29th International Conference

Livorno, Italy

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How to get to Livorno and the conference venue

The conference will take place at the “Polo Universitario Sistemi Logistici” Villa Letizia - Via dei Pensieri, 60 - 57128 Livorno (Italy). It is in the Ardenza neighborhood of Livorno, along the seaside.

Livorno is on the Tyrrhenian coast of Italy, at about half an hour (both by car and by train) from Pisa.

If you are flying to Italy, in order to get to Livorno you can consider landing at:

  • “Galileo Galilei” Pisa Airport (it takes 5 minutes to go with the “Pisa Mover” to Pisa Centrale Railway station and from there, as already mentioned, it takes about half an hour to get to Livorno. You may also consider going directly from Pisa airport to Livorno by taxi, at a cost that should be approx. 60-70€, while it will be a few euros for each local train/shuttle/bus you take in case you use public transportation.
  • “Amerigo Vespucci” Florence Peretola airport (it takes about 15 minutes to go with the “Tranvia” from Peretola airport to the Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station, and from there about 1 and half hours to get to Livorno).
  • “Leonardo da Vinci” Rome Fiumicino airport (It takes about half an hour to get from Fiumicino Airport to Roma Termini train station, and then about 2 and half hours by train from Roma Termini train station to Livorno).

In all cases there will be a shuttle/bus/train taking you from the airport to the train station of the place where you decide to land (in Pisa it is called “Pisa Mover”, in Florence is “La Tranvia”), and from there you can head to Livorno by train.

Once at Livorno train station, unless you want to take a taxi, whose cost might be even 20 euros fr a urban ride, you can take the “LAM BLU” bus, going towards the neighborhoods of Ardenza and Antignano, along the seaside, where the hotels are distributed and where Villa Letizia is also located. The cost of the ticket is €1.50 if you buy in advance at a kiosk, and €2.50 if you buy it on board.

More precisely, Villa Letizia is at a distance of 500 meters, 6 minutes on foot, from the bus stop “Italia 15”, if you are on the bus going from the railway station in South direction, and from the bus stop “Italia 6” if you are on the opposite side of the street, in the bus going North, namely towards the railway station.

(Some useful information about transportation from Pisa Airport to Livorno can be found at the website: https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Pisa-Airport-PSA/Livorno)

Conference Information

The 29th Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association will be held in Livorno, Italy, May 29-June 1 (Wednesday to Saturday), 2019. We are delighted that Polo Universitario in Livorno and University of Pisa are hosting our 29th annual conference.

IT&FA is a multi-disciplinary association, and welcomes scholars and professionals from economics and finance, marketing and management, law, communications and other disciplines with an interest in globalization and the global economy. The conference will consist of regular competitive sessions, as well as plenary sessions dealing with high-profile issues.

Special Workshop on Academic Publications:

We invite proposals on all aspects of international trade and finance, including such emerging issues as cyber security and economic warfare, digital free trade and e-commerce, intellectual property protections, and trade in various services. As in the past, IT&FA seeks papers on trade policy, exchange rates, investments and capital flows, banking, migration, tourism, communications, transportation, governance and law, and management and marketing. Industry-specific studies are welcome (such as agriculture, retail, textiles, and entertainment), as are proposals dealing with multilateral, regional, and national issues impacting international trade and finance. Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers are also invited.

  • Program: Offers discussions of economic topics across many disciplines via speakers and panels.
  • Special Events: The Presidential Address, award presentations, paper/panel presentations, gala dinner, and networking opportunities.
  • Proceedings: The International Trade and Finance Association will publish an electronic “Papers and Proceedings” edition highlighting selected papers from the meeting. You must indicate that your paper is to be included in the proceedings.
  • Paper Awards: We offer US$500 for the best faculty paper submitted to the conference and US$250 for the best student paper (no faculty authors included), along with certificates confirming each.


IT&FA’s registration fee is US$300 to all participants / US$125 for students who register by March 31. The late registration fee is US$350 after March 31. This fee will cover registration, associated expenses, and one year’s membership to IT&FA. Cancellations: Before April 15, 100% of the registration fee is refundable. After April 15, 50% of the fee is refundable.

The conference will open with a reception on Wednesday, May 29, hold sessions on Thursday and Friday, including a banquet on Friday evening, and conclude with final sessions or a group event on Saturday, June 1. Those planning to depart on Sunday, June 2, will have time to investigate the unique circumstances that connect Italy to the evolving global economy. These include important history, world-class archeological and natural parks, rocky shores, beaches and shopping.

IT&FA seeks both proposals for individual papers and for complete sessions. Complete sessions should have three to four papers. In the case of multiple authors for a paper, at least one author must register for the conference. No participant will be permitted to present more than two papers.

Deadlines and Submission Process

Only 3 easy steps:

  1. Submit your abstract by January 31 February 15
  2. Pay the registration fee as soon as you receive the acceptance letter and by March 31 in any case, and
  3. Book your hotel room by March 1.
Deadlines To do list Useful links
November 1, 2018, to January 31 February 15, 2019 Abstracts submitted for Peer Review (1) [Fill up this submission form here]
February 15, 2019 and March 31, 2019 Notification of acceptance by February 15. Visa documentation requests due along with payment, if not requested earlier. (2) [Pay your registration fee here] by March 31
March 1, 2019 Preferred deadline for Hotel Registrations (3) See Accommodations below
After March 31, 2019 Late payment of Registration Fee. Cancellation for 100% returned fees by April 15, 50% return fees hereafter. [When applicable, pay your late registration fee here]
May 1, 2019 Conference schedule posted online
May 29 to June 1, 2019 Conference convenes in Livorno, Italy

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Sarah K. Bryant, the Executive Vice President, at .


While rooms will be available also at a later stage, in order to be able to choose the preferred option and to benefit of the negotiated price it is highly advisable, given the proximity with the tourist season, to reserve the hotel room AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and preferably not later than March 1st, 2019.

Several options with a negotiated price: