FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the Conference will take place?

The 32nd Asian-Pacific Conference will be held from October 11-14, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.

What is the venue of the 32nd Asian-Pacific Conference?

Victoria University of Wellington.

What are some of the possible topics for paper presentations and panel discussions?

Paper presentations and panel discussions on international accounting and other related international business topics are invited. Major topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Global Accounting and the Challenges of IFRS
  • Auditing Issues
  • Cost and Managerial Accounting
  • Global Currency Issues
  • Blockchain Technological Innovation on the Financial Sector
  • Accounting’s Role in International Capital Markets
  • Implementation and Value Relevance of IFRS
  • Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
  • Accounting for Carbon Credit
  • Sustainable Reporting
  • Forensic Accounting
  • International Accounting Research, Education, and Practice
  • International Financial Issues
  • Corporate Governance and Accountability
  • Earnings Management
  • Revenue Recognition and Quality of Earnings
  • Adaptability of International Accounting Standards
  • Behavioral Issues in Accounting
  • Social and Environmental Issues – Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development: Performance Measures and Indicators
  • Impact of International Free Trade and Investment on Accounting Education and the Profession
  • Comparative Analysis of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Finance, in an International Arena 
  • Contemporary Issues of Advanced Technology in International Accounting (such as Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning and E-commerce on Accounting Systems)
  • Information and Control Systems for Multinational Corporations
  • Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Comparative Ethics in International Auditing and Business
  • Cross Cultural Studies in International Accounting
  • Impact of Currency Fluctuations on Financial Reporting and Control
  • Impact of International Mergers and Acquisitions on Accounting Practice
  • Privatization of Governmental Functions and Government Enterprises and their Impact on Accounting
  • Accounting Programs and Leadership
  • Government and Nonprofit Accounting
  • Islamic Accounting: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Issues in Public Sector
  • Other related international business topics

How do I submit my paper(s)?

  • Each presenter is required to submit a one-page abstract(s) and full paper(s) online. The paper should not exceed 35 pages. 
  • PhD students attending the Symposium should submit their thesis proposal or, if further advanced, a paper drawn from their these work. 
  • Click “Submit Paper” at the conference home page, it will bring you to the paper submission website
  • Follow the instruction to create an account, if you do not already have one.
  • Follow the instructions to complete all the REQUIRED fields and submit your One Page Abstract(s) and Full Paper(s) in SEPARATE files (in Microsoft WORD format).
  • Please make sure you input all of your co-author(s) information as well.
  • The confirmation of submission(s) will be acknowledged via email within 24 hours.

Note:

  • Abstract(s) without Full Papers WILL NOT be considered for viewing process.
  • All papers will be subject to a blind review process. The submission of a paper for review means the author certifies that the manuscript is not copyrighted, and has not been published elsewhere.
  • Please keep in mind that if you are the co-author of more than one paper accepted to the conference, at least one of your co-authors of the other papers must register.

How do I register for the conference?

The registration is available at https://pay.victoria.ac.nz/32APAC.

How do I register a guest?

You can provide the guest(s) information on your registration form, under the “Pricing and Extras” section.

For additional guest(s), the cost will be as follows:

  • Welcome Reception: $50 NZD
  • Gala Dinner: $150 NZD
  • Monday Lunch: $35 NZD
  • Tuesday Lunch: $35 NZD

What are the conference registration fees?

General Registration: $700 NZD
Student Registration: $300 NZD (Dinner is not included)

For student(s) to attend the Gala Dinner: $150 NZD

Registration deadline: September 4, 2020.
After September 4 will incur an additional fee of $100 NZD, and no refund is available.

What does the registration fee include?

The general registration includes: Welcome Reception, Luncheons, Gala Dinner, Coffee Breaks, a copy of the Conference Program, a digital copy of the Conference Program and Proceedings, and Admission to all Conference Sessions

The student registration includes: PhD Symposium, Welcome Reception, Luncheons, Coffee Breaks, a copy of the Conference Program, a digital copy of the Conference Program and Proceedings, and Admission to all Conference Sessions. The student registration does not include the Gala dinner.

What are the important deadlines that I have to observe?

  • Paper Submission: May 17, 2020
  • Student thesis proposal for the Symposium: May 17, 2020
  • Paper Status Notification: June 15, 2020
  • Hotel Reservation: July 21, 2020
  • Registration: September 4, 2020

Can I still register for the conference if I miss the deadline?

Yes, you can. There will be a late fee of $100 NZD applied.

Can I cancel my conference registration?

Yes, no refund will be available after September 4, 2020.

How do I make the hotel reservations and what are the conference hotel rates?

There are 3 hotels close to the conference venue as follows:

1. Bolton Hotel – Cnr Bolton and Mowbray Street, Wellington
King studio (double occupancy): $225 NZD
Classic studio (double occupancy): $250 NZD
To book, call +64 4 472 9966 or email at info@boltonhotel.co.nz quoting the group code 67433. Breakfast is not included, but can be added for $25 NZD per day or $30 NZD on the day.

2. Rydges – 75 Featherston Street, Wellington
Superior King room with breakfast (single occupancy): $249 NZD
Superior King with breakfast (double occupancy): $279 NZD
To book, call +64 4 499 8686 or email reservations_wellington@rydges.com quoting the blockcode X-APC101020.

3. Sofitel – 11 Bolton Street, Wellington
Run of House Studio: $279 NZD
To book, email h9051-sm@sofitel.com quoting the code 170704.

For the list of other hotels, the draft gives the phone number and email address.  It would be better to just have  website addresses. They are as follows:

Which airport shall I fly in to Warsaw, Poland?

The Wellington International Airport code is WLG.

Who should I contact in case I need help with any conference information?

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONFERENCE HEADQUARTERS:
Dr. Ali Peyvandi, Conference Chairman, info@apconference.org
Dr. Susan Henderson, Vice Chair, info@apconference.org
Crystal Cui, info@apconference.org
Tel: +1.559.278.2602 or +1.559.278.4723

CONFERENCE CO-ORGANIZER:
Prof. Tony van Zijl and Rebekah Sage, apciai2020@vuw.ac.nz
Tel: +64 4 6463 5775