Terms and Conditions

RSA® Conference 2016 (“RSA Conference”) will take place at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi (the “Venue”) on 15 - 16 November, 2016. This registration agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between EMC Computer Systems Austria GmbH (“RSA Conference Organiser”) and registrant.  This Agreement includes and incorporates by reference the Privacy Policy/Terms of Use posted in the footer below.  All written notice and requests, including requests for a copy of the posted Registration Terms and Conditions, as well as the Privacy Policy/Terms of Use, shall be sent to RSA Conference Organiser at or RSA Conference, 2831 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054.


If circumstances or policies in your organization change and you can no longer attend RSA Conference, you may cancel your registration by providing written notice to RSA Conference Organiser at the contact information stated above.  The RSA Conference refund policy is as follows:

  • Cancellation before Thursday, 8 September 2016: Full refund of registration fee less a 25% administration fee.
  • Cancellation between Friday, 9 September and Thursday, 13 October 2016: 50% refund of registration fee.
  • Cancellation after Thursday, 13 October, 2016: no refunds.

In the event that you cancel this Agreement, RSA Conference Organiser shall refund to you the remaining fees, if any, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the cancellation notice.

Please remember that cancelling your registration does not automatically cancel your hotel and travel arrangements.  Individuals are responsible for cancelling their own hotel and travel reservations.

You can make a substitution at any time for a $150 fee.  Please see the Substitution Policy below for details.  If you do not attend the RSA Conference and did not cancel your registration but have paid your registration fee, you will not be refunded. 

Should you have extenuating circumstances, you can submit your cancellation or substitution request to:


Substitutions, including those made on-site, are allowed with the written permission of the original registrant. You must submit your substitution request via email to the address as follows. Please note there will be a $150 processing fee for any substitution.


All attendees must be at least 18 years of age to attend RSA Conference, and all related events including the Welcome Reception. Requests for any exception to this term must be made in writing to RSA Conference Organiser.


The fee for RSA Conference registration passes will be as follows:


8 September 2016)

13 October 2016)

12 November 2016)

13 November 2016)

Full Conference Pass





Full Conference Academic/Student Pass





Full Conference Speaker Pass





Full Conference Group (3+) Discount Purchase





Full Conference Group (10+) Discount Purchase





Visitor Pass (Thursday only)





Press/Media Credentials





An Abu Dhabi city tax will be applied at the current United Arab Emirates rate of 6%.


Only ONE (1) discount may be applied to an individual registration.  Under no circumstances can any of the discounts be combined.  Your registration must be paid in full before the Early Bird and Discount deadlines in order to receive the pricing for those discounts.

Retroactive application of discount codes is not allowed.  Requests for any exception must be made in writing to RSA Conference Organiser. 


If you purchase a minimum of three (3) Full Conference registration passes at the same time, you will automatically receive a $75 discount per attendee registration.  If you purchase a minimum of ten (10) Full Conference registration passes at the same time, you will automatically receive a $150 discount per attendee registration.  To receive the Group Discounts, you will be required to purchase the Full RSA Conference passes using one (1) credit card in a single transaction.  At the time of purchase, you will be sent, via email, a unique Registration Code that you can distribute to the individuals in your group.  Each individual will be required to enter this group Registration Code as they begin their registration process.


If you are registering under the student/academic rate, proof of your student/academic standing will be required when you check in on-site.  Students must bring a copy of their class schedule showing a minimum of twelve (12) units or credits and a valid student ID.  Students must also be at least 18 years old at the time of attendance.  Full-time professors must bring a valid, accredited university ID.  Failure to produce proof of academic status will result in a charge of the full on-site RSA Conference registration fee of $1,495.


It is the sole responsibility of the delegate to take care of visa requirements. Delegates who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the visa application procedure. Delegate registration details might be shared with the immigration authorities to assist in the immigration process. However, RSA Conference Organiser will not contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants.


