THE Q FACTOR – WHAT IS YOUR QUALITY FACTOR?
DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF QUALITY
NEAS welcomes you to the 2017 NEAS Management Conference.
NEAS will be hosting this year’s event at the Doltone House located in Sydney’s Darling Island Wharf.
The theme for the 2017 NEAS Conference embraces the importance of identifying and celebrating best practice in quality in international education. Developing a culture of quality requires strong committed stewardship from everyone in the sector and a shared understanding of quality.
NEAS thanks our sponsors, who make an important contribution to our industry and ensure conferences of this standing are available to our members.
Your presence at this conference contributes to an exchange of professional expertise that raises the quality of ELT both in Australia and internationally. We hope that you enjoy the experience and thank you for your engagement with NEAS.
Ground Floor of Accenture Building (opposite Star City)Doltone House, Darling Island
48 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
T: 02 8571 0622
Located directly across the road from The Star, Doltone House – Darling Island Wharf is easily accessible by bus, light rail, or ferry.
Parking is located at Star City Casino Parking Station and the venue is just a short stroll from Town Hall over the Pyrmont Bridge at Darling Harbour.
NEAS has announced Hotel Ibis as its preferred accommodation for the 2017 Conference. Hotel Ibis is one of Sydney’s more popular hotels with well-priced rooms.
HOTEL IBIS DARLING HARBOUR
70 Murray Street, Pyrmont NSW 2000
Distance to CBD: 2 minute drive
Distance to Sydney Airport: 25 minute drive
Check in: 2:00pm
Check out: 11:00am
This year, there are two kinds of rooms available at a special conference rate*:
– Pyrmont View for $239 per night, room only
– Darling Harbour Room for $259 per night, room only
*Please note the special conference rate applies to 11 & 12 May only, all other dates are subject to availability.
MAKE A BOOKING
Please call Hotel Ibis on +61 2 9288 7113 between Monday – Friday and speak with the in-house Reservations Team, or email them at [email protected]
To ensure the conference rate is obtained, please quote NEA110517.
Please ensure you have your credit card details available.
Flying to Sydney is easy and there are many international and domestic flights coming in and out of Sydney. These include the following:
|Air New Zealand
The conference managers recommend delegates purchase travel insurance including cover for non-refundable registration fees. The conference managers do not take any responsibility for attendees failing to insure. Delegates must be appropriately covered for travel insurance, including but not limited to repatriation and medical expenses, as well as public liability insurance.
All travellers to Australia, other than Australian and New Zealand citizens, are legally required to hold a valid visa or electronic travel authority (ETA). It is your responsibility to ensure documentation is correct and completed before you commence your journey. Delegates must register for the event before lodging their visa/ETA application. Following your registration, you will receive an acknowledgment letter. This is all you require from the event manager in order to make your visa/ETA application. We recommend you apply for your visa/ETA at least 10 weeks before you travel (earlier in some cases). For more information, contact your nearest Australian Embassy/Consulate or view the Australian Department of Immigration website www.immi.gov.au/Visit/Pages/Visit.aspx
TOURIST REFUND SCHEME
International travellers can claim back the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) they have paid on goods bought in Australia that they are taking with them when they leave the country. The tax can be claimed back at international airports and seaports under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), subject to conditions such as an AUD300 minimum purchase from one store. Details on the TRS are available on the Australian customs service web site (www.customs.gov.au) under the customs tax reform heading.
For more information on Sydney airport, including maps, facilities and duty free shopping, please visit their website.
Taxis have their own taxi ranks or can be hailed from the street. Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank with supervisors on hand in peak hours to ensure a smooth flow of taxis for travellers. Expect a return taxi fare of around AUD50 for a taxi ride between the CBD and Sydney Airport.
Sydney’s major taxi companies include:
131 451—Australia only
|Premier cabs—Airport taxi service
131 017—Australia only
|RSL ex-servicemen’s cabs and co-op members ltd
+61 2 9581 1111
|Silver service fleet
133 100—Australia only
|St George cabs
132 166—Australia only
|Taxis combined services
133 300—Australia only
Most of Sydney’s main attractions are within walking distance to the conference venue, however public transport is easily accessible and affordable. The ferry is also accessible, and will take you to Circular Quay and to other locations along the harbour. For more information on travelling on Sydney’s public transport please visit www.131500.com.au
If you require car hire, many rental companies operate from Sydney airport. To make a booking prior to your arrival contact:
|AVIS car rental
|Hertz car rental
|Thrifty car rental
If you have any questions about the 2017 NEAS Management Conference please
CALL US TODAY +61 2 9954 6077
EMAIL US [email protected]