Monday, October 26, 2015

APMAA Conference 2015 - Day 1

The Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA) Conference 2015 started today with the Board of Directors meeting in the morning.  Forthcoming hosts for years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 made their respective presentations to the board.  APMAA 2016-2019 will be respectively hosted by the National Taipei University, Taiwan; Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; Osaka University, Japan and Qatar University, UAE.  Following the BOD meeting was the official opening of the PhD Colloquium of the APMAA Conference.  The opening ceremony of the PhD colloquium was graced by the Rector of Warmadewa University, Prof. dr. Dewa Putu Widjana, DAP&E., Sp.ParK and attended by conference participants, staff and students of six organizing universities - Universitas Warmadewa, Udayana University, Universitas Merdeka Malang, Tri Sakti University, Universitas Mercu Buana and Hasanuddin University.  There were various cultural shows being showcased by the host university.  The PhD colloquium started with a PhD Workshop on Research Method by three professors - Prof Dr Jan Alpenbergh,   the Dean for the Faculty of Accounting and Logistics, Linnaeus University, Vaxjo, Sweden, Prof Dr Normah Omar, Universiti Teknologi MARA and Prof Grahita Chandarain, University Merdeka Malang Indonesia.  
The PhD colloquium followed immediately after the workshop with 16 international PhD students and another special track for Indonesian students where presentations were in the Indonesian language. APMAA Conference 2015 made history with the highest number of PhD colloquium papers.  The event was carried out in the newly renovated "Pascasarjana Building " of Warmadewa University.  In the evening, Warmadewa University hosted a welcome conference dinner.  A Memorandum of Understanding was then signed by the six host universities with the Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association.  APMAA was represented by its 2015 President, Prof Dr Normah Omar