Kissamos, Crete, Greece, 26-28 July 2019

Keynote speakers: Anna Pavlova (LBS) and Kathy Yuan (LSE)
For details on other speakers see here. For the full symposium program see here.

Scientific Committee: Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern Univ), Renée Adams (Univ of Oxford), 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 Bristol), Geoffrey Wood (Univ of Essex)


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


Building on the success of ISF2018, this event 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 three tracks for presentations: Keynote (up to 1 hour each with Q&A), Plenary (30 mins each, including discussion and Q&A) and Paper Presentation. 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 (see details below on registration). 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 April 30th, 2019 for review (submission requirements: plenary session, full draft paper; paper presentation, at least 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 is available through the online store of the University of East Anglia. Presenters of accepted papers must register by June 30th 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) Monday, July 1st, 2019, 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. If they prefer, guests can join only specific meals and activities and pay independently (please contact the organisers during the symposium). Guests and delegate family members joining the symposium activities need to be registered by the delegate that has invited them. A discounted registration 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 2nd, 2019 to July 28th, 2019
Standard £300 £400
Discounted £100 £200


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.

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The conference main hotel is the 4-star Molos Bay Hotel. A special price list has been negotiated for a limited number of rooms and can be found below. Rooms are available on a first-come first-serve basis and prices are valid for a limited time period. For booking and other information please contact the hotel directly:

Telephone: +30 28220 83446; Fax: +30 28220 83447; E-mail:


Address: Mavros Molos Beach, Kissamos, 734 00 Chania Crete - Greece


Double - garden view (can accommodate up to 4 adults) €88 €110 €44 €27.5
Double – side sea view (sea view if available) (can accommodate up to 4 adults) €104 €130 €52 €32.5
Junior Suite (can accommodate up to 6 adults) €144 €180 €72 €45


There are several other hotels in proximity to the conference hotel. Below you can find a list of hotels ranked by approximate distance to the Molos Bay Hotel:

Aphrodite Beach (2 star):

Hermes Hotel (3 star):

Maria Beach Hotel (2 star):

Nautilus Bay Hotel (3 star):

Elena Beach Hotel (3 star):

Cristina Beach Hotel (2 star):

Kissamos Hotel (2 star):

Crystal Bay Hotel (3 star):

Sunny Bay hotel (3 star):