British Accounting & Finance  Association

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27th Audit & Assurance Conference

Organised by the

The Auditing Special Interest Group (ASIG)

of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA)  



in America Square Conference Centre, 

central London, United Kingdom

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th MAY 2017


Registration Information

The 27th Audit & Assurance Conference, organised by the Auditing Special Interest Group of the BAFA and with the support of Aston Business School, will take place in America Square Conference Centre, in London (very near to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge) on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 2017.


The address of the venue is:


America Square Conference Centre,

1 America Square,

17 Crosswall,







The CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE for both days is as follows:

Conference Fee (includes conference attendance, conference pack, lunch on both days, conference dinner, and refreshments on both days):

£250 charge full rate                            £100 charge Doctoral Student 


Doctoral Students

We can accept only a small number of doctoral students paying the Doctoral Student rate, and as a result early registration is encouraged. In addition, doctoral students, taking advantage of the Doctoral Student rate, are required to submit their doctoral thesis proposal, and a letter/email of support from their first supervisor. Contact ilias G Basioudis at

Special Food Requirements
Delegates attending the 27th Audit & Assurance Conference in London who require vegetarian or other special meals must so indicate on the registration form.

Special Access Requirements
Delegates planning to attend this conference who have special needs are requested to notify ilias G. Basioudis, at or +44 (0) 121 204 3024 to facilitate identification and accommodation of these needs by the organisers.


The conference dinner will take place in Jamie’s restaurant in the City of London.

Address: Jamie's Italian, 38 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AY.


Jamie’s Italian Threadneedle Street restaurant is right in the heart of the City of London, and the restaurant reflects the grandeur of the financial district’s heyday. Situated in an old bank with interiors that are designed to match the incredible architecture – from custom-made chairs to solid-oak tables and the most impressive chandeliers – the menu is geared up to match the decadent setting.

Registration Deadline
There is no registration deadline. However, early delegate registrations are encouraged so the organisers would be able to make adequate plans.




Payment Method for Conference Registration

Payment by Post (Cheque)

  • Make cheques payable to "Aston University".
  • Post or email registration form and post your cheque to: Ms Maria Podsiadly, Aston Academy for Research in Management (6th Floor), Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK.

Payment Online

We have got some teething problems with online payments at the moment, so we can only accept the following three methods at this stage. We hope the problem with the online payments would be solved by next week.

Payment using Credit/Debit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Switch/Solo)

We can only accept credit/debit card payments at the moment via calling the Aston University's cashiers during the UK normal working hours. The telephone number is +44 121 2044346.

Please note that online credit card payments will hopefully be available soon!

Please tell the cashier that you are paying towards a conference registration fee. Please state your name, the name of the conference (ie, 27th Audit & Assurance Conference, or AAC2017), and the following conference account code: 77308, and make sure that the cashier has correctly taken these three reference details from you.

Payment through bank wire transfer

Use the following bank details to make a bank wire transfer:

Account Holder : Aston University
Account No.    : 04120308
Bank           : Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, PO Box 72, Bailey Drive, Gillingham Business Park, Kent, ME8 0LS, UK
Bank Code      : 30-00-02
IBAN Code      : GB87LOYD 3000 0204 1203 08

Please state as reason for transfer: Job code 77308Name of delegateRegistration fee for AAC2017

Register On-Site:

  • On-site registration will be available at the On-Site Conference Registration Desk at the conference venue. Only cash and cheque payments will be accepted. Bear in mind that, at this late stage, accommodation may not be available in the nearby hotels.


Registration Changes

  • All registration inquiries and change requests should be directed to ilias G. Basioudis, or +44 (0) 121 204 3024 

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be received in writing by ilias G. Basioudis, or +44 (0) 121 204 3024 in order to be processed
  • Fees will be refunded (less 25% administration charge) for cancellations received before 30th April 2016
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations after April 30th, or for no-shows but confirmed substitutes will be accepted



Please book accommodation directly with any of the hotels that we recommend.

See here for the hotels recommended.

In addition, there are other hotels and serviced apartments around the conference venue, which you can easily found on Google or using the following websites: or or

Finally, if you wish, you can click on the website below which will give some extra indication of the hotels around the venue.




This event is supported by ICAEW’s charitable trusts. Audit Analytics is also a sponsor of the conference.

We are also grateful for the generous support of Aston University Business School. 



Location London


Directions to venue

In the interests of sustainability, we would like to encourage all delegates to use public or shared transport where possible.

The America Square Conference Centre is situated in the City of London and is located very close to the Tower Hill tube station. Other near tube stations are Tower Gateway and Aldgate. See aso below further information.

The address of the conference venue is: 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB.




By plane:

London has got many international airports. The closest airport to the venue is the London City airport.

From the airport, you can catch a bus, or a train that will drop you off in the nearest tube station, or you can take a taxi direct to the conference venue or your hotel.

Other airports around London include London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airport.

By underground train:

Tower Hill tube station – 1 min walk (District, Circle and Docklands Light Railway DLR lines).

On leaving Tower Hill tube station by walking straight out of the exit, turn right and walk for 100 meters past the Grange City Hotel and under the overhead train line bridge where you should turn right into Crosswall. The entrance to America Square Conference Centre is 50 meters on your right through the revolving doors.

By car:

Venue Address: 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB.

To plan your journey by car use any GPS system and enter the postcode: EC3N 2LB. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge Zone.

Car parking:

There is no parking at the America Square Conference Centre. Information on the nearest public car parks is available at NCP Parking. 4 hour Pay & Display parking spaces are in the area.

By bus:

Minories: 15, 42, 78, 100
Fenchurch Street: 40

By taxi:

If you wish to book a taxi in advance, you can use the following website:

This is a private hire taxi service, and not the famous London black cabs.

You can also use company in London.

By Foot:

To reach America Square Conference Centre on foot, maps and directions can be found on Just enter your start location and the conference venue postcode: EC3N 2LB for the best walking route.




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Conference Programme

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