It is with great pleasure that the Board of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) formally invites you to attend the 58th Annual Conference at the Cordis Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand from 1-3 July 2018.
The AFAANZ Conference continues to provide a variety of outstanding speakers and topics including keynote addresses from Professor Patricia Dechow, University of Southern California, Professor Martin Messner, University of Innsbruck and Professor David Reeb, National University of Singapore. There will also be a number of panel sessions and panel discussions with invited speakers.
During this year’s conference, we will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of the acclaimed paper co-authored by Emeritus Professor Philip Brown and Professor Ray Ball in the Journal of Accounting Research in 1968. A number of events will be held during the conference, including a breakfast panel, to celebrate the contribution of this paper to accounting and finance research.
The number of excellent papers submitted from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the USA is indicative of continued international interest. Over three days, the conference offers you a brilliant opportunity to network with colleagues from around the globe, as well as giving you an update on the latest developments in the broad range of accounting and finance research.
The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be holding their symposia at the conference. The SIGs provide valuable professional development and excellent networking opportunities with leading members of the profession. We encourage you to attend their program.
The AFAANZ conference continues to offer a quality program with renowned speakers and enjoyable social functions. It also provides an opportunity to engage with our platinum sponsors – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia along with a wide range of exhibitors.
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We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2018 AFAANZ Conference in Auckland, New Zealand.
Chris Van Staden
AFAANZ President (New Zealand)
AFAANZ President (Australia)
AFAANZ thanks its Platinum partners for their sponsorship:
Early Bird Registration Closes Friday 18 May
Doctoral Symposium Wednesday, 27 June to Friday, 29 June
Conference Sunday, 1 July to Tuesday, 3 July
Conference Dinner: Tuesday 3 July
PRE CONFERENCE - AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium
Wednesday, 27 June to Friday, 29 June 2018
SATURDAY, 30 JUNE 2018
AFAANZ Special Interest Group Symposia
08.00–16.00 Behavioural Finance Special Interest Group (SIG7)
09.00 - 16.00 11th Accounting History Special Interest Group Symposium (SIG2)
08.00–18.00 Accounting Education Special Interest Group (SIG5)
09.00–15.30 Accounting Standards Special Interest Group (SIG3)
18.00–21.30 Management Accounting Special Interest Group (SIG8)
SUNDAY, 1 JULY 2018
AFAANZ Special Interest Group Symposia
08.00–13.00 Qualitative Research in Accounting Network Interest Group (SIG4)
08.30–13.00 Auditing and Assurance Special Interest Group (SIG1)
12.00–14.30 HoD Meeting
14.30–14.45 President’s Welcome - Chris van Staden and Millicent Chang
14.45–16.00 Plenary Session 1
13.00 - 19.00 Exhibition Open
16.00–16.30 Afternoon Tea
16.30–17.30 Panel Discussion
17.30–18.30 First time AFAANZ Conference Attendees Meeting, Sponsored by CAANZ
18.30–19.30 Welcome Reception, Sponsored by CPA Australia
MONDAY, 2 JULY 2018
07.30–09.00 Breakfast Panel - "50th Anniversary of Ball and Brown (1968)" (tickets available for purchase)
08.30–10.00 Concurrent Session 1
10.00–10.30 Morning Tea
10.30–11.30 Concurrent Session 2
11.40–13.10 Plenary Session 2
13.50–14.50 Concurrent Session 3
15.00–16.00 Concurrent Session 4
16.00–16.30 Afternoon Tea
16.30–18.00 Panel Discussion
18.00–19.00 Networking hour
TUESDAY, 3 JULY 2018
08.30–09.30 Concurrent Session 5
09.40–10.40 Concurrent Session 6
10.40–11.10 Morning Tea
11.10–12.40 Plenary Session 3
13.30–15.00 Concurrent Session 7
15.00–15.30 Afternoon Tea
15.30–17.00 Concurrent Session 8
19.30–20.00 Pre-dinner Drinks
20.00–23.45 Conference Dinner/Dance and Awards Ceremony
PAPERS WITH AND WITHOUT DISCUSSANT SESSIONS
The conference will include papers without discussant sessions which entail short presentations of research papers.
RESEARCH INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
Research Interactive Sessions will be held on both Monday and Tuesday. The most engaging paper displayed in the
Research Interactive (Poster) Session will receive an AU$1,000 award which will be presented at the Conference dinner.
CPD HOURS CLAIM
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand & CPA Australia recognise that AFAANZ conference participation may count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours to the extent that learning activities have taken place. To claim your hours you will need to maintain records confirming your participation, which may consist of receipts, attendance lists, or a confirmation notice from AFAANZ
Every effort has been made to present, as accurately as possible, all of the information contained in the program.
