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The first A&B International Student Conference “Global Demographic Challenges and Sustainable Development Goals” will take place in IAE Annecy on April 4-5, 2024.

The conference is jointly organized by IAE University of Savoy Mont Blanc (France) and Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom).
“Global Demographic Challenges and Sustainable Development Goals”:

“Demography is destiny” (A. Comte) … The phrase highlights the role of demographics in shaping many complex challenges and opportunities societies face, including several pertinent to economic growth and development but not only.



Global challenges stemming from demographic trends have far-reaching implications for societies, economies, and governments worldwide.

Main topics:

        Aging Population & Fertility decline
        Migration and Displacement
        Inequality and Disparities
        Political and Social Integration
        Environmental Sustainability

Address:  IAE, USMB, 4 Chem. de Bellevue, 74940 Annecy

Registration: IAE Building, Room 002

Conference IAE Building, Amphi 012 (04/04/23); Amphi 052 (05/04/24)

Contact: irina.masson@univ-smb.fr (Office 033)


Please download the Conference Program


Practical Information for Participants

Travel to Annecy:

If you decide to fly to France, Geneva and Lyon are the closest airports.

We advise non-European students who are arriving by plane in Switzerland to check with the Swiss authorities on formalities for transiting to France through Switzerland.

Coach shuttles (Flexbus) connect these two airports to Annecy (information and booking online). Think to book your tickets as earlier as possible!

Whether you travel by plane or not, Annecy is well served by the high-speed rail services (TGV) from Paris (from the main Paris airport “Roissy Charles de Gaulle” or from the Parisian train station “Gare de Lyon”.

For more information please visit:


How to get to the Campus

lnstitute of Business Administration (IAE), University of Savoie Mont Blanc (https://www.iae.univ-smb.fr/en) is situated on a hillside overlooking Annecy and its lake (take SIBRA bus n° 1 or 4). The price of a single ticket is 1,50 euros.

Please note that you cannot use your credit card to pay your bus ticket. You can buy your ticket by using cash or e-tickets that you can buy via SIBRA application (in French).  For more information, please see “Some useful information for your stay in Annecy).



Some additional information:

    - There is no ATM machine on Campus. Please think to withdraw so cash next to your hotel.
    - IAE is situated on the hill. So, if you wish to come by bike, think to rent an electric bike.
    - There is no Prayer room at IAE.
    - Think to take travel adaptor in order to plug any UK electrical appliance into a foreign electrical socket (we do not have them at IAE).


Please dowload some useful information for your stay in Annecy



- Bike Map Annecy

- Campus Annecy

- Map Historic Center Annecy

- Map Annecy Lake


Emergency numbers:

112: European Emergency call
15: SAMU - Ambulances and emergency services.
CAUTION – this is only for serious medical emergencies!
17: Police emergency number
18: Fire brigade emergency number (les Sapeurs pompiers)



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