The experiences and debates of the Conference, during its first two decades, clearly point out that it has been difficult, if not impossible, to set the rules which could be applied to all the situations and all the societies. Thus, researchers still have a lot of work to do, and many questions still have not been answered in an adequate and acceptable way. Within such a framework, the Conference too has a reason to be continued. Indeed, apart from the important questions concerning the improvement of business performance on all levels, and the ones referring to the ability to create conditions for increasing profit, there are also the ones which refer to the adequacy of the dominant concepts of economic science. Therefore, one has to wonder whether the economists and scientists have done everything in order to think the social reality through at the beginning of the third millennium and whether the obtained achievements are satisfactory.
So far, the Conference has gathered over 1,600 scientists from more than 55 countries and established an outstanding economic forum. It has helped numerous relationships among the researchers to be born, several international projects have been carried out and the communication between the scientists from Split and Croatia and many significant centers of the economic science has been considerably improved. Plenty of productive friendships have been established, many joint papers have been produced, and lots of cultures and attitudes have met and come closer together.
Bringing together people from different societies as well as promoting scientific dialogue and activities aiming at the public welfare remain the Conference's main interest and mission in its second decade.