WEAI 2018

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The Faculty of Business and Law’s Newcastle Business School welcomes colleagues to Newcastle, NSW Australia for the Western Economic Association International (WEAI), 14th Annual Conference, 11 – 14 January 2018.

The WEAI conference will be held at the University of Newcastle’s landmark education precinct, NeW Space located in the heart of the CBD at 409 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 230

About the Host

The Newcastle Business School (NBS) delivers undergraduate, postgraduate and community business education. The NBS has received international acclaim for its programs through accreditation from USA-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Our mission is to build and sustain a vibrant learning community that advances business knowledge.

In working to achieve our mission, we pursue:

  • Opportunity for academic development that builds our research capabilities, both within disciplines and across disciplinary boundaries;
  • Collaboration with local, national and international partners;
  • Research-led and student-focused teaching and learning opportunities

About Newcastle

The coastal city of Newcastle is the heart of Australia’s famous Hunter Region. Newcastle is Australia’s seventh largest and second oldest city. Newcastle was recently identified by National Geographic Traveller Magazine as an emerging global smart city excelling in the challenges of the twenty first century. Newcastle has been recognised by Tourism Australia as Australia’s Coolest Coastal Town and by Lonely Planet as a Top Ten Global City. Newcastle has been four times named a world-class festival and events city by the International Festivals and Events Association.

Newcastle is surrounded by eight spectacular beaches and is home to a vibrant university culture, thriving arts scene and an emerging innovation ecosystem

To submit an abstract and to register, please head to www.weai.org/IC2018

Newcastle offers a wide variety of accommodation options ranging from 4.5 star self-contained hotel options to budget rooms in backpacker hostels or pubs.

Below is a list of recommended accommodation options located within close proximity to NeW Space City Precinct Campus.


CROWNE PLAZA NEWCASTLE

Located directly on the historic Newcastle harbour front, Crowne Plaza Newcastle boasts a range of well-appointed guest rooms with spectacular views.  It is within easy access to beaches, parks, Honeysuckle restaurants and is a 5 minute walk to the conference at NeW Space.

Amenities include:

* Free Wi-Fi
* Valet Parking
* Outdoor pool
* Air-conditioned
* Laundry service

Address: Cnr Merewether St & Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300

Phone: +61 2 4907 5062

Breakfast is discounted to $25 per person if arranged at the time of booking, standard price is $33.

Prices include:
King Suite City View $225
Kind Suite City View $245

To book please click here.


NOAH'S ON THE BEACH

Overlooking Newcastle Beach, this relaxed hotel is a 6-minute walk from Fort Scratchley museum and a 20-minute walk from teh conference venue, NeW Space.

Amenities include:
* Free parking
* Outdoor pool
* Air-conditioned
* Room service

Address: Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St, Newcastle East NSW 2300

Phone: + 61 2 4929 5181

Prices include:

  • Standard rooms $180 per room per night
  • Harbour view rooms $195 per room per night
  • Low Ocean view $210 per room per night
  • Mid Ocean view $220 per room per night

To book, please email reservations@noahsonthebeach.com.au.

Website: http://www.noahsonthebeach.com.au/


CHIFLEY APARTMENTS NEWCASTLE

The Chifley Apartments Newcastle provides self-catering style hotel accommodation. The rooms have a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, and free WiFi. Situated in the Honeysuckle Precinct, popular harbourside restaurants and bars are located right across the street and New Space is only a 5 minute walk away.

Amenities include:
* Free Wi-Fi
* Outdoor pool
* Air-conditioned
* Business center
* Kid-friendly

Address: 7/14 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle NSW 2300

Phone: +61 2  4910 4910

Costs include:

  • One Bedroom Apartment $209
  • Two Bedroom Apartment $355

To book, please email  assistant.manager@chifleyhotels.com or phone 02 4910 4910.


NOVOTEL NEWCASTLE

Located alongside one of Australia’s best surfing beaches Novotel Newcastle Beach offers a spa pool, a steam room, a fully equipped gymnasium and secure covered parking. Guests also enjoy an onsite bar and restaurant. Alternatively, you can visit local restaurants, bars and cafes, within 10 minutes' walk away. The Novotel is located 15-20 minute walk from the conference location, NeW Space.

* Paid Wi-Fi
* Paid Parking
* Outdoor pool
* Air-conditioned
* Laundry Service
* Room Service

Address: 5 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Phone: +61 2 4032 3700

Costs include:

  • Standard room @$213 per room per night (room only)
  • Superior room @$233 per room per night (room only)
  • Harbourview room @$258 per room per night (room only)

To book, please email H8771@accor.com or phone 02 4032 3700.


