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COSDA 2018 Welcome

Welcome to the 4th Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia (COSDA 2018). This  international, peer-reviewed conference is a special, one-day event to be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. COSDA is being organized alongside the 3rd Asian Symposium on Sustainable Tourism for Development (AST4D 2018).

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.


Thursday, December 20
Friday, December 21
09:30 to 13:00
Check-in Available
Hiroshima Peace Park
& Miyajima the Shrine Island
11:00 to 12:00
Opening and Featured Session
& Welcome Reception
12:45 to 17:00
Afternoon Session
17:00 to 17:30
Closing Remarks
& Group Photo


Key Dates and Deadlines

COSDA 2018
will be held on
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Submissions are due by Friday, November 23, 2018
Decisions will be sent within two to three weeks of submission
Registration Opens on Monday, November 26, 2018
Early Bird Registration is available until
Friday, November 30, 2018
Presenter Schedule will be posted after Monday, December 3, 2018
Final Registration is due by Friday, December 14, 2018
Full Paper (optional) are due by Friday, December 14, 2018
Virtual Presenters
must send data file by
Friday, December 14, 2018



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