General Information

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General Information on the meetings of the IECEx (1.1 MB) including:

  • Schedule of the Meetings
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Sydney - Friday 28th August


TestSafe Technical Visit (afternoon) 

Delegates attending the TestSafe Technical Visit are asked to be in the Foyer of  Rydges World Square Hotel,  389 Pitt Street, Sydney at 12.45 p.m. A bus will leave the hotel at 1.00 p.m. Mr Ron Collis and Mr Jim Munro will be in the foyer to assist delegates.


Morning Excursion for delegates visiting Sydney 2009


Accompanying persons programme

Meetings Summary

Date Meeting Location
Sunday, 30th August Joint Working Groups 1 and 5
(for members only)
Rydges Hotel
Monday, 31st August (Training session)
Tuesday, 1st September (Technical Meeting)
ExTAG Rydges Hotel
Wednesday morning, 2nd September 2009
An Industry Symposium will be held at Rydges Hotel, Conference Centre

Wednesday afternoon, 2nd September 2009, starting at 14:00

A Meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

will be held at Rydges Hotel (please register as requested)

Thursday, 3rd September
Friday, 4th September
ExMC Rydges Hotel

Official Dinner

The IECEx Official Dinner will be held in Queen’s College, University of Melbourne, on Thursday evening of 3rd September 2009.

The origins of Queen’s College go back to the 19th century. It was founded on June 16th, 1887 on land granted by the Victorian Government. The College came to be named Queen’s in honour of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign which was celebrated in that year. The College opened its doors on March 14th, 1888 with 18 students.

Further details relating to the dinner will be available during registration.