Welcome to the 5th Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018 (GCEG 2018)

About the GCEG 2018

Theme: Dynamics in an Unequal World
Date and location: July 24th – 28th 2018, University of Cologne

Registration, Calls for Abstracts and Calls for Sessions will be announced in 2017.

The biggest international conference dedicated to economic geography

•    Cutting edge research on how the map of the world economy is changing, why it is changing, and what we should do about it
•    Implications for businesses policy makers, planners and teaching
•    Plenary sessions and debates with eminent scholars, opinion- and policy makers
•    Hundreds of presentations on cities, consumption, development, digital technologies, environment, finance, innovation, politics, regions, society, and work
•    Inspiration, networking and best practice sharing with more than 500 people from more than 50 countries
•    Exhibitions by leading publishers
•    Gala reception and other events

Organisers: Boris Braun, Peter Dannenberg, Martina Fuchs and Javier Revilla Diez, Institute of Geography and Department of Economic and Social Geography

Participants: geographers, economists, regional scientists, social scientists, business scholars, opinion- and policy-makers, publishers, and industry practitioners interested in global economic dynamics

Rationale:
The title “Dynamics in an Unequal World” is based on the premise that the world is far away from being flat. Worldwide we see uneven developments in which regions and countries rise while other fall. The growth of specialized economic clusters like Silicon Valley or the growing numbers of Global Cities in which economic headquarter functions accumulate are only two examples that agglomeration and marginalization processes are not diminishing neither on local, national or global scale. What are the drivers of these developments and what are its implications? Who are the next winners and who are the losers? What is the role of rural and urban areas for economic development in future and what is the role of the different regions in the Global South?
Economic geography, with its focus on uneven development is well positioned to map much of such dynamics, explore their implications, and formulate new ways in which economies can be conceptualized and researched.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Day 1
  • Agenda: Registration

    Registration for the conference in the Congress Centre

    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Plenary Session

    • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Opening reception including keynote

    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Congress Centre
Day 2
  • Agenda: Registration

    Registration for the conference in the Congress Centre

    • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 1

    • 8:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 2

    • 10:10 am - 11:30 am
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 3

    • 11:50 am - 1:10 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Lunch

    • 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 4

    • 2:20 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 5

    • 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Plenary Session

    • 5:40 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Drinks reception, including announcement of travel grant winners

    • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Congress Centre
Day 3
  • Agenda: Registration

    Registration for the conference in the Congress Centre

    • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 1

    • 8:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 2

    • 10:10 am - 11:30 am
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 3

    • 11:50 am - 1:10 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Lunch

    • 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 4

    • 2:20 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 5

    • 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Plenary Session

    • 5:40 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Conference Dinner

    • 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Day 4
  • Agenda: Registration

    Registration for the conference in the Congress Centre

    • 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 1

    • 8:30 am - 9:50 am
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 2

    • 10:10 am - 11:30 am
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 3

    • 11:50 am - 1:10 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Lunch

    • 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Session 4

    • 2:20 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Plenary Session

    • 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Congress Centre
  • Agenda: Drinks reception

    • 5:40 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Agenda: Guided walking tour of Cologne

    • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Day 5
  • Agenda: Guided walking tour of Cologne

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Agenda: Field trip

    • 9:30 am - 4:00 pm