There was a robust African presence.
In 2016, LSA provided an opportunity for members to seek grant funded travel for academics in remote locations to attend the international conference in Mexico. The only requirement was the establishment of an International Research Consortium (IRC) with a specific goal. IRC 24 Africa Financial Regulation was created and we received funding for 4 Africa based academics to travel to Mexico. Only Prof. Tsheop Mongalo, Monash South Africa was able to attend. The others fell foul of arcane University reimbursement policies and Visa restrictions.
Great event, great discussions and reinvigorated my focus on financial regulation in Africa.
Please check out my latest publication: 23 J.L. Bus. & Eth. 101, Winter, 2017
EMERGING AFRICAN CAPITAL MARKETS AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL STANDARD-SETTING: PERMITTING ALL VOICES TO BE HEARD