Event Information


Sofitel Brisbane

249 Turbot St
Brisbane QLD 4000

Ideally situated overlooking Brisbane River, the Sofitel Brisbane is located at the heart of the city’s entertainment, shopping and dining precincts.

Experience the fabulous food and wine and rich arts and cultural scene that make Brisbane a favourite destination for both business and leisure travelers alike - and provides the perfect setting for the 2017 Injury Schemes Seminar.

Important Information

IDSS Social Functions

Welcome Cocktail Party
Sunday 12 November
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Soiree Deck, Sofitel Brisbane

Substantial canapes will be provided.

Dress code: Smart casual

Gala Dinner

Monday 13 November
6.40pm – midnight

Moda Events Portside, Level 2, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton, Queensland

Dress code: Luau – we encourage you to dress up in your tropical best!

Meet in the Sofitel foyer at 6.30pm for a 6.40pm bus departure. There will be a bus returning to the Sofitel every 30 minutes from 9.30pm.

If you would like to continue on after the Gala Dinner, Cuvvee Bar & Lounge on the first level of the hotel will be open.

If you have not registered for these events but would now like to attend, please contact the Events Team.

Download the IDSS2017 App

How to download the app:
1. Download CrowdCompass AttendeeHub from the App Store on iOS devices or the Google Play Store on Android.
2. Open the AttendeeHub app and search “IDSS2017”
3. Tap IDSS2017 to open it.

Five reasons to download the app:

  • As the Institute is transitioning to paperless events, there are no satchels offered at IDSS
  • View the program electronically
  • Read synopses and papers
  • Rate speakers and provide your feedback
  • Participate in live IDSS polls


The Sofitel Brisbane Central is booked to capacity on the evening of Monday 13 November. There are still rooms available on other nights, however the delegate rate is no longer available.

There are a number of alternate hotels located in the vicinity of the Sofitel Brisbane Central, including:

Organising Committee

Convenor: Paul Driessen Taylor Fry
David Gifford TAC
Vivian Tse EY
Samantha Fuller Employers Mutual Limited
Gillian Harrex Finity
Dai Liu icare
Raewin Davies PwC
Julie Evans WorkSafe VIC
Elayne Grace Actuaries Institute
Sarah Gibson Actuaries Institute
Liz Gemmell Actuaries Institute

Terms and Conditions


The Actuaries Institute will not be held responsible for any claims regarding travel, accommodation or registration related costs. Please obtain your own insurance if you have any concerns.


Your attendance is subject to receipt and clearance of payment. All payments are to be made in Australian Dollars and a tax invoice / receipt will be issued upon payment. Payment can be made by direct deposit, cheque or credit card using Visa, MasterCard or Amex.

Banking Details for Payment via EFT

Bank Name: ANZ Banking Group Ltd
Bank Address: 20 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Account Name: The Institute of Actuaries of Australia
BSB: 012-055
Account Number: 8361-25938
Swift Code: ANZBAU3M

Please forward remittance advice to Accounts
t +61 (0) 2 9239 6102
f +61 (0) 2 9233 3446


As the Institute incurs costs prior to the commencement of this event, no refunds will be available after 5.00pm Wednesday 25 October 2017. Substitutions must be received in writing by Friday 10 November 2017. In the unlikely circumstance that this event is cancelled, delegates will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Privacy policy

All delegate names and organisations will appear on the 2017 Delegate List. You have the option of excluding your name from the delegate list by emailing events@actuaries.asn.au   and information collected is subject to our Privacy Policy.

The Institute reserves the right to change details without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.