Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

Register for the Conference

The 31st 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 2018 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: Thursday 13 December to Saturday 15 December 2018.  The PhD Forum will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

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


David Denis, University of Pittsburgh
Andrew Karolyi, Cornell University
Rene Stulz, Ohio State 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.


Conference registration is now open. Visit our registration website.

Please note: presenting authors must register by Friday 28th September 2018 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 Friday 31 August 2018
Standard registration: AUD$750 (incl. GST/VAT)
PhD students: AUD$600 (incl. GST/VAT)

Full Fee

Payment received after Thursday 20 September 2018
Standard registration: AUD$800 (incl. GST/VAT)
PhD students: AUD$650 (incl. GST/VAT)


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

  • Deluxe Darling Harbour AU$295 (room only). Cost includes GST/VAT per room per night
  • Deluxe Opera House AU$320 (room only). Cost includes GST/VAT per room per night
  • Deluxe Grand Harbour AU$350 (room only). Cost includes GST/VAT per room per night