International Financial Management Symposium
The International Financial Management Symposium will be held on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the University of Groningen and 400 years of formal ties between Sweden and the Netherlands. Moreover, it celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the International Financial Management (IFM) programme, a double degree master programme offered jointly by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and the Uppsala University in Sweden.
The symposium brings together people from academia, corporations and (former) students of the IFM programme.The event covers two days. The first day is devoted to academic presentations and discussions with the speakers,while the second day is dedicated to presentations of and discussions with industry representatives.The first day of the symposium is of special interest to researchers working on topics related to international financial management. Presentations will be held by two renowned speakers: Prof. Lars Oxelheim (Lund University,Sweden) and Prof. Mathijs van Dijk (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands). They will discuss issues on corporate governance and the cost of capital, in the light of the current economic situation. Moreover, several researchers from Uppsala University and the University of Groningen will present their work.
On the second day, we welcome the presence of three corporate representatives, illustrating the Swedish/Dutch economic cooperation with insights from financial staff at SKF, IKEA and Saab respectively. The Swedish Ambassador in the Netherlands Håkan Emsgård will also give a presentation and the Swedish Honorary Consul for the northern part of the Netherlands Lukas Joel will actively participate in the round table discussion at the end.The symposium will offer ample room for interactions between speakers and participants.
If you would like to attend this symposium, please send an email to Astrid Beerta (A.Beerta@rug.nl). The registration is free, but corporate participants are kindly requested to pay €200, in order to partly cover the