Emerging Risks in Finance: Challenges and Opportunities for Investors, Institutions and Regulators

Starts:  Sep 20, 2019 12:00 AM (AT)
Ends:  Sep 21, 2019 5:00 AM (AT)
Associated with  Community Forum
This conference/workshop is an initiative of a group of researchers led by Professors Thomas Walker
(Concordia University, Canada) and Dieter Gramlich (Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Heidenheim, Germany). 

The academic conference and associated academic/practitioner workshop focus on emerging risks in finance from the differential perspectives of investors, regulators and financial institutions. Academic papers and practitioner presentations in all areas of emerging risks in finance (e.g., environmental, social, and technological risks) and related risk management are invited.

The two-day event will feature a combination of academic research and practitioner presentations in the area of emerging risks in finance (including the identification, measurement, and management of said risks as well as related mitigation/adaptation approaches). 
Presentations and breakout sessions will take place on Friday, September 20th (full day), and Saturday, September 21st (morning). Approximately 15 academic papers and practitioner presentations will be scheduled. Each presentation should last a maximum of 15-20 minutes, with a subsequent discussion of approximately 10 minutes. 
The workshop has no submission or participation fee. The organizers will cover the cost of meals (coffee breaks, lunches and workshop dinner). Presenters will have to book, organize, and cover their own accommodation and travelling. Participation in the workshop for non-presenters is free, but places will be limited.
Important Dates
  • June 15th: deadline for submission of academic papers and practitioner presentations
  • June 30th: notifications re. accepted papers and presentations
  • July 1st: registration begins
  • September 20th and 21st: conference and workshop
Submission Procedure: Academic Papers
Please submit an electronic version of your paper or an extended abstract (1-2 pages) in PDF format to concordia.conference@concordia.ca no later than June 15, 2019   

Submission Procedure: Practitioner Presentations
Practitioners are invited to submit either a brief description (1-2 pages, in PDF format) of a topic they would like to present or submit their actual PowerPoint slides. Please submit the file(s) to concordia.conference@concordia.ca no later than June 15, 2019. 
Please note that presentations should have no marketing/promotional purpose, i.e. they should focus on the conference/workshop theme (and the potential for joint practitioner/academic approaches), but should have minimal reference to the presenter’s firm or any solutions it provides.

Paper/Presentation Selection Process
Preference will be given to recent academic papers that have not yet been presented or scheduled to be presented at major conferences. 
Practitioner presentations will be selected based on their appropriateness and potential interest for the broader practitioner/academic audience. 
The selection of academic papers and practitioner presentations will be finalized by June 30.
For any additional questions, please contact Kalima Amber Vico at: kalima.amber@gmail.com
Thomas Walker, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Dieter Gramlich, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Heidenheim, Germany


John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
Montreal, QC
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