4th Hospitality Finance & Economics Conference

24-25 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 March 2020
Acceptance Decision on extended abstracts and full papers: 21st March 2020
Last date for submitting full papers (final version) and registration: 25th March 2020

Early Bird registration

31st March 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.

Conference fees


Early Bird rate (before 31st March 2020): CHF 350
Full rate (after 31st March 2020): CHF 400
Doctoral Student rate: CHF 250


The above fees include:

  • Conference attendance and material for 24-25 June 2020
  • Coffee breaks on 24-25 June 2020
  • Lunch on 24-25 June 2020
  • Gala dinner on 25 June 2020


Additional gala dinner: Gala dinner attendance by companions will be charged CHF 95 per person.


Exchange rate: Conference fees are payable in Swiss francs. For accurate currency conversion, we suggest the following currency converter http://www.xe.com/


Please note that conference registration fees are non-refundable but substitution by a colleague is possible.


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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. 




Finance & Accounting Real Estate Hospitality & Tourism Economics

Dr. Christophe Pérignon - HEC Paris, France


Dr. Peng Liu - Cornell University, USA      


Dr. A.J. Singh - Univ. of Texas Rio Grand Valley, USA

Dr. Alain Schatt - HEC Lausanne, Switzerland              

Dr. Anupam Nanda - Manchester University, UK


Dr. Gang Li - University of Surrey, UK


Dr. Dusan Isakov - University of Fribourg, Switzerland


Dr. Michael Truebestein - HSLU, Switzerland 


Dr Giuliano Bianchi - EHL, Switzerland




Dr. Spenser J. Robinson - Central Michigan University, USA



Dr. Cédric Poretti - EHL, Switzerland       


Dr.  René-Ojas Woltering - EHL, Switzerland       


Dr Yong Chen. - EHL, Switzerland



  • 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