The ICESDE organizing committee invites presenters and participants to submit their papers and attend the conference, which will enable them to earn academic credentials, exchange views with personalities from a broad range of disciplines, share common interests in current issues, and help to build the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary for creating a sustainable environment.

Research Papers accepted for presentations and Conference Proceedings may be published in the following Assumption University Journals: AU-GSB e-Journal, ABAC Journal, ABAC ODI Journal, all of which are listed in the Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre. 

20 January – 15 May 2019  Call for papers

15 May 2019  Announcement of the qualified paper for presentation

10 June 2019 Registration and payment

10 June 2019 Deadline for submission for qualified paper

10 June 2019 Conference & Presentation


Paper Presenters 

3,000 Baht for Members of Assumption University

4,000 Baht for Non-members

General Attendance

1,000 Baht

*Payment can be made by bank transfer to AU account.

** The fee includes a conference package, coffee breaks and lunch.

*** In any circumstances, we reserve the right to reject any return exchange and refund. 


The following is by no means an exhaustive list of the topics of interest for submission. It is meant to give an idea of the various issues that could possibly be discussed by participants. We welcome contributions on ANY topics that authors feel can contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the areas covered by the conference’s main themes.


Thailand 4.0

  • Smart, virtual and digital factories

  • Customer integrated systems

  • The factories of the future

  • Sustainable manufacturing : from the concept to the end of life    

  • Collaborative robots

  • Thailand 4.0 expected outcomes and impact

  • The EU ‘Factories of the Future’ or US ‘Smart Manufacturing’ models : Templates? 

  • Smart farming


SMEs in Digital Economies

  • e-commerce and the internationalization of SMEs

  • Alternative sources of funding for SMEs in the digital era

  • Ushering SMEs into Thailand 4.0 

  • Crow funding and SMEs

  • Government support for digitally-enabled SMEs 

  • From traditional to smart enterprises

  • Increasing the technological base to maintain competitiveness

Higher Education in the Digital Era

  • Developing a 4.0 era curriculum

  • Developing entrepreneurial thinking    

  • Providing the skills required by the labor market 

  • Supporting innovation

  • Bridging the gaps in technical, generic and technical skills

  • Addressing the disconnects between higher education and users of skills

  • Education for sustainable development

  • Turning institution of higher learning into 4.0 learning institutions

  • How to produce digital-era entrepreneurs

Sustainability in the digital era 

  • How to sustain the growth of companies in digital economies

  • Inclusive growth in the digital era

  • Investing in human capital in the digital era

  • Digitally-enabled industries and labor shortages in Southeast Asia

  • Dealing with an aging population in the digital era     

  • Retraining employees and upgrading skills in digital economies

  • Connectivity across the region

  • e-tourism


  • Fintech startups

  • Funding startups and ange linvestors

  • The regulatory framework of fintech startups

  • The SEC and fintech licensing

  • Fintech security issues

  • Fintech and conventional banking 

  • Disruptive or destructive innovations?

  • Minimal regulations as a push factor


  • Supporting fledging startups

  • The proliferation of startups

  • Startup acceleration

  • Sustainability of startups

  • Startup ecosystem from incubation to venture capital

  • Public acceptance of startups

  • Clean tech startups

  • e-commerce startups

  • The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) initiative

  • MIST market access acceleration

  • Google start-up boot camps

Health Care Industry

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Organization Development

International Conference on

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in the Digital Era

Assumption University of Thailand, Hua Mak Campus

Hall of Fame (Coronation Hall): Friday, July 12, 2019


20 January – 15 May 2019

Call for papers

15 May 2019

Announcement of the qualified paper for presentation

 10 June 2019 

Registration and payment

10 June 2019

Deadline for submission for qualified paper

12 July 2019

Conference & Presentation


Office of Graduate Studies

Assumption University of Thailand

592  Ramkhamhaeng Road

Soi 24, Hua Mak, Bangkok 10240 Thailand

Tel +66 (0)2 300 4543-62

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