Neither AFAANZ, the Technical Committee, The Conference Manager Pty Ltd, its Agents or Servants, nor the sponsors will be held responsible for any changes in the structure or content of the technical program and any general or specific information published relative to the program.
AFAANZ reserves the right to change any or all of the content.
Patricia Dechow is a Professor of Accounting at the Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California. Her prior appointments include the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan, the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, the Simon School of Business at University of Rochester and University of Western Australia.
Her Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) was supervised by Professor Philip Brown. Her research interests are the nature and purpose of accounting accruals, evaluating the quality and reliability of earnings and the informativeness of earnings to capital markets, the use of earnings information in predicting stock returns, the use of round numbers as goals and the effect of analysts' forecasts on investor perceptions of firm value.
She is an Editor of the Review of Accounting Studies, Associate Editor for Accounting Submissions at Management Science and is on the Editorial Board for Accounting and Finance. Patricia’s research is highly cited (30,000+ in Google Scholar) and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes and numerous other publications. She has won several awards including the American Accounting Association’s Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award in 2015 and 2010.
Her other interests include swimming, biking, running, and yoga.
Martin Messner is Professor of Management Control and Associate Dean of Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In terms of research, Martin is primarily interested in contemporary practices of management accounting and control, which he examines mostly by means of field research.
He has worked, among other topics, on the implementation of performance measurement systems, on the relationship between financial and strategic objectives in new product development and on the possibilities and limits of accountability. Martin is Associate Editor of Management Accounting Research and is a member of the editorial board of several other journals.
His research is published in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research or Journal of Management Accounting Research. He is co-organizer of the Annual Workshop on Management Accounting as Social and Organizational Practice (MASOP) that rotates between various cities and that has become an established forum to present and discuss management accounting research. In the last couple of years, Martin was repeatedly visiting scholar at the University of Sydney and at UTS, respectively.
David Reeb is a Professor of Finance and holds the Mr. and Mrs. Lin Jo Yan Professorship in Banking and Finance at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Reeb’s research interests range from founding-family ownership to the properties of global innovation, spanning deceptive trade practices in financial intermediaries to diversity in the workforce.
Over the past several years, his work has appeared in some of the most influential academic journals in business and economics, including Administrative Science Quarterly, American Economic Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Law and Economics, and The Accounting Review. His 2003 study in the Journal of Finance on family controlled firms is one of the most influential finance papers of all time.
His research generates numerous academic citations and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, and numerous other newspapers and business magazines. David is a Senior Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) and a Fellow at the Academy of International Business (AIB). He is also a 3-time Ironman finisher.
Early Bird (payment received prior to or on 18 May 2018) @ $800.00
Full Registration (payment received after 18 May 2018) @ $900.00
Please ensure you are signed up as a current member of AFAANZ to register at the member rate.
Early Bird (payment received prior to or on 18 May 2018) @ $1000.00
Full Registration (payment received after 18 May 2018) @ $1100.00
• Entry to all sessions and exhibition area
• Conference satchel and name badge
• Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
• Welcome reception (Sunday, 1 July 2018)
• Networking Hour (Monday, 2 July 2018)
• Conference Dinner (Tuesday, 3 July 2018)
Breakfast Panel “50th Anniversary of Ball and Brown (1968)" is an additional $35.00, tickets are available via the registration form.
AFAANZ offers a reduced fee of $500.00 and is applicable to:
• AFAANZ members who are research student - To be eligible, the student must be a full time higher degree research student or full time honours student currently enrolled or within the first year of graduating.
• Retired Professors who are current members of AFAANZ - To be eligible, the retired professor should have been a member of AFAANZ for at least 20 years and no longer in full time employment.
• AFAANZ members who are attending the conference for the first time - To be eligible, this must be the individual’s first AFAANZ annual conference registration.
For enquiries about the reduced rate, please contact AFAANZ at email@example.com as this is not available in the online registration.
No refunds will be offered if you register via the form below and then apply for a reduced rate, the full rate will apply.
All registrations will be acknowledged via email upon receipt of completed registration form and full payment.
CANCELLATION POLICY - REGISTRATIONS
Cancellations received in writing to The Conference Manager prior to 1 June 2018 will receive a fifty percent (50%) refund. No refund will be given after this date; however, an alternative delegate name may be submitted. All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing.
Information provided by delegates at the time of registration will be used to administer the conference, including accommodation, catering, sponsorship and exhibition. Data obtained will remain the property of AFAANZ and The Conference Manager.
AFAANZ including The Conference Manager and their servants, agents, contractors and consultants will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss damage to their personal property as a result of the AFAANZ annual conference.
Registration for SIGS is available on the delegate registration form.
