Here we provide you with the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the INC World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress with the aim to help you.
The INC will maintain all paid congress registration fees for the new dates in October with no extra charge. You will receive a new congress confirmation from the INC.
New participants can register on the following link: https://nutfruitcongress.org/dubai2020/registration.
In the case that a registered delegate cannot attend, the INC will facilitate name changes so that a new congress delegate from the same company can occupy the place with no extra charge. Please contact us at email@example.com and inform accordingly.
In the case that a delegate cannot be substituted by another one from the same company, the INC will retain a 10% administrative fee as a contribution to registration, marketing and central administration costs, but no refunds will be made for no-shows or cancellations received after August 7, 2020, whatever the reason.
The INC will refund 90% of the registration fee if the cancellation is received before August 7, 2020. The INC will only retain a 10% administrative fee as a contribution to registration, marketing and central administration costs.
After August 7, 2020, no refunds will be made for cancellations, no-shows or any other reason.
Yes, non-Members can also attend the Congress, but their registration must be submitted before August 7.
Before August 7, 2020, congress participants will be reimbursed for 90% of the paid congress registration fee. The remaining 10% will be retained by the INC for administrative costs.
After August 7, 2020, no refunds will be made for cancellations, no-shows or any other reason.Cancellations must be made in writing and you must have written acknowledgement from the INC secretariat to be entitled to a refund. If you are unable to attend, a substitute delegate may be registered before August 7, 2020. It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organizers to alter the content, timings or venue. The organizers will not accept liability for any transport disruption or individual transport delays and in such circumstances normal cancellation terms apply.
Delegate’s registration includes all day coffee, meetings, lunches and evening social events, including Dune Bashing Extreme Activity (if it is marked on the congress registration form).
The Accompanying Person’s registration includes morning tours with lunch (ONLY if they are marked on the congress registration form) and evening social events, including Dune Bashing Extreme Activity (if it is marked on the congress registration form).
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Congress Organizers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. Participants are advised to arrange their own insurance policies before departure from their countries, as required. Please check if such insurance coverage is accurate and complete in accordance with the activities to be carried out during the Congress.
While every attempt is made to ensure efficient, trouble-free hospitality, including hotel accommodation, sightseeing and tours, participants are advised that the organizers are in no way liable in the event of any necessary modifications, including changes to itineraries for tours due to delays or cancellations of flights/other circumstances beyond the organizers’ control.
The host organization and its suppliers are not liable for personal accidents or losses or damages to private property of attendees of the Congress.
The list of participants will be available at the Virtual Meeting Point and Congress App prior to the congress and will be updated daily. Access to the Virtual Meeting Point will be available on the Congress website and Congress App.
Only Congress delegates can access the Congress Meeting Point. We inform you that ONLY participants who have paid the corresponding fees will appear at the Meeting Point.
Yes. Please mark them on the registration form. Specific food requests are only guaranteed at the Gala Dinner.
All conference sessions will be conducted in English only. There will also be translation into Chinese.
Business attire is recommended for the congress sessions. For social events we recommend cocktail dress for the welcome cocktail, smart casual for the casual buffet dinner and black tie or culturally traditional attire for the Gala Dinner.
Tables can be booked only for the Gala Dinner. Bookings will be accepted until October 11, 2020. Gala Dinner tables are available for 10 guests each.
If you have already booked your accommodation at the official congress venue hotels, the hotel will send you a new confirmation letter regarding your booking by email in the following days. Check in and check out dates will be adapted to fit in with the new congress dates in October, and the hotel will relocate your booking within the official congress venue of Madinat Jumeirah resort and Jumeirah Beach hotel.
For example, if you have booked for 4 nights, checking in on the day before the congress and checking out on the day after, your dates will remain the same in October. So, this means that if your check in was on May 27 and check out was on May 31, it will be adapted to: check in on October 10 and check out on October 14.
If you have not yet booked your hotel room, the INC will facilitate a new link to book at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel as soon as possible.
