9th International Conference on PLS and Related Methods

9th International Conference on PLS and Related Methods (PLS’17) 17-19 June 2017 – Macau, China

Following the long tradition of PLS’99 in Jouy-en-Josas (France), PLS’01 in Anacapri (Italy), PLS’03 in Lisbon (Portugal), PLS’05 in Barcelona (Spain), PLS’07 in Ås (Norway), PLS’09 in Beijing (P.R. China) , PLS’12 in Houston (USA) and PLS’14 in Paris (France), we are pleased toannounce the 9th International Symposium on PLS and Related Methods (PLS’17).

PLS’17 will take place on June 17th-19th, 2017 in Macau (China), organized by Macau University of Science and Technology (https://www.must.edu.mo/en)

This ninth edition will focus on original methodological contribution in both PLS Regression, PLS Path Modeling and their related methods with application in areas and disciplines related to Management, Social Sciences, Chemometrics, Sensory Analysis, Industry, Traditional medicine, PLS & tourism and Life Sciences including Genomics.

Please feel free to send an email to liu.yide@outlook.com.if you have any question on pls17.org.

Our Platinum Sponsor is PLS Cash Advance – online service specializing in providing consumers with small, short-term cash advances until payday. Your support of the PLS’17 would be greatly appreciated! Through sponsorship and advertising, you’ll enhance attendees’ conference experience and help make PLS’17 the best conference ever. To further discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at sponsorship@pls17.org

Contact Information

Av. Wai Long, Macau


Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Macau Foundation


  • Day 1, June 17
  • 6:30–8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:00–9:30 a.m. Keynote

    9:30–10:00 a.m. Break

    10:00–11:15 a.m. Keynote

    11:15 a.m–12:45 p.m. Lunch

    12:45–2:15 p.m. Breakouts

    2:15–2:45 p.m. Break

    2:45–4:00 p.m. Keynote

  • Day 2, June 18
  • 7:00 AM Yoga
    7:30 AM Registration
    7:30 AM Breakfast
    8:00 AM Superintendent Roundtable
    10:00 AM Breakout Sessions
    11:15 AM Breakout Sessions
    12:15 PM Lunch
    2:00 PM Chapter / Southern Region Meeting
    3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
    4:15 PM Breakout Sessions
    6:30 PM Planner of the Year Reception
    7:15 PM Gala Dinner / Entertainment
    8:30 PM After Party

  • Day 3, June 19
  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am Conference Registration and Breakfast
    8:00 am – 9:30 am Opening / Keynote Speaker
    9:30 am – 10:30 am Breakout Sessions
    10:30 am – 11:00 am Trade Show Refreshment Break
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Trade Show Lunch
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Breakout Sessions
    2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Trade Show Refreshment Break
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm General Session
    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions
    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Clothing Session
    5:00 pm Closing Reception
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Banquet / Afterparty

    The conference is honored to invite:

    Professor Vincenzo Vinzi, Dean of the ESSEC Senior Business School, France;
    Professor Harald Martens, Academician of the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences;
    Professor Christian M. Ringle, Professor of International Affairs, Hamburg-Hohlberg University of Technology;
    Professor Galit Shmueli, from Tsinghua University Taiwan;
    Professor Edward Rigdon, Director of Marketing Department, Georgia State University
    Professor Wynne Chin from University of Houston, USA
    Professor Pang Chuan, Conference Chair and Vice President of Macau University of Science and Technology
    Professor Ivan K. W. Lai from Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong
    Professor Lin Zhijun, the Associate Vice President of MUST and Dean of MSB
    Professor Sheng Ni, the Assistant Dean of MSB
    Dr. Xu Fu Jie of Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM)


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