QUEST APARTMENTS

Quest Newcastle

Quest Newcastle is just 300 metres from the Waterfront and provides self-contained apartments with laundry facilities and a full kitchen and a private balcony. Quest Newcastle Apartments are a 10 minute walk from the conference.

* Free Wi-Fi
* Indoor pool
* Air-conditioned
* Resturant

Address: 575 Hunter St, Newcastle West NSW 2302

Phone: +61 2 4928 8000

  • One Bedroom Apartment $209
  • Two bedroom Apartment $309

Quest Newcastle West

Quest Newcastle West offers contemporary self-contained modern apartments with a TV, radio and a microwave just 15 minutes’ walk from the Honeysuckle precinct and the conference location, New Space.

* Onsite car parking
* Gym
* Free WiFi
* Cafe

Address: 787 Hunter Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302

Phone: +61 2 4920 3400

  • Studio $189
  • One Bedroom Apartment $219
  • Two Bedroom Apartment $339

To make a booking at the Quest Apartments, please click here.

Your codes for this conference are:

Client Login - UNTL

Password - uonconf


Newcastle is located on the east coast of NSW, a short two-hour drive north of Sydney. Newcastle Airport is a 25-minute drive from the CBD of Newcastle and offers regular services to major cities including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

BY PLANE

Newcastle Airport is the fastest growing regional airport in Australia and offers direct daily flights to and from major cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, The Gold Coast and Ballina. These cities provide a hub through to other destinations around Australia and the world.

Five airlines service Newcastle Airport (15 kilometres north of Newcastle). Jetstar flies from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Melbourne, Virgin Australia flies from Brisbane and Melbourne, QantasLink flies from Brisbane, Rex Airlines flies from Sydney and Fly Pelican flies from Canberra, Sydney, Ballina / Byron Bay, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour. Port Stephens Coaches runs buses between the airport and the bus terminal next in Newcastle. Hunter Valley Buses runs buses from the airport to East Maitland via Raymond Terrace. The Newcastle Airport Information Services Desk can arrange door-to-door transfers. Please phone 02 4928 9822, or email nais@newcastleairport.com.au.

BY TRAIN

Sit back and relax by riding the rails to Hamilton or Broadmeadow Stations, with connecting shuttle buses to central Newcastle and beaches until the light rail is installed (watch this space).

Catch one of the regular Newcastle and Central Coast services departing from Sydney’s Central Station, Strathfield, Eastwood, Epping or Hornsby to continue north to Broadmeadow or Hamilton (www.transportnsw.infowww.sydneytrains.info).

TrainLink's inter-city services connect Brisbane to Broadmeadow via the regional cities of Casino, Grafton, Wauchope and Taree, before continuing to Sydney. Broadmeadow is a major railway hub: northwestern services from Armidale, Tamworth, Moree and Narrabri also arrive here.

BY CAR

Newcastle is a two-hour drive north of Sydney. Need wheels? Find car rental companies at the airport and throughout the city. Some of the options include EuropcarHertzBudget Car and Truck Rental or Newcastle Car or Truck Rental.

BY BUS

Head to Newcastle on a long-distance bus - Greyhound services leave from Sydney's Central Station, Brisbane's Coach Terminal and Melbourne's Travel Centre. Newcastle's local bus network radiates from the Coach Interchange, behind Railway Station , Wharf Rd. Major bus interchanges are found at the University of Newcastle, Wallsend, Glendale, Warners Bay, Belmont, Charlestown Square, Westfield Kotara and Broadmeadow Station. Trips taken within a designated area of Newcastle's CBD are free on State Transit-operated bus services. Opal cards are used on Newcastle's local buses replacing the time-based tickets that are unique to the city. For more information visit www.newcastlebuses.info

The coastal city of Newcastle is the heart of Australia’s famous Hunter Region. Newcastle is Australia’s seventh largest and second oldest city. Newcastle was recently identified by National Geographic Traveller Magazine as an emerging global smart city excelling in the challenges of the twenty first century. Newcastle has been recognised by Tourism Australia as Australia’s Coolest Coastal Town and by Lonely Planet as a Top Ten Global City. Newcastle has been four times named a world-class festival and events city by the International Festivals and Events Association.

Newcastle is surrounded by eight spectacular beaches and is home to a vibrant university culture, thriving arts scene and an emerging innovation ecosystem. Located only 160 kilometres north of Sydney, Newcastle is easily accessible by car or train from Sydney, or through direct flights to Newcastle Airport from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. For more information check out Visit Newcastle.