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COSDA 2019 Welcome

Welcome to the 4th Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia (COSDA 2019). This  international, peer-reviewed conference is a special, one-day event to be held onFriday and Saturday, March 22-23, 2019 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. COSDA 2019 is being organized alongside the 3rd Asian Symposium on Sustainable Tourism for Development (AST4D 2019).

COSDA 2019 will be held in late March, when the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom. It is also an excellent season for travel in Hiroshima with comfortable weather and ideal for visiting sites around Hiroshima, including its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima (Itsukushima).

All early registrants will receive a free Hiroshima travel pass. The Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass for international visitors offers you unlimited rides on designated transportation areas, including expressway buses on seven routes, all Hiroshima Electric Railway (Hiroden) streetcar lines, ferries to Miyajima the Shrine Island and streetcar lines to Hiroshima Peace Park – both Miyajima and Peace Park are UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Friday, March 22, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
12:30 to 13:00
Check in-Available
09:30 to 10:00
Check in-Available
13:00 to 14:00
Opening & Featured Speaker
 10:00 to 11:45
Morning Sessions
14:00 to 15:00
Welcome Reception
 11:45 to 12:00
Closing Remarks
15:00 to 18:00
Oral Sessions


Key Dates and Deadlines

COSDA 2019
will be held on
Friday & Saturday, March  22-23, 2019
Submissions are due by Friday, January 25, 2019
Decisions will be sent within within two weeks*
Registration will open on
Monday, January 28, 2019
Early Registration is available until
Friday, February 1, 2019
Schedule & Agenda will be posted after Friday, March 1, 2019
Final Registration is due by Friday, March 15, 2019
Full Paper (optional) are due by Friday, March 15, 2019



This symposium was made possible by INTESDA, The International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance, which is a diverse community of educators, academics and nonprofit professionals founded in 2015, in part, to support the Sustainable Development Global Goals set by the United Nations. It is committed to addressing sustainable development issues through capacity building, advocacy, networking and sharing knowledge.

Finally, on behalf of our team, we would like to extend our deepest thanks to the people of Hiroshima, Japan for their support and gracious hospitality.

Miyajima, JapanHiroshima Castle, JapanHiroshima Peace Park, Japan


Do you have a general question?

Contact us by sending an E-mail to the following address: secretariat(at)esdfocus.org