IFABS is pleased to be celebrating continued success with its 5th year anniversary!
Established in the UK in 2008, its purpose now is the same as it was then - to raise awareness of the importance of banking and finance for economic development and the wellbeing of members of society.
With the increasing changes and developments in global finance over the past several years, we are facing challenges and developments across every country. In order to better meet these challenges, IFABS provides a forum for discussion and critical analysis of the major financial and banking issues that are faced by the world today. The forum which IFABS provides is unique in bringing together leading researchers and experts in the field, from academia and industry/business, and the world of policy making.
In addition to sponsoring an annual international conference, IFABS organises seminars and workshops throughout the year on current banking and finance issues. IFABS Meetings provide a set of networking opportunities for academics, policy makers, research students and practitioners to share new knowledge which is underpinned by high quality research.
Founded in 2008 at the University of Leicester by a small group of visionaries, IFABS grew into the collaborative and innovative society which is known and highly valued today. Now it has over 1,000 members from over 60 different countries around the world, with members from renowned universities, large companies and government representatives.
Previous conferences were held:
This year, IFABS will be celebrating its 5 th Anniversary in Nottingham at the East Midlands Conference Centre. From the 26th -28th June, experts from over 60 countries around the world will come together in this historic city to consider, collaborate and create ideas and solutions for the coming years. The 2013 conference is being organised in collaboration with the University of Leicester, the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick, in association with the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Our theme this year is one which resounds across all finance and economic sectors:
"The Search for Financial Stability: Models, Policies and Prospects"
These are some of the questions which will be addressed in June 2013. We expect an interesting and lively debate to demonstrate the progressive thinking which our conferences are known for. In addition to enlightening debates, our members enjoy making the most of the networking opportunities and friendly atmosphere IFABS fosters. As in previous years, there will be an exciting social programme, promising food and performance to help the ideas flow and friendship grow!
So, please, come and join us to celebrate five years of growth, success and innovation!
We look forward to seeing you in Nottingham on 26th June 2013!
IFABS Executive Committee