About the conference
The International Conference on Banking and Finance (ICBF) was first organized by Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in 2000 at Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
The second conference was held from 9-11 August 2002 in Greece which was jointly organized by UUM with the International Society for Banking and Finance (ISBF), in collaboration with Technical University of Crete, Philadelphia University, Yeshiba University, Monash University and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
The third series of the conference, 3rd International Conference on Banking and Finance (ICBF 2005), was held in Poland from 11-13 May 2005. The conference was jointly organized by UUM and the University of Szczecin, Poland.
The fourth conference, 4th International Conference on Banking and Finance (ICBF 2008), was held from 15-16 January 2008 in Langkawi, Malaysia. Organized by UUM in collaboration with the Institute of Bankers Malaysia, this conference has witnessed a total of 44 papers presented.
The fifth series of the conference was held at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on 17 and 18 July 2017. The conference was jointly organized by UUM and the University of Sarajevo.
Since its inception, ICBF has served as a great platform for academics and researchers to present and share the findings of their studies. In addition, it also provides an opportunity for academics and practitioners to discuss and exchange ideas pertaining to current research issues, best practices, and practical experience gathered in all areas of finance and banking. For this 6th ICBF, the School of Economics, Finance and Banking of UUM is collaborating with the Chiang Mai University to hold the conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A particular highlight is the holding of an 'Industry Forum' as well as ‘Meet the Editors Session’.
- To provide a platform for academics and researchers to share the latest research findings and innovations in finance and banking;
- To bridge the gap between knowledge and practice by assembling academicians, industry practitioners, policy makers, and parties related to the financial and banking sectors where ideas and views can be exchanged through knowledge and experience sharing;
- To provide opportunities for local and international participants to build a wider academic network and enable the expansion of international cooperation in academic activities such as students and staff mobility programs, conferences collaboration, and researches & publications.