4th International Finance Conference 2015

 
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore organized the 4th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance & Accounting from August 20 – 22, 2015 at its serene campus located at the foothill of the world-famous Chamundi-Hills in Mysore, Karnataka, India. 
The International Conference commenced with a Conference Workshop on the theme – “Empirical Research in Finance” organized on August 20 (Thursday), 2015. The workshop witnessed representation of 41 participants representing India and the countries of Republic of Iran, Republic of Yemen, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Dr. Kuldeep Kumar, Professor, Faculty of Business & Economics, Bond University, Australia was the key resource person. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor – Finance, SDMIMD India; Dr. Vasumathy Hariharan, Associate Professor – Finance, SRM University, India; Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon, Dept. Chair of Financial Mathematics, Baze University, Nigeria, and Dr. Ullas Rao, Associate Professor – Finance, SDMIMD India were the other illustrious resource persons who addressed the audience. 
The International Conference was inaugurated on August 21 (Friday) by Shri T. Srikanth Bhagavat, Managing Director & Principal Advisor – Hexagon Wealth, India. In his Key Note Address, Mr. Bhagavat highlighted the critical role played by India in contributing towards world economic development for several thousands of years. The presentation enriched with vignettes of trends in world economic trade and macro-data made up for a perfect opening of the proceedings of the two-day International Conference.
The International Conference witnessed participation of 108 delegates representing prestigious universities and centres of higher learning from India and abroad, who presented papers on highly invigorating and insightful themes within the realms of Finance & Accounting. The countries represented included Australia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Republic of Yemen, UAE, Kingdom of Bahrain, Republic of Iran, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and France.
Dr. Elango Rengasamy – Head of Banking & Finance Program, British University in Dubai (BuID), UAE and Dr. Kuldeep Kumar, Professor of Economics, Bond University, Australia delivered the Technical Sessions on August 21 (Friday), 2015. While Dr. Rengasamy delivered the technical session on “GREXIT & BRIXIT: Implication for India”, Dr. Kumar’s talk centred upon “Financial Statement Analysis & Fraud Detection”. The invited technical sessions were received very well by the participating audience that included an interactive Q&A session.
One of the key highlights of the International Conference was the “Summit on Microfinance” organized on August 22 (Saturday), 2015. The summit witnessed representation from some of the most respected Microfinance Institutions in India sharing the dais with Dr. Arvind Ashta, Holder of the Banque Populaire Chair in Microfinance, Burgundy School of Business, France. Representatives from SKS Microfinance, Ujjivan Financial Services, Micrograam, and RUDSETI participated in an enchanting panel discussion organized on the theme – “Opportunities & Challenges surrounding the MFI sector in India”. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Arvind Ashta
The Valedictory Address was delivered by the renowned financial expert – Dr. Prasanna Chandra, Director – Centre for Financial Management (CFM) and Former Professor of Finance – IIM Bangalore. In his address, Dr. Chandra enlightened the audience on Corporate Value Creation by highlighting the process of wealth creation exemplified by the legendary Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway. Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon in his address stressed upon the significant opportunities available to the international investing community in the emerging market of Nigeria.
With a footfall of more than 160 participants across the three days from August 20 – 22, 2015, SDMIMD Mysore literally turned into a financial village making the 4th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance & Accounting a stupendous success.