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GIGS 3rd Annual Conference 2024

Hammamet, Tunisia
July, 13th- 17th, 2024

Call for Papers


We are thrilled to announce the upcoming GIGS 3rd Annual Conference (2024) which will take place on the enchanting city of Hammamet, Tunisia.

The different disciplines of financial economics and accounting are experiencing a seismic shift as digital technologies revolutionize the landscape. The incorporation of advanced analytics, machine learning, blockchain, and other cutting-edge technologies holds the promise of transforming traditional practices, enhancing decision-making, and reshaping the industry's future. In an era where financial resilience and environmental sustainability are increasingly interlinked, the contributions of accounting and finance are critical.


This conference is designed to delve into the reinvention of these fields within the digital transformation of financial economics and accounting. We invite scholars, professionals, and students to illuminate innovative practices, pioneering research, and paradigm-altering frameworks within these disciplines. The GIGS Summer Symposium offers an exceptional platform for individuals from accounting, finance, management, leadership, economics, entrepreneurship, sustainability, supply chain, and information technology to converge in a refreshing and inspiring environment. It encourages stimulating transdisciplinary dialogues and debates, propelling our scholarship to new pinnacles. And what better setting to rekindle old friendships, forge new ones, and mutually inspire than the stunning beaches and azure skies of Carthage, Tunisia.

Keynote Speakers

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Digital Transformation in Finance:

    • Cybersecurity and Financial Data Protection

    • Role of AI and Machine Learning in Financial Forecasting and Risk Management

    • Impact of Blockchain on Audit Practices and Financial Transparency

    • Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Transformation for Accounting Firms

  2. Fintech Innovation and Financial Services:

    • Influence of Fintech Startups on Traditional Banking

    • Innovations in Fintech for Sustainable Development

    • Digital Currencies and Financial Regulation

    • Social Implications of Digital Financial Technologies

  3. Sustainability and Ethical Finance:

    • Green Financing and Sustainable Investment Portfolios

    • Evolution of Accounting Standards for Sustainable Practices

    • ESG Reporting and Implications

    • Ethical Banking and Sustainable Investments

  4. Financial Literacy, Financial Inclusion, and Financial Resilience:

    • The Impact of Digitalization on Financial Inclusion

    • Bridging the Gap: Financial Literacy and Inclusion

    • Digital Solutions for Financial Inclusion

    • Microfinance and Grassroots Development

    • Individual and Household Financial Decision Making

  5. Regulatory Compliance and Reporting:

    • Innovative Digital Reporting and Compliance Mechanisms

    • Role of Financial Regulators in Promoting Sustainability

    • Accounting for Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities

    • Financial Tools for Social and Environmental Impact Assessment

  6. Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability:

    • Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability in Modern-Day Finance

    • Ethical Considerations in Finance

    • Role of Policy and Regulation in Promoting Inclusive Growth

    • Case Studies: Successful Models of Sustainable and Inclusive Financial Systems

  7. Value Creation and Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Value Creation for Stakeholders

    • Social Entrepreneurship and Financial Strategies

    • Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets

    • Inclusive Financial Technologies and Their Role in Mainstream Finance

  8. Emerging Trends and Challenges:

    • Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Transformation

    • Ethical Considerations and Social Implications of Digital Financial Technologies

    • The Role of Financial Regulators in Sustainability

    • Innovations in Digital Reporting and Compliance

Because GIGS aims to promote an integrative and interdisciplinary understanding, education and practical implementation of state-of-the-art systems of governance and sustainable development and to allow scholars the freedom to explore without the constraints of formatting and robustness tests, we invite you to select the paper you want to present. Should you present, you will be paired with another renowned scholar who will discuss your paper. In return, please commit to discuss one or two papers. We believe this unconventional approach for encouraging each other to bring out and share those not-quite-finished papers in a supportive setting creates an atmosphere and excitement that spills over to interchanges that continue long after the conference ends. 

Key Dates:


  • Early-bird registration deadline: February 29, 2024

  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2024

  • Acceptance decisions: on a rolling basis, starting from March 15, 2024

  • Registration deadline for presenters: April 30, 2024

GIGS Doctoral/Junior Faculty Consortium: In addition to the regular academic sessions, the GIGS Initiative will hold the GIGS Doctoral/Junior Faculty Consortium to provide an opportunity for students and junior faculty to present their proposals and interact with renowned professors of international standing.

Registration Link: 


The conference will take place at Amber El Fell Hotel Hammamet ( We have negotiated a highly competitive night rate for the conference group.


To use our special rate, booking requests are exclusively received and communicated to the hotel using the following form. You will later receive a booking confirmation with a payment link:

Hotel Reservation 

Kindly note that this is a small niche hotel with only a limited number of suites, and we expect that it will be sold out fast. We encourage you to book ASAP. If it is sold out, we will be happy to suggest nearby alternative hotels.

We look forward to seeing you among us. Please contact for any questions. 

The GIGS 2024 Organizing Committee

Ines Chaieb, University of Geneva

Nadia Massoud, University of Melbourne
Robert (Bob) Wood, Macquarie University

Samir Trabelsi, Brock University

Amna Chalwati, Saint Mary's University

Imen Latrous, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi

Fares Belkhiria, McGill University

Oussama El Ajal, University of Miami


Conference Co-Chairs


Ines Chaieb

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Professor of Finance, Swiss Finance Institute & University of Geneva


Nadia Massoud

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Chaired Professor of Finance, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne


Robert Wood

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Professor of Behavioural Decision Making, Macquarie University


Samir Trabelsi

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President, Canadian Accounting Association

CPA Ontario Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Governance, Brock University

Our Sponsors


Paper Submission Form is Closed.

The submission deadline has now passed. Thanks for everyone who submitted their papers. Reviews have commenced and decision letters will be sent on a rolling basis.

For any questions, please contact us at

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