Home   |   Contact Us
 

How to Register

The quickest and easiest way to register is online via the below registration button. We encourage all delegates to register online for instant confirmation.  Each delegate must complete a separate form.  You can register a single or multiple (two or more Congress participants from the same organisation may register consecutively) via this link:

 

Register here

 

If you would like to print a registration form and register by mail, a form can be downloaded using this link:

 

Print registration form

 

Want to see who’s speaking at Congress and what’s on the program? See the latest details in our registration brochure by clicking on the following link:

Banana Congress 2015 Registration Brochure

 

Registration must be completed by 18 March 2015 to take advantage of  the early bird rates.

After this date the rates will increase as per the table below.

Registration Fees

All fees are quoted in Australian dollars and are inclusive of 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Registration Type Early Bird
Before 18 March 2015
Late
After 18 March 2015
Full Delegate Per Registration — Member Rate $655 $740
Full Delegate Per Registration — Non Member Rate $735 $840
Student Registration $300 $300
Day Only Registration – Member – Per day
Thursday / Friday / Saturday
$280 $280
Day Only Registration – Non member – Per day
Thursday / Friday / Saturday
$325 $325
Accompanying Person of Full Delegate $480 $480

 

Member discounts are provided for grower members of the Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) – up to 4 discounted registrations per membership. To confirm that you are on the ABGC membership registry, please contact Alix Perry or, if you wish to become a member, please visit the membership section of the ABGC website at www.abgc.org.au.

Entitlements

Full Delegate registration fee includes:

  • Entry to all congress sessions and the exhibition
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception*
  • Ticket to the Mesh-ed Bananas Dinner*
  • Ticket to the Banana Industry Ball*
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Lunches
  • Congress satchel
  • Congress materials, including congress program book

* Please indicate attendance via the registration form

Student registration fee includes:

  • Entry to all congress sessions and the exhibition
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Lunches
  • Congress satchel
  • Congress materials, including congress program book

This registration type does not include social functions; however tickets are available for purchase

Day registration fee includes:

  • Entry to congress sessions and the exhibition on the day of registration
  • Morning and afternoon tea on the day of registration
  • Lunch on the day of registration
  • Congress satchel
  • Congress materials, including congress program book

This registration type does not include social functions; however tickets are available for purchase

Accompanying Person registration fee includes:

  • Entry to the exhibition
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception*
  • Ticket to the Mesh-ed Bananas Dinner*
  • Ticket to the Banana Industry Ball*
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Lunches
  • Congress satchel

*Please indicate attendance via the registration form

Accommodation

Accommodation for the Australian Banana Industry Congress 2015 is selling fast. The Crown Promenade has reached its capacity. Rooms are available at the Crown Metropol and Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Northbank for the benefit of delegates. Accommodation can be booked directly with Crown and Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Northbank. Please visit the accommodation page of this website for more information.

Please note accommodation rooms are subject to hotel availability.

Method of Payment

Registration can only be confirmed once payment is received.

Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  1. Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. Please note that charges to your credit card will appear as being from “ICMS Australasia Pty Ltd” on your bank statement.
  2. Bank transfer
    Account name: Australian Banana Industry Congress 2015
    Bank: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)
    BSB: 012-110
    Account Number: 1938-62255Please include the invoice number and your surname in the details section of the transfer and send the transfer receipt (remittance) to the Congress Secretariat by email registration@bananacongress.org.au or fax +61 (0) 3 9682 0344.
  3. Cheque made payable to Australian Banana Industry Congress 2015. Payment must be made in Australian dollars, payable at an Australian bank and free of all charges.

Payment deadlines

Registrations received by 18 March 2015 must be paid in full by 18 March 2015 in order to receive the early bird registration rate.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Deadline: 15 May 2015

Cancellations must be notified by e-mail to the Congress Secretariat. Cancellations made by 15 May 2015 will result in a full refund less $150 to cover administration costs. As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person by 15 May 2015 without incurring any cost penalty. The Congress Secretariat must be advised in writing of any alterations or transfers.

Disclaimer

All best endeavours will be made to present the program as printed on this website. The Congress and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the meeting, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The Management Committee and the Congress Organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Management Committee and the Congress Organisers do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. The Congress does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.

Enquiries

Please direct all registration enquiries to:

Australian Banana Industry Congress 2015 Secretariat
PO Box 5005
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Australia
Telephone: +61 (0) 3 9682 0500
Facsimile: +61 (0) 3 9682 0344
Email: registration@bananacongress.org.au