We are living through a period of significant changes. The global economic forces and changes in the political environment, accompanied with the rise of emerging markets, are reshaping the geopolitics. The global financial crisis, on the other hand, has exposed several weaknesses of the global financial system and severely deteriorated macroeconomic conditions, which will affect future economic and social performance in every country. Moreover, the world’s advanced economies are facing strong demographic changes, lead by lengthening lifespans and declining fertility, having a strong effect on future labor markets, health care and other aspect of life. At the same time we are facing a rapid development of digital technologies, which will be a key determinant of future economic growth. All these challenges (and the list is not complete) open a question on how to manage future global economy.

The aim of the conference is to address various aspects of managing the global economy, with special focus on economic, financial, tourism and energy issues, and to offer researchers and professionals the opportunity to discuss other issues of global developments.

The special theme of the conference is digital economy, which is developing rapidly with impacts across all sectors. The digital economy is an important driver of innovation and technology development, competitiveness and inclusive growth and presents an enormous potential for economic growth, businesses and entrepreneurs, individuals and societies as a whole. The digital era will bring important changes in the modes of production and patterns of consumption, it will change our understaning of the world and have an important impact on the way we live. In order to exploit the potentials of the digital economy it is neccessary to address its risks, challenges and oportunities.

MIC 2017