About the Conference

International Conference on Economic and Social Studies (ICESoS)

The purpose of International Conference on Economic and Social Studies (ICESoS) is to bring researchers and practitioners of various profiles together to discuss issues related to regional economic development particularly in the context of Western Balkan countries.

Every year, conference organizers decide on a main conference topic based on their discussions with industry professionals, government officials and non-profit sector representatives to bring central discussions of the conference around the identified topic during the conference sessions. Research studies that are directly related to the conference theme are given extra chance to be evaluated for publication in the scientific journals.

This year’s conference handles an important aspect of regional economic development for the Balkan region. The central topic of the ICESoS 2018 discussions will be “Contemporary Trends in Tourism and Hospitality Industry in the Balkan Region”. It has become obvious that changes on the tourist market occur on daily basis, and are being dictated by demanding tourists who want unique and special experiences, which will make their stay in a destination unforgettable, and stimulate them to re-visit a destination. Throughout the years, numerous destinations in the Balkan Region have achieved significant growth; respectively they became more recognizable in terms of quality and diversity. However, in order to continue registering positive qualitative and quantitative growth as well as gaining the leading position on the tourist market, it is important to monitor and research contemporary trends. It is expected that papers submitted on this conference will offer various high quality solutions how to improve total tourist offer, and open new questions for future research projects and cooperations.