Annual conference

9th  FIRN Annual Conference

Byron Bay, NSW

20-22 November, 2019

FIRN members are warmly invited to register for the 9th FIRN Annual Conference at the Byron at Byron Resort from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd November, 2019. The conference is a great way to meet new colleagues from across Australia, network with old friends and hear the latest work combined with valuable feedback.


Conference Program:


PhD symposium

Tuesday 19th November

Concurrent sessions and keynote                   9:00 -16:00

AGM (Exec, Board and Governing Council)    17:00 – 19:00

Annual Conference

Wednesday 20th November

Concurrent sessions                                        9:00 -15:30

Sand sculpture, drinks and snacks                  16:00 – 18:00

Thursday 21st November

Concurrent sessions                                        9:00 – 16:00

Conference Dinner                                          18:00 – 21:00

Friday 22nd November

Concurrent sessions                                        9:00 – 13:00

Lunch                                                               13:00 – 14:00

 Bringing your family?

We can put you in touch with a babysitting service so you can arrange for the care of your children during the conference.

Children welcome at no cost to the sand sculpture networking event and there is an additional cost for adults.  You also have the option of bringing your family to the conference dinner (costs apply to both adults and children).  You can make your selection on the conference registration form.


Planning on spending the weekend in Byron?

The reduced conference rate is not available on Friday or Saturday night.  If you wish to stay the weekend, book your conference nights through the registration form and contact the hotel directly to extend your stay. Here is the website of the Hotel:

See below for details of past conferences.

2019 FIRN Annual Conference Best Paper Prize Sponors:



2018’s Annual Conference:

2018 FIRN Annual Conference prizes:

  • SIRCA best paper prize of $1,000 will be awarded by SIRCA (Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific) to the paper that uses the most innovative data set (not limited to SIRCA data)

  • IJMF (International Journal of Managerial Finance) best paper prize of $500.

  • Australian Journal of Management (AJM) best Corporate Governance stream paper prize.

  • CFA Society of Sydney (CFAS) sponsored Asia Pacific focused, investment-related research prize of $1,000.

2018’s Best Paper Prize sponsors: