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COSDA 2019 Welcome

Welcome to the 5th Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia (COSDA 2019). This  international, peer-reviewed conference is a special event held on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 to September 1, 2019 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. COSDA 2019 is being organized alongside the 5th Pacific Symposium for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals (SNAHP 2019).

COSDA 2019 will be held in late August, after the end of the rainy season and humidity. It is the perfect time of year for travel in Hiroshima with comfortable temperatures and less crowds. It is the ideal period for visiting sites around Hiroshima, including its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima (Itsukushima). A short ferry ride away from downtown Hiroshima, the island of Miyajima is a stunningly beautiful island that is home to some lovely shrines and temples. Because they’re only 16km apart, Hiroshima and Miyajima are usually paired together in most people’s itineraries, and should not be missed, especially for first time visitors to Hiroshima.


Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
09:00 to 09:30
Check-in Available
Mitsui Garden, 3F
08:30 to 09:00
Check-in Available
Mitsui Garden, 3F
09:30 to 10:00
Opening Remarks
09:00 to 10:30
Morning Session
11:30 to 12:30
Welcome Reception with Posters
110:30 to 11:00
Closing Remarks
12:30 to 18:30
Oral Sessions
 Optional Peace Park Tour
11:30 to 12:30
Optional Miyajima Tour
12:30 to 16:30


Key Dates and Deadlines

COSDA 2019
will be held on
August 31 to September 1, 2019
Submissions are due by Friday, July 12, 2019
Decisions will be sent within two weeks of submission*
Registration will open Monday, July 15
Early Registration is available until Friday, July 26
Advance Registration is available until Friday, August 9
Late Registration begins after Friday, August 9
Presenter Schedule will be posted after Friday, July 19
Final Registration must be confirmed by Friday, August 23
Full Paper (optional) is due by Friday, August 23
Virtual Presenter files must be sent by Friday, August 23



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