FAQ (abridged)

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Rates, costs and discounts
Will I get the early bird rate if I register before the cut off date?
Can I call or email you to get registered?
What other costs should I consider?

My Invoice
When will I receive my invoice?
What are the payment terms?
Can I pay by credit card?
What will my invoice include?
Will my invoice be emailed direct to me?
Will I pay VAT?

My partnering account and my online profile
How do I receive confirmation of my registration and partnering details?
How do set my availability and book meetings at the conference?
Why does my profile appear on 2 different websites?
Who sees my profile?
I don't want to receive emails from other delegation members
How do I send a message to another delegation member?

My Optional extras
What networking is available at the conference?
Can I benefit from a group hotel booking as a UK delegate? 

Travel and accommodation
How do I get to the venue from the airport?

Rates, costs and discounts

  • Rates are shown at http://biopartner.co.uk/events.php
  • The early bird rate applies until the advertised date and then increases by €200.
  • We are not able to discuss your registration or invoice on the phone and we need to record your details and agreement to T&Cs in our online system, so please register online and email us with any query.
  • You will pay for your own hotel and flights.

My invoice

  • Our invoices are usually sent out on the first Friday following your registration, as email attachments from our online finance system. Our members receive extended payment terms and will not be invoiced until approximately 8 weeks before each event.
  • Payment terms are 15 days, or 30 days members, 5 days new accounts. If you have exceeded these terms in the past we may ask for a PO number or payment before we accept your registration.
  • Charges levied by credit card merchants would make our business as a non-profit trade body unsustainable, and if you can't pay by bank transfer we will issue a new invoice on request with a 2% credit card surcharge.
  • Your invoice will include everything you have requested: hotel, entry fee, freight etc.
  • Your invoice will be emailed to you and/or your named assistant or finance contact.
  • We are obliged by law to charge UK VAT on all invoices for all service elements, and in-country EU VAT for conference entry and accommodation. EU VAT will appear on yoru invoice as a disbursement and you can reclaim.

My online profile

  • Your partnering login details are sent directly from PartneringOne. If you do not receive the email, you can ask us to request your username and password.
  • Login to the PartneringOne website and publish your profile and availability. We recommend blocking out the first and last timeslots to avoid an unmanageble schedule.
  • In addition to your partnering profile, we offer promotion of your company in our own delegation directory. This is not linked to the conference website.
  • The directory is publicly visible and the link is circulated to overseas networks and all UK attendees, and appears on several BioPartner web pages.
  • Open your Account and click your name at the left of the page to open your personal details edit form. Check the 'Disable emails' box. Click Save at the end of the form.
  • Use the Search function to find someone, then click 'send message'. Both parties receive a copy of the message you create.

My Optional extras

  • All networking receptions are free-of-charge and listed at the Networking Programme menu item above.
  • Some benefits can only be offered to our members, and those paying to join the delegation, such as our hotel block booking, because we are not funded to support all UK delegates. All offers are subject to availability.


  • You can send us your flight arrival time and we will match you with others that want to taxi-share; if you can claim the fare on expenses, please offer to subsidise fellow passengers. For those that wish to use public transfort, directions are at the conference website Hotel and Travel page.
  • We have booked rooms at the Novotel next to the venue at £535 for 3 nights (Sun-Tues). All guests will receive confirmation from BioPartner with address deatils and group booking number.

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