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With only three weeks to go until ICSPP2017 meets in Melbourne, we have put together some important information for you to consider as you begin your travel. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Speakers and delegates are able to view the program online, including the poster sessions. If you have requested a printed copy of the book of abstracts a copy will be available at the registration desk.


Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is approximately 30 minutes drive from the Congress venue, Melbourne CBD. Delegates are encouraged to utilise taxis to and from the airport, or the Skybus service (see details below). Hire cars are available within the arrivals hall at Melbourne Airport. Parking is available onsite at the congress venue; the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Sky Bus – From the Airport to the City Centre

SkyBus offers an express bus service from the airport to the city centre. This service operates 24/7, including all public holidays. Buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day. ICSPP2017 delegates are offered a 15% discount using the Promocode ICSPP2017.

On arrival at Southern Cross Station in the city, SkyBus provides a complimentary hotel transfer service, subject to availability, during the following hours:

  • 0600-2230 Monday to Friday
  • 0730-1730 Saturday and Sunday

To make a booking visit www.skybus.com.au.


How do I get to the Congress venue?

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf and is accessible by walking, public transport and taxis.

It’s best to familiarise yourself with Melbourne’s transport options before your departure. More information can be found here.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3006


Congress checklist - what to pack

Clothing/Dress code

November in Melbourne is spring. The average day time temperature for Melbourne in November ranges from 10°C (50°F) (minimum) to 22°C (72°F) (maximum). A good tip is to be prepared for any weather. Daily attire and social event attire for ICSPP2017 is casual civilian clothing.


For anything you buy at the Congress – or anywhere in Melbourne - you’ll need to pay in Australian dollars. Change your money at an ATM or currency exchange at Melbourne International Airport if you haven’t brought Aussie dollars with you.


Don’t forget to bring an adaptor for any electrical devices such as a laptop, phone or hair dryer. Australian electricity sockets are 220-240V and take two or three flat pronged plugs.


Registration Desk

The Congress registration desk is located in the Foyer of Level 1, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. You’ll receive a Congress satchel, name badge and congress materials when you register.

The registration desk will be open at the following times:

Tuesday 0700 - 1800
Wednesday 0800 - 1800
Thursday 0800 - 1830
Friday 0800 - 1800

For security and to gain access to the sessions, you must make sure you wear your delegate name badge and lanyard at all times.


Social Program

Tickets to social functions are included in the full registration rate. For additional tickets for guests, please see details below.

Opening Ceremony

Tuesday 28 November 2017
Level 1, Melbourne Convention Centre Foyer

  • Inclusive ticket for all registrants
  • Additional ticket – $60

Enjoy local and Australian produce matched with some fantastic Victorian wines, while you get to meet some cute and cuddly, and not so cuddly, native Australian animals.

Networking Function

Friday 1 December 2017
53 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006

  • Inclusive ticket for all registrants
  • Additional tickets - $100

Join your fellow delegates or catch up with old friends for a relaxed, cocktail style reception.


Special Needs/Access

If you have special needs for access then please email your requirements to the ICSPP2017 organisers at info@icspp-australia2017.org by 20 November 2017.


Please note that specialist media may be present at the Congress. Please contact info@icspp-australia2017.org if you have any concerns.


A reminder that some of the Congress sessions will be filmed for livestreaming and archiving. By attending the Congress, you accept the potential that your image may be used in this way. For further details please contact info@icspp-australia2017.org.

We look forward to welcoming you onsite in Melbourne at ICSPP2017!

Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors

Networking Function Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


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Contact Us

ICSPP2017 is proudly
managed by

ICSPP2017 Conference Secretariat

ICMS Australasia
GPO Box 5005
South Melbourne VIC 3205

P: +61 (0) 3 9682 0500
F: +61 (0) 3 9682 0344

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