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The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is located on the Corner of Merivale & Glenelg Street, South Bank, Queensland, Australia, however, please use the Grey Street entrance to access the venue. Click here for a location and access map.
Airtrain is the fast and economical way to travel between Brisbane Airport and Brisbane City. Around 24 minutes on the train and you’ll travel directly to the heart of Brisbane City.

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Buy your ticket (costs between $27.20 and $32.00 return):

At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal.
At the International Terminal, the taxi rank is located at the northern end of Arrivals on Level 2.

Black & White Cabs, Tel: 133 222
Yellow Taxi, Tel: 13 19 24

Con-x-ion Airport Transfers services all major accommodation houses, door-to-door in Brisbane CBD, including Kangaroo Point and the Brisbane Transit Centre. Prices from $15 from Brisbane Airport to Brisbane.

Delegate parking is charged at standard rates. Please click here for more information.
We have put together a list of things to see and do for your convenience. The South Bank Concierge Program also offers special offers from participating retailers – collect a map and discount card from the Registration Desk.  Please click here.
The conference dress code is smart casual/business.
The Registration Desk is on Plaza Level, outside the Plaza Auditorium. Please follow Conference signage.

The Registration Desk will be open at the following times:

Wednesday 0730 – 1730

Thursday 0730 – 1730

Friday 0800 – 1530

Delegates and exhibitors will be provided with an individual name badge, which will give you access to all sessions and social events that you have registered to attend. This must be worn at all times within the conference venue.
Delegates have access to complimentary Wi-Fi for the duration of the conference. Username and password will be available at the Conference.
In the lead-up to the Conference small updates may be made to the program. See the latest version on the website or the APP. Any changes to the Conference program during the Conference will be announced during housekeeping notices each morning and via the APP. You may also check with Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk.
Unauthorised photography, audio taping, video recording, digital taping or any other form of duplication is strictly prohibited in Conference sessions.
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.
An email will be forwarded to you 1 week prior to the Conference with APP download information.

APIEF & ACPET Conference Registration/ACPET Conference Registration includes attendance at all sessions, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments during days of 23-25 August 2017, pocket program, name badge, an invitation to the Welcome Reception and the Conference Dinner.

Please note that while social functions are included in the above registration rates you must register to attend. Entry will be by ticket only.

APIEF Registration includes attendance at sessions, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments on 23 August, pocket program, name badge and an invitation to the Welcome Reception. APIEF registration does not include a ticket to the Conference Dinner, however, tickets may be purchased for an additional cost.

ACPET Conference Day Registration includes attendance at sessions, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments on the nominated day of attendance, pocket program and name badge. Day registration does not include a ticket to the Welcome Reception or Conference Dinner.  These social functions may be purchased for an additional cost.

As part of the registration process you will have advised Conference Managers of any dietary requirements. Caterers at each function will be informed of these. During the day and at social functions, venue staff will be available to advise delegates with regards to their dietary needs. 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 so that we can communicate with the Venue/s.

Welcome Reception


Southbank, entrance off Stanley Place
Inclusive in full registrations
Additional ticket are $80

Conference Dinner

Plaza Terrace Room, Brisbane Conference & Exhibition Centre

Thursday 24 August


Inclusive in full registrations

Additional tickets are $150

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Marriott at Leishman Associates (03 6234 7844) or see staff at the Registration Desk.

The Welcome Reception will be smart casual/business and the Conference Dinner is semi-formal.

After registering for the Conference you would have been emailed a Registration Confirmation which lists all social functions for which you are registered. If you require another copy please email Emily Marriott. Tickets to the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner may be included in registrations, however, bookings are still essential. You can book your place and additional tickets via the online form or by emailing Emily Marriott. You may also see staff onsite at the Registration Desk if you wish to book last minute tickets.
PowerPoint presentations will be available on the Conference website following the conclusion of the Conference. Speakers will be requested to sign a release form, however, this is not compulsory.

Please bring your PowerPoint presentation with you on a USB. All speakers should present themselves to the Speakers Preparation Room which is on the Concord Level (1 level down from the Plaza Level), at least 4 hours prior to their scheduled presentation time, to upload their presentation. A technician will be present in the room at all times. You will be able to test and modify your presentation if required.

To book accommodation please email Emily Marriott. You will be asked to provide your credit card details to secure the booking. Payment for your accommodation will not be taken until you check in or out of the Hotel.
When you book your accommodation your credit card details will be transferred to the hotel you have selected – please confirm this on check in with your hotel. Your credit card will not be charged until you check in or out. If the credit card you intend on using to pay for the accommodation does not belong to you, the Hotel will require an authority form to be signed.
Please email Emily Marriott to cancel or change 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, charges will apply.
Cancellations must be received in writing – mail, email or fax – to Leishman Associates. Cancellations will not be deemed to be received until you have written confirmation from Leishman Associates. If you have not received acknowledgement within two business days, please contact Leishman Associates on (03) 6234 7844.Cancellations postmarked on or before, 1 month before the Conference, will incur a fee of 50% of the registration amount. No refunds will be made for cancellations for the Conference postmarked after 1 month before the Conference, however substitutions may be accepted.
The Conference reserves 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.