Lens
 
International AIDS Society

Terms & Conditions for Exhibitors



These Terms & Conditions for Exhibitors are valid for each exhibitor registered to attend the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 19-22 July 2015 (hereinafter referred to as “the conference").

Exhibitor registration is only applicable to exhibiting companies. The exhibiting company must nominate one group manager who will administer the exhibitor registration. It is the sole responsibility of the group manager to distribute all relevant conference information to the registered exhibitors.

All references to the age of a person, mentioned in this and other conference documents, refer to the age of that person as of 19 July 2015 (the first day of the conference), unless otherwise specified.

All references to a date or a deadline, mentioned in this and other conference documents, refer to the Central European Time Zone (CET).


Exhibitor Registration

Only fully completed registration forms will be accepted. The registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of the exhibitors registration details and full payment (if applicable) from the group manager registering the exhibitors. The complete details for the group members must be provided no later than 26 June 2015.

To be able to registered as an exhibitor, individuals must be at least 18 years old. Exhibitors may be asked to present an official identity card stating their age.

Exhibitor registration includes entry to the exhibition and poster area, the satellites and the opening and closing sessions. It does not include access to the conference sessions, nor the conference bag and materials.

It is the responsibility of the group manager to inform the exhibitors whether the exhibitor name badge is being picked-up and distributed by the group manager or individually by each exhibitor. No exhibitor name badges will be handed out until payment has been received in full.

Each exhibiting company is entitled to the following number of exhibitor registrations:

Purchased Square Metres Free Exhibitor Badges
Up to 25 m2 3
From 26 to 50 m2 6
From 51 to 75 m2 10
From 76 to 100 m2 15
More than 100 m2 20

Additional exhibitor badges can be purchased at USD 140. The maximum number of additional exhibitor registrations equals the number of free registrations that an exhibitor is entitled to (see table above). For example, exhibitors who are entitled three free registrations can buy three additional registrations, those entitled six can buy six more, etc.

All badges are individualized with the name of the exhibitor and can not be shared. No badges will be issued with the name of the exhibiting company only.

Major Industry Sponsors

Each Major Industry Sponsor receives 30 free exhibitor registrations. A maximum of 30 additional exhibitor registrations can be purchased at USD 110 each.


Registration Confirmation/Invoice

A registration confirmation/invoice will be sent by email to the group manager after the IAS 2015 Registration Department has received the fully completed exhibitor registration form and payment in full (if applicable).


Methods of Payment

The registration fee must accompany all registrations (if applicable). Payments should be made in advance and in USD only, using a credit card (up to a total amount of USD 7.000) or by bank transfer (for any amount).

Personal cheques, company cheques or Euro cheques are not accepted.

All bank fees and money transfer costs must be prepaid by the transmitter. Indicate IAS 2015 and the exhibitor company name as a reference on all bank transfers.


Registration Name Change

Only name changes advised by the group manager will be accepted. A name change fee of USD 65 will be charged for every name change to an existing exhibitor registration. A new registration form for the substitute exhibitor should NOT be submitted. Name changes will be accepted by email or fax indicating the old and new names including the required contact details until 10 July 2015. After this date, all name changes must be carried out onsite.

Major Industry Sponsors do not have to pay a name change fee.


Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing and sent to the IAS 2015 Registration Department by email. The notification must include all relevant information regarding the bank account to which a possible refund may be remitted.

If the written notification of cancellation is received on or before 7 May 2015, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. We regret that no refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date. Only cancellations advised by the group manager will be accepted. The cancellation will not be effective until a written acknowledgement from the IAS 2015 Registration Department is received.


In the case of overpayment or double payment, refund requests must be made in writing and sent to the IAS 2015 Registration Department, by email, no later than 22 July 2015. A handling fee of USD 65 will be charged. We regret that no refund requests will be accepted after this date. The refund will not be effective until a written acknowledgement from the IAS 2015 Registration Department is received.
Refunds will be made in the same form as the original transaction. For original payments made by bank transfer, the cancellation notification or refund request must indicate a bank account to which a refund may be remitted.

Credit will not be given for unattended events or early termination of attendance.

Requests for refunds of any additional items ordered (such as the sustainability programme) will not be accepted.


Cancellation of the Conference

In the event that the conference cannot be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the conference organizers (force majeure) or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the conference organizers, the conference organizers cannot be held liable by delegates for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, costs for additional orders, financial losses, etc.

Under these circumstances, the conference organizers reserve the right to either retain the entire registration fee and to use it for a future conference, or to reimburse the delegate after deducting costs already incurred for the organization of the conference and which could not be recovered from third parties.


Modification of the Programme

The conference organizers reserve the right to modify the programme, which is published as an indication only.


Lost Name Badge

The conference name badge must be worn at all times during the conference. Access to the conference venue will not be granted without a proper name badge. If a delegate loses, misplaces or forgets the name badge, a handling fee of USD 65 will be charged for a new name badge. Upon handing out a new name badge, the lost badge will be deactivated and become invalid.


Letter of Invitation

Exhibitors requiring an official Letter of Invitation from the conference organizers can request one by contacting the IAS 2015 Registration Department. To receive a Letter of Invitation, exhibitors must first register to the conference and pay in full (if applicable).

The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate the conference organizers in any way, nor does it guarantee an entry visa to Canada. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference are the sole responsibility of the delegate.


Visa Requirements

It is the sole responsibility of the delegate to take care of his/her visa requirements. Delegates who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Delegates should contact the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. All visa applications should be submitted to the authorities one month before travelling to Canada at the latest (i.e. before 15 June 2015 for conference delegates).

Delegate registration details might be shared with the Canadian immigration authorities to assist in the immigration process. However, the conference organizers and/or the IAS 2015 Registration Department will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of delegates.

The registration fee minus a handling fee of USD 65 will be refunded after the conference if the visa was applied for in time (i.e. before 15 June 2015 for conference delegates) and proof is shown that a visa could not be granted even though all requested documents were submitted. A refund for any additional items ordered can not be made. Refund requests must be made in writing and sent to the IAS 2015 Registration Department, by email, no later than 22 July 2015. No refund requests will be accepted after this date.


Data Protection and Sharing of Contact Details

The IAS will collect and store all personal data for the preparation and execution of the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015). Data protection is warranted in accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Act and the Tele Service Data Protection Act.

In order to facilitate border entry and visa applications, the IAS might share contact details of delegates with the Canadian immigration authorities.


IAS Principles and Values of Conference Participation

By attending the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), delegates agree to comply with the IAS Principles and Values of Conference Participation. The full policy is available on the conference website and onsite at the registration counter.


Liability

The conference organizers shall be held liable in the framework of a duty of care as a respectable business according to statutory provisions. The liability of the conference organizers - for whatever legal reason - shall be limited to intent and gross negligence. The liability of commissioned service providers shall remain unaffected by this. The delegate shall take part in the conference at his/her own risk. Oral agreements shall not be binding if these have not been confirmed in writing by the IAS.


Fulfillment and Jurisdiction

This contract is subject to the law of Geneva, Switzerland. The terms of this contract shall be fulfilled in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and, in the event of any legal claims arising from either party, Geneva, Switzerland shall be the sole court of jurisdiction.

Click here for further information on IAS copyright, disclaimer and privacy policies.