2020 Asia/Pacific Conference

20 - 22 May 2020 (postponed until 2023)
Nanjing, China

Important update:

We have been closely following developments
regarding the coronavirus situation through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Due to the uncertainty of this situation, we have decided to postpone the 2020 FMA Asia/Pacific Conference in Nanjing in an abundance of caution. The postponed conference will take place in late Spring-Summer 2021.

While this situation can certainly change in the next few months, we are making this decision now as we know that travel and visa arrangements are often made months in advance.

The program co-chairs will consider all submissions for next year’s conference. If you do not wish to be considered for next year’s conference, please respond to Shannon Tompkins at [email protected] and we will refund your submission fee.


FMA International is pleased to announce its 12th Asia/Pacific Conference at Southeast University in Nanjing, China. FMA’s Asia/Pacific Conference brings 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 Thursday morning and end Friday afternoon. The Doctoral Student Consortium (by application) will be held on Wednesday.  

Program Co-Chairs
Pu Zhengning, Associate Dean of the School of Economics and Management, Southeast University
Audra Boone, Professor of Finance, Texas Christian University
Mark Kamstra, Professor of Finance, York University

Academic Co-Chair
Yin Wei, Associate Professor of Finance, Southeast University 

Paper Submissions

Click here for the Call For Papers

The paper submission fee is $25 USD for members and $35 USD for non-members. The deadline to submit a paper is 18 November 2019. We are no longer accepting paper submissions.

Program Participation Applications

Featuring Keynote Speaker 

Jarrad Harford
Professor of Finance; Chair of the Department of Finance and Business Economics; Paul Pigott-PACCAR Professor in Business Administration
University of Washington

Dr. Harford serves as a Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Corporate Finance. Dr. Harford earned his PhD in Finance with a minor in Organizations and Markets at the University of Rochester. His teaching focuses on core finance and acquisition analysis. 

Doctoral Student Consortium

To apply for the Doctoral Student Consortium, students must complete the online application and submit a 5 - 10 page dissertation proposal (in PDF format). In addition, one recommendation letter should either be uploaded to the application form or sent to FMA prior to the application deadline.

There is no fee for the Doctoral Student Consortium application. The application deadline is 7 February 2020. We are no longer accepting paper submissions. 

Exhibitors and Sponsors

For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact Shannon Tompkins at +1.813.974.2084 or [email protected].

Formal Participant Letters & Invitations

For participants seeking a formal invitation from FMA for either institution support or visa requirements, please contact Shannon Tompkins at +1.813.974.2084 or [email protected]. Participants must be registered for the conference in order to receive a requested letter. 


Visa Requirements

You will need both a current passport (valid for 6 months or more after entry) and a visa to visit mainland China (unless you are a Chinese citizen). 

We recommend that you apply for a tourist visa (L) at least a month or more before your journey. If needed, there are services available to expedite the process and shorten the wait time. 

One may apply for a visa at the Chinese Embassy in your capital city or at the nearest Chinese Consulate at your nearest domestic metropolis. Alternatively, many travel agencies will assist you with the visa application and some can submit it on your behalf. For detailed information, please contact your local Embassy, Consulate, or travel agency. 

If you wish to apply for a business visa (F) instead of a tourist visa (L), we can issue an official invitation letter to you. To pursue this option, please register for the conference and contact Shannon Tompkins at [email protected] or 1-813-974-2084. 

For further explanation of visa types, please visit http://losangeles.china-consulate.org/eng/visa/chinavisa/t1544316.htm
For more information about the L visa, visit https://www.gotonanjing.com/plan-your-trip/travel-requirements or http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/hzqz/zgqz/t84246.htm
For more information about the F visa, please visit http://losangeles.china-consulate.org/eng/visa/chinavisa/t1540783.htm

Hotel Recommendations

The conference will be held at the Si Pai Lou Campus of Southeast University. It is located in the center of the city, within 1 km of the central business district and 10 min walk from Tai Cheng Park and Xuan Wu lake. Nearby hotels include:

#FMANanjing2020 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMANanjing2020 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FMA.org). 

About Southeast UniversitySoutheast University

Southeast University (SEU) is one of the national key universities administered directly under the Central Government and the Ministry of Education of China. It is also one of the universities of Project 211 and Program 985 that is financed by the Central Government to build as a world-class university. Located in the ancient capital city of Nanjing, Southeast University has campuses such as Sipailou, Jiulonghu, and Dingjiaqiao, covering a total area of 392 hectares.

About Nanjing

Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu Province, China. Established 2,500 years ago, Nanjing is a city rich in history and culture. Enclosed by mountains and rivers, the city presents a perfect blending of natural landscape with skyscrapers, integrating traditional styles with modernity. Among the landmarks of Nanjing, there are the City Wall, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace and the Confucius Temple.