The 15th Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association Conference (APMAA 2019) was held in Doha, for the first time in the Middle East with the attendance of about 300 participants from 36 countries.
Organized by the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University, the annual international conference aims to discuss new theoretical and practical developments in management accounting and finance for the 21st century with a focus on accounting issues for Asia-Pacific and Qatar.
President of Qatar University Dr. Hassan Rashid Al Derham said in a speech during the opening session that this conference is the largest scientific gathering in the field of accounting and finance in Asia, and is attended by a group of scientists and experts in the field of accounting and finance from Asian and Australian universities and countries of Europe and North America.
The Qatar University President added that the university’s participation in organizing and hosting this conference is clear evidence of its commitment to the development of accounting and finance professions.
He pointed out that the participants will discuss through 150 scientific papers the latest scientific research and practical accounting and financial applications in the government and private sector and non-profit projects and other related topics. Supporting scientific research, especially in the fields of accounting and finance, is an essential pillar to achieve economic diversification in the State of Qatar, to achieve sustainable economic development, in light of Qatar’s National Vision 2030.