The International Federation for Structural Concrete 5th International fib Congress

Better - Smarter - Stronger

7-11 October 2018


Registration is open to all persons interested in the building and construction industry.

The Congress will focus on the theme “Better – Smarter – Stronger” and is dedicated to bringing together leaders and practitioners in the concrete industry from all over the world.

The conference is open to anyone interested in attending. It will be of specific interest to those within the building and construction industries and most pertinent to:

  • Civil and Structural Engineers
  • Concrete Product Manufacturers
  • Reinforcement Suppliers
  • Civil and Building Contactors
  • Prestressing Companies
  • Developers
  • Academics/Researchers/Educators
  • Government Departments covering Transport, Roads, Railways and Public Works
  • Local Government Shires and Councils

All persons intending to attend the Congress must complete a Registration Form.  Please read the below registration information before you complete the Registration Form.  Should you experience any difficulties please contact the Congress Managers at

The Congress Dinner will take place at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Olympic Blvd, Melbourne.

Registration Fees

Registration Type Early Bird Rate^
Available till 22 July 2018
Standard Rate^^
From 23 July 2018
fib/CIA member AUD $1,450.00 AUD $1,600.00
fib/CIA Undergraduate & postgraduate students AUD $935.00 AUD $995.00
Undergraduate & postgraduate students AUD $975.00 AUD $1,035.00
Non-Members AUD $1,800.00 AUD $1,950.00
Day registration AUD $750.00 AUD $850.00

All registration fees are quoted in Australian Dollars. To view the current foreign exchange rates, please visit

^To be entitled to the early bird registration fee you must have registered and paid by the official closing date for ‘Early Bird’ registration.
^^The standard rate will apply from 9:00am 23 July 2018 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Registration Terms and Conditions


The registration fee entitles all delegates to the following:

Full Registrants

  • All sessions
  • Satchel: program booklet, proceedings/abstract book and list of participants
  • Welcome Reception
  • Conference Dinner
  • Morning and afternoon teas, lunches

Student Registration

A student is defined as a holder of a student identification card from a recognised tertiary or secondary educational institution or international student card. Students must be studying full time to qualify for the discounted rate. Student registrants are entitled to the following:

  • All sessions
  • Satchel: program booklet, proceedings/abstract book and list of participants
  • Welcome Reception
  • Conference Dinner
  • Morning and afternoon teas, lunches

Please note:  A copy of your student identification card will be requested when you register. Without this copy, the full registration fee will be charged.

Day Registrants

Day Registration entitles delegates to the following:

  • All sessions on the nominated day
  • Program booklet
  • Morning and afternoon tea, lunch on the nominated day

Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Conference Managers at

Registration Fees: Cancellations before 9 JULY 2018 will incur a A$150.00 cancellation fee.
Cancellations from 10 JULY 2018 to 20 AUGUST 2018 will incur a 50% cancellation fee
Cancellations on or after 21 AUGUST 2018 will receive no refund.

Accommodation Fees: One nights deposit must be paid at time of booking to guarantee reservation.
Deposit is non-refundable as at 10 SEPTEMBER 2018

Social: Payments are non-refundable as at 10 SEPTEMBER 2018

Your registration and payment will be acknowledged via email with confirmation of your requirements according to your registration form. Your registration will not be processed or confirmed if payment does not accompany your form.

Other Payment Options:  If you are unable to pay by credit card please contact the Congress Managers for assistance via


Group Registration
The group registration is offered when a single entity registers ten (10) or more individuals. Please contact the Congress Mangers on for information.

The Group registration form must be received by the Congress Managers on or before 7 June 2018 to be eligible for the early registration fee and payment must be received by 7 June 2018, even without the list of participants.  The final list of participants must be submitted by 7 September 2018.  Should this deadline not be met, the difference between early and standard registration fees will apply and must be paid in order to process the Group registration.

Private Touring, Private Functions, Hospitality Arrangements
Should you have any specialised group requirements for private touring, private function, transportation or hospitality services other than those organised for the official program, please contact the Conference Manager who would be pleased to assist with arrangements.

It is requested that you advise the Conference Managers of any private /corporate functions that might be planned outside of the official program.

Credit Card

Please note all online registrations require immediate payment by credit card.  Please visit our secure website to register and book your accommodation in ‘real time’.

Accepted credit cards: MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Please note all transactions by credit card will appear on your statement as payment to ‘Conference by Arinex Pty Ltd’.


Name badge
Each delegate of the Congress will receive a name badge upon registration at the Congress. The badge will be your official pass and must be clearly visible at all times to obtain entry to all sessions and to social functions. The Congress Managers expect appropriate behaviour from attendees and reserve the right to revoke the badge and privileges of anyone behaving in an inappropriate manner.

The program is correct at the time of publishing.  The organisers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items from the program or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the Congress timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice.  Neither the host organisation(s) nor the Congress Managers will accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes.

The Congress Managers reserve the right to use any recordings whether audio or video and/or any photographs taken at any stage during the Congress for promotional, advertising or reporting of the Congress and/or its content at their sole discretion.

Australia operates under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), as amended, and the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches), 2017.  The objective of these is to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information.

Europe operates under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. The GDPR aims primarily to give protection to citizens over their personal data.  The legislation was adopted on 27 April 2016.

The Conference Managers comply with these legislations and are committed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information.

Arinex will not sell your personal information to third parties.  If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us and we will promptly correct the information.  You may also withdraw your consent for use of your information by advice to us in writing.

 Why do we wish you to provide your information?

We require your information to facilitate provision of information to you regarding the Conference and to facilitate your participation in the Conference.  Information collected in respect of your proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will be used for the purposes listed below.  You can give or withhold your consent for each or all of these uses.  Please indicate your preferences when completing your registration form but please note that we will be unable to forward any information relating to the Conference or to communicate with you regarding your registration if you select ‘no’ to point 1.

What we will do with your information?

  1. Planning and conduct of the Conference including arrangements for your participation (e.g. accommodation booking);
  2. In the Delegate List published for the Conference;
  3. May also be provided to organisers of future occurrences of this Conference;
  4. May be used to provide you with information of other relevant events in your area of interest.

Important Notes:

  • The parties who will have access to your information (subject to your preference selections on above points) are the Conference Managers, the Conference host organisation (points 1 and point 4), delegates, sponsors and exhibitors of the Conference (point 2) and any future organisers of the Conference (point 3).

The parties mentioned above will rely on your above consent indications for the purposes of compliance.

  • You may withdraw your granular consent at any time by notice in writing to the Conference Managers.
  • You are entitled to access the information held by written application to the Conference Managers.

For further information please see our detailed corporate Privacy Statement at link

Online Registration Form

Please note that all persons intending to attend the Congress must register.


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Key Dates

Early Bird Registration
Now Closed
Congress Dates
7-11 October 2018

Don’t miss your chance to attend the Congress