PIANC APAC 2020 is a biennial conference series focusing on harbours, ports and recreational boating in the Asia Pacific region.


The PIANC APAC 2020 Conference Secretariat has secured rooms at the Hotel Esplanade Fremantle for the benefit of Conference delegates. You are encouraged to secure your accommodation through the Conference Secretariat to ensure that you receive the negotiated competitive rates.

Rooms are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

Rates are only available for the 15-19 June 2020 inclusive. Nights outside these dates can be requested but cannot necessarily be guaranteed at the same rate.

Accommodation can be booked via the online registration portal or by contacting the Conference Secretariat.

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

46-54 Marine Terrace &, Essex St, Fremantle

Internal Walk

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, the Conference venue, is located in the heart of Fremantle within easy walking distance to all attractions. Simple refined rooms have the 32-inch HD LCD television and Foxtel, 24-hour room service and unique mini bar offerings, as well as high-speed WI-FI and broadband internet.

Superior Queen Room: $130 per room per night
Breakfast: $20 per person per night

  • A cancellation charge of one night’s accommodation rate will apply for cancelled bookings after 15 May 2020.
  • A cancellation charge of one night’s accommodation rate will also apply if you do not arrive on the date you are booked to check in.
  • All cancellations and changes to your reservation must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat.

Either one night’s accommodation rate or a credit card is required to secure your room. Please note bookings that have not advised either method by 15 May 2020 will be cancelled. Delegates are required to settle their own accounts including incidentals incurred upon check out. This deposit or your credit card guarantee will be forwarded onto the hotel. The hotel at their discretion will deduct the guarantee from your credit card.

Amendments to accommodation including hotel preference, check in/out dates and room type will only be accepted in writing.

Requests for early check in or late check out must be advised in writing to Encanta Event Management. Please note that early check in may require the booking of an additional room night prior to guarantee immediate access to the hotel room.

Key Dates

4 November 2019
Registration Opens

2 December 2019
Abstract Submissions Open

28 February 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline (midnight AEDT)

27 March 2020
Authors advised of Submission Outcome

3 April 2020
Earlybird Registration Closes

10 April 2020
Speaker Registration Deadline

Additional enquiries should be directed to the Conference Secretariat: Encanta Event Management T: +61 3 9863 7609 E: lexie.duncan@encanta.com.au