• World Finance Banking Symposium
    Lithuania, December 13th-15th, 2023
    Vilnius University

World Finance Banking Symposium

  • Location

    Vilnius University
  • Date

    13th-15th, December 2023







About the Conference


Program Proceeding online

Best papers awards


BEATA GAFKA  - University of Western Ontario

PAVEL SAVOR     DePaul University

MUNGO WILSON - Oxford University

Title: Sources of Return Predictability



WOUTER TORSIN University of Li├Ęge

KRISTOF STRUYFS -Open University


Title: Green pressure, lean measures: Unveiling corporate downsizing within the EU ETS



DIOGO MENDES  - Stockholm School of Economics

Title: Financing Constraints and Product Market Decisions: The Role of Production Cycles.

Keynote Speakers

Henri Servaes

London Business School (United Kingdom)

Henri Servaes is the Richard Brealey Professor of Corporate Governance and Professor of Finance at London Business School. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute. Henri holds a BBA from European University and a MSIA and PhD in finance from Purdue University. His areas of interest include corporate finance, corporate governance and control, corporate social responsibility, ESG, and the investment management industry. He has published articles on these topics in all the leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He has won prizes for several of his articles, including the Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper award for his article ?Additional evidence on equity ownership and corporate value?, and the Distinguished Paper Brattle Prize for his Journal of Finance article: ?The cost of diversity: The diversification discount and inefficient investment?. In August of 2005, he was featured in the Financial Times series on Gurus of the Future. His work has been presented at all major international finance conferences and at more than 100 universities worldwide. He has had previous appointments at the University of Chicago, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Henri has been involved in consulting and executive education for Anglo American, Barclays, Bertelsmann, BG Group, Continental, Deutsche Bank, E ON, Ford, the Financial Times (Lex Team), Freshfields, Mars, PWC, and Suez, among others. His work has been cited in a large number of international newspapers, including the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, CFO Magazine, Corriere della Sera, Handelsblatt, and Institutional Investor. At London Business School, he teaches corporate finance, corporate governance, and mergers & acquisitions.


Baltic Journal of Economics
Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies

Social activities

Walking Vilnius City Tour

To fall in love with Vilnius is easy art galleries, a variety of museums, wonderful culinary journeys in gourmet restaurants, cozy evenings in the small Old Town pubs, green parks, and unexpected experiences. Take a walk along cozy winding streets, and explore the colorful life of Vilnius, admire the magnificent architecture and uniqueness of the modern and contemporary city.

Enhance your experience of Vilnius enchanting Old Town on a guided tour. Stroll the ambient tangle of streets and gain fascinating insight into the city?s history visiting Vilnius Cathedral and its square, the University campus, Pilies street with historical and architectural monuments, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St. Anne's and Bernardine churches, the former Town Hall square, the Gate of Dawn with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary.

Price - 12 euros

Date: December 13th

Time: 3 p.m.  to 5 .p.m.  

Meeting Point: Vilnius Cathedral square, the Bell Tower



Venue Information

  • We have two different venues (Distance 300 mts)
    Opening Session + keynote speakers: University Auditorium (Aula Parva) address; 3 Universiteto St., LT-01513 Vilnius. Paralell Session, lunches and coffee breaks: Artis Centrum Hotel, Address: 23 Totoriu St., LT-01120 Vilnius)

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