British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference

University of Birmingham
Monday 8 April (09:00) - Wednesday 10 April 2019 (17:00)

Nick Rowbottom:


Birmingham Business School will be hosting the Annual BAFA conference at the University of Birmingham on 8-10 April 2019.


  • Professor Ian Tonks, University of Bristol
  • Professor Nigel Garrow, CPA Australia
  • Professor Keith Hoskin, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Prem Sikka, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Laura Spira, Oxford Brookes University


Registration will open on 4 January 2019. For full details of fees and deadlines please visit the BAFA website

Maps & Directions

The conference will take place on the University’s self-contained, landscaped campus situated a few miles south of the city centre. The Edgbaston campus is easily accessible from the city centre via train (to University station – 7 mins); bus (approx. 10 mins); cycling (approx. 15 mins); and walking (along the Worcester canal towpath approx. 45 mins). Further details can be found in the links below.

The conference will take place across the Great Hall, Elgar Concert Hall and the Arts Building – all situated around the ‘Old Joe’ clock tower (R6, R12 and R16 on the campus map linked below).

Room locations and floor plans:

  • Arts Building
  • Aston Webb Building


Campus-based Hotels

To book accommodation at Lucas House Hotel or the Edgbaston Park Hotel please send either an email to Lucy Woods or Matthew Arnott at or telephone Lucy at +44(121) 414 9780 or Matthew at +44(121) 414 9779.

In either case, please quote the booking reference code of: BAFA19. This will enable you to book the reserved rooms at the rates below:

Edgbaston Park Hotel
Double room: £109 B&B

Lucas House Hotel:
Single room: £58 B&B
Double room: £72.50 B&B
King room: £82.50 B&B

Please note that any bedrooms not reserved by 8 March 2019 will be released back on the system for general resale to the public. Guests will not be able to book using the code after this date but may be able to book at the standard rate if there is availability.

City centre based hotels

Discounted rates (and further information on visiting Birmingham) are available to BAFA delegates via:

Information for visitors

Food & Drink on Campus
(e.g. Café Aroma, Bratby Bar)

Shops & Banks on Campus

Taxi Numbers
0121 427 8888 (TOA Black Cabs)
0121 472 2222 (Castle Cars private hire)

Resource Usage
We encourage delegates to bring any used lanyards, reusable water bottles and tea/coffee mugs along to the conference to minimise our resource usage.

Campus Attractions
The Barber Institute (Gallery of Fine Art – free)

The Lapworth Museum (Geology, Natural History – free)

Faith & Prayer on Campus
During the Conference: Monday: Arts Seminar Room 119 (Arts Building)
Tuesday & Wednesday: Senate Seminar Room (Aston Webb Building)

St Francis Hall:

The City Centre 

Food & Drink in the City Centre - Locations:

Brindley Place / Mailbox
(e.g. Bistro Pierre , Siamais, Cau, Maribel, OKO)

Cathedral Square
(e.g. Damascena, Purecraft, Sabai Sabai, Gaucho, Asha's, Chung Ying Central)

St Paul’s Square/Jewellery Quarter
(e.g. Cucina Rustica, Lasan, 40 St Pauls - gin, Ana Rocha) 

(e.g. The Warehouse Cafe, Custard Factory etc. 

Chinatown / Gay Village
(e.g. Topokki, Tattu, Cafe Soya, Asia Asia Food Court)

Fine Dining/Michelin-Stars
(e.g. Adam's, Purnell's, Simpsons)

Visit the 'Visit Birmingham' website for information about the city.

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities