ANZAM Conference | Cairns, 3-6 Dec 2019
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A warm welcome to Cairns and Tropical Far North Queensland!

Join us in the Far North Queensland sunshine for the 33rd annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference! CQUniversity Australia’s School of Business and Law is proud to host this year’s Conference in the heart of Cairns, the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.


Surrounded by tropical rainforests, pristine beaches and a wealth of cultural attractions and outdoor experiences, Cairns provides a memorable Australian experience without comparison.


The Conference venue is the Pullman Cairns International hotel, which boasts a tropical swimming pool, sundeck, and an exterior reminiscent of the city centre’s colonial past. The Pullman Cairns International is ideally located in the centre of Cairns, within walking distance from all that Cairns has to offer, including: The Reef Fleet Terminal and Marina; Esplanade Lagoon; The Reef Hotel Casino; railway station; shopping centres and numerous hotels, restaurants, and bars. The Conference will begin on the evening of Tuesday, December 3, with a welcome reception on the tropical pool deck, and will conclude with farewell drinks on Friday, December 6.


The theme for this year’s conference is Wicked Solutions to Wicked Problems: The Challenges Facing Management Research and Practice. We invite delegates to contribute to the debates about the various wicked (and perhaps not-so-wicked) challenges facing both the research and practice of Management in the 21st century. As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is the ideal location to explore the Conference theme, as the survival of the reef poses a ‘wicked problem’ that requires innovative and interdisciplinary solutions. This Conference will bring together academics and practitioners, based locally and internationally, to share evidence and insights on this theme, and a host of other pertinent issues.


The 2019 Conference Organising Committee looks forward to welcoming you to the ANZAM Conference in Cairns. We hope that the Conference gives you an opportunity to strengthen your existing networks, and that you leave with great memories, fresh ideas, and new friendships.


Conference Organising Committee

Dr. Stephanie Macht

Dr. Geoff Chapman

Dr. Upamali Amarakoon

Dr. Malcolm Johnson


Conference Overview

Tuesday 3 December – Welcome Reception: 6:00pm
Wednesday 4 December – Conference opens: 9:00am (Registration from 8.30am)
Thursday 5 December – Conference Dinner at the Pullman Cairns International: 7:00pm
Friday 6 December – Conference closes: 5:00pm


3rd – 6th December 2019
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Key Dates

Paper Submission Open Friday 8 March
Registration Open Friday 8 March
Paper Submission Closes Monday 1 July
Paper Acceptance Notification Friday 30 August
Deadline Revised Papers Friday 20 September
Early Bird Closes Friday 4 October
Registration Deadline for Presenting Authors Friday 11 October
 Draft Program  Friday 25 October