2017 AMS World Marketing Congress
June 27–July 1, 2017
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Conference Program Co-chairs:
Paul W. Ballantine and Lucie K. Ozanne
University of Canterbury
The 20th AMS World Marketing Congress will take place at the University of Canterbury campus. The draft program is now available. Note that the program remains subject to change. If the program link is not working, use this URL: http://easychair.org/smart-program/WMC20_Canterbury/
Key events including the welcome reception and gala dinner will take place at Rydges, the main conference hotel which is located in the centre of Christchurch. Transport to the University of Canterbury will be provided each day from the Rydges, and an affiliated hotel, the Rendezvous.
Optional day tour to Hammer Springs on Saturday. The township is set in the mountains and is home to some natural geothermal baths. Bring your bathing clothes (or hire some at the venue) and join us for a relaxing soak – although it will be cold in the open air the experience of relaxing in the warm springs is wonderful. We will return to Christchurch via a winery with some wine tasting. You can sign up for the tour by contacting Canterbury Trails Directly (see attachment for full details). The cost of this optional tour is NZD$395/person and includes pick up from your city accommodation.
The conference itself runs from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th June with bus transportation available for delegates to and from the Rydges Hotel and Rendezvous Hotel to the University of Canterbury, where all the sessions are being held. We will have buses available in the morning departing from these two hotels, with buses returning to these hotels after sessions are finished, departing from the University.
The sessions will be held in the South Arts Block (Rooms A4-A9). The University of Canterbury has a campus map showing the location of the South Arts Block where our sessions are – if you are taking a taxi to the campus ask them to drop you at the Business and Law Car Park off University Drive (map here:http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/maps/home?poi=10658&z=16&c=-43.52471760464795%2C172.58633120901496
TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT:
Taxis and airport shuttle buses are the simplest way to travel from Christchurch airport to the city. Some options include:
Gold Band Taxis (http://www.goldbandtaxis.co.nz/)
Blue Star Taxis (http://bluestartaxis.org.nz/)
First Direct Taxis (http://www.firstdirect.net.nz/)
Green Cabs (https://www.greencabs.co.nz/)
Super Shuttle (https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/)
Christchurch does have Uber but its availability is limited compared to other countries.
There are bus services that takes you from the Airport to various parts of the city – the Purple Line takes you through the city centre to the East side of the city and will likely be the most common option for those staying centrally (http://www.christchurchairport.co.nz/en/parking-and-transport/public-transport/buses/)
DINING IN CHRISTCHURCH:
There are a number of excellent eateries in Christchurch. If you’re looking for a fine dining experience then three restaurants received ‘Hats’ in the 2016 Good Food Awards – Roots in Lyttelton is the region’s only 3 Hatted Restaurant. Pescatore won 2 hats and is much closer to the city itself. Pegasus Bay and Black Estate also won awards, but are further north of the city and would require a rental car to reach them. We’d be happy to provide more options for you, if you require. Here’s a few more ideas in the meantime:
If you are traveling alone or you are unsure about your dining plans we will put out some sign-up sheets for the dinners. This is an opportunity to go an enjoy some food with other delegates that you may not have met before and enjoy the company of others whilst exploring our city.
ORDER OF EVENTS IN CHRISTCHURCH:
Don’t forget that Tuesday 27th Evening we have a welcoming cocktail function at the Rydges Hotel – not only is this an opportunity to network with other delegates but also to enjoy some of the fine local wines - we have also organised a cultural performance for you from a local Maori Kapa Haka group. You can register for the conference from about 4 pm at the Rydges, with the welcome function starting at 6pm in the Bloody Mary’s Bar (in the Rydges).
The conference itself runs from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th June with bus transportation available for delegates to and from the Rydges Hotel and Rendezvous Hotel to the University of Canterbury, where all the sessions are being held. We will have buses available in the morning departing from these two hotels at 8am in the morning, with buses returning to these hotels after sessions are finished, departing from the University.
The conference program is available at the following URL: http://easychair.org/smart-program/WMC20_Canterbury/
All rooms are equipped with full AV, including a PC, so presenters will need to bring their presentation along on a USB stick / pen drive. All papers have been allocated 30 minutes presentation time, so around 20 minutes for the actual presentation with approximately 5 to 10 minutes for questions and discussion following each paper.
The sessions will be held in the South Arts Block (Rooms A4-A9), and you can also register for the conference at this location too. The University of Canterbury has a campus map showing the location of the South Arts Block where our sessions are – if you are taking a taxi to the campus ask them to drop you at the Business and Law Car Park off University Drive (map here: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/maps/home?poi=10658&z=16&c=-43.52471760464795%2C172.58633120901496).
The conference organizers have negotiated a discounted rate for a limited number of rooms at the Rydges. To book these rooms directly, please see the following URL:
Alternatively, if you wish to book a room at the Rendezvous, the details of this hotel are available at:
While there are a number of other hotels within the vicinity of the Rydges and the Rendezvous, please keep in mind that daily bus transport to and from the conference venue will only occur from these hotels.
Click here to access official Call for Papers.
Click here to reach the paper management system.
If you have any question about a submission, please contact the track chair overseeing the submission content in your area. Remember, that only authors who are willing and able to attend the WMC in New Zealand should submit papers. By submitting, the author agrees to register, attend and present the paper at the assigned time slot at the 2017 AMS WMC held in conjunction with the University of Canterbury, 27 June to 1 July, 2017. The submission system opens August 1. 2016.
Online Registration Form: Closed
Offline Registration Form: Please register in person at the conference registration desk
Purchase Additional/Guest Tickets: Please purchase guest passes at the conference registration desk
“By attending the 2017 AMS World Marketing Congress, each individual attendee is responsible for all personal obligations with the Hotel/Resort including but not limited to personal charges for rooming (hotel room), incidental charges, any special requests made to the hotel with respect to a hotel room, meeting room or any group functions, liability for damages including destruction of property or losses due to fire, burglary (theft), or negligent behavior.”
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Student - Early-Bird Student: $290 - Regular Student: $390 - On-Site Student: $455
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