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International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

IFAMA is a membership organization that brings together the world's leading scholars and students, industry and NGO professionals, and policy makers to improve the strategic focus, transparency, sustainability and responsiveness of the food and agribusiness system. 

Through a world-class journal and international events IFAMA acts as a catalyst and clearinghouse for ideas and talent, strengthening ties between stakeholders and advancing the sector as a whole.

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Registration is OPEN 

Click HERE to register

Registration page site is operational, but still under development.

Access may be interrupted as site is still undergoing  testing

Ifama offers early bird registration discounts, Register early!  An additional discount is available to IFAMA Members, who have paid their 2019 dues.  It pays to be an IFAMA member.

Schedule of conference activities (tentative)

Saturday Jun 22      Zhejiang University      Symposium,
                                                                    Case Comp pre competition meeting
                                                                    Student reception

Sunday Jun 23         Zhejiang University     Symposium
                                                                    Case Competition first round

Monday Jun 24        Various locations          Alibaba HQ tour (1/2 day)     
                                                                     Local visit (1/2 day)
                                                                     Industry reception

Tuesday June 25     Hotel HQ ShangriLa      Forum opening with important regional /                                                                               national Political, Academic and Industry                                                                               Authorities.  With Sym Transl.
                                                                     Forum sessions  (2 AM and 2 PM,  Sym Transl)
                                                                     Case Comp. final round

Wednesday Jun 26  Hotel HQ ShangriLa      Forum sessions  (2 AM and 2 PM,  Sym Transl)

Thursday Jun 27      Hotel HQ ShangriLa     Forum sessions  (2 AM and 2 PM,  Sym Transl
                                                                     Presidential Banquet
                                                                     Farewell to Rotterdam 2020

Post Conference Tours:
                                a professional travel agency will be in attendance to organize tours.

Registration Fees

IFAMA is happy to offer 
early bird discount, with a furter significant discount for members who have pid their 2019 dues, as follows:

CUTOFF Member status Student Academic, Professional 1 day Guest
15-Jan Y  $       645  $                  995  $       495  $       545
  N  $       845  $              1,195  $       695  $       545
15-Mar Y  $       845  $              1,195  $       495  $       645
  N  $    1,045  $              1,395  $       695  $       645
30-May Y  $    1,045  $              1,345  $       495  $       745
  N  $    1,245  $              1,545  $       695  $       745
Last Minute Y  $    1,245  $              1,500  $       695  $       745
  N  $    1,445  $              1,700  $       695  $       745


Submitting a paper, a case, a roundtable proposal; 

register for Case Competition

Submission is OPEN

Click HERE to Submit

Authors will be able to submit a full paper or case, to compete in the best paper / teaching case competition, or submit a comprehensive abstract. Organized rountable proposal (90 minutes) may also be submitted.

Submissions are reviewed AS RECEIVED.   To assist authors with administrative processing at their end, please note the three cutoff dates    below: They will guarantee that author will receive a decision via email in time to take advantage of the given early bird registration cutoff.

Schedule of relevant submission dates:

If contributing an Abstract or a discussion session

Received by Decision by Early bird
24-Dec 08-Jan 15-Jan
22-Feb 08-Mar 15-Mar
09-May 23-May 30-May

If contributing a Full Paper or Teaching or Research Case

Received by Decision by Early bird
24-Dec 08-Jan 15-Jan
02-Feb 08-Mar 15-Mar
25-Apr 23-May 30-May

Please note :
IFAMR will publish a (peer reviewed) Special Issue(s) with the Best Papers and Best Cases

Please be patient as the site is under development. 

Oct.1 2018- 


The Paper fee due to IFAMR for an accepted paper / case will be 1,100 Euro starting Jan. 1, 2019. The current fee, 1000 Euro, will remain valid for all manuscripts submitted and received by Wageningen Academic Publishers not later than December 31, 2018, and for any paper / case already under review.

Oct.1 2018-


Dr. Mike Gunderson, Executive Editor, IFAMR, Dr. Gerhard Schiefer, Chair of the Publication Policy Committee of IFAMA, and Dr. Francesco Braga, CEO, IFAMA, inform that on January 1, 2019 the Publication Policy Committee of IFAMA will assume the responsibilities previously discharged by the IFAMR Advisory Board.  

IFAMA wants to acknowledge the leadership provided by the many colleagues who served in the Advisory Board:  IFAMR has grown over the years also thanks to you.

A simple ceremony to acknowledge the past leadership of the Advisory Board members will take place during the Presidential Banquet at the 2019 World Conference. 

(posted on July 23 2018)

Call for Papers, Ifama Europe Special Issue

"European agrifood business in transition towards social responsibility",  Guest Editor Loïc Sauvée. 

Please read the Call  here

Please direct all questions directly to the Guest Editor Loïc Sauvée, at

B - IFAMA2018 World Congress 

(past event, for reference only)

BROCHURE, SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM, and Klayton Yeutter's annual keynote letter from the Hon Carole Brookins: 
Full Brochure, Additional Speakers: here


Short (no bios) Brochure

B.3 Symposium program:

B.4 Hon Carole Brookins' letter on the first Clayton
Yeutter's Keynote Address: read it HERE

B.5 Download your IFAMA2018 attendance certificate here

2018 Conference Registration 

IFAMA is proud to acknowledge the partnership with 
Austral's Centro de Agronegocios y Alimentos



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