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Frequently Asked Questions

Booking & Payment Enquiries

How do I register for the conference?
How do I pay?
When should I pay for the conference?
What is the booking confirmation process?
What happens if I have to cancel?
Can I send a colleague in my place?
Can I share my place at the conference?
Can I register for the conference or a workshop at the conference venue?
Do I need to pay before the earlybird date in order to receive my discount?
I have two discounts I would like to use to register; can I use both of them?
How do I find the brochure code?
What happens if the conference is cancelled?
I cannot make the date of the conference, can I still purchase the speaker presentations?

Enquiries About The Venue & The Conference Day

How do I get to the venue?
Are all meals and refreshments included?
What about accommodation?
What should I wear?
What do I need to bring with me?
What if I have special requirements?
What happens if there is a venue change?
How can I attend a TroubleShooting Clinic?
How many attendees will be at the conference?
What happens if a speaker cannot attend?
What conference materials will be made available on the day?
When will I receive the conference materials?
Are all of the presentations available on the web?
Will I receive a copy of the delegate list?

General Enquiries

Who can I speak to for more information on each conference?
Will I receive any information from you in the post?
Will I receive emails from you?
How do I register for a press pass?
How can I give you my feedback?
Any other questions?

Booking and Payment Enquiries

How do I register for the conference?

There are 5 easy ways to register for the conference:
1. Online @ www.globalinsightconferences.com/conferences
2. Phone +44 (0)20 3479 2299
3. Fax the booking form to + 44 (0) 207 117 1777
4. Post the booking for to Global Insight Conferences Ltd, 5-11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ
5. Email GIC Ltd on bookings@globalinsightconferences.com

The easiest way to register is by using our secure online booking service with a credit or debit card. Alternatively, you can pay by bank transfer, cheque or you can ask to be invoiced. You can do all of these online at www.globalinsightconferences.com/conferences or by downloading the booking form at www.globalinsightconferences.com/conferences  and posting it to Global Insight Conferences Ltd, 5-11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ or in any of the ways listed above.

If you do book offline (i.e. by sending the booking form by fax or post), please do quote your booking code, which can be found on your booking form.

How do I pay?

Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Solo.
Cheques: These should be drawn on a UK bank account and made payable to: Global Insight Conferences Ltd and posted with the booking form to Global Insight Conferences Ltd, 5-11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ. Please state your reference and name on the reverse.

To make a bank transfer please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 for details.
You can also ask to be invoiced.  If your company uses Purchase Order Numbers, please include this on your booking form, otherwise this may delay your booking process.

When should I pay for the conference?

Payment is due on registering for the conference. Global Insight Conferences Ltd must receive payment within 7 days of the invoice date (which is issued immediately on submission of booking). If you have not paid for the event by the date of the conference, you will be asked to guarantee your payment with a credit card. Pre-payment is a requirement of entry and regrettably, you will not be allowed into the conference unless you have paid.

What is the booking confirmation process?

1. Placing your order: Payment is due on registering for the conference. Once you have registered for the event, you will receive your order confirmation and invoice within 7 working days. If your company uses Purchase Order Numbers, please include this on your booking form, otherwise this may delay your order. A receipt of order email confirmation from us constitutes a legally binding contract and if after 7 days you have not received your order confirmation, please call our Customer Services team on +44 (0)20 3479 2299 there may be a problem with your booking.

2. Payment must now be received and cleared in full.  Your VAT receipt will follow once full payment has been received. Please see the relevant sections above for further information.

3. Final confirmation: Once we have received payment in full, you will be sent your delegate joining instructions (including venue information, map, Pre-Conference Profile Questionnaire etc).

Please note: Global Insight Conferences Ltd reserves the right to decline any booking.  Payment must be made in full before the date of the conference. Please bring proof of payment with you. A credit card guarantee will be requested for delegates who do not have proof of payment.

What happens if I have to cancel?

If you are unable to attend the conference, you are welcome to send a substitute delegate instead.  Simply notify Global Insight Conferences of the new name, job title and contact details at bookings@globalinsightconferences.com.

Cancellations received in writing at least 40 working days before the conference date will receive a full refund, minus an administration charge of £99 +VAT.

Cancellations received in writing on or after 40 working days before the conference date cannot be refunded and full payment is still due although a replacement delegate will always be welcome. This is due to the way in which we are charged by our suppliers as during this final month, most of the costs have already been incurred by the organisers. Global Insight Conferences Ltd cannot reimburse any travel, accommodation or other expenses under any circumstances.

Can I send a colleague in my place?

We are happy to make a substitution for you at no extra charge.  Please send the name, job title and full contact details for the person attending in your place. Please note, however, that substitutions made on the day of the conference itself are at the discretion of the organisers.

Can I share my place at the conference?

Two or more delegates may not ‘share’ a place at the conference. Please make separate bookings for each delegate.

Can I register for the conference or a workshop at the conference venue?

Yes, you may register on to the conference itself or any separately-bookable workshops onsite, our registration personnel will be happy to help you.  We will need a credit or debit card guarantee for any bookings made on the day.

Do I need to pay before the earlybird date in order to receive my discount?

Yes, Global Insight Conferences Ltd needs to receive payment within 7 days following the early bird deadline in order for you to take advantage of the early booking discount.

