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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.


Alternative Workshops

Alternative workshops are now available to ICD 2012 Congress delegates!

These workshops are optional and will run at the same time as the main Congress workshops. The majority of these workshops will be held as tours outside of the Congress venue. Please refer to the information below for more detailed information. 

Morning Yoga

Come and nurture your soul.....
Your mind.....
Your body…..

Date: Daily
Time: 7.00am – 8.00am
Cost: $10 per person per session
Venue: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

Restorative yoga involves complete relaxation while in a static pose, supported by props.  Poses are typically held for 15 minutes at a time. Therapeutic yoga will focus on developing mobility, strength and flexibility in the shoulders, hips and spine by gentle meditative movement. Your yoga teacher, Tasmiah (Tas) Masih, has had over 600 hours of yoga teacher training.  Classes will emphasise the power of surrendering to relaxation, and the therapeutic effect of moving with the breath.

*Minimum 10 delegates, Maximum 20 delegates.

Important: Please ensure to only register for these workshops if you are not planning to attend the main Congress Workshops. Please contact the Congress Managers (link to should you require assistance.  


Bush Tasting – Cherikoff Australian Ingredients

Date: Wednesday 5th September 2012
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Cost: $35 per person

Venue: Sydney Convention & Exhibition  Centre

Cherikoff Australian ingredients include spices, herbs, fruits, seeds, nuts, sauces, splashes, seasonings, syrups, infused oils, extracts, concentrates and more.
Used in authentic Australian recipes these unique flavours are defining Australian food and help chefs and home cooks to create what is becoming authentic Australian cuisine.

Vic Cherikoff is regarded as a pioneer of the native Australian food industry and has nearly 30 years of experience in commercialising wild food species, taking them from the wild as bush tucker or bush foods to developing them into sophisticated, versatile, authentic Australian foods, beverages and functional ingredients. Where else would you go except to the market leader for quality, range, volumes and innovation of Australian ingredients and professionalism of service?

Your workshop will include a static display of ingredients which will demonstrate the functionality and purpose of ingredients. Each delegate will receive a sample of the slimming sticks, and have the opportunity to taste and sample the Kakadu complex.  

Minimum 50 delegates, Maximum 98 delegates.


Excursion to St Vincent’s & Mater Health Sydney     

Date: Wednesday 5th September
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Cost: $35 per person
Venue: St Vincent’s & Mater Health Sydney

St Vincent’s & Mater Health Sydney (SV&MHS) is the NSW based arm of St Vincent’s Health Australia, which is one of Australia’s leading Catholic not-for-profit diversified healthcare providers. SV&MHS comprises St Vincent’s Hospital, Sacred Heart, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, the Mater Hospital, St Joseph’s Hospital and St Joseph’s Village and provides a range of acute and sub-acute services from primary prevention through to tertiary level care across community, outpatient and inpatient settings as well as residential aged care. The tour involves a presentation about the facilities with a tour of food and nutrition areas. Participants will be able to visit the on-site production kitchen where meals are prepared and delivered using a cook service system. A demonstration of the award winning Bedside Menu Service will also be included in the tour.

Delegates are to meet at the Northern entrance of the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, to board their coach.

Return coach transfer is included.

Minimum 20 delegates, Maximum 20 delegates.


Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Date: Thursday 6th September 2012
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: $35 per person

Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens

Experience the world’s oldest living culture on a guided walking tour of the Royal Botanic Gardens and discover the richly diverse history and culture of the Aboriginal people of the Sydney region. The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney was an important Ceremonial site for many of the Sydney Aboriginal clans, and home to the Cadigal clan. Wogganmagule, the gardens area and its surrounds, offered an impressive and carefree existence. With a diverse array of bush foods, ample fresh water and a plentiful supply of seafood from the harbour, it was paradise for the local Aboriginal people for thousands of years. On this Aboriginal Heritage Tour experience the culture and food sources of Aboriginal people with an Aboriginal guide in the heart of the city.

Please note delegates are to make their own way to and from the Royal Botanic Gardens. Transport is not included.

Minimum 10 delegates, Maximum 50 delegates.


Afternoon exclusive Cooking Class: Sydney Fish Market’s

Date: Friday 7th September 2012
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Cost: $155 per person

Venue: Sydney Fish Markets

With 13,000 guests a year attending classes, Sydney Seafood School is Australia’s leading cooking school. It was established in 1989, when Sydney’s food obsession was in its infancy; French was the largest category in leading restaurant guides and Asian flavours, taken for granted today, were still considered exotic. The NSW fishing fleet caught plenty of whiting, bream, snapper and flathead to supply the local market. But in doing so, they also netted octopus, squid, red mullet, crabs, mussels and other species with which shoppers weren’t familiar … at least not familiar enough to take them home and cook them. A large part of the fishermen’s catch was unwanted and sold as bait or for next to nothing to those who did appreciate it.

Example classes:

Cooking Class Inclusions:

Delegates are to meet at the Northern entrance of SCEC, to board their coach.
Return coach transfers and arinex guide are included.

Minimum 30 delegates, Maximum 45 delegates.


General Information

These tours are designed by arinex Destination Management (license No. 2TA001144), for participating delegates and accompanying persons of 16th International Congress of Dietetics (ICD2012).  Only the best aspects of Sydney and its environs have been incorporated to provide value for money for persons whose time is at a premium.

All tours are based on a minimum number of participants. If minimum numbers are not reached, alternative arrangements or a complete refund will be made. Places on all tours are limited and will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of payment. Where participants cancel their tour bookings prior to 5th July 2012, payment will be refunded in full. Thereafter, no refund will be made.