Current full-time employees of the UAE government, federal or local government will receive a $100 discount off “Full Conference” registration. To qualify for the discount, you must show your current, valid government identification card during onsite check-in. If you are unable to provide valid identification, you will be charged the onsite Full Conference Pass registration rate of $1,495.

The government discount cannot be combined with any other discount offers.

Government contractors, including contractors working on government “Cost Reimbursable Contracts”, are not eligible for the government discount.


RSA Conference-issued credentials are the sole property of the RSA Conference Organiser and must be surrendered upon demand to RSA Conference and/or RSA Conference Organiser representatives.  RSA Conference-issued credentials must be prominently displayed while at the RSA Conference or designated off-site activities.  False certification of an individual as an exhibitor’s representative, misuse of an exhibitor’s badge, or any other method or device used to assist unauthorized personnel to gain admittance to the exhibit floor, will be just cause for expelling the exhibitor and his representative(s) from the Vendor Showcase and/or banning them from future entrance into the Vendor Showcase.  This would also warrant the removal of the exhibitor’s booth from the floor without obligation on the part of RSA Conference Organiser for refund of any fees.  The exhibitor, his/her employees and agents, and anyone claiming to be in the hall through the exhibitor, waives any rights or claims for damages arising out of the enforcement of this rule.


RSA Conference Abu Dhabi 2016 is held in a public space, therefore RSA Conference Organiser does not prohibit participants, exhibitors, sponsors, news organizations or other companies from photographing or video or audiotaping some RSA Conference activities.  RSA Conference reserves the right to use images taken at the RSA Conference with your photograph and/or likeness in future marketing materials.


You may be asked to scan your badge either at exhibit booths and/or session rooms.  Please note scanning of your badge is optional.  When your badge is scanned by exhibitors and/or sponsors during RSA Conference, you are opting-in to receiving communications from that entity.  You will be subject to their communications and privacy policy and must opt-out with them directly.


Suitcasing or outboarding is prohibited at RSA Conference.  RSA Conference Organiser reserves the right to escort any individual from RSA Conference who is reported to be soliciting in the Vendor Showcase and who is not a RSA Conference sponsor or exhibitor.  RSA Conference Organiser encourages attendees to support the paid sponsors and exhibitors who, in turn, are supporting the industry.  RSA Conference Organiser also encourages you not to listen to a sales pitch from a non-sponsor or exhibitor.


The use of Drones/Unmanned Aircrafts (“UAV”) is strictly prohibited at all times throughout the entire Venue and the adjacent areas outside of the Venue.  UAV’s are devices that are used or intended to be used for flight in the air with no onboard pilot (either controlled manually or through an autopilot using a data link to connect the pilot to the UAV).


In its sole discretion and without refund, RSA Conference Organiser reserves the right to refuse admittance to or expel from the RSA Conference anyone that it determines is behaving in a manner that could be disruptive to the RSA Conference or any other attendee.


For information about RSA Conference’s privacy policy, see

To request that RSA Conference Organiser remove your name from future print mailings, send a written request, specifying the name, company name and address you are requesting to have removed from the mailing list, to:

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The views expressed by any RSA Conference attendee, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor are not necessarily those of RSA Conference, RSA Conference Organiser or EMC Corporation.  All RSA Conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors are solely responsible for the content of any and all individual or corporation presentations, marketing collateral, advertising and online Web content.


RSA Conference Organiser shall not be held responsible for any delay or failure in performance of its obligations hereunder to the extent such delay or failure is caused by fire, flood, strike, civil, governmental or military authority, acts of God, acts of terrorism, acts of war, epidemics, the availability of the Venue or other similar causes beyond its reasonable control and without the fault or negligence of RSA Conference Organiser or its subcontractors.  For one or more of such reasons, RSA Conference Organiser may postpone, reschedule or cancel the event without liability on the part of RSA Conference Organiser.  In the event RSA Conference cannot be held or is postponed pursuant to this section, RSA Conference Organiser shall not be liable to attendee for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodations costs, or financial losses.  RSA Conference Organiser will review refund and/or fee transfer requests, submitted in writing, for approval on a situational basis.

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