GCMM2018 Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Queensland, Australia. We receive payments from our accommodation suppliers for the provision of our booking service. All references to “we”, “our” and “us” are references to the Queensland University of Technology. References to “you” and “your” are references to either the individual delegate registering for the Event, or the organisation registering for the Event on behalf of an individual delegate, as the context may require.

For information on how we deal with your personal information, please refer to our privacy policy.

All costs reflected on our website and registration sites are in Australian dollars (AUD) and inclusive of goods and services tax (GST). Please note that all deadlines reflected below are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

The Congress Organisers reserve the right to change information on the Congress website without notice to you. This may include changes to the draft Congress program.

Modification / Postponement / Cancellation of the Event or any part of the Event
QUT reserves the right at any time and for any reason to:

(a) change the format, participants, content, location and timing or any other aspect of the Event;
(b) postpone the Event or any part of the Event; or
(c) cancel the Event or any part of the Event,

and if QUT makes any such modification, postponement or cancellation, it shall not be liable for any expenditure, damage or loss incurred by a delegate or their organisation as a result of such action, other than refund of any prepaid registration fees.

Delegate registration fees do not include insurance of participants against accidents, sickness, cancellation, theft, property damage or loss.  Participants are advised to take out adequate personal and/or travel insurance.

Force Majeure
QUT shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency.

Delegate Behaviour
The 14th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management 2018 reserves the right to deny entry to or remove persons from the 14th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management 2018 2018 at the Congress Organisers discretion.

You indemnify and hold us harmless against all liabilities, losses, costs and expenses we may incur, including defending and resolving any claim brought against us by a third party, that has arisen from your or your delegate’s unlawful or negligent acts or omissions in relation to this Event or any breach of these terms and conditions.

Delegate List
Unless you opt out, you agree to be included in the official delegate list, which may be supplied to delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and future organisers. Please note you may be contacted by these parties. Your name, position, organisation, state/country and email address may be included in this list.

If you do not consent to being included in the delegate list, please select ‘I do not wish to be included in the delegate list’ during the registration process or contact the Congress Managers via email at qconfgcmm2018@qut.edu.au.

Photography & Filming
Photographs and videos of you may be taken during your participation in the Congress. By participating in the Congress, you consent to the Queensland University of Technology using these photographs/videos for promotional, news, multimedia, research or educational purposes.

If you do not consent to your image being used, you must advise the Congress Manager via email at qconfgcmm2018@qut.edu.au.

Special Requirements
It may not be possible to cater for special or dietary requirements unless they are requested Friday, 2 November 2019. Requirements may be requested either during the registration process or in writing via email at qconfgcmm2018@qut.edu.au. Congress Organisers will do their best to cater for all requirements, however cannot guarantee this will be possible.

Congress Organisers reserve the right to make changes to the draft program without notice. It is your responsibility to check your presentation time. Once the final program has been published you will be notified should any changes be made to your presentation time.

Payment Policy
Registration payments are required at the time of booking. Payment is accepted via Visa or MasterCard.

Note: Your registration is at risk of being cancelled until payment is confirmed. All outstanding accommodation payments must be received by Friday, 2 November 2018 or your accommodation will be cancelled.

Congress Registration Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations will not be accepted and no registration refunds will be made. As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person in your organisation, if advised in writing no later than seven working days prior to the commencement of the Congress.

Social Function Cancellation Policy
Congress organisers reserve the right to cancel social functions or change function venues if minimum numbers are not achieved, or for any other reason at the discretion of the organisers.  In the event of a cancellation by the organisers, you will be refunded any fees that you have paid in relation to that cancelled social function and that will be your sole remedy.  If you decide not to attend a social function, if we receive notice of the cancellation prior to Friday, 2 November 2018 , your prepaid fees relating to that social function will be refunded, less 25% for administration fees. No social function refunds will be made after this date. As an alternative to cancellation, social function tickets may be transferred to another person in your organisation, if advised in writing to the Congress Manager.

Accommodation Cancellation Policy
Accommodation bookings and amendments can be made until Friday, 2 November 2018 unless sold out prior. All accommodation bookings are subject to availability. Accommodation bookings must be paid in full by Friday, 2 November 2018 or will be cancelled.

Accommodation amendments or cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the Event Manager, via email to qconfgcmm2018@qut.edu.au.

Please note that hotels will likely require an imprint of your credit card or cash bond upon check in.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Conditions
Full payment must be made before any sponsorship or exhibitor entitlements can be delivered. You are responsible for the safety and security of any items brought onsite as part of an exhibitor trade space. It is your responsibility to arrange delivery of items to and from the venue. Please note, it may not be possible to store items at the venue prior to or after the Congress.

No cancellation of sponsorship is permitted due to various issues around the planning of the event.