Dear Colleagues, the 12th European Auditing Research Network (EARNet) Symposium and PhD Workshop will take place on 21-23 September 2023 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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The Symposium is established as a major event in Europe for presentation and discussion of auditing research papers. It also provides a forum for academics, practitioners, policy-makers and standard-setters to discuss auditing research and current issues in the auditing environment. The Symposium includes parallel sessions of presentation and discussion of research papers, a plenary panel session and a keynote speech.

The forthcoming EARNet symposium will be held in the Mediterranean Palace Hotel which is a 5 star hotel in the city centre of Thessaloniki.

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Here you can explore more about your host city: https://thessaloniki.travel/ or, https://inthessaloniki.com/ or, https://www.visitgreece.gr/mainland/macedonia/thessaloniki/ or, https://www.thessalonikitourism.gr/index.php/en/                                                             



Deadline for paper submission for both the EARNet Symposium, as well as the PhD Workshop - TBC

Notification of acceptance - TBC

Deadline for early bird registration for the Symposium - TBC

Deadline for registration for the Symposium - TBC


September 21, 2023 – PhD Workshop

September 22-23, 2023 – 12th EARNet Symposium



Registration fee for the Symposium

EARLY BIRD (until date TBC): TBC


The conference fee includes coffee breaks, lunches, the welcome reception on Thursday 22nd September and the conference dinner on Friday 23rd September 2023.

Additional fee for accompanying person for conference dinner: TBC for each one.

Additional fee for social activities: TBC.

Registration and Payment procedure for the Symposium

More details to follow soon.



How to reach the city of Thessaloniki in Greece.

With a strategic position in Greece and Europe, Thessaloniki is easily accessible by all means of transport. Features International Airport (Macedonia International Airport by IATA code SKG), Railway station, Harbour, Intercity Bus station and it is connected by road with the rest of Greece and abroad through national and international highways. By plane, train, bus, car or cruise ship, see how you can get to Thessaloniki and choose the best for you.

Compare train, bus, and flight options to Thessaloniki with OMIO, or Kayak or other.        

By plane

The International Airport ‘Macedonia’ (SKG) connects Thessaloniki with approximately 38 countries and more than 60 foreign cities with direct flights, as well as 35 cities and islands in Greece (direct flights and transit). International Macedonia Airport handles over 6 million passengers annually.

The airport is located just 16 km from the city of Thessaloniki. It is connected directly with the city centre via bus lines No 01X and No 01N (night) and via the IKEA transfer station by  Halkidiki Bus Station. At the airport area, taxis are stationed in servicing passengers. The cost of the route from the airport to the centre is about 25 euros.

At the airport you will find currency exchange, automatic teller machines (ATM), catering, duty free shops, other shops, parking, car rental companies, etc. The airport’s Tourist Information Office operates Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 20:00 (except holidays). 

By Train, Bus or Car

Use the following website to guide you if you are planning to use one of the above ways to travel to Thessaloniki.




There are plenty of options for your accommodation in Thessaloniki; hotels, Airbnb bed & breakfasts, room rentals and youth hostels will all warmly welcome you.

5 star hotels:

Mediterranean Palace Hotel is located at the city centre. It is also the conference venue. It’s 800m from the popular Aristotelous Plaza and 1.6km from the White Tower, the trademark of the city.

Electra Palace Hotel is another city centre hotel and within the popular Aristotelous Plaza. It’s 700m away from the conference venue.

Macedonia Palace Hotel is slightly further away (2.5km, 30-min walk) from the conference venue, but it is situated right on the seafront. You will be walking all along the city’s stunning seaside and paved promenade, and pass through the White Tower, numerous cafeterias and bars that stay open all night, The Umbrellas, and the statue of Alexander The Great, the legendary king of Macedonia

4 star hotels:

Capsis Hotel is recently renovated and is about 900m from the conference venue and 1000 yards from the central square of the city (Aristotelous Plaza).

City Hotel is located in the city centre of Thessaloniki, 650m from the conference venue, 50 metres from Aristotelous Square and 1km from the White Tower.

Diamond Suites Hotel is located 60m from the conference venue and in the Ladadika area.

3 star hotels:

Hotel Luxembourg is 650m from the conference venue and 50 metres from Aristotelous Square and 1km from the White Tower.

ABC Hotel is close to the White Tower and 2.3km from the conference venue.

Plaza Hotel is 80m from the conference venue and in the Ladadika area.

You can find plenty more choices in Trivago, or Kayak, or other online platforms.

See also the tourist information website:




Symposium VENUE

The PhD Workshop and all plenary and parallel sessions of the EARNet 2023 Symposium are scheduled on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 21st to 23rd, and will take place at the Mediterranean Palace Hotel.

Address: 3, Salaminos st, Thessaloniki, 546 26, Greece.


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Symposium Host:

ILIAS G. BASIOUDIS, Aston University Business School, UK. Email: i.g.basioudis@aston.ac.uk