Conference FAQs



Frequently Asked Questions


Who is organising the Conference

Who should attend the Conference?

What are the conference dates?

How much does it cost to attend?

Can I share my full Conference registration with another person?

Can I just attend one session on one day of the conference?

Can I cancel my registration?

What is the cancellation cut-off date?

Can I get a refund if I do not attend the Conference?

Can I cancel my accommodation booking?

Can I register after the registration closing date?

Do the registration fees include insurance?  

How do I get to the venue?

Disclaimer

Liability

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Who is organising the Conference?

BPW Australia (The Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women Incorporated) is the convenor of the 2020 BPW Australia National Conference. Further information on BPW Australia can be obtained by visiting www.bpw.com.au.

 The Conference Committee includes members of BPW Adelaide and the Board of BPW Australia. Back to Top

Who should attend the Conference?

The BPW Australia Conference is open to Members Saturday and Sunday for the Business Sessions. 

Non-members are welcome to register for the Friday Forum, the Welcome Reception and the Gala Awards Dinner.

The 2020 BPW Australia Friday Forum is aimed at:

- BPW Members and aspiring BPW Members

- Women who are seeking information and inspiration 

- Corporate and government professionals 
- Employees and students, entrepreneurs and self-employed women
- Community leaders 
- Those thinking about a career change


What are the conference dates?

The Conference will be held on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October 2020  Back to Top

How much does it cost to attend?

Full details of the registration fees for the National Conference, the associated events and the Friday Forum are available on the 'Registration Fees' page of this website.  Back to Top

Can I share my full Conference registration with another person?

Splitting of full conference registrations will not be accepted under any circumstances. Back to Top

Can I just attend one session on one day of the conference?

No. The minimum registration for the Conference is full registration which covers the Friday Welcome Reception, the Gala Dinner and the Saturday and Sunday business sessions. Back to Top

Can I cancel my registration?

All cancellations must be advised to the Conference Committee Chair, Dr Jean Murray, in writing (email acceptable to bpwsa@bpw.com.au) before the cancellation can be processed. Cancellations will not be deemed to be received until you have written confirmation from BPW Australia. If you have not received acknowledgement within 3 business days, please contact President Jacqueline Graham 0406 039 488.  If the cancellation is not received in writing, the registration fees will not be cancelled and full registration will still be payable.Back to Top

What is the cancellation cut-off date?

Cancellations received in writing by the Conference Organisers by 4 August, 2020 will be accepted and all fees refunded less an AUD$110 administration fee.

Cancellations received after this date cannot be accepted and will not be refunded, however, transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and address details of the new delegate must be advised in writing to the Conference Organisers at least 5 days prior to the Conference. Online registration received by BPW Australia are considered to be confirmed by the delegate. No tentative bookings will be accepted. Back to Top

Can I get a refund if I do not attend the Conference?

No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference and any unpaid registration fees will still be payable.

In the case of medical emergency which has caused a registered delegate to not attend the Conference, the Conference Organisers must be provided with a medical certificate or appropriate documentation before any refund will be considered.  Where the Conference Organisers are advised of a situation after the Conference, and a refund is deemed to be appropriate, the delegate must still pay the administration fee along with any catering charges incurred as a result of their registration for all events which they were scheduled to attend. Back to Top

 Can I cancel my accommodation booking?

All delegates need to book accommodation directly with the West Beach Parks Resort and BPW Australia will not be responsible for any payment of any accommodation charges for an accommodation venue. Back to Top

Can I register after the registration closing date?

Registrations for 2020 BPW Australia Conference will close at 5.00 pm EDT on 18 September 2020 in order to finalise all arrangements for the Conference. Late registrations may be accepted after this date by contacting Conference Committee Chair, Jean Murray. The Organisers cannot guarantee that collateral, such as satchels, will be available to late registering delegates and there is a risk that social program functions may be fully subscribed. Back to Top

Do the registration fees include insurance?

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that participants take out their own general travel insurance. It is suggested that the insurance policy should also cover loss of fees/deposit, airfares, accommodation charges, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property and repatriation expense.  The insurance should cover loss arising from the cancellation of the Conference by the organisers or a person’s inability to attend due to any reason whatsoever. No responsibility is taken by the Conference Organisers for any person not holding insurance. Back to Top

How do I get to the venue?

Oceanique is a short taxi ride from the airport. Back to Top 

Will there be disabled facilities available at the venue?

If you require disability specific facilities, please notify the organisers by indicating your requirements on the registration form.Back to Top

Disclaimer

In the event of industrial disruptions, BPW Australia cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The program is correct at the time of printing, but the organisers reserve the right to alter the program as is deemed necessary. Back to Top

Liability

BPW Australia shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the Conference. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. Back to Top

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