• World Finance Conference
    Mauritius, July 25th-27th, 2018

World Finance Conference

  • Location

    Le Meridien Ile Maurice Hotel
  • Date

    July 25th-27th, 2018

About the Conference


Program Proceeding online

Best papers awards

Prize: The award will be given annually at the World Finance Conference Annual meeting and will recognize up to three papers:

- The first prize (recognized with a plaque and $500)

- The runner-up (recognized with a plaque)

- One honorable mention (recognized with a plaque)

 Eligibility: The 5 papers included in the Best Paper Awards are the ones with the highest ranking in the initial blind review process.

Scoring System: 5 papers eligible for the Best Papers Award are very high quality papers, and we ask your help in selecting the best. For each paper we ask you to rank the papers from worst (1) to best (5) based on Originality, Technical Content, Relevenace of Contribution and Organization and Clarity.

Winners: The winners of the Best paper Awards are those with the combined highest number of votes from members of the Scientific and Program Committee. The total votes for each eligible papers will be presented to all the participants during the Annual Meeting of the World Finance Conference Presentation of the Awards. The winners will be announced at the Annual World Finance Conference.

  • July 25th-27th, 2018
  • Le Meridien Ile Maurice Hotel
  • July 25th-27th, 2018
  • Le Meridien Ile Maurice Hotel
  • July 25th-27th, 2018
  • Le Meridien Ile Maurice Hotel

Social activities

Gala Dinner

The gala dinner will be on the beach of the Le Méridien Ile Maurice Hotel

Registration are open also to family members or friends.  

Price per person: 59 euros

Full Day Catamaran Cruise - Gabriel Island & Lunch, Drinks

Gabriel Island

known also as Ilot Gabriel, is located near the Round Island and the Flat island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 10 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux. Gabriel island is a protected natural reserve. The island is most famous for if its beautiful unspoiled beaches, with crystal clear water surrounding the entire island. It is a very popular site for snorkelers, and also offers great dive sites.

Enjoy sailing through the crystal clear water, breath-taking scenery all around, stay on the beautiful white sand beaches, snorkel inside the lagoons, explore the local marine line, and enjoy delicious food and bar services. This cruise is all about making sure you have a full day of true relaxation and fun.

The cruise includes BBQ lunch buffet set on the beach OR on the catamaran. As part of the cruise you will pass by an amazing lagoon, where swimming and snorkeling are a must.

Sometimes during this excursion you will be able to see whales as well as dolphins.

Note: boats capacity will vary between 27 to 52 pax on each boat and there will be around 6 to 7 catamarans.

Price per person: 45 euros (lunch included)

Keynote Speakers

David Chambers

Cambridge Judge Business School - University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Chambers is Reader in Finance and a Keynes Fellow at Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He received his PhD in 2008 from the London School of Economics and was a post-doctoral fellow in economics at Oxford University from 2005-2008. His research interests span asset management and financial history and he has published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Journal of Economic History, the Economic History Review and Explorations in Economic History as well as the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Portfolio Management. His research has been cited in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes and the Nikkei Shimbun and covered by the BBC and Bloomberg TV. He directs the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Judge Business School, which conducts research into long-horizon investing. He also sits on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal. Prior to returning to full-time education in 2001, Chambers worked for 20 years in investment banking at Barings, Hotchkis & Wiley and Merrill Lynch where he gained experience in asset management, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital in Europe, Japan and the United States. He sits on a number of investment committees in Cambridge and London.

Call for Papers


You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation consideration at the World  Finance Conference that will take place on  July 25th-27th, 2018 in Mauritius. This three days conference, hosted by University of Technology, Mauritius,  promotes the exchange of ideas in research, teaching, and managerial practices through formal presentations of research, discussions and   special  sessions.

AREAS OF INTEREST:  The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all areas of finance, economics and Banking.

Submission Deadline: December 12th, 2017

Authors will be notified of the acceptance decision by February 1, 2018