The conference venue will be the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC). The three level design is Western Australia’s only purpose-built convention, exhibition and meeting venue. With its location in the heart of Perth city, the PCEC is conveniently located for conference delegates.
The PCEC’s convenient location on Mounts Bay Road, in the heart of Perth city and along the Swan River foreshore, provides delegates and visitors with easy access to the city’s facilities, services and attractions. Several hotels and apartments, as well as restaurants, bars, cafes, retail outlets and entertainment areas are all located within walking distance of the PCEC. Another option for delegates is the central area free public transport system that services the PCEC, specifically the CAT bus system with the Blue CAT bus running in a north-south direction via the PCEC, and connecting to the Red and Yellow CAT buses.
Once at the venue, delegates may notice that the building design captures the flow of Perth’s stunning Swan River and incorporates colours unique to Western Australia, including rich ochres of the natural environment. Inside the venue, the 300-metre long, floor-to-ceiling glass foyer, across all three levels, features expansive pre-function and foyer areas providing panoramic city and Swan River views. The impressive floor-to-ceiling glass foyer creates a seamless link between all of the venues major rooms and facilities.
Featuring a riverside theatre auditorium with tiered seating, numerous meeting rooms, an advanced audio visual system and wireless internet access, the PCEC will provide a comfortable conference forum for oral presentations, easy access to the poster sessions in the northern and southern foyers, while the exhibitors will be conveniently located in the central foyer (all on level 2 of the PCEC).
Daily refreshments will be available on arrival each morning, together with morning and afternoon tea, and lunch. For early session speakers and attendees, pastries and coffee/tea will be served complimentary between 6.30am-7.40am. Between sessions, the PCEC’s internet café, Velluto, is available for a catch-up with colleagues, informal meetings and light meals, as well as internet access.
Delegates will be able to access the theatre, rooms and facilities on level 2 via multiple entrances. External access includes entry doors across from the Perth City busport and summer garden area. Stairs are available from the level 1 plaza area and a lift from the car park. Internally, access includes the northern stairs to the auditorium foyer and a lift from the car park. Access is also via stairs and escalator from the level 1 pavilions foyer.
While the scientific program will be hosted on level 2, the welcome reception on the official conference opening night and the conference dinner will be hosted in the PCEC’s BelleVue Ballroom on level 3. Delegates can also mingle on the ballroom’s open-air balcony, where they will enjoy the panoramic views of Perth city, the Swan River and the parkland that divides the two. The foyer’s floor-to-ceiling glass design ensures that delegates can mingle the night away against a breathtaking backdrop of sparkling stars and reflective river lights.
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