Organizing Committee


Philippe Masset holds a Ph.D. from the University of Fribourg, 2012. His research areas are Alternative Investments, Wine Economics, Hospitality Financial Management and Hotel Real-Estate Investments. He has been visiting professor at the University of Bordeaux and he is member of several academic associations including the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) and Bordeaux Wine Economics (BWE). He has published several papers in international journals such as Emerging Market Review, European Financial Management, Journal of Alternative Investments, and in the Handbook of Financial Econometrics and Statistics and got substantial coverage in the media (e.g., Bloomberg, Reuters, Radio Télévision Suisse, Bilan, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, China Daily, La Repubblica).



Jean-Philippe WEISSKOPF is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and Visiting Professor at the University of Fribourg (CH). He holds a PhD from the University of Fribourg (CH) and has had working experience in Private Banking in Switzerland. His research interests focus on family owned businesses, wine economics and the hospitality industry. Jean-Philippe is a founding member of the Alliance for Research on Wine & Hospitality Management and Bordeaux Wine Economics. He has published in top-ranked peer-reviewed finance journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance or Journal of Corporate Finance, Economic Modelling or Emerging Markets Review. He has further contributed to book chapters and conference proceedings. He received extensive coverage in the media (e.g., Bloomberg, Reuters, The Times, South China Morning Post, The Globe and Mail, Financial Times, NZZ, Le Temps) and was named researcher of the year 2016 at EHL.




Scientific Committee 

Jean-Marie Cardebat, University of Bordeaux
Olivier Gergaud, KEDGE Business School
Alexandre Mondoux, Changins School of Viticulture and Enology &  Observatoire Suisse du Marché des Vins
Florine Pecheux-Livat, KEDGE Business School
Bradley J. Rickard, Cornell University - SC Johnson College of Business
Guenter Schamel, Free University of Bolzano
Haiyan Song, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Gary M. Thompson, Cornell University - SC Johnson College of Business

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