Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

The 34th 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 15th–17th December 2021.

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.

Submissions and registration will open soon for the 34th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference.

A range of prizes are available for papers that are selected for presentation at the conference.

When and Where


  • When: Wednesday 15th December to Friday 17th December 2021. The PhD Forum will be held on Tuesday 14th December 2021.
  • Where: At this point in time, it has not been decided if the conference will be held virtually or in Sydney.

Submit a paper

Submissions will open soon for the 34th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference.


Registration will open soon.

When: Tuesday, 14 December 2021

The 34th AFBC will include a PhD Forum for advanced Finance Doctoral Students who are currently working on their dissertation.

The one-day forum will offer accepted students the unique opportunity to present their dissertation proposals and have their work discussed by distinguished academics from top business schools in the US, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Throughout the seminar, students will receive valuable advice about career development from leading scholars and will discuss recent developments in finance literature with fellow students and faculty members.

Submission and Acceptance to the PhD Forum

All papers submitted to the PhD Forum are primarily considered for the AFBC on 15-17 December. This is done as one submission, where the author can indicate their interest in being considered for the PhD Forum.

Acceptance to the main conference is sent out before PhD Forum offer letters. Therefore, papers accepted for presentation at the PhD Forum are always also accepted for presentation at the main conference.

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is TBC and the same date as the submission deadline for the main conference.

Delegates not presenting a paper may register until the conference date.

Airfare and accommodation assistance for selected PhD candidates

Papers accepted for presentation at the PhD Forum are offered assistance with airfare and accommodation, dependent on if the conference is in person. 



Conference Fee

Standard registration: AUD$330 (incl. GST/VAT)

PhD students: AUD$330 (incl. GST/VAT)

AFBC Sponsors