2022 Global Conference in the Middle East 

14 - 16 November 2022 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

FMA International is pleased to announce its inaugural Global Finance Conference in the Middle East, hosted by Zayed University, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 14 - 16 November 2022. As part of FMA’s Global Series, this conference will bring together academicians and practitioners with interests in financial decision-making and provides a forum for presenting new research and discussing current issues in financial management and related topics. 

Presentations of research papers, panel discussions, tutorials and exhibits will begin Monday morning and end Tuesday afternoon. The Doctoral Student Consortium will be held on Wednesday.

The Conference Venue is the Zayed University: Dubai Campus Convention Centre, located in Academic City. The diagram of the venue is available here.

Program Co-Chairs

Rwan El-Khatib,  Associate Professor of Finance
Zayed University

Thorsten Beck, Professor of Financial Stability
European University Institute

Marc LipsonRobert F. Vandell Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia


Paper Submissions

The deadline to submit a paper was Friday, 20 May 2022. We are unable to accept additional submissions.

Conference Registration

Online conference registration is no longer available. Please contact FMA here if you would like to register for the Conference.

Conference registration fees are $250 USD for professional members and $150 USD for PhD/DBA students. Non-member registration fees are $350 USD for professionals and $180 USD for PhD/DBA students. The Gala Dinner attendance fee is $60 USD; the Conference Reception attendance fee is $15 USD.  


The Conference Program is now available!  

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Featuring Keynote Speaker 

Manju Puri, J.B. Fuqua Professor of Finance

Duke University


Manju Puri is the J. B. Fuqua Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. She was earlier Associate Professor of Finance at Stanford Business School, which she joined after earning her Ph.D in finance at New York University and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Professor Puri is an authority in the field of empirical corporate finance and has particular expertise in financial intermediation. Her published work spans the areas of commercial banks, investment banks, venture capital, entrepreneurship, behavioral finance, and FinTech. Her research has appeared in publications such as American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. She has been the recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship as well as multiple awards from the National Science Foundation. Her publication record includes over 30 refereed papers in the top finance and economic journals. Her research has won many awards including four best paper awards at the FMA Annual Meetings, two Western Finance Association best paper awards, an All-Star award from Journal of Financial Economics, the Brennan best paper award at the Review of Financial Studies, and three Fama-DFA /Jenson best paper awards in the Journal of Financial Economics. 

Professor Puri serves as Editor of Review of Financial Studies. She earlier served as Editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation, as well as on the editorial boards of several journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Research, and Journal of Financial Services Research.  Professor Puri’s professional leadership roles include serving as Chair of the Academic Female Finance Committee (AFFECT), AFA, as a Director of the American Finance Association (AFA), and Vice-President Elect of the Western Finance Association.  She has served as the President of the Financial Intermediation Research Society and as Director of the Financial Management Association. She is a senior academic fellow at the Asia Bureau of Finance and Economic Research. and a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Prof. Puri has worked with multiple regulatory authorities serving on the Financial Advisory Roundtable, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and on the Model Validation Council, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She has also served on the Bose Committee on the commission structure of financial product distributors for the Government of India, and on the Advisory Board of CAFRAL, Reserve Bank of India. She currently serves on the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI) Advisory Panel, Basel, and as Senior Advisor, Center for Financial Research, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and on the Advisory Panel of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Basel. 

Professor Puri teaches an elective she created on “Raising Capital and Financial Technologies” for the MBA students at Fuqua. She has also taught a Ph.D class on Empirical Corporate Finance and has taught Advanced Corporate Finance, and Venture Capital Financing at Fuqua and Stanford Business School. She has mentored a number of Ph.D students who have been placed at the leading schools and institutions including Board of Governors, Columbia, Cornell, McKinsey, MIT, Purdue, and Yale University.

Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Led by Dr. Sunil Wahal, Jack D. Furst Professor of Finance at Arizona State University, the Doctoral Student Consortium includes a panel session with distinguished scholars discussing the latest advances in research and offering career advice. The application deadline was 29 July 2022. We are no longer accepting applications.


Conference Hotels

Zayed University has arranged for blocks of sleeping rooms at several hotels in Dubai.

Hotel Room Rate Reservation Deadline Date Booking Link
Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City From 700 AED ($190 USD) 1 November 2022 Booking Link
Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City From 450 AED ($122 USD) 1 November 2022 Booking Link
Hilton Habtoor Dubai Downtown From 771.42 ($210 USD) 12 October 2022 Booking Link
Radisson Red Dubai Silicon Valley From 499 AED ($135.88 USD) 15 October 2022

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Room rates available 14 - 16 November

FORM Hotel Dubai From 396 AED ($116 USD) 1 August 2022

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DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Jadaf From 315 AED ($125 USD) 15 October 2022

Booking Link


Formal Participant Letters & Invitations

For participants seeking a formal invitation from FMA for either institution support or visa requirements, please contact Karen Wright at +1.833.946.4512 or [email protected]. Participants must be registered for the conference in order to receive a requested letter. 

Please click here for information on visa requirements.

#FMADubai2022 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMADubai2022 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FMA.org).


Conference Sponsor

Zayed University 

Founded in 1998 and proudly bearing the name of the Founder of the Nation – the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Zayed University (ZU) has positioned itself amongst the leading higher education institutions locally and globally. Through its two modern campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the University thrives to provide educational leadership, expand opportunities, and disseminate knowledge to local, regional and global communities using research, scholarship, creative activities and outreach. 

Tuesday Closing Reception Sponsor 

Timberlake Consultants is a worldwide market leader in the sale and distribution of Statistical, Econometric, Forecasting, Mathematical, Operational Research and Qualitative Data Analysis software.

About Dubai

Dubai is the second largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It has emerged as one of the world’s leading international business centers and regional hubs. This cosmopolitan city of diversity is a popular touristic destination, well known for its rich traditions and its modern iconic landmarks such as the world's tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa.