China Goes Global


Macerata, Italy, 26-28 Jul 2016; Deadline 15 Mar

The 10th Annual China goes Global conference will be held in Macerata, Italy, the birthplace of Matteo Ricci (July 26th-28th, 2016).

We call for papers, panel presentations, book authors, and PhD students researching China’s globalization to submit their work on our website. A significant part of the world’s economy, trade, and investment, China has become a center of influence to geopolitics, world institutions, and the global economic health. We seek research on the internationalization of China from a multi-disciplinary perspective, including political economy, business, sociology, and environmental studies.

The conference attracts international attendees mostly from the academy, but also from government, international institutions, and the business sectors.

We invite papers to join the following Panel:

Food and Wine Trade with China: threats and opportunities for EU countries Panel Chair: Alessio Cavicchi (

Presentation of the Panel

During the last 10 years, the structure of EU agri-food trade with China registered a growth of both imports and exports flows. Nevertheless, whilst from 2004 to 2010, the balance has been in favour of imports, from 2011 exports progressively increased and the ratio is now favourable to EU countries. Processed foods, food preparations and wine have been the leading products in influencing and shaping this trend.

The CGG “food and wine” track invites papers addressing one or more of the following issues:

  • Food safety issues that need to be addressed by governments, multinational and SMEs dealing with China
  • Consumers’ lifestyles in China: eating and drinking habits and their role on changing demand structure for EU products
  • Strategies adopted by agri-food SMEs to export to China
  • Retail strategies in China

Best papers addressing the topic of sustainability in the agribusiness will be invited for potential publication in a special issue of Sustainability (; papers addressing the wine sector will be considered for publication in Wine Economics and Policy ( ); finally, best papers addressing consumers’ lifestyles, strategies of agri-food SMEs and retail strategies in China will be considered for publication in Economia Agroalimentare (

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: March 15, 2016
  • Paper acceptance/rejection: May 1, 2016
  • Revised paper submission: June 1, 2016

Please submit your paper through our online submission system no later than March 15, 2016. Papers should follow the author style and referencing guide provided on the conference website. By submitting a paper, all authors also agree to review up to 3 papers, and at least one author agrees to attend the conference.

Submissions must be done online:

For information on the conference: