AMDISA organises the South Asian Management Forum and academic conference every two years where member institutions and faculty share their research findings, interact with business leaders, policy administrators and other academics from different parts of South Asia and outside. Each of these Forums has led to a scholarly publication which is distributed free to all member institutions. The first was held at Hyderabad in 1990, the second at Kathmandu in 1992, the third at Dhaka in 1994,the fourth at Colombo in 1995,the fifth at Thimpu in 1998; the sixth at Pune in 2000, seventh in Maldives in 2002, the eighth in Pakistan 2004, the ninth in Bangladesh 2007, the tenth in Bhutan in 2009, the eleventh in Nepal 2011, the twelfth in India 2013. The thirteenth forum took place in Sri Lanka in March 2015.

Every alternate year AMDISA also organizes a South Asian Management Colloquium where business leaders, management academics and policy makers join in to review management education and look at managerial issues relevant for South Asian cooperation and development. The Nepal Administrative staff college hosted the first colloquium in March 1995 at Kathmandu, the second Management Colloquium was held at Karachi in 1997.

The third Management Colloquium was held in Maldives at Institute of Management & Administration in July 1999.

South Asian Management Forums (SAMFs)

S.No Date Place Theme
1 February 26 – 28, 1990 Hyderabad, India Challenges of Management Development in South Asia
2 May 1992 Kathmandu, Nepal Innovations in Management for Development
3 February 4 – 7, 1994 Dhaka, Bangladesh Management of Change in South Asia
4 April 24 – 26, 1996 Colombo, Sri Lanka Innovations in Asian Management
5 April 19 – 21, 1998 Thimpu, Bhutan Management of Development : Growth with Equity
6 March 23 – 25, 2000 Pune, India Advantage South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges in Management Development
7 April 15 – 17, 2002 Male, Maldives Breaking Dawn – Towards South Asian Economic Renaissance – Role of Management Development in Promoting Trade and Technology
8 November 28 – December 1, 2004 Lahore, Pakistan Developing Synergies : Facing Management Challenges Together
9 February 24 – 25, 2007 Dhaka, Bangladesh Management for Peace, Prosperity and Posterity
10 April 9 – 10, 2009 Thimphu, Bhutan Change and Continuity: Management Prospects and Challenges
11 May 16 - 17, 2011 Kathmandu, Nepal Managing Change for Sustainable Development in the SAARC Region
12 February 14 – 16,2013 Pune, India "Developing South Asia as a Global Hub of Management Professionals – Role of Management Education "
13 March 26 – 27, 2015 Colombo, Sri Lanka "Management and Sustainability – South Asian Perspective"
14 April 24 – 26, 2017 Male, Maldives "Governance and Public Policy - Role of Management Development"
15 September 27 – 29, 2019 Sukkur, Pakistan "Challenges of Inclusive Growth and Sustainability: The South Asian Context"
16 December 17 – 18, 2021 Dhaka, Bangladesh "Impact of Pandemic on Business and Management: Strategies for Sustainability and Growth"


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