The “I Amazonian Management Symposium” is an upcoming event that will be held in August in the city of Manaus, state of Amazonas, Brazil. Home to two million people, Manaus is the second largest metropolitan area in northern Brazil (12th in the country) and the region’s largest financial and corporate center. The Amazonas state capital is also the 6th largest GDP of the country. It’s there that the largest electronics and two-wheel industrial hubs of Brazil are located.  Additionally, Manaus has several higher education institutions that offer business administration programs, such as Universidade do Estado do Amazonas-UEA and Universidade Federal do Amazonas-UFAM.

AMAS aims to put together a large number of researchers and attendees from several different countries (and representing many renowned institutions from Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Asia) to study innovation, sustainability and governance, topics that are of central importance for the region. This will be an opportunity for academicians, practitioners and representatives from non-governmental, private and public organizations to join in the discussion. An event of this magnitude represents also an opportunity to discuss the challenges faced by the amazonian region by the international scientific community.

The Symposium will also put attention to Sustainable Development Projects for the Amazonian Region, projects that are innovate and take into consideration, simultaneously, environmental protection, social responsibility, economic feasibility and respect to cultural diversity. Those are also projects that reveal, when applied, the transformation potential of the Amazonian Region towards the sustainable development. This includes  start-ups and small initiatives, both at urban and rural contexts.