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  • When and where will PacRim Stainless 2023 be held?
    The 2023 event is being held over two days from 18-19 October 2022 at QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Queensland, Australia 4217.
  • What is PacRim Stainless and who organises it?
    PacRim Stainless is Australia’s premier event that brings together the most substantial part of Australia’s stainless steel supply industry and vital elements of the fabrication sector to discuss domestic and international issues and share knowledge and insights. The Australian Stainless Steel Development Association (ASSDA) hosts the event, a not-for-profit, member-based organisation that provides cohesive representation and support to all those involved in designing, specifying, and using stainless steel. Since its establishment in 1992, ASSDA has overseen the more than doubling of the market for stainless steel in Australia. 2023 will mark ASSDA’s 28th PacRim Stainless Conference.
  • Who can attend PacRim Stainless 2023?
    Everyone is welcome to join the event, both Members and non-members of ASSDA. It helps if you have an interest in stainless steel and the local industry.
  • How much does it cost to attend?
    Registration costs vary, depending on which events of the conference you are attending. Discounted registration rates apply to Members of ASSDA. You can view registration costs via the online form here.
  • Does registration include accommodation?
    No, conference registration costs exclude accommodation, travel, and other associated costs. All delegates are responsible for organising their own travel and accommodation arrangements. ASSDA is holding limited rooms at the conference venue, QT Gold Coast, at discounted rates starting from $299 per night including breakfast for one. Details on how to book your accommodation using the discounted rates will be emailed once you register for the event.
  • Can I just attend one day or the Gala Dinner of the conference?
    Yes, conference registration is flexible, and you only need to register and pay for what you plan to attend. We recommend participating in as many (if not all) of the conference events as possible to gain the full benefit of the speaker sessions and networking opportunities.
  • How do I register?
    You can register online here.
  • Is a group discount available?
    No, group discounts are not available, however, discounted rates are offered to Members of ASSDA.
  • Are there sponsorship opportunities available for companies?
    Yes, a range of sponsorship opportunities are available. Please view the 2023 PacRim Stainless Sponsorship Prospectus here.
  • Can I cancel or get a refund for my registration if I can no longer attend?
    All cancellations must be made in writing to Verbal cancellations, i.e., by telephone, will not be accepted. The following schedule applies: Cancellations received 30 days outside of the event will be entitled to a full refund. Cancellations received within 30 days of the event will be charged for the full amount; no refunds will be available unless applied at our discretion. We recommend you read the conference Terms and Conditions about registration cancellation, including special provisions for cancellation in relation to COVID-19 and associated enforced government restrictions.
  • Will speaker presentations be made available after the event?
    Yes, speaker presentations will be distributed to session participants in PDF format after the event. Please note that speakers must provide permission for ASSDA to distribute these prior to circulation.
  • Is there a dress code?
    Business/smart casual attire is recommended for the conference sessions, and cocktail attire is the dress code for the Gala Dinner (Australian Industry Stainless Steel Supplier and Fabricator Awards). If you are playing golf, golf/polo/sports shirt and golf/sports shoes are required; denim is not permitted.
  • Can I bring my partner?
    Yes, all partners are welcome at any of the events. Partners will require their own separate registration.
  • How do I get to the venue?
    QT Gold Coast is in Surfers Paradise at 7 Staghorn Avenue, Queensland, Australia 4217. Numerous travel options are available, and you can find out more about getting to the Gold Coast here.
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