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

General Information

Warning: Fraudulent Emails Offering to Sell Delegate Contact Information

It has come to our attention that scammers are targeting a variety of conferences and attempting to contact attendees and exhibitors to sell attendee lists. Should you receive one of these emails, we recommend that you disregard. Please know that PIANC and Encanta Event Management do not, and will not, provide attendee information to outside companies for distribution.

Airport Transfers

Perth Airport is a modern facility approximately 40 minutes’ drive away from Fremantle.


A taxi trip from the airport terminals to Fremantle will take one hour depending on the time of day.  The journey will cost approximately AUD$60.00 – AUD$80.00. (these costs look low. Note Uber is also available from Perth airport and is generally cheaper than a taxi)

All taxis are meter operated by time and distance, and operate twenty four hours a day.  Taxis indicate they are vacant by illuminating their sign on the roof.

Taxis are easily accessible from the airport, there is a rank outside both the international and domestic terminals.


Within Fremantle the CAT (Central Area Transport) bus service operates for free. The Fremantle CAT bus has two routes – Blue and Red. For more information click here 


All communication with registered delegates will be by email.  If you register and do not receive a confirmation by email within 5 working days please contact the Conference Organisers Encanta Event Management by phone on +61 3 9863 7608 or email faith.gasparini@encanta.com.au.


The currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar. All prices quoted in this brochure are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST. To check the current exchange rate visit www.xe.com. Credit cards are accepted virtually everywhere and Traveller’s Cheques are also widely accepted. International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities.


The information in this web site is correct at the time of printing. The Organisers reserve the right to change any aspect of the program without prior notice.


Conference Sessions: Smart Casual
Welcome Reception: Smart Casual
Conference Gala Dinner: Cocktail/Lounge Suit


In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the Host, Organising Committee and Encanta Event Management accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the Conference. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the Conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the Conference Secretariat nor the Organising Committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.


The Conference Organisers recognise that some delegates may have special dietary needs. Please advise the Conference Secretariat either via the registration form or in writing should you wish for them to make alternative arrangements on your behalf.

Please Note: Dietary requirements received less than 72 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed. Kosher meals may be available, however please note this will be at an additional cost.

Privacy Statement

In registering for this event relevant details may be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, Encanta Event Management and other parties directly related to the Conference.  Should you wish for your details not to be included in this list, please tick the privacy requested box on the registration form.

Smoking Policy

The Western Australian Government imposes a strict no smoking policy in venues, restaurants, bars and shopping centres in Perth.


Perth is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

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