I have two discounts I would like to use to register; can I use both of them?

No, we do not combine discounts but we will honour the best discount for you.

How do I find the brochure code?

Your brochure code can be found on the top right hand corner of your booking form.

What happens if the conference is cancelled?

Global Insight Conferences Ltd will assume no liability in the event that this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, terrorist alert, fire, strike, extreme weather or other emergency.
In the unlikely event that Global Insight Conferences cancels the conference, you will receive a full refund. However, Global Insight Conferences Ltd cannot reimburse any travel, accommodation or other expenses under any circumstances.

I cannot make the date of the conference, can I still purchase the speaker presentations?

Yes, please visit www.globalinsightconferences.com/conferences to purchase these. The distribution of presentation materials is subject to the speakers’ permission and are usually made available one week after the conference date.

Enquiries About The Venue & The Conference Day

How do I get to the venue?

Venue details can be found www.globalinsightconferences.com/conferences

What about accommodation?

The cost of overnight accommodation or any travel is not included in your registration fee.

Are all meals and refreshments included?

Yes, all refreshments and lunch is included. Please email info@globalinsightconferences.com if you have any special dietary requirements, other than vegetarian, which is included as standard. Please see the conference programme for specific timings for the refreshments and networking breaks.

What should I wear?

The dress code is business casual.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring your booking confirmation and proof of payment with you to the conference. We do not issue tickets for entry so your registration and proof of payment will suffice to enter the conference. Should you not be able to demonstrate proof of payment, we will have to ask for your credit card details in order to allow you access on the day. You may find that having lots of business cards with you for the networking sessions is also helpful.

What if I have special requirements?

If you have any particular requirements, disabilities, access, or any other needs we should be aware of, please do let us know when you register for the event.  Alternatively, please email info@globalinsightconferences.com

What happens if there is a venue change?

Very occasionally, we may have to change the venue of the conference due to refurbishments or issues with the venue itself. Should this happen, you will be personally notified and sent all of the relevant information for the new venue. Our conference website will also be kept up-to-date of any changes.

How can I attend a TroubleShooting Clinic?

You will be emailed before the conference date in order to arrange any specific TroubleShooting Clinics you wish you attend with our expert onsite advisors. These 20 minute confidential meetings are designed with your specific needs and questions in mind, which is why we endeavour to arrange the meetings before the conference. However, should there be available time on the day with our advisors and you wish to speak with one of them, please do not hesitate to contact the Global Insight Conferences’ staff on the day, who will be happy to arrange this for you.

How many attendees will be at the conference?

This does vary, so please ask our Customer Service team onsite.

What happens if a speaker cannot attend?

Conferences are organised many months in advance of the conference itself and as the date of the conference approaches, sometimes we may need to make substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. This is due to speakers being unable to attend for personal or business reasons and whilst we make every effort to find a direct replacement, sometimes this is not possible within the timeframes we are given and in order to allow any replacement speaker to sufficiently prepare a quality presentation. Global Insight Conferences Ltd reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary. Any substitutions or alterations will be regularly updated on the individual event sites.

What conference materials will be made available on the day?

On the day of the conference, you will receive a documentation pack with the updated agenda, delegate list, venue information and the speaker biographies, as well as sheets for your notes.  The actual presentations will not be printed in the documentation pack as speakers often wish to update their presentations following questions and debates on the day itself and so will generally request that we publish the presentation after the conference. The presentations will be made available up to one week after the event from the password protected area of the conference website. Please note that not all speakers provide us with a presentation and that not all speakers will give permission for their presentations to be distributed.

When will I receive the conference materials?

Your conference documentation pack will be given to you when you register on the day of the conference.  The speaker presentations themselves will be made available to all attendees one week after the conference.

Are all of the presentations available on the web?

We ask all of our speakers for permission to publish their presentations on the password protected area of the website for you to download post-event. Not all of our speakers give us permission to do so, or indeed prepare written presentations. What we are legally permitted to publish online, will be made available to you as soon as the speakers have released their updated versions. This tends to be within one week of the conference itself and your private password will allow you access to the site for you to download at your leisure.

Will I receive a copy of the delegate list?

For networking purposes, the delegate list will be released on the day of the conference.

General Enquiries

Who can I speak to for more information on each conference?

Please call our customers services team on +44 (0)20 3479 2299.

Will I receive any information from you in the post?

We will endeavour to keep you informed about upcoming conferences by sending you invitations in the post. If your contact details change please email database@globalinsightconferences.com.

Will I receive emails from you?

If you have opted-in to e-mail communication with Global Insight Conferences Ltd you will receive related market information and advanced notification of related conferences.

How do I register for a press pass?

Due to privacy and confidentiality issues, press passes are not available at our conferences, except under exceptional circumstances. To enquire about any potential press pass, please email the marketing team on press@globalinsightconferences.com

How can I give you my feedback?

We actively seek your feedback on your experience of the day.  Our onsite questionnaires are relatively comprehensive and do cover most aspects of the day. Alternatively, please do call our customer services team on +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email your feedback to them at  info@globalinsightconferences.com

Any other questions?

Please do not hesitate to email our customer services team at info@globalinsightconferences.com who will respond to you promptly.