¡Hello! I am pleased to welcome you to the Global Innovation Knowledge Academy Conference - GIKA, which will be held during January 2019 at Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepcion, located in the city of Concepción, Chile.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to share with you an academic space dedicated to the social and economic aspects of innovation, entrepreneurship and marketing. Celebrating this conference in Latin America for the first time will enable the ideal setting and opportunity to analyze and discuss the important challenges facing emerging economies.
The stability that these economies have shown in the face of the crisis of over previous years, together with the sustainable development that certain economies have been demonstrating, and the particularities of their cultures, make them an interesting topic to analyze. Even so, I believe it is important to address this problem further from a global point of view. Therefore, I extend the invitation to all academics worldwide that wish to participate in this conference.
I am very proud that this special edition of GIKA is to be held at our university and particularly in Chile. I especially invite academics interested in visiting our country, chosen by the way, as an unmissable tourist destination of 2018. I invite you to visit the Norte Grande and it's the Atacama Desert, the South of Chile with its lakes, volcanoes and icebergs in Patagonia and Antarctica, and of course, the mystical Easter Island. Finally, I invite you to enjoy its wine, its flora and fauna and its welcoming population. Be welcome to Chile.