08/10/2020 - 09/10/2020 - IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use – Beyond the Numbers – First Call for Papers

Department of International Business at Metropolitan University Prague and School of Business Administration at Anglo-American University organise the 8th International Scientific Conference "IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use – Beyond the Numbers 2020".

DATE: 8–9 October 2020

VENUE: Anglo-American University, Letenská 5, Prague 1, Czech Republic

CONFERENCE WEB: www.mup.cz/ifrs-globalrules-2020

About the conference

Scholars, students and interested public wishing to know more about bridging the gap between international accounting rules (IFRS) andlocal applicationsare invited to share their knowledge and experience at this event organised by Metropolitan University Prague and the Anglo-American University, Prague. Issues to be discussed involve finance, accounting, and management.

With the current trend towards accounting harmonisation, the aim of this conference is to focus on specific accounting differences and what lies behind them as well as topics related to international trade. Topics should be researched both theoretically and practically, focussing on practices in emerging markets and transitional economies.

Respected personalities accepted the role of keynote speakers:

Professor David Alexander, University of Birmingham, U.K.
Professor Emeritus David Alexander is a leading theorist of accounting and financial reporting focused on methodology, classification IFRS, cultural differences and practical application of IFRS in an international context. In addition, David is the author of several key textbooks in the field, both solely and in a team.

Professor Anne Jeny, ESSEC Business School 
Anne JENY is Professor of Accounting at the ESSEC Business School. Her fields of expertise are in financial accounting, financial analysis, value creation and firms’ valuation, with a specific expertise on intangible assets and digital transformation.

Prof. Ing. Luboš Smutka, Ph.D., University of Life Sciences Prague 
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic, who specializes in commodities markets and world agricultural policy.

Prof. Eleftherios Thalassinos, Ph.D., MBA, University of Piraeus
DHC 2013, DHC 2015, DHC 2018, Professor at University of Piraeus, Greece, Affiliate Professor at University of Malta, visiting Professor at Neapolis University of Cyprus and Open University of Cyprus, European Chair Jean Monnet, Editor in-Chief ERSJ, IJEBA, IJ TEI, Chair M ICABE.

Dr. Aleš Králík, LL.M. 
Head of department of capital markets of the Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic, one of the authors of new conception of development of Czech capital market.

Other key speakers to be confirmed

Conference topics

Topics suitable for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Specific issues related to incorporation of EU Accounting Directives into national accounting rules
  • Valuation of companies in transitional markets
  • Sustainability, environmental and integrated reporting
  • Professional training of accountants in the IFRS era
  • Historical perspectives on IFRS in different countries
  • Relationship between tax and accounting
  • Impact of IFRS on reporting and controlling
  • Financial reporting for SMEs
  • Impression management
  • Territorial aspects, e.g. growing importance of developing countries
  • International taxation
  • Regional impact of international trade regulations
  • IFRS & capital markets

Programme Committee

Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague
David Alexander, University of Birmingham, UK
Anne Jeny, ESSEC Paris, France
Dana Kubickova, University of Finance and Administration, Prague
Anna Białek-Jaworska, University of Warsaw, Poland
TBA Anglo-American University Prague

Organization Committee

Irena Jindrichovska, Metropolitan University Prague
Dana Kubickova, University of Finance and Administration, Prague
Martina Varkockova, Metropolitan University Prague
Jaroslav Halík, Metropolitan University Prague
TBA Anglo-American University Prague

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings with ISBN will be published on conference web. Online conference proceedings will be sent for evaluation to THOMSON REUTERS (CLARIVATE) to be entered on the Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
Conference proceedings from years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been included on the Web of Science Core Collection which is integrated in the WEB OF SCIENCE THOMSON REUTERS (CLARIVATE).


Scientific papers submitted to the conference will go through a rigorous review process. After acceptance, contributions will be included in the conference proceedings. (Authors can opt out from publication in proceedings).




Full papers in English should be sent to globalrules2020@mup.cz in MS WORD file format. Detailed instructions for authors are here.


Full papers: August 1, 2020
Revised papers: September 15, 2020

Conference time

Thursday, October 8, 2020: 14.30–17.00 plenary session; 17.30 Prague Walking tour; 19.30 conference dinner
Friday, October 9, 2020: 9.00-16.30 individual sessions


  1. Register via email globalrules2020@mup.cz
  2. Submit full paper by August 1, 2010 (see Instructions for Authors here)
  3. Comments on the paper will be communicated within 20 days
  4. Submit revised version of full text by September 15, 2020
  5. Notification of acceptance is issued within 7 days after submission
  6. Pay conference fee by September 15, 2020 (see instructions below)
  7. Attend conference October 8-9, 2020 and present your work


140 EUR (CZK 25.53 * 140 = 3,574)

Conference fee options

  1. Incoming and presenting participants 140 EUR (CZK 3,574)
  2. Late paper submissions (after August 20) will be charged fee 170 EUR (CZK 4,340).


  • Presenting/publishing PhD students pay discounted fee 120 EUR (CZK 3,064).
  • Attendance certificate will be issued automatically and handed out at the end of the conference.
  • If you have any issues and cannot come to present, please communicate with us in advance on globalrules2020@mup.cz

Payment – Bank Transfer for payments in EUR:

Payment in EUR to account No. 232013519/85050100 
please add note: IFRS NAME SURNAME
IBAN: DE17 8505 0100 0232 0135 19

Payment – Bank Transfer for payments in CZK:

Account number: 294158339/0800
IBAN: CZ33 0800 0000 0002 9415 8339
Variable code: IFRS  name surname

Recommended Accomodation:

Accommodation for conference participants is pre-reserved in nearby hotel Juno close to metro Strasnicka.

Contact www.unoprague.cz, tel +420 775 879 916, 

When booking your room, please, inform the reception that you are taking part at the IFRS conference at MUP. Rooms are pre-reserved for conference participants until September 9. For your reservations and bookings, please, use this link: reservations@unoprague.cz



Thursday, October 8

The conference starts at 9.00: opening session followed by parallel sessions including student session
2-hour walking tour in the centre of Prague with expert on Prague art and architecture (included in the fee)

Conference dinner starting at 18.30

Friday, October 9

Morning sessions starting at 9.00
Lunch at around noon, official end of conference, Closing
Toast at 14.00 (optional, included in the fee).

Fee also includes:

  • Review process and conference proceedings on web
  • Coffee and refreshments during both days


Colleague, We would like to ask you for help in spreading news about our conference amongst your colleagues.
Detailed information about the conference can be found at  www.mup.cz/ifrs-globalrules-2020

Many thanks for your assistance.
Organisation Committee 

For more information do not hesitate to contact us at globalrules2020@mup.cz.

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