Where is APICAM 2017 being held?

APICAM is being held the RMIT City Campus, right in the heart of Melbourne. Located just a 10 minute tram or train ride away from the centre of Melbourne. This state-of-the-art facility is a leader in Australian education and has been at the forefront of innovation and design since its creation in 1887. It is a central design piece of Melbourne’s CBD and is surrounded by Melbourne’s top landmarks.

How do I get from the airport to the conference location?

The Skybus will take you from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station, which is right in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD. From here, you can catch a train to Melbourne Central station, which is across the road from the conference venue.

Alternatively, Melbourne Airport is serviced by plenty of taxis. Just give yourself plenty of time if you’re arriving during peak hour as traffic does build up.

How do I submit an abstract?

Please submit your conference abstract to Tanya Smith, Materials Australia Executive Officer on tanya@materialsaustralia.com.au.

Include a title, authors and main presenter, an abstract of no more than 250 words, and the proposed Symposium where you best fit. This extended opportunity is provided so that APICAM 2017 best serves the professional community.

Is the conference close to other Melbourne attractions?

The conference couldn’t be more centrally located. The Botanic Gardens, Southbank, The Queen Victoria Market, Lygon St., Flinders Lane, The MCG and the famous suburbs of Carlton, Brunswick, Fitzroy, Richmond and St. Kilda are all easily-accessible by public transport. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to filling in time around the conference.

What is Myki and how does it work?

Myki is Melbourne’s public transport smartcard used throughout Melbourne’s public transport system. Each station has a Myki machine where you can top up your Myki or purchase a Myki card. You can also top up your card at convenience stores like 7/11. There is a ‘touch on’ point at each train station as well as on buses and trams. Remember, machines don’t give change, so only put in what you want to spend. Myki machines accept EFTPOS and Credit Card payments.

What is the current exchange rate?

As of 08 March 2017, the exchange rate was:

  • $1AUD = 0.74USD
  • $1AUD = 0.69EUR
  • $1AUD = 0.59GBP
  • $1AUD = 1.01 SGD
  • $1AUD = 0.83JPY
  • $1AUD = 4.83CNY

Source: www.travelex.com.au

There are several places to exchange money at the Melbourne Airport. If you are staying in the CBD or nearby there are numerous options, including:

  • Travel Money Oz, 142 Elizabeth St, CBD
  • United Currency Exchange, 261-263 Swanston Street, Melbourne
  • Travelex, 48/188 Swanston Street, Melbourne
What sort of weather should I expect?

Melbourne weather is infamous for its unpredictability but you can expect warm days and comfortable nights during December. Bring an umbrella or a raincoat just in case an unexpected downpour occurs during your visit but for the most part it should be beautiful and sunny.

What will be the themes of the 2017 conference?

The conference will cover a variety of themes across a range of areas of additive manufacturing. The themes will be dedicated to exploring the latest advances in the area and the ways in which these advances can be used to navigate the challenges that the industry will face.

When will speakers be announced?

The speakers will be announced in early August, 2017

Who is APICAM?

APICAM is the Asia-Pacific International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (APICAM). The conference has been put together by Materials Australia, the peak Australian materials technology body. Materials Australia are dedicated to advancing the additive manufacturing sector through their work in the materials science engineering and technology sectors