Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

The 30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (AFBC) is organised by the Institute of Global Finance and the School of Banking and Finance, UNSW Business School. The Conference will be held on 13–15 December 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia.

The AFBC is the most significant and prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region. It brings together the world's foremost leaders of thought from the financial community, providing international academics and industry professionals with the opportunity to meet and share their research and interest in finance-related fields. The Conference Committee would like to invite all academics and practitioners to participate.

A range of prizes are available for papers that are selected for presentation at the conference.

When and Where

  • When: Wednesday 13 December to Friday 15 December 2017. The PhD Forum will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

  • Where: Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. This is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District.

Keynote Speakers

The Keynote speakers of the Conference include:

  • Robert Hansen, Tulane University
  • Christopher Kent, Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Augusto López-Claros, Georgetown University and The World Bank
  • Ronald Masulis, University of New South Wales
  • Anthony Saunders, New York University
  • Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago

Keynote for PhD Forum

  • Xuan Tian, Tsinghua University

PhD Forum

As part of the annual Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, UNSW will host a forum for advanced Finance Doctoral Students who are currently working on their dissertation.

Submit a Paper

Submission is now closed.

Prior to submitting your paper, ensure that you read the Submission Terms and Conditions (pdf)

Note that there is a limit of one paper presentation per author at the conference.


Conference registration is now open. Visit our registration website

Please note: presenting authors must register by Monday 23 October 2017 to facilitate scheduling. Registration includes attendance at the conference dinner. Additional guest ticket to the conference dinner are AU$140 each.


Early Bird

Payment received prior to Monday 2 October 2017
Standard registration: AUD$750 (incl. GST/VAT)
PhD students: AUD$600 (incl. GST/VAT)

Full Fee

Payment received after Monday 2 October 2017
Standard registration: AUD$800 (incl. GST/VAT)
PhD students: AUD$650 (incl. GST/VAT)

*All payments incur a credit card processing fee of 2.5%.


Conference guests are eligible for a discounted group rate at the Shangri-La Hotel as part of the conference.

  • Deluxe Darling Harbour AU$285 (room only). Cost includes GST/VAT per room per night
  • Deluxe Opera House AU$300.00 (room only). Cost includes GST/VAT per room per night
  • Deluxe Grand Harbour AU$315.00 (room only). Cost includes GST/VAT per room per night