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Further Information

For further information on the Congress, including accommodation, social events, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, tours in or around Sydney, please contact the Congress Managers.

Address for Communications

ICD 2012 Congress Managers

arinex Conference & Exhibition Organisers
GPO Box 128
Sydney Australia 2001
Phone: +61 2 9265 0700
Fax: +61 2 9267 5443

Expressions of Interest

If you are interested in attending the Congress and would like further information and regular updates, please register your interest below.



Participation at ICD 2012 is open to all persons interested in dietetics and nutrition related fields.

To register, please complete the online registration form below.

Register Here

Registrations will only be processed once payment is received.

Please note that all persons intending to attend the Congress must register. Invited Speakers, Chairpersons, Exhibitors and Sponsors will be provided with specific forms and asked to register.

Onsite Registration Information

Congress Venue
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, NSW, Australia

ICD Registration Desk
The Registration Desk is located on the Parkside Promenade, on the ground floor of the Convention Centre. The registration desk is open as follows:

Tuesday 4 September 2012 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday 5 September 2012 6.30am – 6.00pm
Thursday 6 September 2012 7.00am – 6.00pm
Friday 7 September 2012 7.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday 8 September 2012 8.30am – 12.00pm

Registration Fee (per delegate)

All fees are in Australian dollars (AUD)
To view current foreign exchange rates, please visit

Category Super Early Bird Registration On or before
27 January 2012
Early Bird Registration Between 28 January 2012 and 31 May 2012 Standard/Onsite Registration From
1 June 2012
A - Full Delegate Not including Aussie Food Festival Ticket A$690 A$750 A$850
B - Full Delegate Including Aussie Food Festival Ticket A$785 A$845 A$945
C - Student Registration Not including Aussie Food Festival Ticket A$385 A$385 A$385
D - Student Registration Including Aussie Food Festival Ticket A$480 A$480 A$480
E - Day Registration Not including Aussie Food Festival Ticket A$300 A$380 A$380
F - Day Registration Including Aussie Food Festival Ticket – Thursday 6 September 2012 Only A$395 A$475 A$475
G - Special Consideration Registration Not Including Aussie Food Festival Ticket A$385 A$385 A$385

*To be entitled to the super early registration fee you must have registered and paid by Saturday 27 January 2012
* Exhibitors should refer to the Exhibition Manual for their registration details and entitlements.

Registration Fees - Special Consideration

The ICDA Board have determined that dietitians and nutritionists working in a limited number of ICDA member countries will be entitled to a discounted registration rate for the Congress. Members of the following national dietetic associations, who work in one of these countries, will be eligible for the special consideration rates:

1. Brazil
2. El Salvador
3. Hungary
4. India
5. Indonesia
6. Nigeria
7. Pakistan
8. The Philippines
9. Slovenia

The ICDA member associations above have been selected by the ICDA Board, based on a formula of average income in relation to per capita gross domestic product (GDP).

Please note: Registrants of the Special Consideration Rate will have their current area of work and residency checked by their national dietetic association. Any registrant found to be working or residing elsewhere will be required to pay the full registration rate.


The registration fee entitles all delegates to the following:  

Full Delegates

Student Registration / Special Consideration Registration

Day Registration

Important Registration Information

Credit Card Payment Online

Online registration is preferred. Please visit our secure website to register and to book your accommodation in ‘real time’. Please note all online registrations require immediate payment by credit card.

Accepted credit cards: MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Please note all transactions by credit card will appear on your statement as payment to ‘Conference by arinex’.

Cheque/Money Order Payments

All payments by cheque incur a A$10 processing fee.

Cheque/money order payments will only be accepted up until 11 July 2012. After this date, all registrations and accommodation bookings must be submitted online with credit card details at or by calling +61 2 9265 0700.

Cheques are to be made payable to ‘arinex on behalf of ICD 2012’. Your name and full address should be typed or printed clearly on the back of the cheque. Cheque payments from overseas must be a bank cheque in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank. No other currency will be accepted.

Faxing/Mailing Registrations

Faxed or posted registration forms will only be processed/confirmed if credit card details or cheque payment are accompanied with the form.
• Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) are not accepted as a form of payment
• Please refer to the website for full terms and conditions


Your registration and payment will be acknowledged via email or post with confirmation of your requirements according to your registration form.  Your registration will not be processed or confirmed if payment does not accompany your form.

Please note, you will not receive any further publications before the Congress. Your letter of acknowledgment will include any further advice necessary prior to your arrival at the Congress. At the Congress you will receive all official ICD 2012 documentation including program booklet, proceedings/abstract book and list of delegates.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellations must be notified in writing to the ICD 2012 Congress Managers.

Registration Fees



Entrance to the Congress

Each delegate of the Congress will receive a name badge upon registration. The badge will be your official pass and must be clearly visible at all times to obtain entry to all sessions and to social functions. The Congress Managers expect appropriate behaviour from attendees and reserve the right to revoke the badge and privileges of anyone behaving in an inappropriate manner.

Private Touring/Hospitality Arrangements

Should you have any specialised group requirements for private touring, transportation or hospitality services other than those organised for the official program, please contact the Congress Manager who would be pleased to assist with arrangements.

Private Functions

It is requested that you advise the Congress Managers of any private /corporate functions that might be planned outside of the official program. The Congress Managers would be pleased to assist with arrangements for any of these events.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Congress and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation to the Congress, or through cancellation of the Congress, loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason, loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia, failure to utilise tours or pre booked arrangements due to airline delay, Force Majeure or any other reason, medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover), loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The Congress Managers cannot take any responsibility for any delegate failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.