Frequently Asked Questions





Who is AusBiotech?

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.

AusEventsTM is the events management division of AusBiotech Ltd, launched to provide more value for its members.


What is AusBiotech 2018?

The annual AusBiotech conference informs and updates the biotechnology sector with current industry facts and knowledge. The conference brings together representatives and professionals from across the global biotechnology industry for a program of presentations and forums, the BioIndustry Exhibition, business matching program and networking events.


Where is AusBiotech 2018?

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101


Where will the conference dinner be held?

To be advised. Conference Registrations do not include the conference dinner. Dinner tickets can be purchased for $150 during the registration process.  


How much will the 2018 conference cost?

For more information about the registration fees, please refer to the registration page located on the website.


What's included in my conference registration fee?

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. Networking events between 31 October - 2 November 2018 are included, however the conference dinner is extra.  Full conference registrations include access to AusPartnering and information will be collected during the resgistration process.


What is the dress code for the conference?

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.


What advertising opportunities are available?

There are three different opportunities: 1. Pocket Program, 2. AusBiotech Journal (AusBiotech conference edition published October 2018), 3. Conference Satchel Insert.  Please refer to the Partnership Opportunities document for the satchel insert, delegate handbook and pocket program advertising costs.  Please refer to the AusBiotech corporate website for details on journal advertising, Contact the  Events Team to find out more.


Confirmation Letter for Visa Application

Delegates must have registered and paid the required registration fees before receiving a confirmation letter. 

All requests should be sent by email to the Events Team.  Please note that AusBiotech will not be able to contact or intervene with any Embassy or Consulate office on behalf of a delegate.


Is AusBiotech Membership required to attend the conference?

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 AusBiotech 2018 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.

Please contact AusBiotech to become a member.


When do early bird rates end?

Early bird registration closes at midnight on 13 July 2017, after which time the standard rate will apply.


When is the cut-off date for registrations?

Whilst we do prefer registrations prior to Monday 8 October 2018.  You can also register on the day of the conference at the registration desk (onsite at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibiton Centre) however please note that some social functions may be fully booked.


Can I share my registration?

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 one-day registration options are provided for this purpose.


What is the cancellation policy?

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to AusBiotech.

1. Cancellations made before Friday 13 July 2017 will receive a refund, less a $250 administration fee.
2. Cancellations made after 14 July 2018, 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 by Monday 8 October 2018.