AusBiotech is Australia’s biotechnology industry organisation working on behalf of over 3,000 members in the areas of bio-therapeutics, medical technology (devices and diagnostics), food technology, industrial and agricultural, for 30 years.
International BioFest 2016 will be the largest-ever gathering in Australian life sciences, with three major conferences coming together in one week in one place as one integrated network.
The International BioFest 2016 will comprise:
Melbourne Convention Centre
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006
Information on how to get around Melbourne
This conference runs officially from Monday 24 - Thursday 27 Ocotber 2016.
All conference sessions are held at the Melbourne Convention Centre (also referred to as MCC).
The conference dinner location will be announced shortly and will be a joint International BioFest celebration.
Conference Registrations do not include the Conference Dinner, dinner tickets can be purchased for $120 during the registration process or after at a seperate time by contacting the Registrations Department.
For more information about the registration fees, please refer to the registration page located on the website.
Full access to the BioIndustry Exhibition Hall and morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas are included in the registration fee as per program schedule as well as daily conference sessions with informative and entertaining speakers. Social events on Monday 24 - 27 Ocotber 2016 are included, the conference dinner is extra.
Full conference registrations include access to the Business Matching Program and must be selected during the resgistration process.
Delegates are able to upgrade their registraions to include other International BioFest events.
During the conference days, business attire is preferred. The minimum dress standard for the Welcome Reception and the Conference Dinner is business attire or cocktail.
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|November||72 52||22 11||2.4 60|
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Additional tickets can be purchased for the Conference Dinner, Tuesday 25 October 2016. You can register on-line or contact the registration manager.
Tickets to the Welcome Reception are available only to full conference registrants, speakers and exhibitors as confirmed at point of registration.
E [email protected]
P + 61 3 9828 1400
All hotels listed on this website via our Accomodation Partner are within close proximity to the convention centre. Therefore transfers to and from the hotels to the convention centre will not be provided.
There are three opportunities; 1. Pocket Program, 2. Australian Biotechnology journal (AusBiotech conference edition published October 2016), 3. Conference satchel insert. Please refer to the Sponsorship Opportunities document for the satchel insert, delegate handbook and pocket program advertising costs.
Delegates must have registered and paid the required registration fees before requesting an official letter of invitation. All requests should be sent by email to the Registrations Department on [email protected]. Please note that AusBiotech will not be able to contact or intervene with any Embassy or Consulate office on behalf of a delegate.
No, but we encourage you to become a member.
If you join AusBiotech within 30 days of the conference, the difference in registration fees will be refunded to you - after the conference is concluded. (This offer is valid for IBS 2016 conference delegate fees only and does not apply retrospectively to sponsorship or exhibition packages). Become an AusBiotech Member and enjoy membership prices to the conference, as well as the opportunity to take future exhibition and sponsorship packages at reduced rates, along with the many other benefits that membership brings.
To become a member of AusBiotech, please contact Membership Department and discuss with Tanya Daw on P +61 3 9828 1400 or E [email protected]
Early bird registration closes at midnight on 15 July 2016, after which time the standard rate will apply.
Whilst we do prefer registrations to be in prior to Monday 10 Ocotber 2016, you can register on the day of the conference at the Registration Desk, onsite at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
As outlined in the registration terms and conditions, conference registrations cannot be shared by individuals, even if from the same organisation. Group registration discounts and 1-day registration options are provided for this purpose.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing to AusBiotech at [email protected]
1. Cancellations made before Friday 10 July 2016 will receive a refund, less a $250 administration fee.
2. Cancellations made after 10 July 2016, will not receive a refund.
3. No refunds will be issued until after the conference.
4. Substituting names will be accepted only prior to the conference. Registration is valid for the named attendee only. Transferring of registration during the conference is prohibited and security personnel will be checking every registration on entry/exhit to the venue. Substituting a delegate from the same organisation is welcome as long as AusBiotech is notified by email [email protected] by Monday 10 October 2016.