Exploring the Future of FinTech at the 2024 CER Symposium

Wed 12 Jun 2024 16:59

On June 3rd and 4th, 24 research papers were presented at the ”2024 CER FinTech Symposium” at Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall Campus. These papers roused engaging discussions on navigating contemporary FinTech solutions, revealing both their potential and challenges.

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Participants at CER FinTech Symposium.

Participants raised interesting questions about the future role of Central Bank Digital Currencies and their possible impact on digital assets such as stablecoins. Another stream of discussion focused on the transition to a cashless society and the benefits of using FinTech solutions to support unbanked populations. Issues related to risk, financial stability, and entrepreneurial finance also garnered significant attention, paving the way for future research directions.

Adding to the depth of the symposium, a "Meet the Editor session" featured insightful presentations followed by a discussion between editors (Sabri Boubaker, EM Normandie Business School; Arman Eshraghi, Cardiff University; Luu Duc Toan Huynh,  Queen Mary University of London; Sofia Johan, Florida Atlantic University) and participants about publishing advanced research in the FinTech context. This provided an excellent opportunity for attendees to gain insights into the publication process and share their own thoughts.

The symposium was further enriched with three keynote speeches that highlighted recent research on FinTech, entrepreneurial finance, and financial wellbeing. These speeches, which are available via the links provided below, offered valuable perspectives and fostered further discussion.

We extend our congratulations to Lars Hornuf and Matthias Mattusch, Technische Universität Dresden, for receiving the “CER FinTech Symposium Best Paper Award”, and to Lambis Dionysopoulos, University of Reading, for receiving the “Best PhD Paper Award”. 

Lambis Dionysopoulos från University of Reading

Lambis Dionysopoulos from University of Reading.

Matthias Mattusch från Technische Universität Dresden

Matthias Mattusch from Technische Universität Dresden.

The “2024 CER FinTech Symposium” was organized by the Centre for Research on Economic Relations (CER) and the Economic Research Foundation in Sundsvall, with support from EM Normandie Business School (France), the Academy of Financial Services (USA), and Cardiff University (UK). This collaboration highlights the global interest and cooperative effort in advancing FinTech research.

Key Notes presentations at CER FinTech Symposium:

Arman Eshraghi, Cardiff University. 

Sofia Johan, Florida Atlantic University. 

Anders Stenkrona, Nordea


Before the Gala dinner - some mingling and magic trics delivered by the magician Arkadia. 



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