If you would like to register for a SIG only please click here. (please note this form is for SIG registration only, no conference or accommodation bookings area available)
Auditing and Assurance Special Interest Group (SIG1)
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Member Rate $100.00
Non Member Rate $125.00
11th Accounting History Special Interest Group Symposium (SIG2)
Saturday 30 June 2018
Member Rate $85.00
Non Member Rate $110.00
Accounting Standards Special Interest Group (SIG3)
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Member Rate $100.00
Non Member Rate $120.00
Qualitative Research in Accounting Network Special Interest Group (SIG4)
Sunday, 2 July 2018
Member Rate No Cost
Non Member Rate $60.00
Accounting Education Special Interest Group (SIG5)
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Member Rate $200.00 (includes dinner)
Non Member Rate $300.00 (includes dinner)
Behavioural Finance Special Interest Group (SIG7)
Saturday, 1 July 2018
Member Rate $50.00
Non Member Rate $75.00
Management Accounting Special Interest Group (SIG8)
Saturday, 1 July 2018
Member Rate $100.00 (inc dinner)
Non Member Rate $120.00 (inc dinner)
The Cordis hotel is offering AFAANZ delegates a rate of $230.00 per night (NZ dollars, inc GST) room only for the conference. Please note further information below, accommodation must be booked via the registration form.
The Conference Manager can coordinate your accommodation requirements for your visit to Auckland. Attractive rates have been negotiated for conference delegates at Cordis, Auckland (rates quoted are per room, per night, in New Zealand dollars and include 15% GST) however we encourage you to book early as the prices quoted are subject to availability. Rates are room only, breakfast will be available for guests at a rate of $35.00. The hotel will confirm breakfast with you at check in.
HOW TO BOOK ACCOMMODATION
Please indicate your accommodation requirements when completing your registration and provide credit card details to guarantee your booking. These details will be passed onto the accommodation property and FULL payment will be required by the property on check out. Accommodation will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of registration form and payment. Accommodation rates are for room only and do not include breakfast.
PAYMENT OF ACCOMMODATION
Your accommodation account and any incidental charges must be paid in full, directly to the accommodation property, on departure.
EARLY ARRIVAL OR LATE DEPARTURE
Check in time for the conference property is from 3.00pm. Please advise The Conference Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be arriving before this time as you may be required to book the previous night to guarantee immediate access to your room.
The conference accommodation property imposes strict release dates of 30 days prior to arrival; therefore any bookings made after 1 June 2018 will be subject to availability.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR ACCOMMODATION
Cancellations made within 30 days prior to arrival will receive a 100% cancellation fee of the cost of cancelled services.
CHANGE OF BOOKING
Any changes (including cancellations) to a reservation must be made in writing to The Conference Manager at email@example.com and not directly to the accommodation property.
The Welcome Reception, Networking Hour and the Conference Dinner are included in the registration rate however additional tickets are also available for purchase via the registration form.
Sunday 1 July 2018
$50.00 per ticket
Monday 2 July 2018
$50.00 per ticket
Tuesday 3 July 2018
$140.00 per ticket
A Trade Exhibition will run concurrently with the Conference and provides delegates and exhibitors with excellent opportunities to network in a favourable environment that provides a central and energised meeting place for all participants.
A range of sponsorship and exhibition packages are available at the AFAANZ annual conference. For further information please contact click on the enquiry button below.
You can view the floorplan and make a booking by "book online" below.
Auckland is a city unlike any other. With incredible natural wonders on the doorstep of a world class city, Auckland is the perfect short break destination
Only a short 3hour flight from Australia’s eastern coast, Auckland allows you to hike through a rainforest in the day, and discover the best of vibrant nightlife that night. Only here can you wander through grape-vines and a colourful shopping precinct in the same afternoon. Only in Auckland can you kayak to a volcano in the morning, and enjoy world class cuisine and five star accommodation that night.
Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, New Zealand, our largest and most diverse city.
More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do. Best of all, with so many experiences close by it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.
Located in the lively uptown area near Upper Queen Street and Karangahape Road, Cordis, Auckland is surrounded by a vibrant neighbourhood. From this central location, guests can stroll to the Auckland Domain or explore the city’s museums, galleries and thriving retail scene.
Designed with your comfort in mind, 411 modern guestrooms and suites convey a sense of understated sophistication with a blend of warm woods, handcrafted furniture and quality textiles. Thoughtful extras and stylish interiors reveal an attention to detail, reflecting the best in modern design. All rooms feature high-speed internet and a free-to-use Handy Smartphone for easy roaming, to keep you connected 24/7.
Catering to guests with an appetite for variety, the hotel offers a range of dining options, featuring both local and international favourites. The contemporary Eight restaurant and sophisticated Lobby Lounge offer stylish spaces to dine and socialise..
For all registration and accommodation information
The Conference Manager
Tel: +61 3 9363 6111
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