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Dear Colleagues,

It is our greatest pleasure to invite you to attend the European Accounting Association’s 46th Annual Congress, on May 15-17, 2024, in Bucharest, Romania. Four years later than the original plan, due to circumstances outside of our control, we are working very diligently to finally host you in our beautiful city and country, for a long overdue great event.

Organised by a passionate team of researchers from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the congress will be held at two 5-star hotels located in the city center, namely the InterContinental Athénée Palace and the Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest. The congress’ Doctoral Colloquium will take place on May 11-14, 2024, at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bucharest Convention Center Hotel, in Northern Bucharest.

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Ro. Academia de Studii Economice din București) was founded in 1913 and currently enrolls approximately 22,000 students in 13 faculties across the entire business studies spectrum. Its magnificent Parisian style iconic building lies in the heart of the country’s capital and is a testimony of a great past and a very promising future.

Member of the European Union since 2007, Romania has emerged from its socialist past toward 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, the 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 Țepeș, 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. 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 (finally!) hosting you in Bucharest, Romania, in May 2024!

Cătălin Albu, Chair

On behalf of the local organising committee