48th AIB UK & Ireland Conference
organised jointly with
8th Reading IB Conference
Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
Contemporary Issues in International Business:
Inequality, Geography and GVCs
8-9 April 2022
Submission deadline main conference:
11 February 2022
Submission deadline doctoral colloquium:
25 February 2022
Presenter registration deadline:
07 March 2022
Standard fee conference registration deadline:
23 March 2022
Doctoral Colloquium: 07 April 2022
Main Conference: 08-09 April 2022
Henley Business School at the Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading
Conference proceedings are taking place in the Henley Business School and ICMA buildings in the Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading.
The Henley Business School Building is marked with number 138 and ICMA building with number 71 on the campus map available here.
A Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés will be offered on Thursday 7 April, 18:30-19:30 at the Penta Hotel, Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7RH.
Gala Dinner Venue
The Gala Dinner will take place on the 8 April in the Greenlands Campus of the Henley Business School in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 3AU.
Transport by bus will be arranged from the conference venue to the Greenland Campus
Travelling to the Conference Venue
Bus numbers 20, 21a and 21 start from the station (right next to the Railair buses) and travel to the Whiteknights campus every 10-15 minutes till 7pm (less frequently afterwards). Journey time is 15 minutes, £2.10 (return £4.20). You will need exact change, if paying cash, or you may pay with a contactless card. The station is the starting and ending point of the buses, so you cannot go in the wrong direction!
Reading buses website: https://www.reading-buses.co.uk/fares-and-tickets
These buses take you directly onto the university campus. This map will show you how to walk to HBS from the bus stop: https://goo.gl/maps/gCB1LKsNjhq
There is a taxi rank outside the Reading railway station. A taxi will cost approximately £9. Tell the driver you want to go to ‘Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus’.
There is no taxi rank on the campus. Taxis must be pre-booked by phone. The University of Reading recommends the following taxi services:
Loddon Cars+44 (0) 118 932 1321
Yellow Cars+44 (0) 118 966 0660
Travelling to Reading
Reading 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, as well as a number of routes through 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. Trains from Waterloo Station take about an hour.
A return ticket during rush hour (peak times) costs about £50. After 09:30 am, a return ticket costs less than £25 (off-peak tickets). Peak times from Reading are 06:00-9:30 am. Peak times from London are 06:00-09:30, and 16:00-18:00.
If you travel by Eurostar, you will arrive at St Pancras International, which is across town. We recommend you take a taxi to Paddington station, but the two are also connected by the Tube (you will need to buy a ticket or oyster card).
Find out more on the National Rail website.
From Heathrow (LHR)
Heathrow is the closest airport. If coming from Heathrow, the RailAir buses both arrive and depart from Reading Station and take about 45 minutes to Reading. RailAir buses are the most efficient and cost-effective way to get from Heathrow to Reading, and run about every 20 minutes throughout the day. It is cheaper to buy a return trip then two singles. For details see www.railair.com.
Alternatively, you can take the Heathrow express to Paddington in Central London, and then take the train to Reading.
Do not take a black cab from the airport, it will cost you more than £130!
If you want to travel by taxi from Heathrow to Reading, we recommend pre-booking an airport transfer for about £45. The University of Reading recommends the following taxi services:
Loddon Cars+44 (0) 118 932 1321, https://www.loddoncars.com/services/airport-transfer/
Yellow Cars+44 (0) 118 966 0660, https://yellcars.com/airport-transfers/.
From Gatwick (LGW)
Visitors flying to London Gatwick (LGW) can take a direct train to Reading, which takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. There is one train every hour.
A pre-booked airport transfer costs approximately £80.
From Stansted (STN) and Luton (LTN)
Please be aware that there are NO direct connections from Stansted or Luton Airport to Reading. It takes more than 2 hours to get to Reading. You will need to take a bus or train to London (one hour), then need to take another train to Reading. In between you will have to navigate London public transport.
A pre-booked airport transfer from Stansted/Luton costs approximately £120/£80.
The Whiteknights and London Road campuses in Reading are approximately 1.5 miles from the M4 motorway. Sat Nav users are recommended to use the postcode: RG6 6UR
If you driving to the Conference Venue, please be aware that parking campus on campus is limited. Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm a Pay & Display car park is available to use by visitors (Car Park 1A). The cost will be £1.50 per hour, or £10 for all day parking. The machines accept credit/debit cards for payment. A visitor's parking permit can be pre-arranged by contacting the admin team.
From Thursday, 24 February, the UK government is removing the legal requirements around self-isolation. However, the University of Reading will continue to keep some measures in place to keep its staff and students safe as we navigate living with COVID-19.
As such, if you have any of the three main symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell) OR you test positive for COVID-19 through a lateral flow or PCR test, you must avoid our campuses:
Other control measures the University is retaining:
The above will be monitored and may change if government measures are alter.
For the UK government advice please visit the Coronavirus website at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus .
If you have any questions, please contact the admin team.
Ellie Biggs: +44 (0) 118 378 8255
Jana Oslejova: +44(0) 118 378 7667
For conference related queries, please email: email@example.com
Telephone number: +44 (0)118 378 7667 (Jana Oslejova)