Dear Scholar,

We are delighted to announce that IV. Leadership Academy & Management Congress, hosted by the Silifke Chamber of Commerce and Industry will take place from 24th to 26th November 2023 in Kyrenia, TRNC.

The IV. Leadership Academy & Management Congress is an exceptional and innovative gathering that brings together professionals from the business world and academia. This congress serves as a significant platform for University-Industry Cooperation, fostering the exchange of knowledge and experience while promoting interaction.

In the past editions of the Leadership Academy, held in 2018, 2019, and 2021, a total of 58 successful conferences and training sessions were conducted. These sessions involved 122 different institutions/organizations and attracted over 1500 participants. During the event, we facilitated the signing of cooperation protocols between chambers and commodity exchanges, as well as the establishment of various commercial agreements and collaborations among business professionals. Furthermore, we brought together the academic knowledge and experience of the business world. Participants had the opportunity to enhance their human and social capital through a diverse range of educational activities, including seminars, academic sessions, panels, B2B interviews, company introductions, and leadership workshops that focused on the inspiring power of leadership and its ability to influence people.

Due to the high demand and the intensive nature of the program, we regret to inform you that we can only accept a limited number of papers for oral/online presentations during the Leadership Academy, both face-to-face and online.

We sincerely invite you to join us at this distinguished event, where you can contribute to the literature and engage in discussions regarding the latest developments in the field of Leadership and Management. 

Please find more information at our website:

We look forward to welcoming you to this prestigious event.

Warm regards,

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammet SAYGIN

Utisgad Journal Editor-in-Chief


IV. Leadership Academy & Management Congress by Silifke Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 3-5 November 2023 at Acapulco Resort & Convention Hotel, Girne-TRNC.

It will be held with the contributions of TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Mersin University, Toros University, Mersin Chamber of Shipping, Burdur Commodity Exchange, Aksaray Commodity Exchange, Cyprus Turkish Entrepreneur Women’s Association and International Journal of Commerce, Industry and Entrepreneurship Studies.

The Leadership Academy is attended by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges affiliated to TOBB, Presidents of the Assembly, Council Members, Women/Young Entrepreneur Boards, General Secretaries, Accreditation Officers, chamber-exchange personnel, entrepreneurs and business managers.

Bringing together scientists working in the fields of Social Sciences, primarily LeadershipEntrepreneurship and Management, and the business world is among our primary goals.

In addition, the Leadership Academy is open to the participation of all business people who are interested in the trainings and activities it offers, and all individuals who attach importance to their personal development.


While the scope of the IV. Leadership Academy & Management Congress generally consists of Leadership, Management and Entrepreneurship researches in addition to the following topics, but all new and innovative studies that will contribute to the development of knowledge are evaluated:

Current Approaches in Social Sciences, Economy, Maritime Trade, Blue Homeland, Communication, Statistics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Educational Management, Financial Literacy, Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Tourism, International Relations, Management and Organization, Public Administration, Entrepreneurship, Productivity, Information Systems, Information Technologies, Agricultural Economics, Sustainability Studies, Metaverse Studies, Meta-Entrepreneurship, Meta-Management, Meta-Governance, Social Network and Social Media, Capital Studies, Strategic Thinking, Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Innovative Approaches, Social Studies Approaches and Multidisciplinary Approaches…

Aim and Scope

Leadership Academy participants contribute to their “professional” and “personal” development through academic and social activities that last for 3 days; increases their know-how and thus invests in intangible capital properties. Focusing on the inspiring power of leadership and its ability to influence people with the Leadership Academy;

Professional and Personal Development Trainings, Interviews, Seminars, Panels, B2B Talks, Company Introductions, Leadership Workshops, Social Events, Cooperation and Coordination Meetings, exhibitions and with the papers presented by the scholars, it is ensured that all participants contribute to their human, social and cultural capital in interaction.

The Leadership Academy Project is the prestige event of the Silifke Chamber of Commerce and Industry, one of the 365 Chambers and Stock Exchanges operating under TOBB in Turkey. It is the first and only comprehensive event that brings together business people and academics, especially being held together with various universities. The fact that it has a non-profit organizational structure reveals another unique aspect. Papers presented at the Leadership Academy are transformed into scientific publications and presented to the appreciation of social stakeholders.

The Leadership Academy is a comprehensive event that aims to contribute to society, to increase communication and interaction between Chambers and Commodity Exchanges, and to meet academic knowledge with sectoral experience. The synergy that emerged as a result of the academic studies presented at the Leadership Academy by the representatives of the business world; presents the first and only example of academy-industry meeting. In 2022, it was applied as the best partnership project at the World Chambers Competition.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 October 2023
  • Abstract Acceptance Notifications: Within 2 weeks on average
  • Announcement of the Program: 30 October 2023
  • Publication of Abstract Booklet: 1 November 2023
  • Publishing Selected Papers as Book Chapters: December 2023
  • Publishing Selected Papers as Articles: See the processes of the relevant journal.
  • Click here to view the Program Draft.

Author Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be minimum 250 and maximum 500 words.
  • Author title and institution information should be written as footnotes in the abstract section.
  • The submitted abstract file should contain the purpose, method, findings and results of the study.
  • At least 3 and at most 5 keywords of the research should be given.
  • JEL Codes of the study should be added.
  • The language of the paper may be Turkish or English.
  • The submitted abstract is evaluated within the scope of Double-Blind Peer Review to the Utisgad Journal Referee Board, and the authors are given feedback on the acceptance/rejection status.
  • Papers will be presented both online and face to face. Participants choose their participation type during registration process.


IV. Leadership Academy & Management Congress is a unique and innovative congress in which representatives from the business world and academia come together. IV. Leadership Academy & Management Congress serves as a significant University-Industry Cooperation event, facilitating knowledge and experience transfer and fostering interaction. We would like to remind you that due to the program’s intensity, only a limited number of papers will be accepted for oral presentations (both face-to-face and online) during the Leadership Academy. IV. Leadership Academy will be held on Acapulco Resort & Convention Hotel. Аcapulco Resort Convention Spa Casino Sports, is the most favorite 5 star Resort Hotel in North Cyprus for both business andleisure holidays with a high quality global standards and services combined with the Mediterranean culture. Аcapulco Resort Convention Spa Casino Sports, that is established on a 120.000m2 area, isa great combination of green and blue and has the longest private sandy beach of the island.This amazing hotel is located on the east of beatiful city of Kyrenia has manyattractions for the ones who seek for fun and relaxation at the same time.Аcapulco Resort Convention Spa Casino Sports, has a lot to offer to many types of holiday makers.Аcapulco Resort Convention Spa Casino Sports, is located 20 min away from Ercan Airport,and 15 min away from Kyrenia Castle, St. Hillarion Castle, Karmia and Bellapais Monastery.