Valedictory Address by Suman Basuroy, Professor of Marketing, University of Texas, Austin.   Rohit Varman, Deakin University will be taking a Workshop on THOUGHTS & METHODS IN CRITICAL MARKETING.

IMI Kolkata invites your participation at INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CONFERENCE to be held during December 18-19, 2017 at the IMI Kolkata campus. The conference proposes to bring together academic and managerial perspectives on the proposed theme "Marketisation and Marketing in Emerging Markets".

Kolkata is renowned for its repute of being the “City of Joy”. Owing to its rich cultural heritage and way of life, the city gives you a sense of warmth and belongingness. The city is certainly a worthwhile tourist destination, famous for its ancient buildings with a touch of British architecture and other tourist spots.

We hope to have your presence at the conference in order to have an enriching experience as a whole!

Key Dates

Full Paper Submission by:

September 24, 2017

Intimation of Acceptance by:

October 15, 2017


November 01, 2017 (10am) - November 20, 2017 (10pm)

Keynote Speaker

Russell W. Belk

Professor (Marketing)

Krafts Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada

Area of Expertise – Consumer Research, Marketing and Responsible Business

Russell W. Belk is Professor and the Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1972. He is the co-founder of the Association for Consumer Research Film Festival and has been the President of the Association for Consumer Research and the International Association of Marketing and Development. He has over 550 publications to his credit. His research involves the meanings of possessions, collecting, gift-giving, sharing and materialism. He has received several accolades like the Paul D. Converse Award, two Fulbright Fellowships, Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Award and honorary professorships across four continents.

Conference Committee

Dr. Himadri Roy Chaudhuri

Associate Professor (Marketing)

Conference Convenor

Dr. Mohua Banerjee

Associate Professor (Marketing)

Dr. Rituparna Basu

Assistant Professor (Marketing)

Dr. Swagato Chatterjee

Assistant Professor (Marketing)

Theme of the Conference


In the recent times, the power of market has been instrumental in controlling more of the social resources. Scholars acknowledge that as market forces legitimise consumption and also promote well-being and satisfaction considerable attention is needed to address such market-level problematisation in the context of the Emerging Economies and all the important Asian markets. This Conference proposes to bring together academic and managerial perspectives to address this issue.

Conference Topics


Papers are invited on the following topics (indicative, but not limited to):

  • Role of Markets in Shaping Consumption among Consumer Groups in Asia and Other Emerging Markets
  • Role of Social Media in Marketisation and Inclusivity
  • Effects of Marketisation among the BoP Consumers
  • New-age Marketing Strategy
  • Consumer Well-being
  • Changing Notions of Brand Meanings
  • Organisational Response and Marketing Strategy

Paper Submission Guidelines


Please submit original, extended abstract or full paper only (in Adobe Pdf or MS Word) at imikmarcon17@imi-k.edu.in

Please note: Articles must be typed in MS Word, using font Times New Roman, size 12 and paragraph spacing 1.5.

For more details, refer to the Brochure.


Registration Details

To proceed for registration please click here

Kindly note: You have to create an account with your details. You shall receive a password in that registered email id which you will further require to log in and proceed for registration for the conference.

Immediately after successful online payment, please email the receipt generated to imikmarcon17@imi-k.edu.in as an attachment alongside mentioning your name and title of the paper to immediately help us track your payment. A screenshot of the confirmation page will also do.

Participants are advised to register before the last date to avoid last moment payment traffic on the website. In case of any problem faced during payment and registration, kindly contact us at imikmarcon17@imi-k.edu.in or call us at (+91) 9051664298 [ Sayani Mandal ]


Registration Fees applicable are as under

For Participants from India
Academicians INR 4000
Students/ Research Scholars INR 2000
Practitioners from Industry/ Corporates INR 6000
For Overseas Participants USD 200

Note: Registration fees are inclusive of taxes as applicable. The registration fee includes conference kit, refreshments and lunch for two days of the conference and networking dinner on the first day (i.e. 18th December, 2017).



IMI Kolkata will not bear any expenses on travel for the participants attending the conference.

However, cab services are offered by OLA and UBER at reasonable rates in Kolkata. You may download the apps on your mobile phones for your convenience. Prepaid taxi services are also available at the airport and the railway stations. Participants may avail such services at their own expense.


Participants are to make their own arrangements for accommodation. Kolkata offers you with a wide range of premium and budget hotels and guest house accommodation.

Limited accommodation at the International Management Institute Kolkata campus may be provided on request subject to availability. The charge for the same is INR 2300 (incl. taxes as applicable) for single occupancy AC room per person per night. For Non AC single occupancy room (not with attached bath), the charge is INR 1000 (incl. taxes as applicable) per person per night.

For bookings kindly contact us at imikmarcon17@imi-k.edu.in.

Refund Policy

No refund shall be made for any amount already paid to International Management Institute Kolkata towards registration or accommodation for the conference.

Contact Us

Feel free to give us a call for any further queries related to the International Marketing Conference 2017

Sayani Mandal Ahaana Mahanti
Conference Coordinator Conference Coordinator
(033) 6652-9657 (033) 6652-9629
(+91) 9051664298 (+91) 9681004083

Where we are located

International Management Institute Kolkata

2/4 C Judges Court Road, Alipore Kolkata – 700 027

Nearest Landmarks:

Mominpore Crossing

Bharat Petroleum Gas Station

BSNL Alipore Telephone Exchange

Command Hospital

2 minutes away from Army Institute of Management

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