By Invitation Only
The events organised by the ICIG are somewhat different from most other symposia/conferences in that the numbers attending are strictly limited and attendance is by invitation only.
Scholarly, Collegial and Gracious
As a group we strive to adopt a traditional scholarly and collegial ethos where delegates are expected to be diplomatic, polite and measured in their comments. Thus, criticism is encouraged but it is expected that as scholars we have homed not only our intellect but have also refined our social skills. In short, ICIG scholars are expected to be gracious scholars.
A Community of Equals
It is this ethos which enables us to see each other as a community of scholars and as such there is no distance between 1st year PhD students and well-established and senior members of the professoriate.
Pioneering and Seminal
Arguably, the ICIG symposium is the oldest event of its kind in the broad corporate marketing, corporate branding, and corporate identity domains.
Notably, papers from earlier symposia led to the publication of the first ever special editions (in the European Journal of Marketing in particular) on corporate identity (1997), corporate marketing (2001), corporate brand management (2003) and ethical corporate marketing (2007).