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HFCC-ASBU B15 Coordination Conference
Conference Location: Brisbane, Australia
Conference Hosts: Reach Beyond Australia with support from Trans World Radio and the NASB.
Conference Dates: August 24-28, 2015
Hotel: Hotel Jen (a Shangri-La hotel). Hotel Jen is conveniently located adjacent to the Brisbane Transit Centre and only a short walk to the Central Business District and the cultural and entertainment precinct of South Bank. The hotel is 15km from the Brisbane International and Domestic Airports. The hotel offers transportation at additional charge. Bus and rail transfers operate from the Brisbane airport terminals throughout the day and night.
Costs for HFCC/ASBU Delegates: In addition to the hotel accommodation room rate, each delegate must pay the HFCC Conference Fee and the Hotel Jen Conference Package Fee, as specified below.
Room Rate: $AUD 180 single/$AUD 200 double including breakfast. This rate is available for the nights of 19 August 2015 until 29 August 2015 (for departure on 30 August 2015). Additional nights outside of these dates are available at 20% off the best available rate at the time of booking. These room rates include GST tax.
HFCC Conference Fee: $USD 150 or EUR 130 per person
Hotel Conference Package Fee: $AUD 325 per person includes:
- Main meeting room rental with notepads, pens, confectionary, ice water
- Secretariat room rental
- Start-up coffee – freshly-brewed coffee, specialty teas and hot chocolate
- Morning coffee break with coffee, tea and hot chocolate
- Afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea and hot chocolate
- Lunch buffet (menu varies daily)
- Wi-fi Internet in meeting rooms and guest rooms
Note: Spouses and family members of conference delegates who would like to take part in the daily group lunches from Monday through Friday may do so for $40 per lunch. As these persons have to be registered with the hotel in advance, please indicate any extra lunch participants in the comments section of your conference registration form or by e-mailing the conference organiser at fregmgrreachbeyond.org.au
Hotel Check-in Time: 1400
Hotel Check-out Time: 1200
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 24 July 2015. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability of rooms and at the current room rate.
Hotel Reservation Procedure: HFCC/ASBU delegates should make their hotel reservations directly with the Hotel Jen no later than 24 July 2015 by Downloading and filling out the hotel reservation form at the link below, and scanning and e-mailing it to the hotel at the address indicated on the form. fax or e-mail (see contact information below). Reservations and the Hotel Conference Package Fee will be guaranteed by your credit card at the time of reservation, and will be payable in full upon arrival at the hotel. If you do not have a credit card to guarantee your reservation and conference package, it is possible to make a deposit to the hotel by wire transfer. Please note that credit card payments are subject to a 1.5% service fee. (You can avoid this fee by paying in cash upon arrival, but you must still guarantee your room and conference package with a credit card by 24 July.) Important Note: If you do not plan to stay at the Hotel Jen, you still need to reserve your Hotel Conference Package at the Hotel Jen no later than 24 July 2015 and guarantee it with a credit card or wire transfer.
HFCC Registration Procedure: At the time you make your hotel reservation (no later than 24 July 2015) please fill out the online HFCC/ASBU B15 registration form
Hotel Cancellation Deadline: 24 July 2015. If you cancel a reservation after this date, the hotel will charge a cancellation penalty of one night's accommodation plus the entire amount of the Hotel Conference Package Fee ($AUD 325).
Visa information: Most nationalities require a visa to visit Australia. You can find the requirements for every nationality on the following webpage Most nationalities require a visa to visit Australia. You can find the requirements for every nationality on the following webpage of the Australian government's Department of Immigration and Border Protection:
Many nationalities can apply for the Australian ETA visa online. The details can be found here:
Hotel Jen Telephone: +61-7-3238-2222
Hotel Jen Fax: +61-7-3238-2288
Hotel Jen E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Jen Wire Transfer Details: Account Name: Roma Hotel Pty Ltd T/A Hotel Jen, Brisbane Bank Name: ANZ Branch Address: 324 Queen Street BSB Number: 014002 Account Number: 836111827
Hotel Jen Address: 159 Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia
Hotel Jen Website: www.hoteljen.com/brisbane
External Events: We are planning a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to allow conference delegates to see Australian animals. A second visit to some of the ABC’s facilities is also a possibility.
Tourism Australia Website: www.australia.com
Queensland Tourism Website: www.destinationqueensland.com
Brisbane Tourism Website: www.visitbrisbane.com.au
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[14-Oct-2016] - B16 operational data snapshot
[19-Sep-2016] - B16 plenary, SB-ITU & GoE minutes
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[13-Sep-2016] - B16 snapshot, Next deadline: 26 September, Operational: 13 October
[7-Sep-2016] - Reference Tables updated: Broadcas, Fmorg, Site
[6-Sep-2016] - Contact List update
[2-Sep-2016] - Presentations and other documents added to the top of the B16 conference page
[1-Sep-2016] - B16 snapshot, Next deadline: 12 September, Operational: 13 October
[17-Aug-2016] - Two new codes in Broadcas.txt reference table (ITU expected to register the update soon)
[3-Aug-2016] - B16 tentative data snapshot. Old data uploaded for some FMOs. Read more in the restricted area
[8-Jul-2016] - B16 upload opened. Deadline for B16 initial tentative data: 2 August
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[27-Mar-2016] - Public interactive schedule: switching from B15 to A16 season, improved rendering on mobile devices
[15-Mar-2016] - A16 Operational Data
[7-Mar-2016] - Update of reference table Broadcas
[22-Feb-2016] - A16 snapshot
[16-Feb-2016] - HFCC contribution to World Radio Day 2016
[15-Feb-2016] - Update of reference table Site
[13-Feb-2016] - Minutes of the A16 plenary, GoE report
[4-Feb-2016] - A16 and B15 data snapshots. Deadline for A16 operational data: 15 March, 1200 UTC
[2-Feb-2016] - 4 February, 1200 UTC - deadline for data of A16 conference
[22-Jan-2016] - A16 bus schedule on the A16 webpage in the restricted area
[15-Jan-2016] - A16 webpage update in the restricted area
[1-Jan-2016] - A16 tentative data snapshot. Old data uploaded for some FMOs. Read more in the restricted area
[15-Dec-2015] - A16 upload opened
[3-Nov-2015] - Minutes of the October 2015 SB meeting
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[15-Sep-2015] - B15 Plenary Minutes
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