We have now begun the countdown to the 2018 World Media Economics and Management Conference in Cape Town from 6-9 May 2018. Only three months to go to this historic summit, where African and international media business and media management scholars and researchers, academics from business and journalism schools and media leaders will shape the future of the world’s media and of credible and quality journalism and share unique and valuable insights on the media industry. Please note some key issues on the #WMEMC2018, which we have listed below:
— 15 February 2018 — Deadline for the submission of full conference papers.
— 5 March 2018 — Last day for the Conference’s registration.
#WMEMC2018 registration will take place on Sunday, 6 May 2018, from 09:00 until 17:00. From 14:00-17:00 delegates are encouraged to tour scenic sites of Cape Town (optional) at own cost. At 18.30 the conference’s Welcome Cocktail Reception will commence until late.
The WMEMC proper starts at 08:00 on Monday, 7 May, running until Wednesday, 9 May 2018. The conference will be concluded with a closing gala dinner on Wednesday, 9 May, from 18:30 till late.
Submission of full conference papers
Papers must be a maximum of 40 pages (12 pt, Times New Roman, double spaced), including abstract, pictures, tables, references and/or appendix.
-Separate title page should include title, authors, university affiliations and email addresses.
-Formatting: Please follow the APA paper and reference formatting style.
-Submitted papers must not have been previously presented, published or accepted for publication.
-Paper submission deadline: 15 February 2018.
Please ensure that your registration, accommodation and travelling arrangements are done as soon as possible to assist organisers.
On the conference registration website (www.wmemc.org), if the name of your country does not appear on the drop-down list under ‘Address Information’, please click on the link circled in red to add your State details.
Once you have completed the registration process, please send us a head-and-shoulders colour photo and a brief biography of yourself (about four paragraphs), which will be used in publishing the delegates’ profiles ahead of the conference.
Delegates are urged to please forward their travel itinerary to firstname.lastname@example.org should they wish to make use of the transport available to transport delegates from the Cape Town International Airport to the Lagoon Beach Hotel, the venue of the Conference, on or before Sunday, 6 May 2018, and on their return journey to the airport after the end of the conference on Wednesday, 9 May 2018. The schedule of the trips between the Airport and the Hotel and back will be made available closer to the conference.
Water situation in Cape Town
The conference venue, Lagoon Beach Hotel, has assured delegates that despite the drought that Cape Town and some parts of the country are facing, there will be adequate water for delegates throughout the conference.
As we get closer to the conference, please be on the lookout for regular updates from the #WMEMC2018 planning team. We look forward to welcoming and hosting you in Cape Town in May.
Please book your accommodation NOW at the magnificent Atlantic Ocean-facing Lagoon Beach Hotel. Please
quote the following booking code to ensure that you benefit from the discounted hotel accommodation rates for WMEMC delegates: 1942535
We look forward to welcoming and hosting you in May.