AMSIG 2019 - GENERAL INFORMATION

ON SITE INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES

MEETING VENUE

All plenary sessions will be held in the Galaxy Ballroom I and II, on the 5th floor of the Millennium Hotel Queenstown, 32 Frankton Road, Queenstown.

ON SITE REGISTRATION

The registration desk will be located in the Galaxy Ballroom Foyer Area on the 5th floor of the Millennium Hotel and will be open from 5pm on Friday 29 March, and 7am onwards from Saturday 30 March.

Please ensure you check-in at the registration desk to collect your name badge and registration material – admission to the exhibition and scientific sessions is by name badge only.

ON SITE CONTACT

You will be able to contact the Meeting Managers on site using the following mobile numbers: Jill Schirnack +64 21 275 4319.

ON SITE PARKING

Limited carparking is available at the Millennium Hotel; additional parking is available on Melbourne Street.

HEALTH & SAFETY

The Meeting Managers, in conjunction with the Organising Committee and the Millennium Hotel Queenstown, are committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy meeting environment for all attendees. Relevant Health & Safety information regarding First Aid and emergency/evacuation procedures will be available at the registration desk and provided during the opening plenary sessions each day. If you have any health and safety concerns during the meeting, please inform the registration desk staff or a staff member at the Millennium Hotel Queenstown.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT

We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors and exhibitors, in particular our 2019 Annual Meeting Major Sponsor – Canon Medical Systems. Please make sure that you show your support on site by visiting each exhibition stand.

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DRESS CODE

The dress code for all scientific sessions is smart casual. The dress code for the Jacks Point Members Dinner is strictly smart casual (please note, that final numbers have now been given to the venue and tickets are no longer available to purchase).

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES

Attendance certificates will be provided in an electronic format and emailed out following the meeting.

COMPLIMENTARY WIFI

Complimentary Wi-Fi has been arranged for all meeting delegates.
To access the Wi-Fi onsite:
Connect to the Millennium Wireless wireless network. When the pop-up box appears, select “visitors” and enter the password AMSIG19 (case specific).

AMSIG 2019 - GENERAL INFORMATION

INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES

If you are wanting to extend your stay in New Zealand, visit: https://www.newzealand.com/int/ for additional ideas and destinations.

AIR TRAVEL

Queenstown is located in the southwest corner of the South Island of New Zealand and is very accessible with multiple daily direct flights from all of New Zealand’s main centres as well as direct scheduled services from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Coolangatta in Australia. Queenstown international airport is located just 15 minutes from downtown Queenstown and links to the city centre with shuttles, taxi services, buses and rental cars.

Four major airlines provide scheduled services in and out of Queenstown Airport. Air New Zealand and Jetstar offer both domestic and international flights to and from Queenstown and Qantas and Virgin Australia fly internationally between Queenstown and east coast Australia.

CAR PARKING

Limited car parking is available at the Millennium Hotel; additional parking is available on Melbourne Street.

CLIMATE

The Queenstown Autumn is a mix of warm days and slightly cooler evenings. Temperatures will range from about 15-20 degrees in the day down to around 10 degrees in the evenings and nights.

CURRENCY

New Zealand dollars ($) and cents (c).
There are five notes ($5, $10, $20,$50,$100) and five coins (10c,20c,50c,$1,$2).

CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES

Visitors over 17 years may bring in 50 cigarettes, 4.5L wine or 4.5L of beer and 1.125L of spirits.  Goods over NZ$700 may attract duty and tax.

DRESS CODE

The dress code for the meeting sessions is smart-casual. The dress code for the Jacks Point Members Dinner is strictly smart casual (please note, that final numbers have now been given to the venue and tickets are no longer available to purchase).

ELECTRICITY

240 volts, 50 hertz, with Australia/New Zealand pattern three-pin sockets.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

111 is the emergency number for Police, Fire and Ambulance.

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX

Goods and services in New Zealand are subject to a 15% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price, and if not, is clearly stated. This tax cannot be claimed back when leaving the country.

HEALTH

No vaccination certificates are required.  Public and private hospitals provide a high standard of treatment and care.  Medical services are not free to visitors.  Health insurance is recommended.

INSURANCE

The Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG), the Organising Committee and the meeting managers will not accept any liability for losses associated with the meeting. Delegates are advised to arrange their own comprehensive travel and medical insurance, including insurance for personal possessions and financial loss due to cancellation or postponement of the meeting.

INTERNET ACCESS

Complimentary Wifi is available throughout the hotel and meeting area. Log In details will be available at the meeting. Please see team at the registration desk and look for onsite signage with these details.

LANGUAGE

The official language of the meeting is English.  Translation facilities will not be provided.

MEETING VENUE

The meeting venue will be The Millennium Hotel Queenstown, which is situated only 5 minutes’ walk from the central shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities centre of Queenstown. It is a 4 -star plus and Enviro-Gold Qualmark rated hotel.

All plenary sessions will be located in the Gallery Ballroom I and II ,located on the 5th floor of the Millenium Hotel Queenstown, 32 Frankton Road, Queenstown.

MOBILE TELEPHONE

New Zealand operates on a 900 or 1800 MHz network, as do most countries except Canada and USA.  Mobile telephones from these countries will not operate in New Zealand.  You can buy or rent a New Zealand compatible phone or SIM card upon arrival.

NAME BADGES

Please proceed immediately to the registration desk to collect your name badge.  The delegate badge will be the official pass to all scientific sessions, lunches and social functions. It is necessary for delegates to wear their name badges at all times while onsite.

PRIVACY ACT 1993 – NEW ZEALAND

A delegate list will be produced for the meeting including name, organisation and email address. It will be distributed to meeting attendees, sponsors and exhibitors in printed format, and provided to the AMSIG and organisers of future meetings. Should you not wish your details to be included on the list please indicate when asked during the registration process.

POSTAL SERVICES:

You can buy stamps and post items at Post Shops.  Stamps can also be purchased from stationers.  Look for red, black and white post boxes to post letters.

REGISTRATION DESK

The registration desk will be located in the Galaxy Ballroom Foyer Area on the 5th floor of the Millennium Hotel Staff at the registration desk will be happy to assist with any queries.

Opening times are as follows:

  • Friday | 1700-2100
  • Saturday | 0700-1700
  • Sunday | 0800-1300

SHOPPING

Normal shopping hours from Monday to Friday are from 9am till 5pm.  Some shops are open late on Thursday and Friday till 9pm.  On Saturday and Sunday most shopping malls are open normal shopping hours.

TRADING BANKS

Standard branch opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am till 4.30pm.

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY SERVICES

Most phone boxes require a phone card.  These can be bought at convenience stores and service stations.  Dial 018 for local directory assistance or 0172 for international directory assistance.

TIME ZONE

New Zealand Standard Time is 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  Daylight saving time (an advance of one hour per day) is observed from the end of September until early April.

TIPPING & SERVICES CHARGES

Tipping is not expected, but you may wish to tip for extra-special service or kindness.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Currently travellers from more than 50 countries do not require a visitor’s visa for stays of less than three months. Click HERE for a list of visa waiver countries.

If you are travelling from a visa required country, you can apply online for a Visitor Visa. For further information about the visa application process, please visit the New Zealand Immigration website.

Please note, it is the policy of the meeting NOT to supply an “invitation letter”.  Upon payment of registration fees, each delegate receives a registration confirmation email and receipt of payment.

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