Kissamos, Crete, Greece, 27-29 July 2018

Keynote speakers: Bart Lambrecht (Univ of Cambridge), Xi Li (LSE), Terry Mills (Loughborough Univ)
For details on other speakers see here. For the full symposium program see here.

Scientific Committee: Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern Univ), Renée Adams (Univ of New South Wales), Franklin Allen (Imperial College), Chris Brooks (Univ of Reading), François Degeorge (Swiss Finance Institute), Daniel Ferreira (LSE), Raghu Rau (Univ of Cambridge), Paola Sapienza (Northwestern), Ian Tonks (Univ of Bath), Geoffrey Wood (Univ of Essex)


Econometrician in residence: Terence Mills (Loughborough Univ)

Journalist in residence: Parminder Bahra (Wall Street Journal)

Organising Committee: Nikolaos Vlastakis (Univ of Essex), Raphael Markellos (UEA), Konstantinos Bozos (Univ of Leeds)


This bi-annual Symposium brings together an international group of academics conducting research in finance and related areas from business, economics and other disciplines. The ethos, organization and content of the Symposium is driven by the following shared values: Interdisciplinarity, Impact, Sustainability, Boldness, Diversity, Collaboration and Collegiality. There are four tracks for presentations: Keynote and Plenary (up to 1 hour each with Q&A), Paper Presentation (30 mins each, including discussion and Q&A), Developmental (shorter presentations as part of a roundtable discussion) and Doctoral (short presentation/poster). Most presentations are based on academic papers but we also welcome the discussion of research impact case studies, teaching innovations, datasets and open source software code.

The Symposium takes place at the Tsatsaronakio Cultural Centre and the Molos Bay Hotel in Kissamos, Crete, Greece. Kissamos is conveniently located 30 minutes from the Chania international airport and port, and, 2.5 hours from the Heraklion international airport. The symposium has a child-friendly policy and welcomes presenters with their families in the academic and social events at a reduced registration cost. Some activities will be organized for children and information will be provided on childcare. The symposium offers a mentor to junior faculty and PhD students for informal support and networking facilitation. Participants are encouraged to stay on after the symposium in order to promote more interactions, develop research collaborations and reduce the carbon footprint from annual travel.


Papers should be sent as an electronic copy in PDF format to by March 15th, 2018 for review (submission requirements: Paper presentation track, full draft paper; Developmental track, at least extended abstract; Doctoral track, thesis proposal or extended abstract). We follow a rolling acceptance system whereby authors are notified of the review decision within four weeks of submitting their paper.

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Registration for the symposium will be open from January 22nd, 2018 through the online store of the University of East Anglia. Presenters of accepted papers must register by June 29th in order to ensure that their paper is included in the program. The organising committee reserves the right to close registration earlier if capacity is reached. Online registration at the standard registration fee is open until midnight (GMT) Saturday, June 30, 2018 after which registration is possible at an increased fee (a credit card is required for all payments). The registration fee covers coffee breaks, the reception, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and a great social program. Delegate guests are welcome if they want to join the social programme and meals by paying the discounted registration fee. No fee is required for the participation of children up to 12 years of age. A discounted fee also applies to the following categories: students, activists, retirees and participants based in ‘lower income’ and ‘lower middle income’ countries (as defined by the World Bank).

Fee type Online Registration Late registration
July 1st, 2018 to July 29th, 2018
Standard £300 £400
Discounted £200 £300


Delegates that are entitled to the discounted rate will be asked to produce evidence of their circumstances at the conference registration desk: PhD students must produce a valid student ID card or letter from their supervisor; participants based in ‘lower income’ and ‘lower middle income’ countries (as defined by the World Bank) must provide evidence that their primary affiliation is at an institution based in such a country; activists and retirees evidence of their affiliation/status. Delegates who cannot present such evidence will be asked to pay the standard registration fee at the registration desk. Guests joining the symposium activities need to be registered by the delegate that has invited them. Please refer to our terms and conditions on the online store of the University of East Anglia for further information.