30th International Conference

Richmond, United States

Conference Information

The 30th Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association will be held in Richmond (USA) (TBC), late May, 2020.

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.

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 select the best faculty paper submitted to the conference and offer the registration fees for the best student paper (no faculty authors included), along with certificates confirming each.

Advantages of Attendance

  • Keynote Speaker
  • Special Workshop on Academic Publications:
  • Special Doctoral Workshop on the first day of the conference (Wednesday)
  • Poster Session on the first day of the conference (Wednesday)
  • A special issue of Global Economy Journal: invitation to submit for a selection of the best papers presented at the conference
  • A special session of the annual conference dedicated to the use of new research methods (Data Science, etc.) and new data applied to International Trade and Finance.


IT&FA’s registration fee is US$250 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, 2019, to January 31, 2020 Abstracts submitted for Peer Review (1) [Fill up this submission form here]
February 15, 2020 and March 31, 2020 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, 2020 Preferred deadline for Hotel Registrations (3) See Accommodations below
After March 31, 2020 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, 2020 Conference schedule posted online
Late May, 2020 Conference convenes

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