Where is the conference Venue?
The 2019 ANCOLD Forum will be held at The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, 12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000.
Is there parking available?
Valet parking is offered at a rate of AU$79 per car per day. Alternatively, two adjacent parking lots are available – Wilson Darling Harbour Car Park, 1-11 Harbour Street, Sydney starting from AU$5 or ICC Car Park, 14 Darling Dr starting from AU$18.
How do I get to and from the airport to the conference venue/ accommodation?
Sydney Airport is located just 13 minutes by train from the city. Airport Link offers a fast and convenient way to reach the city and suburbs, with trains running approximately every 10 minutes. The station is located at the northern end of the terminal and accessible from the Arrivals level. To use this service, you will need to purchase an Opal Card from the station.
You can access rideshare services when you arrive. The Sydney CBD is a short 20-minute ride away and will cost about $50-62 one way. Simply send the request once you’ve exited the terminal, and your driver will meet you at the Priority Pick-up zone.
Is there security at the conference?
The members of the conference organising committee and Leishman Associates accept no liability for personal accident of loss or damage suffered by any participant, accompanying person, invited observer or any other person by whatever means. Nor do we accept liability for any equipment or software brought to the conference by delegates, speakers, sponsors or any other party. Please protect your personal property. Do not leave laptops, cameras, and other valuable items unsecured. Be conscious of individuals who appear out of place and do not wear a conference name badge. Advise Leishman Associates staff if this does not occur.
Will there be internet/Wi-Fi available at the conference venue?
Delegates have access to complimentary Wi-Fi for the duration of the conference.
Wi-Fi details will be released closer to the Conference
What is the dress code for the conference?
The conference dress code is Smart Casual.
Where do I register?
More information coming soon..
What time does the registration desk open?
|Thursday 1 August||0800|
|Friday 2 August||0800|
What is included in my registration?
Full Registration includes; a conference handbook and program, name badge, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments and entry to all two days of sessions.
How do I gain entry to the conference sessions?
It is suggested that delegates arrive at preferred sessions promptly to ensure a seat. If sessions become full then delegates will not be allowed entry. Please wear your name tag for entry into all sessions.
How do I know if there have been any changes to the program?
Any changes to the conference program will be announced during housekeeping notices each morning during the first plenary session. You may also check with Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk.
How do I know If I am registered for the Gala Dinner?
Please check your latest Registration Confirmation email, this will list all bookings. If you have misplaced this, you can request a new copy by emailing Jodi Stevens
When and where is the Gala Dinner?
The Cocktail Dinner will be held in The Waterman’s Room at 12-Micron, Barangaroo, Thursday 1 August 6.30pm – 9.30pm.
Address: Tower 1, Level 2, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000
How do I gain entry to the Gala Dinner?
All delegates, exhibitors and accompanying partners will be provided with a name badge, which will give you access to all events that you have purchased. Please ensure you bring along your name badge.
Can I bring my partner along?
Yes, you may, at an additional cost. Additional guest tickets can be booked when you register online, or through the Leishman Associates office. Bookings can be made at the conference but will be subject to availability.
I have special dietary requirements – what do I do?
You must advise the conference managers of any special dietary requirements when you register for the conference. Caterers at each function will be informed of these. During the day, there will be a buffet table offering food suitable for dietary requirements. If you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to ask staff at the registration desk.
IMPORTANT – If your dietary request relates to a life-threatening allergy, please ensure that you advise the organisers as soon as possible.
How do I book my accommodation?
You can book your accommodation through the online registration form or by emailing Jodi Stevens. You will be asked to provide your check-in and check-out date as well as your credit card details to secure the booking. Payment for your accommodation will not be taken until you check out of the Hotel. Delegates are encouraged to book in advance as availability closer to the Conference date is not guaranteed.
How do I pay for my accommodation?
If you have booked your accommodation when you registered, your credit card details have been transferred to the hotel you have selected – please confirm this when you check in at your hotel.
The hotel will request one night’s deposit at time of booking. 30 days prior to the booking, the hotel will charge the balance of the booking.
If you will not be paying with your own credit card and need to arrange payment before you arrive at the hotel, the best way is via a credit card authorisation form enabling the hotel to process a third-party card. To do so, please contact the hotel you selected and they will organise with you to receive a form for you to fill out and fax, email, or bring on arrival.
I would like to change or cancel my accommodation booking?
Please contact Leishman Associates to cancel your accommodation prior to the Conference. If you need to cancel your accommodation booking within 30 days of your arrival date any cancellation fees will be subject to the hotel cancellation policy. Therefore, no accommodation refund can be guaranteed within 30 business days of the Conference. If you alter your accommodation booking after you have checked in, please deal directly with the hotel. If you arrive 24 hours later than your indicated arrival day you may find that the Hotel will charge you for the missed night.
Can I photograph or record the conference sessions?
Delegates are not permitted to use any type of camera or recording device at any of the sessions unless written permission has been obtained from the relevant speaker & Conference Managers. By registering for this conference, you consent to having your photo taken and used for promotional purposes. This may include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Conference Website & Email Marketing. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please advise the Registration Desk or let the photographer know.
I need to cancel my registration, what do I do?
Cancellations must be received in writing – mail, or email – to Leishman Associates. Cancellations will not be deemed to be received until you have a written confirmation from Leishman Associates. If you have not received an acknowledgement email within two business days, please contact Leishman Associates on (03) 6234 7844. Cancellations postmarked on or before 30 days from the Conference will incur a fee of 50% of the registration amount. No refunds will be made for cancellations for the Conference postmarked within 30 days from the Conference, however substitutions may be accepted.
ANCOLD reserve the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, program and speakers if necessary, without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control. All attempts have been made to keep any changes to an absolute minimum.