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Ninth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking

AP16Hong Kong Conference

Theme: Microfinance! Lighting the Future of Millions!!

Conference Dates: August 11-13, 2016
Venue: Best Western Grand Hotel, Hong Kong.

ISBN: 978-1-943579-68-6

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Guest of Honor

Keynote Speaker

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

Invited Lecture

Topic :“E-Tourism Evolution and the Impact on SMEs and Family Business”

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Georgios Palaiologos,
Royal University for Women,

Invited Lecture

Topic :“Banking Instability and Deposit Insurance: The Role of Moral Hazard”

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Harold Ngalawa,
University of KwaZulu-Natal,
South Africa.


Dear & Esteemed Colleagues,

Warm greetings!

You are hereby cordially invited to the Ninth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking (AP16Hong Kong Conference) which is being jointly organized by the prestigious SDMIMD, Mysore, Karnataka State, India and the Global Business Research Journals (GBRJ) from August 11-13 in the magnificent city of Hong Kong.

We invite full papers/abstracts/case studies in all areas of research in Business Studies. In addition to paper presentations and discussions, this upcoming conference will include invited lectures on contemporary topics in Global Business, Economics, Finance, Social Sciences and Banking.

Important Dates!

Abstract/Full Paper Submission Deadline : June 30, 2016 July 25, 2016
Communication of Acceptance : One Week
Last Date for Registration : July 10, 2016 July 30, 2016
Conference Dates : August 11-13, 2016


Conference Objectives!

Microfinance! An Inevitable Phenomenon!

The mankind suffers from different evils, issues and problems. A very important issue to be addressed, particularly, in developing and emerging economies is the agonizing problem of 'poverty'. If we are serious about removing poverty from the mankind, undoubtedly, microfinance or financial inclusion is the only way out. Microfinance, understandably, aims at improving the standard of living of people below poverty line. A disturbing issue afflicting the society is that millions of people who live in rural areas, unfortunately, do not have access to financial resources from the formal sectors such as government or banking establishments. So, to empower women in rural areas and ensure social justice, the best option available is ‘microfinance’. With the result, Dr. Mohammad Yunus, the Noble Laurate from Bangladesh, championed this cause for well over three decades, has made tremendous progress in microcredit microfinancing in his country and helped millions of people to get relieved from the clutches of money lenders and people who exploit rural masses. Poor people get exploited in rural areas in many economies owing to over-indebtedness, a chronic problem which is plaguing many countries. These social malaises occur in the absence of formal government channels and regulations to help masses.

Small Loans Make Bigger Difference!

Microfinance programs help poor people to get small loans who do not have access to government and banking sector lending. These programs help people to become financially independent and generate adequate cash resources to take care of their families.

Microfinance Offers Greater Benefits to People!

Microfinance offers innumerable benefits to people such as access to smaller loans with better loan repayment rates, providing financial support to women for empowering them and alleviating poverty from the globe. Job creation and sustainable living are the other benefits that microfinance programs offer for the people.

Given the above scenario, the forthcoming conference in the glittering city of Hong Kong makes an attempt to achieve the following objectives;

a) Analyze and discuss the major benefits of microfinance schemes and programs to the mankind;

b) Examine the various social evils which afflict the society today and suggest possible ways by which microfinance can help people living in rural areas in different parts of the world;

c) Provide an ideal platform for researchers, economists, bankers and practitioners to share their research and practical experiences in all the major issues highlighted as above in microfinance; and

d) Offer suitable solutions to ensure an orderly growth of the global economy and bring prosperity and sustainable economic development to the World, in the long-run.



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.

To know more about SDMIMD please visit: www.sdmimd.ac.in