2022 Annual Conference

Charting the Way Towards the Knowledge Economy and Society

7-8 December • Co-organised by STARScholars and the University of Mauritius

Many countries have enjoyed decent economic growth over the past decades and many of the developing member countries are expected to attain the middle-income status in the forthcoming decade.

However, this also implies that their development challenges are likely to be more complex; for instance such countries need to avoid becoming stuck in the so called ‘middle-income trap’ or countries are expected to embark on a structural shift, mainly from agriculture to manufacturing and high-productivity services, to cope with the increasing resources constraint and skills limitations. Building knowledge-based economies (K or KBE economy) is believed to the most sustainable way of ensuring strong, long-term growth as knowledge and innovation are widely acknowledged as key drivers of growth and economic development.

It is a well-established fact that the K-economy is fuelled by innovation. Many countries in the developing world face huge challenges to embark on an innovation phase. The COVID 19 pandemic has worsened the situation not withstanding that countries have also to focus on sustainable innovation.

This Conference aims at reflecting on ways and means countries can develop regulatory systems and policies, a sound ecosystem and infrastructure and concrete actions for innovation to thrive. It also aims at discussing the tangible impacts of the K- economy on sustainable development and the society at large. It is clear that the K-economy goes beyond academia and relies on close partnership and interaction amongst local and international stakeholders.

Keynotes and Special Plenary Speakers

Online Registration

Registration for online attendance is now open. Online attendees will get the benefit of participating in all Plenary Sessions, Workshops and Keynote addresses. Please fill-in the form below and an invoice will be sent to you within 48 hours.

Normal Fee: USD 40
STAR Member Fee: USD 30
Student Fee: USD 25

In-Person Registration

Early Bird Registration fee*: USD 175 (Normal fee: USD 225)

Early Bird Doctoral student fees*: USD 125 (Normal fee: USD 150) 

All STAR Scholars will benefit from the Early Bird Registration fee until 15 November 2022 and a FREE Island Tour.

*Registration is per participant and include lunch, tea breaks and full access to the conference.


There are 2 ways you can make payment to register:
i) by CREDIT CARD (IN USD or in Mauritian RS)
ii) via direct bank transfer

Please ALWAYS mention the conference code ‘ 2022STAR Conference N3 2022 1983 ‘ as a reference (this is important for cross checking). This is very important.


You can use the “Pay Online” system (https://apply.uom.ac.mu/UOMonlinePay/uomonlinepay.aspx) to pay via credit card in USD or MUR. The system is accessible via the University of Mauritius (UoM) Website under the Campus Facilities menu.


University of Mauritius Banking Details (Mauritian Rupees)

Deadlines and Important Dates

Submission of extended abstracts/full papers: 15 August 2022 

Notification of review/acceptance: Beginning 31 August 2022

Revised extended abstracts/final papers for inclusion in the refereed proceedings: 31 October 2022

REGISTRATION: Early Bird registration for 2022 conference is extended to 25 October 2022 

                            15 November 2022 (Regular)

Conference Dates: 7- 8 December 2022, MAURITIUS

Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs: Boopen Seetanah, Viraiyen Teevoovengadum, Mousumi Mukherjee, and VerenaTandrayen-Ragoobur

UoM Members: Nicolas Ragodoo, Archana Bhaw-Luximon, Varsha Mooneeram-Chadee 

Email us at starconference2022@uom.ac.mu

Conference Venue:

Sugar Beach Hotel, Wolmar , Flic en Flac  (https://www.sugarbeachresort.com/en)

Those who wish to book the Sugar Beach Hotel for their stay will benefit from the special Conference price

Single: Mauritian Rs.8,745 per room per night on half board basis (Breakfast and Dinner)

Double: Mauritian  Rs.10,360 per room per night on half board basis (Breakfast and Dinner)

We will soon share the Accommodation Booking Form if you care planning to book at Sugar Beach to avail of the conference room price.

Sugar Beach Resort is situated on the beautiful Western Coast of the island,other accommodations in the vicinity of the conference venue is as follows

– La Pirogue hotel (2 mins walk)             https://www.lapirogue.com/en

– Pearl Beach Hotel (5-7 mins walk)        https://pearlebeachresort.com/en/

– Gold Beach Hotel (5-7 mins Walk)        https://gold-beach-flic-en-flac.h-rez.com/contact.htm

– Aanari Hotel and Spa (15 mins Walk)   https://aanari.com/

– Anelia Resort and Spa (25 mins Walk)  https://sites.google.com/view/anelia-resort-spa-mauritius/

– Villa Caroline (20 mins Walk)               http://villascaroline.mauritiushotelsweb.com/fr/

– Hilton Hotel and Spa (10 mins Walk)    http://villascaroline.mauritiushotelsweb.com/fr/

– Manissa Hotel (15 mins Walk)              https://www.manisahotel.com/

There are many hotels as well as Apartments and Villas (with varying and affordable prices) which you can rent in the vicinity of Flic en Flac and Wolmaar (5 to 25 mins walk). Please have a search on the internet for more details and prices (you can google a search on ‘hotels in flic en flac, wolmar’. Please note that December is the peak tourist season in Mauritius, please secure your accommodation asap.

Have you made your travel plans?

Air Mauritius, the national carrier, offers a 20 % discount on applicable fares excluding taxes and other charges. 

Please note that currently, Air Mauritius operates flights to Paris, London, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Reunion, Tana, and Rodrigues.  Flights to Kuala Lumpur, Perth, and Cape Town will resume end of October.

For seat reservation and ticket issues, kindly liaise with our call center as per the contact details below.  Our reservations team is briefed on the offer.

Email: callcentresales@airmauritius.com          

Tel: +230 4030103           



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