Conference Venue and Hotel



Amsterdam, The Netherlands, The Place to Be in 2017!

by Karen Maas (2017 Conference Chair)


The IABS 2017 conference will be hosted by the Amsterdam Business School (ABS). ABS is one of Europe’s major comprehensive universities and is truly international in research, curriculum, staff and students. ABS aims to foster independent minds with an impact on international business and society at large. We are committed to advancing the understanding of business and its role in society, and to leveraging synergies between our School and its institutional and corporate environment.

This inspiring place, located in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, will be the setting in 2017 for vital conversations about what we do as a group of scholars to improve our society.  I invite you to put June 29th – July 2nd 2017 on your calendar so that you can be an important part of those conversations.  Amsterdam will be the place to be 2017. 

In addition to our normally stimulating sessions, we will continue to include several innovations to the conference. Building upon the success of last year’s conference, we will have the second IABS writing camp on June 26th-28th, directly before the conference.

Especially for PhD students and new faculty members we will make sure the writing camp has a good structure and is supported by renowned academics.

We will be staying in several Hampshire hotels located in or near by the Centre of Amsterdam. Because all these hotels have their own main features (e.g. located in the Centre of Amsterdam, located near to ABS, different ratings and different prices), the earlier you book your accommodations, the better your chances of getting a room at the hotel you’d like.  Please find more information here. The booking form and contact for any other travel questions can be found here.

We have organized a marvelous conference diner at the Tropenmuseum ( The Tropenmuseum is a museum about people, housed in an impressive listed building overlooking Amsterdam’s Oosterpark.

The extensive permanent display and regularly changing exhibitions feature objects that all have a story to tell about humankind. Stories about universal human themes like mourning, celebration, ornamentation, prayer, conflict. From Africa to West and Southeast Asia, from New Guinea to Latin America: come to the Tropenmuseum and discover that, despite cultural differences, we are all essentially the same.

Finally, I would like to suggest to have a look at our social program for Saturday’s afternoon. We have selected different options that will all give you a glimpse of our Dutch traditions, life, architecture and culture. More information can be found here.

See you in Amsterdam 2017!