4th Hospitality Finance & Economics Conference

23-25 JUNE 2020, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland

The 4th annual Hospitality Finance & Economics Research Conference is a forum to explore the latest advances in finance, real estate and economics by combining academic and practitioner perspectives. 

As finance, real estate and economics experts need to work in unison, the creation and sharing of insights – such as indices and theories – is paramount in creating a wholesome environment for investors, managers, policy makers and consumers, in hospitality and beyond. Hosting renowned experts, academics and professionals, this conference aims at facilitating knowledge creation and sharing across disciplines.

Call for Papers


The Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland, invites you to submit papers to be considered for presentation at its 4th Hospitality Finance & Economics Conference. We welcome submissions from all areas related to general finance, real estate, and economics. In addition, hospitality - or tourism - focused papers are encouraged. This selective, high quality conference will ensure an informal atmosphere conducive to open and lively discussions and offer a platform for academics and practitioners alike. All papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Presenters of accepted papers agree to act as discussants.


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Key dates


Last date for submitting extended paper abstracts or full papers:               15th February 2020

Acceptance Decision on extended abstracts and full papers:                      21st March 2020

Last date for submitting full papers (final version) and registration:             25th May 2020


Best paper Awards

A selection committee will announce best paper awards in specific categories, at least one of which will be specific to hospitality/tourism economics.


Keynote Speakers

Leading academics and industry leaders will deliver keynote lectures on hedge funds, real estate, tourism demand forecasting, and the global tourism economy.


Dr. Vikas Agarwal

  • Georgia State University, USA

Dr. Roland Füss

  • University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Dr. David C. Ling

  • University of Florida, USA

Mr. John Ozinga

  • CEO of Accor Invest, France

Dr. Haiyan Song

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China


Mr. Xu Jing

  • World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Spain



Expert Panelists

Industry thought leaders and academics will participate in a panel discussing the importance of sustainability in various aspects of the world surrounding us and in doing business.

More information coming soon. 


  • Dr. Prashant Das - Associate Professor, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.
  • Dr. Jean-Philippe Weisskopf - Associate Professor, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.
  • Dr. Yong Chen - Assistant Professor, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. 



The conference will be held at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland. The school offers world-class teaching and research facilities. The city of Lausanne boasts a perfect location in the center of Europe, surrounded by vineyards, picturesque historic towns and castles, scenic Lake Geneva, as well as offers a number of renowned restaurants and hotels. Attendees are advised to book hotel rooms at their convenience. The school is 67 kilometers from Geneva International Airport, 212 kilometers from Zurich International Airport and 9 kilometers from Lausanne Train Station. Both airports have frequent and direct train connections to Lausanne.

Partners and sponsors

Academic Partner

  • HES-SO University of Applied Sciences & Arts Western Switzerland