Annual Forum 2018 - Finance and industrial development

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) in partnership the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development based at the University of Johannesburg and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), and in association with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), will be hosting its 2018 Annual Forum on 6-7 June 2018. The theme is Finance and Industrial Development.

Individuals wishing to contribute papers are invited to submit their title and abstracts of up to 500 words to Rozale Sewduth at TIPS via email to:

To be considered, abstracts should be submitted by 31 January 2018; and 20-25 papers will be selected for development of final papers, which will then be presented at the conference in June 2018. Authors will be notified of the decision by early February 2018. Final papers are due for submission by 30 May 2018.

Abstract submissions should include full contact details of the authors.

The flight and accommodation costs of a maximum of 15 presenters will be covered by TIPS (only one presenter per paper will be covered). 

For more information about the Forum go to