Terms and Conditions

Iraq Peace Programme (IPP) 2017

Iraq Security Oil and Communication Summit

Terms & Conditions

  1. Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our Iraq Peace Programme’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of Iraq Peace Programme’s privacy policy.

  1. Definitions

In the terms and conditions, the following definitions apply:

  • The Summit- means the event named in this website and on information in the Information Schedule.
  • The Organiser-means Iraq Peace Programme.
  • Information Schedule- means the documents, paperwork and/or the online information provided by The Organiser to promote and detail of the Summit.
  • Paying Delegate- means any participant who has paid to attend. The Summit, at the Fee specified in the information schedule sent to you and you will be given the benefits of attendance as outlined in the information schedule.
  • Sponsor or Exhibitor- means any organisation which has paid to attend The Summit utilising a sponsorship or exhibition package at the Fee specified in the information schedule sent to you and will given the benefits of participation as outlined in the information schedule.
  • Registration Form- means the official agreement between the Organiser and any Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor that confirms the participation of said Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor at the Fee specified on the Registration Form. The Registration Form is the binding contract for participation between the Organiser and any Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor.
  • The Applicant- means any organisation, company, person or others, completing and sending to The Organiser, the Registration Form for The Summit.
  • The Fee- means the amount shown as the total price payable by any Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor.
  • The Venue- means the location of The Summit as specified in the Information Schedule.
  • Participants- means all attendees of The Summit, including Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor, speakers, government officials and any other party who forms part of The Summit’s content and organisation.
  1. Regulations and Authority

All Participants must comply with the laws and requirements of the host country where The Summit is being held and any other local or public authorities where applicable and in force at the time of The Summit. All participants undertake to comply with the obligations set out in these terms and conditions and any other additional contract or agreement pertaining to attending, sponsoring or exhibiting at The Summit. If applicable, an Exhibitor’s manual will be provided. Exemptions from any specified rules may only be effective if granted in writing, in advance by the organiser.

  1. Booking Process

All applications to participate as a Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor must submit an official Registration Form to the organiser.  All Registration Forms must be completed, returned, signed by an authorised official of the Applicant and served on The Organiser by either fax or scanned and sent by email to the locations specified in the Information Schedule. Once submitted the Registration Form, The Organiser shall send confirmation of receipt and further details pertaining to participation. Any Applicant completing and sending The Registration Form acknowledges that The Organiser starts to incur expenses to fulfil the terms of participation.

  1. Terms of Payment

On receipt of The Registration Form, the Organiser shall send the Applicant confirmation of their participation, and will include an invoice for The Fee as specified and agreed by the Applicant on The Registration Form. Payment to the Organiser must be made as specified by the instructions on the invoice. If The Applicant fails to pay The Fee on the due date for payment, The Organiser may at any time thereafter either:

    i       by notice to The Applicant declare the balance remaining unpaid of The Fee immediately payable, whereupon The Applicant shall pay such balance to the Organiser forthwith on demand; or

    ii      terminate the agreement to participate forthwith by notice to the Applicant served at any time after the due date for payment.

Any changes to the terms of payment as specified on the invoice can only be made by The Organiser and are only effective once received in writing from an authorised executive of The Organiser.

  1. Cancellations by Applicants

Cancellations or changes to the original booking as specified on the Registration Form must be made in writing to The Organiser. As per clause 4, all Applicants agree that The Organiser starts to incur expenses immediately in order to fulfil the terms of participation. Hence the following cancellation clauses apply:

    i       60 days before the start of The Summit: 100% of the total Fee shall be retained.

    ii      120 days before the start of The Summit: 70% of the total Fee shall be retained.

    iii     150 days before the start of The Summit: 50% of the total Fee shall be retained.

Any refunds made as specified above shall be made 30 days after the final day of the Summit.

  1. Breach

Without prejudice to their rights outlined in Clause 5, The Organiser may terminate the agreement to participate as specified on the Registration Form forthwith by notice to the Applicant:

    i       if the Applicant shall in the opinion of The Organiser become or threaten to become insolvent or bankrupt; or

    ii      if the Applicant shall fail to make payment of the Fee on or before the due date, as specified in the invoice sent to the Applicant on completion of The Registration Form.

All Paying Delegates, Sponsors or Exhibitors are required to fulfil the terms set out in their invoice. Entry to The Summit is only possible on fulfilment of those invoice terms. If there is any breach of agreement or failure to comply with regulations, as per Clause 3, the Organiser has the right to terminate participation and shall be entitled (without prejudice to their rights) to require the Sponsor or Exhibitor to remove forthwith from the Venue all property of the Sponsor or Exhibitor or its contractors at a time stated by the Organiser. The Sponsor or Exhibitor shall reimburse to the Organiser on demand all legal and other costs incurred by the Organiser in connection with the termination of participation or the enforcement of The Organiser’s rights hereunder and any costs incurred by the organiser in the furnishings or alterations of the area vacated by the Sponsor or Exhibitor in order to maintain an orderly Summit.

