The "International Conference on Accounting, Finance and Financial Institutions. Theory Meets Practice" takes place in Poznan in Poland from 19th till 21st October 2016. Marie Ligocká participates on the event with the paper "The Effect of Macroeconomic Variables on Stock Prices of Austrian Financial Institutions" anad Markéta Šeligová presents the paper "The Impact of R&D Expenditures on Firms´ Growth in Individual Industries in Selected Countries of European Union".