International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

IFAMA is pleased to announce the theme of the 28th IFAMA World Forum, Symposium and Student Case Competition, to be held in beautiful Buenos Aires beginning the last weekend in June 2018:

Sustainable Food Security 2050
Distruptive Innovations: Better Business. Management. Science. Government

Please view this  invitation from Hector Laurence, IFAMA President Elect and Buenos Aires 2018 Conference Chair.

Enjoy the following activities while attending the IFAMA 2018 World Conference:


A high quality, thought-provoking Forum with international speakers from businesses, public sector, academia. 
The Forum languages are English and Spanish; WiFi based simultaneous translation will be provided.

The Forum will start on Monday afternoon, June 25th, and end on Wednesday, June 27th. The G20 meeting scheduled for Buenos Aires a few months after IFAMA’s Forum will provide a number of timely, relevant, and strategic sessions.


IFAMA hosts the only global student case competition serving the agribusiness sector. This year, for the first time, it will be hosted in both English and Spanish. Teams will compete in one of these streams: Undergraduate, Intermediate, and Advanced. For the first time IFAMA will offer separate streams for English speaking and for Spanish speaking students.

The case competition eliminatory rounds will take place concurrently on Sunday June 24th , with plenary session finals on Monday, June 25th.


A rich and stimulating international academic Symposium, with a Best Paper competition and a Best Case competition, in English and in Spanish.

The Symposium will start on Saturday afternoon, June 23rd, and end on Sunday afternoon June 24th. We will have some academic presentations paper sessions also during the Forum, June 25th-27th.

As done in prior years, IFAMA plans to publish in a special issue of its leading academic journal, IFAMR, the Best Papers and Best Cases in English. A dedicated, peer reviewed e-volume in Spanish, with print on demand, will also be published by the same publisher of IFAMR, with the best Spanish contributions.

IFAMA is planning to open submissions to the Symposium (both paper and cases) no later than Monday, September 25th. Instructions will be posted on this site by September 18th. Space is limited, submit early not to be disappointed.


IFAMA is organizing  a very limited number of “Hot Issue” roundtables, to take place Monday June 25th – Wednesday June 27th.

Suggestions for these activities will be accepted closer to the date of the event and the topic must be timely!


IFAMA also is considering several ancillary activities for students. Details to follow.

Mark the date!  Please revisit this site soon for additional details to be posted in the next weeks.


Conference Quicklinks 

Academic Symposium

2018 Symposium Call for Papers

2018 Call for Teaching Cases

Student Information

2018 Student Case Competition  

2018 Student Financial Assistance

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