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

General Information

Airport Transfers

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

Taxis

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.

Buses

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 

Traveling to Australia

No matter where you are in the world, Perth and Western Australia are closer than you think.

Eighteen international airlines operate scheduled services to and from Perth, bringing the world to Western Australia. Accessibility, especially to our near-neighbours in South East Asia, has been accentuated by new and more frequent air services linking the city to national and international destinations.

Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Garuda Indonesia and Royal Brunei Airlines offer good frequencies on the latest jet aircraft. The flying time from Singapore is less than five hours, and Jakarta is just four hours away. From India, swift and convenient access is available through Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok.

Perth is also Europe’s gateway to Australia, with one stop connections through Asia and the Middle East providing stress free long-haul travel.

The Middle East has good access through double daily Emirates services to Perth from Dubai, South African Airways provides a daily service to Perth, and New Zealand is connected via direct services from Auckland to Perth. Flying time from Auckland is 7hrs 10mins.

Across Australia, Qantas and Virgin continue to offer an extensive route network between the major and secondary cities, complemented by low cost carriers Jetstar and Tiger Airlines.

Passports and Visas

On 23 March 2013, the department implemented changes to the types of visas available to persons wishing to travel to Australia to attend, participate at, or compete in events being held in Australia.

Under Australia’s universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia.

Click here for the new visa fact sheet, effective from 1 July 2013.  This fact sheet includes information about the visa options available for those who are travelling to Australia as business visitors, including the new arrangements in place for online applications for the Visitor (Subclass 600) visa and the Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400). For the purposes of attending this event, you may wish to consider applying for one of these visas, based on your role at the event.

Please note that only certain passport holders are eligible to apply for these visas online.

IMPORTANT:

We recommend that applicants applying for a paper-based visa lodge their application at least 6-8 weeks before their intended travel date to Australia. All travellers to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane. Travelers to Australia cannot apply for a visa on arrival.

Climate

As a guide, temperatures in Perth in June range from 9°C to 18°C.

Communication

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 Secretariat Encanta Event Management by phone on +61 3 9863 7608 or email Kelsey.Shi@encanta.com.au.

Currency

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Dress

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

Electricity

Australian electricity supply is 240V, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug.

Indemnity

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.

Insurance

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.

Meals

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.

Time

Perth is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

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