Welcome to EAA 2020
It is our greatest pleasure to invite you to attend the European Accounting Association’s 43rdAnnual Congress, on May 27-29 2020, in Bucharest, Romania. Organised by a passionate team of researchers from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the congress will be held at two downtown Bucharest 5-star hotels, namely the Athénée Palace Hilton and the Radisson Blu. The opening session will take place at the iconic Romanian Athenaeum, home to the George Enescu Philharmonic and George Enescu Festival. The social events will be organised in symbolic locations (The Beer Wagon, Manuc’s Inn and the Palace of the Parliament), all situated within walking distance from both city centre and the congress venues, for a complete congress experience. This year’s Doctoral Colloquium will take place on 23-26 May 2020, at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bucharest Convention Center Hotel, in Northern Bucharest.
Member of the European Union since 2007, Romania has emerged from its Socialist past into a functional market economy. The pace and extent of the transformations incurred by the country over the last thirty years will impress both travelers who had a chance to visit the country under the previous regime, and those who only now discover this fashionable cultural and business destination. Romania’s spectacular and diverse landscapes, its delicious and varied food and warm hearted hospitality of its people are generally recognised by its guests as trademarks of this Central and Eastern European country. With a Latin heritage and a Romance language, Romanians are proud of their origins and ready to embrace modernity.
Place of the Royal Court of Prince Vlad Tepes, the alleged inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula character, Bucharest was attested since the 15th century to become the world’s first capital city to be lit with gas lamps in 1857. Nicknamed “Little Paris of the East”, nowadays Bucharest is Romania's largest city, serves as the nation’s capital and home to approximately two million people, and is thus serviced by the country’s largest international airport (Henri Coanda Otopeni). The city is made up of numerous architectural styles and is a juxtaposition of influences belonging to various epochs and cultures. The most surprising and intriguing building is the Palace of the Parliament, impressing visitors by its gigantic dimensions (the second largest administrative building in the world and the largest building in Europe). Little pedestrian streets with specialist coffee shops and shade welcome the tourists after long walks in the parks and visits to museums.
We are very much looking forward to hosting you in Bucharest, Romania, in May 2020!
On behalf of the local organising committee
Catalin Albu, Chair