1st International Banking & Finance Research Conference (IBFRC)


1st International Banking & Finance Research Conference (IBFRC)

Ibn Zohr University Business School (ENCG Agadir)Rennes School of Business, and IGR-IAE University of Rennes 1 are pleased to announce organization of the 1st International Banking & Finance Research Conference (IBFRC).
The conference will take place in Agadir, Morocco on 9-10 October 2019. It aims at bringing together scholars from all over the world for exchange of ideas, discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied research in banking and finance related fields.
Conference Topics
We solicit submission of theoretical and empirical papers from the full range of the banking and finance disciplines. The sub-themes of the conference include but are not limited to:

•    Artificial Intelligence
•    Asset Pricing
•    Corporate Finance
•    Banking & Financial Regulations
•    Innovation and Fintech
•    Banking and Financial services
•    Behavioral Finance
•    Corporate Governance
•    Mergers & Acquisitions
•    Financial Econometrics
•    Financial Economics
•    Financial Markets and Institutions
•    Financial Modeling
•    Global Financial Crisis
•    Agriculture Finance & Economics
•    Green Finance
•    International Finance
•    Market Microstructure
•    Islamic Banking & Finance
•    Real Estate Finance
•    Microfinance
•    Portfolio Management
•    Risk Management & Insurance
•    Small Businesses & Entrepreneurial Finance

Keynote Speakers:
•    Jamal Ouenniche, Professor and Chair in Business Analytics at the University of Edinburgh Business School, UK.
•    Nihat Aktas, Professor of Finance and Chair of Mergers & Acquisitions at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany.

Official Language: English and French

Submission of Manuscripts
Papers (word or pdf files) have to be sent to: ibfrc2019@uiz.ac.ma
Only full papers, including an abstract of no more than 300 words, will be considered. All submissions will go through a blind peer-review process. Therefore, authors’ names and details (affiliations and addresses, including that of co-authors), and email address of the corresponding author should appear on a separate cover page.

Important Dates
•    Submission deadline: 30th June 2019
•    Decision about acceptance: 31st July 2019
•    Early bird registration: 31st August 2019
•    Final regular registration: 15th September 2019
•    Conference: 9 – 10 October 2019.

Conference Chairs:
•    Khalid El Badraoui, Ibn Zohr University (k.elbadraoui@uiz.ac.ma)
•    Michael Dowling, Rennes School of Business (michael.dowling@rennes-sb.com)
•    Jean-Jacques Lilti, IGR-IAE, Université Rennes 1 (jean-jacques.lilti@univ-rennes1.fr)
•    Saqib Aziz, Rennes School of Business (saqib.aziz@rennes-sb.com)

Scientific Committee:

•    Khalid El Badraoui, Université Ibn Zohr, Agadir, Morocco
•    Michael Dowling, Rennes School of Business, France
•    Saqib Aziz, Rennes School of Business, France
•    Jean-Jacques Lilti, Université Rennes 1, France
•    Jamal Ouenniche, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
•    Franck Moraux, Université Rennes 1, France
•    Donatien Hainaut, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
•    Samuele Murtinu, University of Groningen, Netherlands
•    Muhammad Farooq Ahmad, IESEG School of Management, France
•    Thomas Lambert, Erasmus University, Netherlands
•    Eric Lamarque, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, France
•    Dawood Ashraf, IRTI, Saudi Arabia
•    Hélène Rainelli-Weiss, Université Rennes 1, France
•    Roman Matkovskyy, Rennes School of Business, France
•    Giacomo Nocera, Audencia Business School, France
•    Bouchra M’zali, UQAM, Canada
•    Christos Alexakis, Rennes School of Business, France
•    Canan Yildirim, Rennes School of Business, France
•    Lionel Touchais, Université Paris Nanterre, France
•    Helmi Hammami, Rennes School of Business, France
•    Nadia Saghi, Université Rennes 1, France
•    Florence André Le Pogamp, Université Rennes 1, France
•    Abdelhamid Ait Bihi, Université Ibn Zohr, Morocco
•    Abdelmajid Hmaitten, Université Ibn Zohr, Morocco
•    Taoufik Bouraoui, Rennes School of Business, France
•    Lahcen Oubdi, Université Ibn Zohr, Morocco
•    Ghizlane Lakhnati, Université Ibn Zohr, Morocco
•    Nawazish Mirza, S P Jain School of Global Management, UAE
•    Guillaume Bagnarosa, Rennes School of Business
•    Mohamed Aarouri, Université Côte d’Azur, France
•    Maxime Debond, Université d’Evry-Val-d’Essonne, France
•    Imad Jebbouri, Al Akhawain University, Morocco
•    Oskar Kowalewski, IESEG School of Management, France
•    Simon Corné, Université Rennes 1, France
•    Mieszko Mazur, IESEG School of Management, France
•    Wael Louhichi, ESSCA, France
•    Mumtaz Hussain Shah, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
•    Harit Satt, Al Akhawain University, Morocco
•    Houssam Bouzgarrou, ISCAE, Tunisia
•    Asma Salman, American University in Emirates, UAE

Registration and fee*
Academic staff:
•    € 150 (Early bird rate)
•    € 200 (Full rate)
PhD students:
•    € 75   (Early bird rate)
•    € 100 (Full rate)
•    € 200  (Early bird rate)
•    € 300  (Full rate)
Gala Dinner:
•    € 40 (For conference participants)
•    € 50 (For accompanying person)
* Registration fee includes cost of welcome reception, refreshments, and lunches.

Conference venue :
Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion (ENCG), Hay Salam, 80 000 Agadir, Morocco

Contact Information:
For further information about the conference please consult the conference website: http://ibfrc.uiz.ac.ma or contact the conference chairs at: ibfrc2019@uiz.ac.ma

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