WanderSt. John’s UniversityU.S.A.
GBATA conference in Budapest was very successful and excellent.  It was my pleasure to participate in such an organized conference.  Congratulations.  I hope that I will be able to participate to the next conference in… Prof. Gulsen AkmanKocaeli University, Turkey
Thank you once again for an excellent and well organized conference.  If it was not for you I would not have had the opportunity to see Budapest and Istanbul and maybe Russia.  Will soon have talks with Leon and my dean and maybe the vice chancellor for their inputs regarding the possibility to host the 2004 conference.  I am sure that we are able to arrange an unforgettable conference once it is finished and agreed to by all stakeholders.  It is important for myself that we first get the commitment of all the stakeholders and we will keep you informed. Dr. Johan De JagerTshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Thank you for a wonderful conference.  We thoroughly enjoyed it…We look forward to hearing the final say on 2004.  Kind regards and best wished from South Africa. Prof. Leon de W FourieTshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Once again congratulations for the organization of GBATA in Budapest. Dr. Susana RodriguesPolytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Rome, Italy (June 2002)

It was my pleasure to participate in such an excellent, organized conference. Congratulations! Dr. Ljiljana Maurovic
University of Rijeka
Rijeka, Croatia
I would like to sincerely thank you for the invitation to participate at the Rome conference. The conference, to my mind, was a great success and has contributed a lot to the development of the theoretical and practical issues of present-day management. Your kind concern for our group and your high appreciation for our activity more than once expressed by you will remain in our hearts. Prof. Boris MilnerRussian Academy of SciencesMoscow, Russia
I’d like to thank you, once again for the leadership conference in Rome . It was a great success, and I want to congratulate you and your colleagues in organizing it. It was a pleasure meeting you. I’m looking forward to joining next time. Dr. Nurcan EnsariCalifornia School of Organizational Studies
We are back in Brazil after wonderful weeks in Europe, especially Rome because of the Congress’ success that you both contributed to – Delener with his remarkable managerial/leadership talents and Nese with her warmth as the first lady of the Congress and her efficient administrative skills. Congratulations! Dr. T. Diana L. v. A. de Macedo-SoaresResearch ProfessorPontificia Catholic UniversityRio de Janiero, Brazil

Istanbul, Turkey (July 2001)

“Thank you once again for an excellent planned conference. We enjoyed every minute of it especially the friendliness of the Turkish people and all the other who attended the conference. I hope that it is the beginning of many more contributions.” Dr. Johan de Jager
Faculty of Economic Sciences
Techniko Pretoria, South Africa
“I hope that you had a nice trip to your home. I had a very nice days in the conference, and it was very interesting for me to meet with new colleagues. I hope that I will be able to participate to the next conference.” Dr. Asli Suder
Istanbul Teknik University
I am writing to express my appreciation and thanks for being able to participate in the Istanbul Conference this past July. Generally, I attend 2-3 professional conferences each year, many extremely well regarded. None of them can claim to surpass the GBATA Conference that you organized for Istanbul this past July. Professionally this conference was very valuable, with many interesting and well developed presentations. For the Tobin College of Business, the conference enable SJU to make a strong impression on academics from many universities around the world. Finally, the local arrangements and activities were superb. For this my wife Kathryn especially wishes to express her appreciation. Many Thanks Dr. Francis A. Lees
St. John’s University
New York, U.S.A.
 “The long summer break is over and I’m back in Beirut full of energy for another semester. I hope everything is fine on your side. I just wanted to thank you very much for the wonderful, in every respect, conference. On behalf of the whole family, I would like to thank you for the hospitality while in Istanbul. Looking forward to hear from you once the details of the next conference have been decided. Who knows, we may meet again next year!” Dr. Evangellos Dedoussis
Graduate School of Business and Management
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
I had the pleasure to attend the GBATA conference in Istanbul, and I would like to send you personally and all St. John’s academics whom I met in Istanbul my sincere support in these difficult and tragic days. I pray that peace will prevail at the end and that we all will again enjoy freedom from fear and terror.” Krassie Petrova
Auckland, University of Technology, New Zealand
“I have very pleasant memories of the GBATA Conference in Istanbul and the wonderful organization and hospitality provided by you and the other people from St. John’s University.” Jenny Bygrave
Faculty of Business
Auckland, University of Technology, New Zealand
“I hope all is well with you and you had a very sound and safe trip back to US. Actually, I was very happy to be able to meet you in the conference and it is really my great pleasure and honor to see you and I hope that I will be able to see you in a near future again. I got also most benefited from your very useful contribution and warm hospitality you made during the time of GBATA conference in Istanbul. Look forward to seeing you in the next GBATA conference. Please send my best regards to your family as well.” Dr. Reza Salami
Center for Research on Technology and Development, IROST
Tehran, Iran