General Information

Time Difference

In June Greece is seven hours behind AUS EST.

Visas

All foreign visitors entering Greece must be in possession of a passport or other travel documents endorsed and valid for Greece. Passports must have 6 months validity beyond the dates of arrival & departure. Very few foreign nationalities require an entry visa to Greece. For further details, please contact the Greek Embassy or Consulate. Australian passport holders do not require a Visa. For those participating in the Turkey Pre Conference Tour a visa is required and can be obtained from the point of entry. Visas are not required for those travelling on Australian Passports for the Pre Conference tour to the Baltic States or the Post Conference Tours to Umbria and Morocco. For any further information please contact Travelscene Toorak.

Currency

The monetary unit used in Greece as in most of Europe is the ‘Euro’. Foreign currency or travellers’ cheques can usually be freely exchanged at banks, hotels and the airports. An automatic teller machine is located within the conference hotel grounds, and also in several locations during Conference tours. Credit Cards are readily acceptable at most restaurants and at the conference hotel, however are less acceptable in most shops than previously, so some cash is advised. Italy uses Euro as does Finland and Estonia. Delegates will require additional Turkish Lira if going to Turkey, Litas for Lithuania, Lats for Latvia, and Dirham for Morocco

Weather

The weather in Greece in early June is usually a warm average of 24-32°C. Cape Sounion can be a little cooler particularly in the evenings. Delegates are advised that on occasions greater variations occur and provision for both cooler and much warmer temperatures is strongly advised. Cooling breezes can be a welcome during the day’s heat, but may necessitate a jacket on cooler days, in the mountainous areas and the evenings. Unexpected weather conditions can occur so Delegates should come prepared.

Registration Fees

Delegate registration fees include the following: All Professional sessions; Welcome Reception and the Conference Dinner. A Delegate may have one registered Accompanying Person, whose bookings are made as a part of the Delegate registration. No separate accounting, documentation or correspondence will be issued for Accompanying Persons or guests.

Accompanying Persons registration fees include the following: All Professional sessions when accompanied by a Delegate, Welcome Reception and the Conference Dinner, plus eligibility to participate in other scheduled tours and workshops.

Delegates wishing to purchase additional tickets for conference events for children and guests who are not registered for the conference may do so, at the prices set out in this brochure. Full payment of all Registration Fees and during Conference tours is required at the time of booking, plus the equivalent of one night’s accommodation and 50% of the tour price per person for each of any pre or post conference tour booked. Early bird bookings close on 11 February 2013. The balance of payment for the entire booking is due and payable by 11 February 2013. Bookings after 11 February 2013 require payment in full at the time of booking.

Professional Development Points

Greek/Australian International Legal & Medical Conference may qualify you for continuing professional development and education points. Certificates of attendance will be issued on request to all Delegates attending the Conference. Many responses to applications by the Conference to learned bodies are yet to be received however LIV & LSNSW have advised that if this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of law, then you can claim one unit for each hour of attendance. RANZCOG as for most medical colleges will recognize individual applications. Please contact your relevant professional body for updates.

Travel

Travelscene Toorak as the Conference’s appointed travel agent offers individual high quality service and advantageous rates for travel to and from the conference and tours. All travel requests and accommodation bookings should be made on the enclosed Registration Form. As each passenger will have individual needs, which will ultimately affect the cost, international air fares from Australia are not included in this brochure. You are urged to contact Judy Quigley and her great team at Travelscene Toorak (Melbourne Ph:+61 (03) 9827 8800. Email address judy@travelscenetoorak.com.au. IMPORTANT – Early bookings avoid disappointing compromises.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out Travel Insurance at the time of initial booking to cover the entire period of your time away. Contact Travelscene Toorak for details of insurance cover best suited to you.

Transfers

Athens is well serviced with flights from Australia and some other European Airports. The airport is 38kms from the Conference venue. A good taxi service is available from the airport. Booked group transfers will not be offered for this conference, except pre and post Conference tours. Delegates are all asked to advise of their anticipated arrival time, to assist the hotel and in the event that flights have a very large number of delegates onboard, consideration will be given to a shuttle bus for those flights. Delegates requiring a private transfer are asked to contact the Secretariat to make bookings.

Social Programme & Tours

Payment for all tours during the Conference must be made in full at the time of booking. Conference and Pre and Post Conference tours are all privately arranged and are designed specifically with a view to best meeting Delegates’ interests. All have a minimum number of participants required to operate and strict maximum numbers. If these numbers are not reached the private tours arranged for the Conference will not be viable. If this occurs Delegates will be advised as soon as possible. Should a tour be cancelled all monies for these tours will be refunded without an administration fee.

Conference Secretariat

All enquires should be directed to the conference secretariat:
Jenny Crofts Consulting 14th Greek/Australian International Legal & Medical Conference
41 Davison Street, Richmond 3121
Australia Phone:+61 (0)3 9429 2140
Fax: +61(0)3 9421 1682
E-mail: jennycrofts@ozemail.com.au
Copyright 2012. Greek/Australian International Legal and Medical Conference
For more information contact Jenny Crofts at jennycrofts@ozemail.com.au