4th Hospitality Finance & Economics Conference

24-25 JUNE 2020, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland

We are delighted to announce that the 5th edition of the HFE Conference will take place on June 30th-July 1st.

Our organizing committee is currently working on the format of the conference, given the uncertainty of the evolving global health situation. Nevertheless, this 5th edition of the HFE Conference promises to be outstanding, both on site and online. We will keep you informed very soon.

Please stay safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you in person or online at future HFE conferences in Lausanne.

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

 

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.

 

Download Call for Papers

 

 

Keynote Speakers

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

Vikas

Dr. Vikas Agarwal

  • Georgia State University, USA
Fuss

Dr. Roland Füss

  • University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
Ling

Dr. David C. Ling

  • University of Florida, USA
Ozinga

Mr. John Ozinga

  • CEO of Accor Invest, France
  •  
Song

Dr. Haiyan Song

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Jing

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.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

 

Committees

Finance & Accounting Real Estate Hospitality & Tourism Economics
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
 

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


 

AREA PROGRAM CHAIRS
 

Dr. Cédric Poretti - EHL, Switzerland       

 

Dr.  René-Ojas Woltering - EHL, Switzerland       

 

Dr Yong Chen. - EHL, Switzerland

 

Conveners

  • 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. 

 

Venue

 

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.

 

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Partners and sponsors

Academic Partner

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