APAC Partner Conference 2017

20 – 22 February 2017 · Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, Australia

Airport Transfers

Please note, delegates will need to make their own arrangements for transfers to and from the airport.

You can find more information on transfer options HERE, to help plan your trip.

Alternatively, a Taxi stand is located just outside the International Arrivals Terminal, where Taxis are readily available.

Visa Information

All attendees requiring a letter of invitation to support a visa application must ensure they have made their request by no later than 31st January 2017.

To make a request, please email Evelyn Zhang (evelyn@conferenceworks.com.au) after completing the registration process: include your nationality, occupation, full name as shown in your passport, confirm your gender and show your date of birth.

Information on ETA, eVisitor visa and Visitor (Business Stream) visa is available on the department’s website.

See: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/601-
See: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/651-
See: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/600-

All costs associated with obtaining a visa are the participant’s responsibility.

Traveller’s Cheques & Credit Cards

Major credit cards, such as VISA, Master Card and Amex are acceptable in hotels and shops. Traveller’s cheques can be conveniently cashed at all commercial banks and authorized money exchanges.


Only Australian Dollars are acceptable at stores and restaurants. Foreign currency exchange services are available at major banks and hotels.

Banking & Exchange

Most local banks are opened Monday to Friday between 09.00 -16.00. Exchange offices are available in the central area 7 days a week between 08.30-15.30. And in shopping malls from 11.00-5.00 hr.


A Gold Coast summer can last forever! With the warmest temperatures recorded as early as November, and extending far into April, the Gold Coast is favoured with a warm climate most year round. In February, expect highs averaging 28 degrees – overnight lows are still often in the high teens and low twenties. First on your packing list should be swimmers or togs for the beach. Don’t forget a hat and lots of sunscreen, as the UV factor can be high at this time of year. Average High temp: 28 degrees

Average High temp: 28ºC
Average Sunrise: 5:00 am
Average Sunset: 7:00 pm

Time Zone

The Gold Coast is on Australian East Standard Time( AEST) or GMT plus 10. There is no daylight saving time. Sunrise is around 5.00 am and sunset at 7.00 pm


Voltage in Australia is 220V – 240V AC using power plug/sockets with two-flat metal pins shaped like a “V”, some may contain a third flat pin in the centre.