2019 Asia/Pacific Conference

10 - 12 July 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

FMA International is pleased to announce its 11th Asia/Pacific Conference at Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 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. On Saturday, there will be an optional tour of the Mekong Delta and My Tho City.  

Program Co-Chairs
Le Vinh Danh, Ton Duc Thang University
Rajesh Narayanan, Louisiana State University
Andrei Simonov, Michigan State University

Academic Co-Chair
Vo Van Lai, Ton Duc Thang University

Call for Papers and Deadlines

Click to view the Call for Papers

  • Program Committee Application: 3 December 2018
  • Paper Submission Form: 17 December 2018
  • Panel Discussion Proposals: 1 February 2019
  • Discussant/Session Chair Application: 1 February 2019
  • Doctoral Student Consortium Application: 22 February 2019

Conference Program

Click here to view the online conference program
Click here to view the full conference program with session locations

Featuring Keynote Speaker 

Gordon Phillips
C.V. Starr Foundation Professor; Faculty Director, Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital
Dartmouth College

Dr. Phillips teaches the 2nd year course Venture Capital and Private Equity and specializes in private equity, mergers, and the impact of financial decisions on firms' strategic decisions. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a visiting research professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 

Dr. Phillips also curated the latest Financial Management Virtual Issue on Mergers & Acquisitions. Click here to explore his review and the curated articles. 

Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Doctoral Student Consortium, coordinated by Professor Raghavendra Rau of Cambridge University, includes a panel session with distinguished scholars discussing the latest advances in research and offering career advice. The afternoon breakout sessions give participants the opportunity to present job market papers or dissertation proposals and receive feedback from the faculty and panelists. Accepted participants receive complimentary conference registration.

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 22 February 2019.

Faculty Recruitment

Universities will be interviewing candidates for several faculty positions at the conference: 

To be considered for these positions and arrange an interview, send application materials as directed in the position descriptions.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

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

Best Paper Award Sponsors

CFA Institute


GTA Finance & Education Group

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

Hotel Recommendations

Hotel Name Hotel Ranking Approximate rooms rate Proximity to the conference venue

Park Hyatt Saigon

Address: 2 Cong Truong Lam Son Street, District 1, HCMC

6 - Star 250 - 270 USD / night 7.3 km (4.5 miles)

Rex Hotel Saigon (Recommended hotel)

Address: 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, District 1, HCMC

5 - Star 150 - 200 USD / night  6.6 km (4.1 miles)

Pullman Saigon Centre

Address: 148 Đường Trần Hưng Đạo, Phường Nguyễn Cư Trinh, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 070000, Vietnam

5 - Star 225 - 260 USD / night 4.9 km (3.1 miles)

Oakwood Residence Saigon

Address: 1056A Nguyen Van Linh Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7 700000, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

5 - Star 110 - 115 USD / night 1.4 km (0.5 miles)

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Address: 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, HCMC

5 - Star 145 - 200 USD / night 5.5 km (3.6 miles)

Nikko Hotel Saigon

Address: 235 Nguyen Van Cu, Nguyen Cu Trinh, District 1, HCMC

4 - Star 140 - 180 USD / night 5.6 km (3.5 miles)

Capri By Fraser Ho Chi Minh City Hotel

Address: No. 2, Street C, Tan Phu Ward, District 7- Lot A, New Urban South City, District 7, HCMC

4 - Star 100 - 110 USD / night 4.0 km    (2.5 miles)

Merperle Crystal Palace

Address: C17 – 1 – 2 Nguyen Luong Bang Street, Phu My Hung, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, HCMC

4 - Star 130 - 160 USD / night 4.1 km (2.5 miles)

Ibis Saigon South Hotel

Address: 73 Hoang Van Thai Street, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, HCMC

3 - Star 75 - 100 USD / night 4.0 km (2.5 miles)

Hotel L Odeon Phu My Hung

Address: 63 - 65 Le Van Thiem Street, Hung Phuoc 3, Phu My Hung, District 7, HCMC

3 - Star 75 - 95 USD / night 2.2 km    (1.3 miles)

Blue Diamond Hotel

Address: 48 - 50 Thủ Khoa Huân, Phường Bến Thành, Ho Chi Minh, Phường Bến Thành Quận 1 Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

3 - Star 65 - 90 USD / night 5.6 km (3.5 miles)


Important: FMA has been made aware that a service provider may have contacted a number of individuals who are attending the 2019 Asia/Pacific Conference, to offer hotel reservation services. Neither FMA nor Ton Duc Thang University has contracted with a provider to offer hotel reservation services. No one is authorized to contact you directly to book your hotel room or offer you a “special discounted conference rate”. If you receive one of these calls or emails, it is a scam. Please do not respond to any phone calls or email or share any personal information with these companies.


#FMAVietnam2019 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMAVietnam2019 to follow the conversation on social media.

Explore Vietnam

On Saturday, 13 July following the conference, attendees may partake in an optional tour of Mekong Delta and My Tho City. This tour will include a boat ride on the Mekong River, a glimpse into local trades, lunch at a local restaurant, and a ride on a hand-rowed sampan along canals. To sign up for this tour, complete the appropriate section on the conference registration form. 

About Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU)


Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) is a young and modern university with the main campus in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. With more than 25,000 students, TDTU offers a wide range of programs which directly meets the industrial, commercial, as well as community needs. It is also awarded the certificate "Campus Environmentally Friendly School" by the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations. TDTU's modern facilities are rated 5-star by QS. Further, TDTU ranks 1st in Research and Publications, and 2nd Overall in the Vietnamese University Rankings 2017. Currently, it has built a global network which facilitates its educational and research development. TDTU has two international research journals, and annually hosts international conferences in Applied Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Economics, Business and Finance.