On-line registration for delegates is available now and a downloadable registration form will be available soon.

  Find out about setting up a partnering meeting with one of the organisations currently represented at ABIC 2013.

  For more information contact the ABIC 2013 office:
Iris Meck
Suite 510, 5920 - 1A St. SW
Calgary, AB, Canada, T2H 0G3
Phone: (403) 686-8407
Fax: (403) 255-4592
Email: events@irismeck.com

Our full on-line registration is now available for delegates, sponsors and exhibitors.

ABIC 2013 and Investment Forum On-line Delegate Registration

Note: ABIC 2013 will not issue any letters of invitation to attend ABIC 2013. Only registrants with valid credit card numbers owned by the credit card holder will be processed.

Those who wish to attend the conference should complete the online form. Each attendee must complete one registration form. For fax or mail registrations, a clean photocopy of the form will be accepted or additional forms can be obtained from the Conference Coordinator, or simply downloaded from the website (coming soon).

Full registration fee includes the Welcome Reception, Exhibit Networking Reception, including the Investment Forum, all conference sessions, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks and lunches during the 4-day conference. The conference registration fee does not include hotel accommodations or the Gala Dinner Reception or the Gala Dinner Banquet. Tickets may be purchased below. Hotel guest room reservations are the responsibility of the registrant.

Payment of fees
All fees are payable in Canadian funds. Preferable payment method is with a credit card. Master Card, VISA and American Express are the only credit cards accepted at the conference. Your credit card statement will read “Iris Meck Communications Inc.” Payment by cheque, money order or bank draft must be received within 30 days from registration date or your registration will be cancelled (you will be notified by email). Make cheque, money orders or bank drafts payable in Canadian funds to the host and fiscal agent for the conference, “ABIC 2013” to the following address:

ABIC 2013 Conference
c/o Iris Meck Communications Inc.
Suite 510, 5920-1A Street SW
Calgary Alberta Canada T2H 0G3

Upon receipt of your registration you will receive an invoice outlining your balance due.  Once we receive your payment by cheque, money order or bank draft, you will receive a payment confirmation email that will serve as your receipt of payment.

Iris Meck
Phone: 403-686-8407
Email: abicreg@imcievents.ca
Note: Registrations will not be processed or confirmed until the Conference Coordinator receives payment in full.

Fee Structure
  Prior to
July 5, 2013
CDN Funds
July 5, 2013
CDN Funds
Full Conference Registration:    
Corporate $900.00
($857.14 + $42.86 GST)

($1250.00 + 62.50 GST)
Producer, Researcher, Academic $630.00
($600.00 + 30.00 GST)

($1000 + $50.00 GST)
Proof of student status (in the form of a student ID card
or a letter from your school) is required when you
register on-site.

($400.00 + $20.00 GST)
($800.00 + $40.00 GST)
Government $600.00 $1000.00
One-Day Registration:    
One-Day Monday September 16, 2013 $551.25

One-Day Tuesday, September 17, 2013 $551.25

One-Day Wednesday, September 18, 2013
and Investment Forum

Gala Dinner Reception and Banquet $94.50
($90.00 + $4.50 GST)
($90.00 + $4.50 GST)

Cancellation Policy
On or before May 31, 2013 all registrations are fully refundable with request in writing to abicreg@imcievents.ca. A cancellation penalty of $100.00 plus $5.00 GST CDN will apply for all cancellations.

After May 31st, 2013, no refunds will be provided; however a registration can be transferred to another delegate name with advance written notice to abicreg@imcievents.ca prior to September 1, 2013.

Registration Deadline
Online registration will close September 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Registration will resume and will be accepted Sunday September 15, 2013 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the conference site. 

If you have any questions about your conference registration, please contact Iris Meck, Event Coordinator at 403-686-8407 or abicreg@imcievents.ca

International payments
Payments from outside of Canada must be made by credit card or certified bank cheque in Canadian dollars only. Your name and full address should be typed or printed clearly on the back of the cheque.

Payment Confirmation
Your registration and payment will be acknowledged by 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. You will not receive any further publications before the conference. At the conference you will receive the final program.

Entrance to the conference
Each delegate of the conference will receive a name badge. The badge will be your official pass and must be worn at all times within the facility to obtain entry to all sessions and events.

Registration desk
The registration desk will be located in the TELUS Convention Center second floor and will be operational each day of the conference as well as during the afternoon of Sunday September 15, 2013.

Consular Offices' Addresses
Please check here for a list of Consular Offices located in Canada.

Visitors to Canada
Depending on where you live, and the reason for your visit to Canada, you will need to meet certain entry requirements. Please visit the Government of Canada website for further details.

Registration fees do not include insurance coverage of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the conference, or through cancellation of the conference, loss of international domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason, loss of tour monies, through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services, strikes within Canada, failure to utilize tours or pre-booked arrangements due to airline delay, or any other reason, medical expenses including sickness and accident coverage, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The Conference Coordinator cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Use ABIC 2013 as a platform to promote your organization, products, and services to this international gathering of leaders in the Agricultural Biotechnology industry. The sponsorship packages provide maximum exposure both leading up to and during the conference.

For more information on taking advantage of this marketing opportunity please click on the Sponsors tab or contact the Conference Coordinator.

A comprehensive trade show and exhibition will run concurrently with the conference. Exhibiting is a must for any company within the industry to increase awareness amongst the participants.

The Exhibition will showcase the latest development, products, and technology available and will be located in the exhibition hall in the TELUS Convention Center where the opening reception on Sunday evening, the exhibitor’s reception on Tuesday evening, all refreshment breaks and lunches will be held.

Click here (coming soon) to download the Exhibitor Registration form. For more information on exhibiting at ABIC 2013, click on the "Tradeshow" tab above or contact the Conference Coordinator.

Private touring and hospitality arrangements
Should you have any specialized group requirements for private touring, transportation or hospitality services other than those organized for the official program, please contact the Conference Coordinator for information.

Private Functions
It is requested that you advise the Conference Coordinator of any private/corporate functions that might be planned outside of the official program. The Conference Coordinator may be able to assist with arrangements for any of these events.