In the next few days, you will automatically receive a new confirmation letter from the hotel. If you would like to modify your reservation regarding check in and check out dates and/or the number of nights, please forward the confirmation email to the corresponding hotel representatives. Contact details are as follows:
Madinat Jumeirah Hotels (Dar Al Masyaf, Al Qasr, Mina A’Salam, Al Naseem): Mr. Mark de Leon at Mark.Deleon@jumeirah.com , Mr. Jean Parba at firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Jennifer Aquino at Jennifer.Aquino@jumeirah.com and Mr. Jaswant Rana at Jaswant.Rana@jumeirah.com
If you have made your reservation through the INC Congress agency please contact: Ms. Eli Abad email@example.com
Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach hotels kindly ask you to amend bookings before March 31 if possible.
In regards to the flights issued by Emirates that were booked using the official INC congress code, we are currently checking with Emirates if flight tickets can be automatically changed for the new dates in October. Please note, the Emirates team is very busy at the moment due to the current situation all over the world, and they will give us an answer as soon as possible.
In the case that you did not use the official INC congress code at the time of booking with Emirates or you booked flights with another company, we kindly recommend you to contact your travel agent or the airline directly.
Dubai in October is hot and dry with almost no rain, and with 10 hours of sunshine a day. Temperatures range from 22°C with highs of 35°C, with an average of 29°C.
There are plenty world-class restaurants and lounges to enjoy at Madinat Jumeirah Resort. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information visit the Madinat Jumeirah website.
Al Qasr Hotel:
Khaymat Al Bahar: Lebanese
Pierchic: Mediterranean seafood
Pai Thai: Thai
The Hide: North American
Al Fayrooz Lounge: Sandwiches, cakes and light fare
Koubba Bar: Light Fare
Mina A’Salam Hotel:
Shimmers Beach: Authentic Greek Cuisine
Zheng He's: Chinese
Mina A'Salam Pool Bar Pool and beach: Light meals
Bahri Bar: Light snacks
Al Samar Lounge: Sandwiches, cakes and light fare
Al Naseem Hotel:
Kalsa Pool Bar Pool area: Healthy pool snacks
Sugarmash Adults-only Pool Area: Polynesian
The Palmery: International
Rockfish: Mediterranean Seafood
Summersalt Beach area: Japanese fusion
Katsuya: Contemporary Japanese
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro: Tuscan
Ambar: Modern Arabian Mezzeh
Al Mandhar Lounge: Patisserie and tea
Jumeirah Beach Hotel:
Al Marsa Lounge: Barbecue
La Parrilla: Latin American
Villa Beach Mediterranean
Beach Lounge: Light bites
Uptown Bar: Beverages/Light snacks
D&A: British Pub Grub
Kitchen Connection: International
Ocena Blue: Italian Trattoria
Pool Bar: Bar food
Pearl Lounge: Light snacks and drinks
Talise Fuel: Healthy food
Creations Cakery: Pastry
Al Makan: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Anar: Persian cuisine
Belgian Beer Café: Belgian Gourmet Food
folly by Nick & Scott: informal take on modern dining
K Lounge: Karaoke and dine
Perry and Blackwelder’s Original Smoke House: American comfort food
Publique French - the alpine experience
Segreto Restaurant and Bar: Italian
The Meat Co steakhouse
The Noodle House: Asian
Times of Arabia: Arabic Cuisine
Trattoria Toscana: Italian cuisine seasoned with Mediterranean flavours
Trader Vic’s: Bar
Ushna: Indian cuisine
Dubai standard time is UTC/GMT +4 hours.
In the United Arab Emirates the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D and G. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Should you require medication during the trip, please contact the hotel.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the UAE
Visa requirements in the UAE depend on various factors such as your nationality, why you're visiting, how long you want to be in Dubai, etc. You do not need a visa before you arrive if you are of the following nationalities, or belong to one of the GCC nations:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Vatican, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
If your country doesn't appear above, check with your nearest UAE embassy/consulate, for updates to the list:
The INC can provide an additional letter of invitation, which can be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to get an invitation letter, your INC Membership and your congress registration must be paid. The information required by the INC to set up the letter which you should provide is the following: