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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.


Social Program

An excellent program of Social Functions has been put together for the Congress that promises delegates a memorable experience of Sydney, New South Wales.

socialWelcome Reception

Date: Wednesday 5 September 2012
Venue: Within Congress Trade Exhibition, Hall 5
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Tickets: Included in Full Registration categories (categories A and B). Not included in Student/ Special Consideration (C, D and G) or Day (E and F) registration categories
Additional tickets: A$65.00 per person

An invitation is extended to all delegates to attend the official Congress Welcome Reception. This is an excellent opportunity to renew old friendships and make new acquaintances as we extend a warm welcome to Sydney and Australia with delicious canapés, lively food stations and refreshments.

Aussie Food Festival

Date: Thursday 6 September 2012
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont
Address: Piers 19-21 Upper Deck, 26-32 Pirrama Road Pyrmont (approximately 15 minutes walk from the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Dress: Smart Casual
Tickets: Included in Registration categories B, D and F. Not included in Registration categories A, C,E or G.
Additional Tickets: A$95.00 per person

The social highlight of the 16th International Congress of Dietetics 2012 will be the ‘Aussie Food Festival’ evening event. Come and celebrate our “Australia of Yesterday and Today” at a spectacular waterfront venue on the foreshore of the beautiful Sydney Harbour.

Renowned for a genuine passion for cuisine, their love of food at Doltone House is reflected in their menus. All meals are prepared with local, sustainable produce of the highest calibre, and all meat is prepared according to halal standards.

Instead of a formal, sit-down dinner, enjoy service from five different food stations including two BBQ Stations, and three grazing stations complimented by circulated canapé items 

NB: Guests to make their own way to and from Doltone House. A walking map will be provided when you collect your dinner ticket upon registration at the Congress.

This will be an event not to be missed! If you would like to purchase tickets for yourself, a partner or guest, please complete the relevant section of your Registration Form. Be quick as numbers are limited.


The services specified in the social program are available at the time of writing. However, in the event that any service(s) become unavailable or minimum numbers are not met, the Congress Managers reserve the right to alter or cancel the event.