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AP18 Hong Kong Conference

Theme: Ensuring Global Economic Growth!

Conference Dates: January 19-20, 2018
Venue: Best Western Grand Hotel, 23 Austin Avenue, TsimShaTsui,
Kowloon, Hong Kong - SAR
Tel: 852 - 3122 6222

ISBN: 978-1-943579-54-9

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Andrew Chan,

Director of First Year
Teaching and Learning,
City University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong.


Invited Lecture

Topic: Big Data and Machine Learning Models in Quantitative Finance!

Dr. Carlin CHU,

The Open University
of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong.


Invited Lecture

Topic: Writing a Quality Journal Paper! - From an Editor’s Perspective!

Dr. Elango Rengasamy,

Visiting Professor, SKEMA
Business School, Paris,

Panel Discussion

Topic : " Creating World-Class Universities!
A few useful insights!!"


Dear & Esteemed Colleagues,


We are pleased to extend a warm welcome to you and your colleagues to the upcoming Seventeenth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance & Social Sciences (AP18Hong Kong Conference) which will be held in Best Western Grand Hotel, Hong Kong-SAR.

May we invite you to submit your research abstract/Full Paper/case studies in all areas of research in business studies?. We do organize, in addition to paper presentations, invited lectures on selected topics closely synchronized with the conference theme and topics related to Global Business, Economics, Finance, Banking and Social Sciences.

Panel Discussion!

We are also planning to organize a panel discussion on the following topic on day 1 of the conference. We are sure, this program would add greater value to the academic fraternity participating at the conference.
Topic: Creating World-Class Universities! A few useful insights!!

Important Dates!

Abstract or Full Paper or Poster Submission Deadline : January 12, 2018
Communication of Acceptance : 3 Days
Last Date for Registration : January 15, 2018
Conference Dates : January 19-20, 2018


Conference Objectives!

Ensuring Global Economic Growth!

Although, after the unpalatable and historic economic meltdown (2008), The global economy is on the path of recovery, it seems to be very slow. Reports indicate that policy makers and analysts have requested international cooperation in framing suitable macroeconomic policies in order to ensure stable and sustained growth. In this regard, it is quite interesting to note that G-20 forum has fixed a global growth target to aid and accelerate such an initiative. But, the report further suggests that developed economies do not agree and resort to austerity measures. The good news, however, is that the microeconomic policy measures are working, quite well. Far-reaching reform measures such as promoting competition and liberalization of trade, help heavy investments in infrastructure. Of course, expanding demand is crucial for global growth. Greater understanding and cooperation among countries will be very much required at this juncture.

Hurdles and problems to be fixed!

The world has many problems. Some are short-term and some are long-term. There is, of course, a stark difference between short-term and long-term economic problems. While short-term problems soften in a phased manner, long-term economic problems such as global inequality in income and standard of living, poverty, more particularly, in large part of Africa and select Asian economies, global warming and fast depletion of natural resources should be tackled with coordinated efforts and strategic approach by all the stakeholders, economists and global powers.

Against this backdrop, the upcoming conference in the beautiful city of Hong Kong makes an attempt to achieve the following objectives;

1) Providing an ideal platform for academicians, researchers and economists to share their research findings on ensuring global economic growth;

2) Identifying the most efficient ways in which global growth can be ensured for generating massive employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in different sectors so that people can be gainfully employed.

3) Ensuring that greater interaction among researchers lead to inter-disciplinary research in order to solve and tackle global economic problems; and

4) Suggesting suitable measures to ensure an orderly growth of the global economy.


Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore, Karnataka

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), ranked among the top Business Schools in India, is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysore, Karnataka. The campus has won many architectural and landscape awards and provides a great environment for learning and germination of managerial intellect. The institute has been conferred A** Rating at National Level by CRISIL.

The institute is promoted by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust - a premier non-profit educational organisation functioning under the aegis of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala, which is known for its unique embodiment of Dharma. Today, SDME Trust has more than 40 recognised educational institutions under its wings, imparting quality education from the primary level to the postgraduate level. Trust is known for the professional institutions in Medical, Dental, Engineering, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Law, Business Management and Physiotherapy. The trust and all the associate institutions benefit from the visionary leadership of our Chairman, Padma Bhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala.

SDMIMD’s AICTE approved PGDM programme, accredited by NBA, runs for six terms over two years with an impeccable track record of academic rigor. SDMIMD also has Student Exchange Programs with the MAYS School of Business, Texas A&M University, USA; Global Management Institute of Shanghai University, China; and British University in Dubai, Dubai. These student exchange programmes enable students to understand each other’s cultures, business practices and traditions. This gives students an edge when it comes to international opportunities.

The SDMIMD’s research unit - SDM Research Centre for Management Studies’ (SDM RCSM), publications ‘Cases in Management’, ‘Contemporary Research in Management’, ‘Excerpts of Select Summer Internship Reports’, have come in for praise from the world of academics. The institute’s journal ‘SDMIMD Journal of Management’ indexed in EBSCO and iScholar has evolved as a prestigious publication well known for the quality of the papers, therein.

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