The aim of this conference is to bring together academics and practitioners in a number of domains. The ambition is to arrive at new insights and solutions for the challenges facing the financial world. In over 7000 years, a worldwide network has grown connecting people, cities and countries worldwide by foot, car, boat, airplane and others.
In the last 25 years, this network has been complemented by the virtual e-network, causing enormous changes in the way we interact. Our 'old' ways of thinking are not sufficient anymore. The dynamic network society we are living in needs new ways of thinking, both in theory and in practice.
Curaçao has a long history as a physical hub with a huge natural harbor, a modern airport, an important financial services industry, a well-developed tourist sector and much more.
Curaçao is also continuously investing in its e-infrastructure, thus offering opportunities for being a virtual hub for many new activities and industries. This is the reason why the University of Curaçao teams up with the local financial sector and with the EURO Working Group on Commodities and Financial modelling to organize this conference.