Date and location

  •   September 15, 2019 - September 18, 2019
  •   Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Conference details

The Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo), launched in 2015, has grown to an interdisciplinary membership of over 500 scholars and experts from over 50 countries around the world. Building on the success of several global seminars and a FinGeo Spring School, the time is ripe for FinGeo to start a new chapter by organizing a global conference. The first FinGeo global conference will be held at Beijing Normal University in China, on September 15-18, 2019.

The FinGeo Global Conference 2019 will bring together researchers from geography, finance, economics, sociology, political science, urban studies, business studies, public policy and other disciplines from all over the world, to share research on new developments in the world of finance and their impacts on economy, society and environment at different scales, from local to global. We also welcome practitioners and policy makers to join the event. It will provide a platform for dialogue on the cutting-edge concepts, theories, methods and practices that can inform our understanding of the financialized world we all live in.

Conference themes will include (but will not be limited to) the following:

  • The causes, mechanisms and consequences of financialization, and their spatiality
  • Financial instability and crises in space and time
  • Geographies of fintech and internet finance
  • Geo-politics and political geography of finance
  • International financial centers
  • global financial networks
  • Financing and regional development
  • Infrastructure finance
  • Financing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
  • Offshore financial centers and tax havens
  • Present and future of RMB internationalization
  • Sustainable finance
  • Financial inclusion and exclusion
  • Finance, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Geographies of debt
  • Microfinance and development
  • The finance–real estate nexus
  • Financial and business services complex
  • Geography of financial markets (bank, venture capital and et al.)

Conference venue

Jingshi Xuetang, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Important dates

  • December 2018: Call for papers
  • January 2019: Website launch, online abstract submission opens
  • 30 April 2019: Abstract submission deadline
  • 15 September 2019: Opening of conference and special sessions for early career researchers
  • 16 to 18 September 2019: Conference presentations

Abstract and special session proposal submission

You may register and submit the abstract via the conference website (, which will be ready by the end of January, 2019. You are welcome to submit special session proposal to The deadline for submission of session proposal is February 28, 2019.

Confirmed keynote speakers in plenary sessions

  • Manuel Aalbers, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Daniel Haberly, University of Sussex, UK
  • Sarah Hall, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Andrew Leyshon, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Weidong Liu, Chinese Academy of Science, China
  • Jessie Poon, University at Buffalo, USA
  • James Sidaway, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dariusz Wójcik, University of Oxford, UK
  • Fulong Wu, University College London, UK
  • Matthew Zook, University of Kentucky, USA

Conference organizers

Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University

Global Network on Financial Geography (

Local organizing committee

Chair: Changqing Song, Beijing Normal University

General Secretary: Fenghua Pan, Beijing Normal University

Should you have any question, please contact Dr. Fenghua Pan via email at

Related Documents

Call for Papers_1st FinGeo Global Conference

How to get there

Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China