Conference & Trade Exhibition
APP is The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s annual national conference and the largest pharmacy conference and trade show in Australia. APP offers attendees a comprehensive four-day educational program, exciting social activities and a trade exhibition showcasing the latest products, services and industry information.
The conference and trade exhibition will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre (GCCEC).
2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Conference sessions and the trade exhibition are held from Thursday 7 March until Sunday 10 March 2019.
Please visit the Program page for session information and times.
Please see below for the Trade Exhibition opening times.
|Trade Exhibition Dates||Trade Exhibition Opening Hours|
|Thursday 19 March 2020||8.30am – 6.00pm (Foyer stands open)
5:30pm – 8:30pm (Main exhibition hall open & Welcome Reception)
|Friday 20 March 2020||9.30am – 5.00pm|
|Saturday 21 March 2020||9:30am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday 22 March 2020||9:30am – 12:30pm|
There will be over 400 trade stands showcasing the latest industry products and services.
Please visit the Exhibitor Listing page, which is regularly updated as new trade exhibition bookings are received.
Admission to conference sessions is restricted to professional persons working within the pharmacy industry. If you wish to bring a guest or your family (including children) to view the trade exhibition they will need to be admitted as a visitor and will be required to wear a visitor name badge, which can be collected from the Registration Desk onsite.
Yes, extra tickets to both the Welcome Reception and the APP Street Party can be purchased online with your registration. Additional Welcome Reception tickets can be purchased for $85 each and additional Street Party tickets for $110 each (the Street Party ticket price has been reduced to make it more affordable for partners and guests to attend with delegates).
Yes. Most conference sessions will be eligible for CPD points. A CPD Accreditation & Credits Summary will be provided prior to the conference which will outline how many credits have been allocated to each session. If you wish to record your CPD credits using myCPD, you can register for a myCPD account at www.mycpd.org.au.
The CPE Allowance provides financial support to assist pharmacists from rural and remote areas to access CPD and Professional Development activities. Click here for more information and find out if you are eligible. The Rural Intern Training Allowance (RITA) provides financial support to assist intern pharmacists from rural and remote areas to attend compulsory intern training program activities. Click here for more information and find out if you are eligible.
Online Registrations will be accepted until 11am Wednesday 6 March 2019. After this time, registrations will be available onsite at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
Yes, onsite registrations will be accepted, but these will attract a $50 late fee.
A confirmation of registration and tax invoice will be issued to your email address on submission of registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your ‘junk’ or ‘spam’ folders and check that the email address you provided when registering is correct. If a confirmation has not been received please contact the Events Division of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch on 07 3831 3788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. You can contact the Events Division of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch on 07 3831 3788 or email email@example.com to check if your registration has been submitted successfully.
This depends on individual circumstances. Please contact your tax professional to discuss this.
No, your name badge and function tickets will be available for collection from the Registration Desk onsite on arrival at the conference.
All cancellations and requests for registration refunds must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations made before 1 February 2019 will receive a refund less a $100.00 per person administration fee. Refunds will NOT be processed for cancellations after 1 February 2019, however substitute delegates will be accepted as long as we are notified by email by midnight Tuesday 5 March 2019. No refunds will be issued until after the conference. No refunds will be given for non-attendance at the conference. Accommodation and airline cancellations are at the discretion of the individual organisations concerned.
Accommodation & Travel
Yes. Special hotel rates are available for visitors and exhibitors. Please visit our Accommodation page for more information.
All APP accommodation venues are in walking distance from the GCCEC. A shuttle service from all accommodation venues will be offered to and from the APP Street Party on Saturday 21 March 2020 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm and then from 10:00pm – 12:30am.
Car parking is available for delegates at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre at a cost of $12.00 per day. The entrance to the car park is off the Gold Coast Highway.
The Gold Coast’s climate is sub-tropical with 287 days of sunshine annually. The temperature in March ranges from 19°C to 24°C.
No. If you require babysitting services please arrange this with your hotel concierge.
A small cloakroom is available onsite. Delegates requiring storage of luggage after checkout should contact their respective hotel concierges.
Yes, there is free wi-fi available throughout the centre.
Conference sessions – smart casual
Welcome Reception – smart casual or business
APP Street Party – cocktail
Yes. Local buses, taxis and a light rail (tram) operate regular services to all major attractions, hotels and shopping centres on the Gold Coast, including GCCEC.
Surfside Buslines service the Gold Coast 24 hours a day at four to five minute intervals during peak periods. Surfside also transports visitors to all Gold Coast theme parks.
Ph: 07 5571 6555
Gold Coast Cabs service the Gold Coast.
Ph: 131 008
G:link Light Rail
The Gold Coast light rail system is a 13 kilometre corridor connecting Griffith University to Broadbeach, passing through the key activity centres of Southport and Surfers Paradise. For timetables and fares visit translink.com.au or ridetheg.com.au.
The organiser of the event is The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch. Please contact the organiser by emailing email@example.com or by calling 07 3831 3788.