HELPFUL INFORMATION

Car Parking
There is plenty of free parking at the hotel.

Contact During the Conference
As a courtesy to speakers, delegates are requested to switch mobile phones to silent during sessions. Messages can be left at the registration desk. Delegates will need to check with the registration desk if they are expecting any messages.

Facilities for People with Disabilities
Please indicate during the registration process if you require disabled facilities.

Goods and Services Tax
Goods and services in NZ are subject to a 15% tax (GST). This is usually included in the price, but if not, is clearly stated.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Expressions of interest in participating in Sponsoring the Conference are welcomed by the Conference Organisers. If you are interested in participating as a sponsor, please contact David Perano via email on [email protected].

Insurance
Delegates are advised to book comprehensive travel and medical insurance and ensure that all possessions are adequately insured. The policy should include loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the conference. The Conference Organisers will not accept any responsibility for delegates failing to arrange insurance.

Liability Disclaimer
The Organising Committee, including the Conference Manager, will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the meeting or related events. In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the Conference Organisers accept no responsibility for loss of monies.

Name Badges
All delegates will be given a name badge upon registration. This name badge is your official pass to all sessions, catering areas, the exhibition hall and any social functions. It is necessary for delegates to wear their name badge at all time when on-site.

No Smoking Policy
Smoking is banned in public buildings and many hotels and restaurants in New Zealand, including the conference venue.

WiFi
All Hotel guests can enjoy free WiFi with no data cap or time limit for the duration of the conference.

FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS
Agricultural Restrictions and Quarantine
New Zealand's agricultural industries are free of many insect pests and plant and animal diseases common elsewhere in the world. We put a lot of effort at ports and airports into minimising the risk of these being introduced. Heavy fines may be imposed on people caught carrying prohibited materials. On arrival visitors should place any questionable items, particularly fruit, in the bins provided at the airport. Please refer to http://biosecurity.govt.nz for more information.

Air Travel
Air New Zealand ~ +64 800 737 000 ~ http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/
For international passengers, we suggest that you try to allow yourself at least a day in which to adjust to the time difference and relax after your flight, before the Meeting commences. Travellers flying westward across the Pacific Ocean are reminded that they will lose a day by crossing the International Date Line. The ‘lost day’ will be returned on the return journey. To obtain the best rates for domestic air travel, it is essential to book airfares as soon as possible.


If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Organisers on [email protected].