Melbourne Business School News Registrations now open to industry for highly anticipated conference

Registrations now open to industry for highly anticipated conference

Is skill really all that counts when it comes to promotions and pay increases? That’s how the cookie crumbles in the tennis world but is that true for women in the finance sector and academia?

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Those are just some of the topics that will be discussed at the second annual Financial Institutions, Regulation and Corporate Governance Conference, sponsored by Tennis Australia.

Academics from top universities around the world have been hand selected by Melbourne Business School to present at the conference in the areas of compensation, crisis, banking, government, agency issues and more.
These include:

- University of Minnesota
- Harvard Business School
- University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
- New York University - Stern School of Business University of Central Florida
- London Business School University of British Columbia
- University of Washington
- University of Toronto
- The University of Hong Kong
- University of Melbourne
- University of Queensland

For the full list of universities please see the program agenda here

One of the highlights of the conference will be a panel discussion moderated by public policy expert Professor Betsey Stevenson from the University of Michigan on day two of the conference, Monday 30 January, which is also open to interested industry professionals.

The panel will deep dive into the role of skill in industry and academia in 2017 and beyond and feature top industry experts including:

- Dr Marianne Broadbent, Managing Partner, NGS Global
- Vera Chaplin, ‎Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings, Lead Analytical Manager - Asia Pacific
- Iftekhar Hasan, Professor of Finance and Corrigan Chair I International Business and Finance, Fordham University.

Professor Nadia Massoud, said the conference is a must for finance professionals who will hear from the world’s best academics and industry leaders on a number of legacy and emerging challenges and opportunities in the finance, financial services and regulation sectors, and for women working in these industries.

“This conference really aims to discuss a broad range of issues impacting the finance sector and academia at large with a particular focus on the changing role of boards, risk taking behaviours across sectors, corporate social responsibility and more,” said conference organiser Professor Nadia Massoud.

“It also is heavily focused on the issue of gender inequality when it comes to pay. We have a responsibility as a School as do I, personally in my role as an academic to be a positive driver of change and put a spotlight on the inequity that still exists.”

If you would like to find out more about the conference and to register visit the Financial Institutions, Regulation and Corporate Governance Conference here.