  1. Cancellation of Summit and Changes by The Organiser/Force Majeure

If The Summit is cancelled, abandoned or suspended in whole or in part by reason of war, fire, national emergency, lockout, strike, civil disturbance, labour dispute, inevitable accident, instruction of government or local authority in host country, the non-availability of the Venue premises, or any other cause outside of the control of The Organiser whether ejusdem generis or not, The Organiser shall be under no obligation to repay the whole or part of The Fee, and shall be under no liability to any Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor in respect of any such cancellation, abandonment or suspension. In such event,

The Organiser reserves the right to change the Venue and/or date of The Summit and to substitute the new Venue and date for the Venue and date named in the Information Schedule. The organiser reserves the right to cancel or postpone The Summit at any time up to the start date of The Summit and offer a credit of The Fee without any liability to the Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor. Such credit shall pertain to the re-scheduled Venue and date of The Summit. Cancellation or postponement may also pertain to the organiser not meeting the targets required to hold the Summit as specified in the Information Schedule. If we are prevented or delayed from performing our obligations under this Agreement by any factor or the threat of any factor beyond our reasonable control (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any decision by us to cancel or postpone all or part of the Summit (a “Force Majeure Event”), we shall not be liable for any such failure or delay in the performance of our obligations and no payments made by the Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor shall be repayable or returnable to you provided that we have:

    i       used all reasonable endeavours to perform our obligations under this Agreement and to mitigate the effect of the Force Majeure Event; and

    ii      given as much written notification as is reasonably practicable to you on and of the occurrence of the Force Majeure Event, the events giving rise to that Force Majeure Event and an estimate of the length of the resulting delay, if any.

In the event of cancellation or postponement The Organiser shall not accept liability for any transport disruption, loss of business for the delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor. The Organiser shall not accept liability for any transport delays or any such transport or accommodation costs incurred by the Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor.

  1. Sponsorship and Exhibition Allotment

A stand, booth or tabletop area will be held as let for 28 days after the date shown on the Registration Form. If payment of The Fee is not received as set out in the terms of the invoice, The Organiser reserves the right to allocate the stand, booth or tabletop area elsewhere without notice to the sponsor or exhibitor.

The agreement constitutes a licence to exhibit and not a tenancy. The Organisers reserve the right at any time to make alterations in the floorplan and to any stand, booth or tabletop area as may in their opinion be necessary in the best interests of The Summit. Any such alterations by The Organiser will in no way affect the Fee for participation.

The stand, booth or tabletop area may not be assigned, subcontracted or sublet nor may display the goods of any other person or company.The Organiser requests the right to remove any goods or products displayed within the stand, booth or tabletop area that it deems offensive, inappropriate or of a nature contrary to the purpose and theme of The Summit. The Organiser strictly forbids the exhibiting of any alcohol or tobacco products or any goods and services deemed illegal in the host country.All exhibits, displays, materials and fittings must be removed from The Venue by the time and date specified by The Organiser. Removal of such exhibits and any dismantling may not commence until after the official closing time of The Summit, unless prior approval has been obtained in writing from the Organiser.

  1. Electrical Requirements

All electrical installations may only be carried out by the Venue or the officially appointed electrical contractor. Electrical devices which interfere with radio or audio-visual systems must be switched off immediately if requested by The Organiser. The use of laser equipment is prohibited, unless it has been agreed in advance and approval in writing from The Organiser. Full lighting and power services will be available through The Venue.

  1. Dangerous Materials

Fabrics and other decorative materials must have proven flame resistance.The use of volatile, explosives and dangerous combustible materials is prohibited. The use of gases is prohibited. The use of flammable liquids is prohibited.

  1. Fire and Safety

All exhibits or portions thereof must comply fully with applicable health, fire and safety regulations. Wall hydrants, fire extinguishers, fire alarms and instruction notices must not be obstructed in anyway. Sponsors or Exhibitors must comply with any reasonable instructions given by the Venue, the Organiser or any appropriate authority in the interests of fire safety or health and safety regulations.

  1. Copyrights and Patents

The Organisers will not be liable for any damages the Sponsor or Exhibitor, his servants or agents may sustain in respect of the infringement of any of his copyright arising out of his participation in The Summit.

