5th Hospitality Finance & Economics Conference

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, Online


Hospitality Finance & Economics Conference 

June 30 - July 1, 2021 Online


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

More information will follow soon, stay tuned! 


The 5th 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 5th Hospitality Finance & Economics Conference, that will take place on June 30 and July 1, online.

Areas of interests: The organizing and scientific committee 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.


Last date for submitting extended abstracts or full papers
28th February 2021
Acceptance decision on extended abstracts or full papers 28th March 2021
Last date for submitting full papers (final version) and registration 30th May 2021


Download CALL FOR PAPER 2021


Submissions of papers

Until the end of February, you have the choice of submitting either

  1. An extended abstract (2-3 pages with information on your paper idea, methodology and preliminary results) and to then upload a full paper by the end of May or
  2. Directly the full paper.
In both cases, there are no specific guidelines in terms of length or formatting.


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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
  • Dr. Haiyan Song

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China



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

Partners and sponsors

Academic Partner

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