Past ABMC Conferences

The Asian Business & Management Conference (ABMC) brings together delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to Tokyo, Japan, to present new research and exchange ideas. This exceptional platform welcomes speakers and delegates working in any area of the social sciences, from academics and theorists to policymakers and practitioners, in both the private and public sectors, for challenging debate and stimulating discussions around the latest concepts and newest approaches.

IAFOR’s social sciences programme is developed by leading scholars, and in partnership with some of the world’s leading academic institutions, including University of Michigan, Nihon University, University of Tokyo, Birkbeck, University of London, Lehigh University, University of Indonesia, Virginia Tech, Waseda and Duke-NUS Medical School. These partnerships attest to the excellence of our programme, but also mean that our conferences are exceptional platforms to disseminate your research.


“Development & Disruption: Continuity and Change”

October 13–15, 2016 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan



November 5–7, 2015 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan


“The Data-Enriched Enterprise”

November 20–23, 2014 | Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan


“Corporate Governance and Business Sustainability”

November 21–24, 2013 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan


“Negotiating a Way Forward: Asia Post Crisis and Post Catastrophe”

November 16–18, 2012 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan


"Challenges and Opportunities II: Perspectives and Reflection"

November 11–13, 2011 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan


“Challenges and Opportunities”

October 7–9, 2010 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan