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Title: FIP 2003: General Information
Date: 04-Mar-2003
Category: Affiliations

FIP 2003

General Information


The participant ?s name badge will be provided at the registration desk.All participants and accompanying persons are kindly requested to wear their badges throughout the Congress.Participants with white badges will be admitted to the sessions.Accompanying persons (pink badges) may attend the opening ceremony,social events and tours but will not be allowed to attend sessions. Badges for the PAC Sessions on Saturday and Sunday are yellow and day cards are green and blue.Participants will be
allowed in the Exhibit and Poster areas but not in the FIP sessions.


All leading banks in Sydney accept traveller ?s cheques. Personal or company cheques will not be accepted at the FIP registration desk or in shops. 


Sunshine,blue sky and usually between 18-20 degrees. However,please do not forget to bring an umbrella. 

Credit cards

Commonly accepted credit cards in hotels,shops and at the FIP registration desk at the Congress venue include: American Express,Diners Club,Visa and Master Card/Eurocard.


The currency used in Sydney is the Australian Dollar. 

Dates to remember

Abstract forms deadline:1 April 2003. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please see our website:
Early Bird congress fee deadline:1 May 2003


Informal dress is acceptable for all sessions but business attire is recommended for the Opening Ceremony. For the Gala dinner and the PAC dinner we advise evening dress.


The Australian Host Committee is the official organiser of the international exhibition at which delegates can review the latest achievements in new equipment,techniques and products. The exhibition gives companies the opportunity to promote their products and services and to meet with community and
hospital pharmacists,pharmacy educators,students and senior officials of national and international organisations and governments,all of whom play an important role in the decision to acquire products and services related to the profession. For further details please contact the Australian Host Committee or FIP Congresses &Conferences


The FIP Organising Committee and the Australian Host Committee accept no liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss of or damage to property belonging to Congress participants and/or accompanying persons,incurred either during or as a result of the Congress.We recommend that each participant takes out personal insurance. 


The official congress language is English. Simultaneous translation from and into English, French, German and Spanish will be available during the Council meetings. During the Opening ceremony and selected symposia, simultaneous translation will be available from English into French, German, Spanish and Japanese.

Location of Congress 

Sydney Convention &Exhibition Centre
Darling Drive Darling Harbour

Locked Bag 14 Pyrmont
Sydney NSW 2009
Tel.:+61-2-9282 5033,Fax:+61-2-9288 6433

Official Housing/Tour Agent

Guild Travel Australia is the official housing and tour agent.
For Hotel reservations,social events,pre and post congress tours plus tours during the congress week please contact: 

Guild Travel Australia
48 Alfred St.Milsons Point
Sydney NSW 2061
IATA 02-3-0828-3
Tel.:+61-2-922 6622,Fax.+61-2-9955 3355

Press room

The Congress Press room offers a number of services for professional press observers.They will have access to written press material (press releases,speakers ?manuscripts,etc.), and will have access to working facilities and a chance to socialise with their colleagues.There will also be a series of media briefings highlighting prominent topics. 

Slide preview room

Slides,powerpoint presentations and overheads may be tested before presentations in the slide preview room.In the case of slides,cassettes marked with your name should be handed over to staff in the meeting room prior to your lecture.

Technical equipment in session rooms 

All session rooms will have LCD/slide/overhead projectors. There will be a technician available in the meeting room. Presenters need to bring their own laptop.

Official Carrier

?Singapore Airlines,one of the world ?s largest and best regarded airlines,is proud to be the official air carrier of the FIP Congress 2003 in Sydney,Australia.SIA is internationally recognised as one of the world ?s leading carriers,having held the prestigious Conde Nast Airline of the Year award for fourteen of the last fifteen years,and sharing first equal in the fifteenth.Our route network spans 90 cities in 40 countries, including services to 11 European countries and all major Australasian cities. ?Operating one of the youngest aircraft fleets with an average age of 5 years 9 months,SIA has always been at the forefront of passenger service and innovation.SIA was the first airline to serve free drinks in Economy Class and install the revolu tionary KrisWorld interactive entertainment system,featuring a personal television screen in every seat with myriad movies,television programmes,Nintendo and PC games,
plus new updated hourly by satellite.A member of the Star Alliance,travel on Singapore Airlines can earn frequent flyer mileage in any Star Alliance programme,including those of Lufthansa,Austrian Airlines,British Midland,United Airlines or SAS. ?Singapore Airlines looks forward to carrying you Down
Under and to offering a level of inflight service even other airlines talk about.?


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