The Australian Bushfire Building Conference is presented by Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE). By registering for the Australian Bushfire Building Conference 2019, delegates and attendees agree to abide by all terms and conditions. By registering, you are committing to the purchase.

Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise has engaged Blue Mountains Events & Conferences to manage the event.

Cancellations and refunds
All cancellations and changes to registrations need to be made in writing by email to admin@bmee.org.au.

Any cancellations received in writing before 17 August 2020 will be accepted, and registration fees refunded less a 20% administration fee. Additional social event tickets will be refunded in full if cancelled before 3 September 2020.

Regrettably, no refunds can be given after this date; however, substitute delegates are most welcome with written notification.

All cancellations of accommodation bookings are subject to the applicable venue’s terms and conditions.

If you have not received registration acknowledgement within two business days, please contact BMEE.

Disclaimer
Blue Mountains Events & Conferences acts as the organiser only of these conference activities on behalf of Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise and does not accept responsibility for any act or omission on the part of the service providers. No liability is accepted for any inaccuracy, delay, damage, death, or personal injury. The committee and organisers of the Australian Bushfire Building Conference reserve the right to change, without notice, any aspect of the conference program. All information supersedes all previous publications.

You agree that Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise and Blue Mountains Events & Conferences are not liable to you for any loss, damage, injury or any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or economic loss or damage (including loss of opportunity, exemplary or punitive damages) whether to person or property and whether arising from default, negligence, misconduct or otherwise by Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise, , its employees, agents or contractors including Blue Mountains Events & Conferences in connection with the Conference.

Force majeure
Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise and Blue Mountains Events & Conferences and/or the Venue are not responsible for either the partial or total non-execution of the contract in the event of accident, an act caused by a third party, such as Acts of God including, without limitation, credible threats of natural disaster or bushfire in the geographic vicinity of the venue, war, curtailment or interruption of transportation facilities, threats or acts of terrorism or similar acts, governmental travel advisory, a governmental elevation of the terrorism alert level, civil disturbance, or any other cause comparable events or disaster beyond the parties’ control which prevents the venue from providing the event or if for the same reasons the event is cancelled by Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise.

Intention to photograph
Delegates and others are advised that photographs and filming will be taken during the conference and reproduced for promotional purposes.

Liability Waiver
In the event of industrial disruptions, the Conference, Venue, Committee and organisers accept no responsibility for losses incurred by conference attendees, staff and participants.

Name badges
Your name badge must be worn at all times, as it is your entry to all sessions and inclusive functions.

Payment
By registering, you are committing to the purchase and payment of registration to the event. All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST. Payment must accompany your registration. Offline payments must be made as per invoice terms.
Cheque – Cheques must be in Australian currency, drawn on an Australian bank and free of all charges. Please include a remittance advice and make all cheques payable to:

Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (ABN: 57 984 022 361) 2 Civic Place Katoomba NSW 2780 or PO Box 538 Katoomba NSW 2780

Personal Insurance
Participants shall be regarded in every aspect as carrying their own risk for personal injury and loss or injury to property, including baggage during the conference. We strongly recommend that you take out a travel insurance policy at the time of booking your registration, travel and tours.   Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise and Blue Mountains Events & Conferences will be in no way responsible for any claims under any circumstances.

Privacy
By providing your email address, you agree to receive emails in relation to this and future events of this type. You may opt-out at any time by contacting admin@bmee.org.au.

Your name, organisation and email may be published on the delegate list which is provided to exhibitors and sponsors. Your name and contact information may be used by parties directly related to the event such as Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise and approved stakeholders and sponsors. If you wish to opt out, please send an email to admin@bmee.org.au

Program changes
Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise and Blue Mountains Events & Conferences reserves the right to make changes to the program, including presenters and sessions where necessary. In the unlikely event that a presenter withdraws or cannot travel, Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise  and Blue Mountains Events & Conferences reserve the right to make the appropriate decision in the best interest of the conference – this may include not offering refunds, changes to the program and cancelling sessions.

Social Functions/Alcohol
As alcohol is on offer, all social functions are classed as a licensed event. All attendees must comply with the Venue’s responsible service of alcohol requirements. The Venue’s alcoholic beverage license requires that venue staff shall: (i) request proper identification (photo ID) of any person of questionable age and refuse alcoholic beverage service if the person is either underage or proper identification cannot be produced, and (ii) refuse alcoholic beverage service to any person who, in the Venue’s judgment, appears intoxicated.

Social Media
Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise does not permit the recording of presentations and workshops at the Conference under any circumstances or in any form of media, including but not limited to audio recordings, video recordings, or literal transcripts unless you acquire written consent.

Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise permits and encourages the use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Snapchat and blogging at the conference as a way to summarise, highlight, review, critique, and/or promote the presented materials, or the conference in general, on the condition that: copyright law is observed, verbatim information is limited to a few quotes, and the author or speaker is referenced and cited appropriately. Please bear in mind that presenters have invested many hours in the development of materials for the Conference and copyright laws apply.

Out of respect for the other participants, we ask that loud electronic devices be silenced, though they do not need to be switched off, so that they may be used to tweet, post on Facebook, or take notes in accordance with the above-stated policy.

We encourage delegates to:

We request delegates to refrain from:

  • Using audio and/or video recording devices during sessions.
  • Capturing, transmitting, or redistributing syllabus materials or the bulk of the material presented in a session. Doing so infringes on the intellectual property rights of the speakers.
  • Engaging in rudeness or personal attacks.