Are sponsors allowed free access or a discount for bookings to the congress? No. All participants at the congress have to pay the full amount for a booking, even if they are an employee of a sponsoring company. Bookings made before June 30 received the maximum discount. The discount percentage drops after this date until August 25. As of the latter date there is no discount. Only keynote speakers and accredited members of the press are not charged to attend the congress.
Does a delegate to the congress get access to the Rio Oil & Gas Expo 2002? And will the exhibitor or visitor at the Rio Oil & Gas have access to the congress pavilion? A delegate to the congress will have free access to the Rio Oil & Gas Expo 2002. But exhibitors at the fair and its visitors will not have access to the 17th WPC.
Are there special booking prices for chairmen, forum and RFP authors? Yes. chairmen, forum and RFP authors are entitled to a 25% discount on the registration fee. Vice-chairmen, second vice-chairmen and poster session authors are entitled to a 20% discount on the registration fee.
What are the rules for cancellations, refunds and transfer of payments for bookings? Cancellations and transfers will be accepted in writing only. Fifty per cent of the total amount will be refunded if written cancellation notice is received by June 30; after this date no refunds will be given for cancellations or reductions of booked activities. The congress registration fee, including social event fees and accompanying programme fees, are fully transferable at no cost if requested by August 15.
Are there discounts for the tourist trips, official lunches or technical visits? No. The technical visits, tours before and after the congress, the official lunches, the programme for accompanying persons and the Brazilian Night, the only social event not included with registration, do not have any discounts.
What happens if the passport photo is not included together with the booking form? The booking will be made just the same. However, for reasons of security, all delegates should be properly identified with a photo ID card, for access to the congress pavilion. Those who do not send a photo with their booking form, can make use of the photography service provided on site.
If the on-line booking process was not completed because of some error or system failure, what should be done? Just re-connect and, using the same registration number, complete the booking.
Is it possible to transfer the booking, if the person who was booked is unable to make it to the congress? Yes. Transfer of bookings, including the social events and the programme for accompanying persons may be carried out up to August 15 at no cost.
What does a booking for delegates give them access to? Booked delegates can attend all the plenary and technical sessions at the congress, visit the Rio Oil & Gas Expo 2002, attend the opening and closing ceremonies and the Maracanã Night, at the largest soccer stadium in the world. The reception at the airport, transport to and from the hotels to the Riocentro, the congress bulletin, which will be given out during the event, and the briefcase with publications produced especially for the delegates are also included in the registration fee.
What does a booking for accompanying persons gives them access to? The accompanying persons' fee includes: opening ceremony and reception; closing ceremony and reception; Maracanã Night; Global Business Opportunities Centre; Rio Oil & Gas Expo 2002; shuttle transfer to and from hotels to the Riocentro; and on arrival there will be a reception at the international airport. Accompanying persons can't take part in the 17th WPC conferences.
Is there a different price for junior professionals? The registration fee is US$ 700. This amount was valid until June 30, when the bookings for this category ended. To be considered a junior professional, the person should be no older than 28.
What is included in the registration for junior professionals? They can attend all the plenary and technical sessions, the Global Business Opportunities Centre, the Rio Oil & Gas Expo 2002 and the Maracanã Night, at the largest soccer stadium in the world. The reception at the airport, transport to and from the hotels to the Riocentro, the congress bulletin, which will be given out during the event, and the briefcase of publications produced especially for the delegates are also included in the registration fee.