  1. Rights of The Organiser and The Venue Owners

The Organiser and the owners of The Venue or of interests therein and those authorised by them respectively have the right to enter the Venue at any time to execute works, repairs and alterations and for other purposes. No compensation will be payable to the Sponsor or Exhibitor for damage, loss or inconvenience so caused.

  1. Liability

The Organiser will endeavour to protect exhibition property whilst on display at The Summit, however it must be clearly understood that the management of the Venue, and the Organiser cannot accept liability for any loss or damage sustained or occasioned from any cause whatsoever. Sponsors and Exhibitors will be responsible for all damage to property and for any loss or injury caused by them or their agents or employees and will indemnify the Organiser and Venue operators against all claims and expenses arising therefrom. In the event of it being necessary for any reason whatsoever for the Summit to be abandoned, postponed or altered in any way in whole or in part, or if the Congress or Exhibition Organisers find it necessary to change the date of the Summit, the Organiser shall not be liable for any loss which the Sponsor or Exhibitor or exhibition contractors may incur owing to the intervention of any authority which prevents or restricts the use of the Venue premises or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever.

The Sponsor or Exhibitor exhibits entirely at its own risk and the Organisers accept no liability, whether in contract or in tort (including negligence), to the Sponsor or Exhibitor arising out of or in connection with the Summit or the acts or omissions of the Organisers or its officers, servants, subcontractors, agents or visitors in relation thereto save as regards the contractual obligations of the Organisers hereunder.

All conditions and warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, in relation to the performance by The Organiser of its obligations hereunder are hereby excluded except as expressly stated herein.

The Organiser has no liability to the Sponsor or Exhibitor for the performance by other persons at The Summit of their obligations to The Organiser.

The Sponsor or Exhibitor shall hold harmless and indemnify The Organiser from and against all actions, proceedings, losses, claims, demands and liabilities (including costs on an indemnity basis) suffered or incurred by The Organiser arising out of or in connection with any act or omission of The Sponsor or Exhibitor or its officers, servants, contractors, agents or visitors.

The provisions of this clause shall not apply to exclude or restrict the liability of the Organiser for death or personal injury resulting from negligence of the Organiser.

  1. Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

  1. Indemnity

You hereby indemnify Iraq Peace Programme and undertake to keep Iraq Peace Programme indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Iraq Peace Programme to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of  legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Iraq Peace Programme, arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions. Iraq Peace programme facilitates events only, liability as to attendance and conduct of attendees is fully excluded.

  1. Insurance

Delegates, Sponsors and Exhibitors are asked and reminded to make their own arrangements to consult their Insurance Company or Insurance Brokers to cover themselves fully against all risks at The Summit. Iraq Peace Programme is not responsible to cover any party against the risk at The Summit. Particular attention is drawn to the need for the following:

    i       Abandonment Insurance: As specified in Clause 8 above the Organiser is not obliged to return any money in the event of suspension, cancellation or abandonment and therefore any paying delegate, sponsor or exhibitor may deem, in their own judgment, take out the necessary Abandonment Insurance.

    ii      Stands, Fixtures and Similar Insurance: All risks on loss or damage to the Sponsors or Exhibitor’s property, fixtures, fittings and all other property of a similar nature such as personal effects of directors, principals and employees whilst on the Premises and transit risks from the Exhibitor’s premises and return.

    iii     Public Liability: Liability to the public may arise out of the Exhibitor’s activities and must be covered by insurance.

  1. Assignment

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

  1. Visa and Entry Requirements to the host country

Entry visas or/and Entry to the host country of The Summit are solely the responsibility of the Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor. If the Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor is/are unable to obtain a visa for entry or any other required travel documentation, this shall will not in any way constitute a basis for cancellation by the said party. In this should occur, no refund shall be made by The Organiser to the paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor. All Delegates, Sponsors and Exhibitors are to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation to the host country.

  1. Variation

The Organiser reserves the right to revise terms and conditions for the purpose of compliance with any statutory provision, or in the best interest of the organisation and management of The Summit from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version. Any such alterations or amendments shall be binding on the Paying Delegate, Sponsor or Exhibitor. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website.

  1. Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with DOCUMENTS to be sent to you, constitute the entire agreement between you and Iraq Peace Program in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

  1. Termination

For the avoidance of doubt, Iraq Peace Programme may, with or without cause, terminate this agreement or any license or agreement arising under or pursuant to these Terms and Conditions.

  1. Language

The parties agree that the Terms and Conditions of Use have been prepared in English and to the extent any translation of these Terms and Conditions of Use is necessary, such interpretation must be consistent with the English meaning of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

  1. Iraq Peace Programme(IPP) 2017

In these Terms and Conditions of Use a reference to Iraq Peace Programme. HS Global Business Ltd t/a Iraq Peace Programme.

 

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