FIDI 66th Annual Conference Dubai

2017 FIDI Conference Questions & Answers

            Registration & Payment

Q: Is it possible to pay by bank wire transfer?

     A: Yes, at the end of your registration you will be asked to submit payment, at the same time you will be given the option to either pay by credit card or by wire transfer. Please select wire transfer, and follow the steps accordingly.

Q: When is the deadline for the Early Bird rate?

     A: The conference registration early bird rates will end Tuesday 10th January 2017

          The hotel early bird rates will end on Monday 30th January 2017

Q: How much is the registration fee?

     A: here is an overview of all the conference registration fees:


 Early Bird Rate

Up to 10 January 2017

Regular Rate

From 11 January to 24 February 2017

 Onsite Rate
   25 February 2017 onwards     
 1st Participant



 2nd/Subsequent Participant



 1st participant - FIDI 39 Club member  attending both FIDI & FIDI 39 Club  conferences 



 2nd participant - FIDI 39 Club member  attending both FIDI & FIDI 39 Club  conferences



 Social Delegate




Q: Can we bring non-registered associates/partners/spouses to the conference evening events?

     A: No. The only two FIDI Evening events in which a delegate can pay for an extra ticket to bring a non-registered associate to are, the FIDI Welcome Reception on Sunday evening and the FIDI Gala Dinner on Wednesday.

You can either register these persons during your registration (and pay as part of your invoice), or you can contact to request their participation to the event, then receive the invoice.

Q: If a registered delegate is unable to attend, what can I do?

     A: If you or one of your delegates is registered but no longer able to attend, there are two options:
1) you can send someone in their place. In this case, please modify the registration for the individual no longer able to attend, and simply change their name.
Please note, that additional activities are non-refundable, so the replacement delegate would be registered to these activities as well.

          2) Cancel the registration completely. Depending on when you cancel and the cancellation policy at the time, you may be entitled to a refund.

Q: What is the Cancellation Policy?

     A: The below table outlines the 2017 FIDI Conference cancellation refund policy:

Until Tuesday 3rd January 2017 inclusive

70% refund

From Wednesday 4th January 2017 until Wednesday 1st February 2017 inclusive

50% refund

As from Thursday 2nd February 201 onwards

0% refund

Q: I did not have a profile photo at the time of registration, and therefore uploaded any image I had at hand. How can I change my photo, to the correct one of me?

     A: You can either send your profile photo as an attachment to ensuring your name is mentioned somewhere. 

Q: I want to check my registration, but I cannot find my reference code?

     A: Please contact, requesting your reference code

            FIDI 39 Club Membership and Attendance Participation

Q: I am interested in joining the FIDI 39 Club, how can I do this?

     A: This is great, you can join by sending an email request to, stating you would like to join the FIDI 39 Club and are attending the 2017 FIDI Conference in Dubai.

Q: I would like to join the FIDI 39 Club, and their activities during the FIDI Conference, do I need to wait till I am an official FIDI 39 Club member, before I register to the conference?

     A: No, if you are planning and confirm to join the FIDI 39 Club, then you can go ahead with your conference registration, selecting the FIDI 39 Club participant option. 

Q: What is included in the FIDI 39 Club Conference registration fee?

     A: The following activities are included in the FIDI 39 Club conference registration:
                                      - FIDI 39 Club Sporting Activity
                                      - FIDI 39 Club Roll Call & Welcome Drink on Saturday evening 
FIDI 39 Club Conference (1 day) on Sunday - with a keynote speaker
                                      - Morning Coffee Break & Lunch during the conference on Sunday
                                      - Group Photo following the lunch
                                      - FIDI 39 Club Party on Tuesday evening

            Visa Letters

Q: How can I get a Visa Letter?

     A: FIDI this year has not issued any visa letters, unless specifically requested. This is because for Dubai, the visa's are done electronically, and must come from a local entity. If you are staying at the FIDI Conference hotel they will be able to help you and give you the correct letter/information notice. 

Please contact Angelo L. Espiritu Group Housing Executive:

Q: Where can I find out if I need a visa to enter Dubai?

     A: You can find all information regarding visa's on the Visa Page

            Conference Accommodation

Q: Where will the 2017 Dubai Conference take place?

     A: The 2017 FIDI Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai. Please see the accommodation page for all details on the hotel, and how to reserve your room.

Q: How to book my room at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai?

     A: You can find all the information and how to book your hotel accommodation, on the accommodation page

Alternatively, you can use the following link to book your room directly with the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel

Q: What is the cancellation policy for the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, the FIDI Conference hotel?

     A: The early bird hotel rate cut-off date is 30th January 2016, after this date, the early bird rate will no longer be available and rooms will be sold at the FIDI negotiated regular rate.

The cut-off date to make any reservations, cancellations or changes at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is 30th March 2017, upon availability of FIDI’s room block. 

After this date, the hotel cannot guarantee any additional requests/bookings and any requests will be handled on a first come, first serve basis and on hotel availability.

The following cancellation policy will apply for all bookings under the FIDI room block, at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, the main FIDI Conference hotel:

  • As of the 30th January 2017, all cancelled rooms, no shows and early departures will be subject to a cancellation fee of 100% of the contracted rate per room, per night, for all room nights cancelled. 

            Affiliate Meeting Room Rental

Q: Can Delegates book a meeting room at the conference hotel?

     A: Yes, all delegates are welcome and able to book a meeting room at the conference hotel, to hold their own private meetings (on a first come first serve basis).

You can find all the information you need for booking your meeting room here.

Q: How can I book a meeting room?

     A: If you are interested in booking a meeting room, please contact the FIDI Events Team at

Q: How much is it to book a meeting room?

     A: When booking a meeting room, you have two options
          1) Half day booking at 250EUR
          2) Full day booking at 500EUR