Conference Alternative Finance




The 2nd International Conference for Alternative Finance Research will be held at the Faculty of Economics, University of Gdańsk!

It is a dedicated forum for alternative finance researchers and practitioners from all around the globe. It covers themes addressing crowdfunding, digital fundraising and lending, microfinance and prosocial lending, invoice trading, crypto assets and currencies, etc.


The conference serves as a cross-disciplinary meeting place for scholars of information systems, economics, finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing under one roof to exchange ideas and help develop the field both theoretically and practically, while engaging in close dialog with industry stakeholders and policy makers.


The 2023 event is organized as a collaboration between the University of Agder's School of Business and Law and the Utrecht University European Center of Alternative Finance, and is hosted by the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdansk.


Kenote speakers:

Prof. Roy Merland,

Center for Research on Social Enterprises and Microfinance,

University of Agder, Norway


Dr. Bryan Zheng Zhang

Center for Alternative Finance, Cambridge University, UK







Panel Discussions and Participants:




Piotr Majewski

CEO Findfunds, Poland


Marcel Rowiński

CEO, Crowdway, Poland


Dr Mina Fanea Ivanovici

Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania


Prof. Rotem Shneor

School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway


 Karsten Wenzlaff

German Crowdfunding Association, Germany


 Aleksandra Ossowska

Managing Partner, FinLegalTech, Poland


 Dr. Artur A. Trzebiński

Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Poland


 Dr. Anna Fornalska

IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria


Dr. Lucia Scoplliti

Director of Labor and Training, Milan Municipality, Italy


Michael Eis, Chairman

Danish Crowdfunding Association, Denmark


Ronald Kleverlaan

Chairman, Alternative Finance Association, Netherlands


Ahmad Piraiee

CMO, Cobin ECF, Poland







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Responsible for organizing the conference from the University of Gdańsk: Joanna Adamska-Mieruszewska and Urszula Mrzygłód

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