Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

The 33rd 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 15–17 December 2020 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


Currently, it is too early to decide if this year’s conference will be held as a virtual space as a result of Covid-19, or not. This decision will be made in early September. In the event of a virtual conference, the registration fee will be reduced accordingly.

  • When: Tuesday 15 December to Thursday 17 December 2020.
    The PhD Forum will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel on Monday 14 December 2020.
  • Where: Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. This is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District.

International Business Forum

  • Tuesday, 15 December, 11am to 12:30pm

FinTech, Innovation, Financial Stability, and Prosperity

The aim of the forum is to explore opportunities, issues and challenges in the financial technology industry. The preliminary event will be hosted in Singapore and select papers will be invited to present at the 33rd AFBC in Sydney. This forum is sponsored by The Asian Development Bank (ADB), The Institute of Global Finance-University of New South Wales (IGF-UNSW), the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The submission deadline for draft papers for this forum is 30th June 2020. See the FinTech Call for Papers for more information.

Special Issue of the Journal of Banking & Finance

The Way Forward for Banks during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond: Government and Central Bank Responses and Threats to the Global Banking Industry.

This special issue of the Journal of Banking & Finance focuses on research of these issues to gain a better understanding of the impact of Covid-19 on the financial industry. Selected papers will be published in the special issue and presented at the 33rd AFBC. See here for more information.

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

  • Submissions are not open yet for the 33rd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference.
  • The submission deadline is Monday 31st August
  • Please check back for further instructions soon.


Please check back to register later in the year.

Please note: presenting authors must register by Monday 26 October 2020 to facilitate scheduling. Registration includes attendance at the conference dinner. Additional guest ticket to the conference dinner are AU$140 each.