Financial Reporting and Business Communication - 23rd Annual Conference

Event factfile

Date of event: 4 July 2019
Event ends: 5 July 2019
Start time: 09:00
End time: 14:00
Financial Reporting and Business Communication - 23rd Annual Conference

Henley Business School - Thursday 4 & Friday 5 July 2019

We are pleased to announce the 23rd annual Financial Reporting and Business Communication (FRBC) Conference organised by Henley Business School and the BAFA FARSIG. Henley Business School is located in Reading and takes 30 minutes by train from Paddington Station in London. This is the premier conference of its kind worldwide and attracts an international audience. The conference, supported by ICAEW charitable trusts, comprises parallel full paper with discussants; developmental paper sessions and a doctoral stream.

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23rd FRBC Conference Key Dates 2019:

Conference registration opens 1 February 2019

Submission for PhD stream deadline 29 March 2019

Submission for Conference extended deadline 15 May 2019

Confirmation of paper acceptances 6 May 2019

Early-bird registration (215 GBP) ends 15 May 2019

Ordinary conference fee (265 GBP) registration 16 May 2019

Conference registration closing date 19 June 2019

Conference venue and travel information for the 23rd FRBC Conference

The conference will be hosted at the Henley Business School at our Whiteknights Campus. Delegates should note the venue is located in Reading, and NOT in Henley-upon-Thames.

The conference venue is located 2-miles from the Reading town centre. It is easily accessible by public transport or car. Hotel accommodation must be booked by the delegates on their own. There are plenty of hotels in Reading city centre within all range of categories. Delegates are requested to book their accommodation early to ensure cheaper hotel room rates.

The conference venue is located within a 2-mile walk from the Reading railway station and the hotels situated in the heart of the town centre. The venue is easily accessible by car and public transport. London Paddington is only 30 min by train.

Travel by air

Reading is well connected to Heathrow and Gatwick Airport.

How to get to Reading from London Heathrow A direct bus service runs between Heathrow airport and Reading station. Buses run every 30 minutes, during the day, and take about 40 minutes. For more information, please visit the RailAir website. RailAir buses are the most cost-effective way to get to Reading from Heathrow. Alternatively, there are Heathrow Express buses running to London Paddington, in Central London. Travel by train from Paddington to Reading takes about 30 min. It is not recommended to take a cab from Heathrow to Reading as it is likely to be costly.

How to get to Reading from Gatwick A direct train service runs between Gatwick airport and Reading station. Trains run once an hour, during the day. and take about 75 minutes. For more information please visit the National Rail website.

Travel by train

London Paddington is only 30 min by train. Reading train station is a mainline train station and is easily accessible from most other places in the UK. There are direct rail links from many major cities, including Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, and Exeter.

Travelling from London If you are travelling from or via London, the quickest route to take is from London Paddington station. Trains from London Paddington to Reading run approximately every 15-20 minutes throughout the day and the average journey time is around 30 minutes. Find out more at the National Rail website.

How to get to the University by bus from Reading town

The 21 and 21a buses run from Reading train station in the town centre, bus stop, next to the RailAir bus stop, to our Whiteknights campus at regular intervals, 24 hours a day. Please note, Bus number 9 stops at the Shinfield Road, by the entrance to the University, but it does not stop on Campus.

Buses run every 10-15 minutes. Journey time is 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2.00 (day £4.00). Bus drivers do not give change so exact money is needed. Further information on travelling to the University by bus can be found here. Also to find your bus stop in town, please see the central Reading bus stop map.

This map shows how to walk to the Henley Business School building from the bus stop on Campus.

Travel by car

The Whiteknights Campus of Reading University is approximately 1.5-mile from the M4. Please enter the University via the Shinfield Road entrance, drive ahead and then take the first turning on the left. Continue towards car park number 2 (see the map of Whiteknights Campus). The Sat Nav is RG6 6UR.

Taxi services Delegates wishing to use taxi services may find the following numbers useful.

Loddon Cars +44 (0) 118 932 1321

Yellow Cars +44 (0) 118 966 0660

Conference Venue Address

Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus Reading Berkshire RG6 6UD Click here to download the Whiteknights Campus map.


Welcome to Reading, a place of business and innovation, a spot with cultural attractions and a town with potential.

Located in the South-East of England, Reading is a dynamic town, known for its University, over 800 listed buildings and monuments, two national trails and the rivers of Kennet and Thames. Thanks to its pivotal location in the Thames Valley, one of the fastest growing economic regions, Reading is a home to some of the world’s most famous businesses including information technology and financial services such as Microsoft, Prudential, Ericsson and others.

Reading town is served by regular rail services from locations throughout the UK. London Paddington is only 30 min by train. The railway station underwent a major transformation and redevelopment which opened a new way of investments. Reading is one of the best-connected towns in the UK. By 2020, thanks to the extension of the cross rail line, it will have a direct line into London employment and business centres such as the West End, The City and Canary Wharf in under an hour.

For a useful pocket map of Reading town, please click here.

Getting There

Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus

University of ReadingReadingBerkshireRG6 6UD