2020 Global Conference in the Middle East 

10 - 12 November 2020 | 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. 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 Wednesday morning and end Thursday afternoon. The Doctoral Student Consortium (by application) will be held on Tuesday, 10 November. 

The 2020 FMA Global Conference will coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai. "Expo 2020 Dubai will host the world for 173 days, each one brimming with new experiences. It’ll be a time to create, collaborate and innovate. And it’s going to be fun. We’re talking eye-catching, mind-bending, taste bud-tickling, grin-inducing, good-weird, did-that-really-just-happen fun." 

Program Co-Chairs

Thorsten Beck, Professor of Banking and Finance
Cass Business School, City University of London

Rwan El-Khatib,  Associate Professor of Finance and the Al Dhaheri Chair in Islamic Finance,
Zayed University

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


Paper Submissions

The paper submission fee is $25 USD for members and $35 USD for non-members. The deadline to submit a paper is Friday, 15 May 2020. 

Click here to submit your paper.

Paper Acceptances

Acceptance letters for the 2020 Conference will be sent (electronically) to each paper’s presenting author in July 2020. The presenting author will be required to register within one (1) week to confirm his/her attendance. 


Program Participation Applications

Click here for the Call For Papers.


Doctoral Student Consortium on Tuesday, 10 November 2020

The Doctoral Student Consortium 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.

The application deadline is Friday, 12 June 2020. 

Click here to apply for the Consortium.


Formal Participant Letters & Invitations

For participants seeking a formal invitation from FMA for either institution support or visa requirements, please contact Karen Wright at +1.813.974.2084 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.


#FMADubai2020 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMADubai2020 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FMA.org).


About the 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. The College of Business at Zayed University (AACSB accredited) offers an undergraduate Bachelors of Science Program, with four different majors (Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Marketing & Entrepreneurship), alongside three graduate programs; an Executive MBA Program, a Masters in Finance and a Masters in International Business.

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. On October 20, 2020, Dubai will be welcoming 190 participating countries for a period of 6 months in the largest event ever staged in the Middle East; the EXPO 2020. Millions of visitors from across the globe are going to visit this remarkable event to celebrate culture, collaboration, and innovation, and to experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation.