Do I need to a visa to travel to Australia & New Zealand?
A valid passport is required for travel to Australia. For visits to Australia, an electronic visa is required – ask your travel agent or visit this website: http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/.
For New Zealand, an electronic visa is not required if you are a US citizen, however please do check the following page to ensure you’re ok to travel before departing: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/visitors/
We recommend you photocopy your primary passport page and carry it with you separate from the original. This will expedite replacement procedures if your passport is lost or stolen.
Please check your passport for the expiration date. If your passport is within six months of expiration, we recommend you obtain an extension immediately.
Are air and hotel costs included in my registration fee?
No, hotel and flight costs are your responsibility. Visit California has secured favorable room blocks in each city, however you will be asked to pay your own bill upon departure.
Will meals and transportation be included in my registration fee?
Some meals and some transportation in included in the fee. Where there is a meal scheduled in the itinerary, or a private transfer mentioned, these are included. There will be some times during the mission where you will be expected to pay for your own meal and make your own way to the next nearby event or venue.
What collateral/information do I need to bring with me?
Please refer to the Shipping Collateral section of the website (in the Event Details section) for more information on shipping your collateral. If easier/cheaper, you may also bring your collateral with you, however you will then be responsible for bringing it with you from city to city.
Do I need to bring a pop up with me?
No, Visit California will be branding the show and will ensure that there is adequate signage/branding for all delegates.
Will there be appointments arranged for me at the trade B2B?
The B2B traditionally has been a rotation event - whereby each buyer rotates around the room and spends equal time with every supplier table. All Visit California delegates will have their own table and an equal amount of time with each buyer.
Can I bring my spouse/partner/friend along to any of the events or dinners?
Spouses/partners/friends are not allowed to attend any of the official activities.
What’s the dress code for the various events?
Australia is a smart casual relaxed market. Smart casual or logo wear is suitable for all trade events, including B2Bs. For media events smart casual is appropriate for all events.