FONASBA Annual Meeting 2023: Amman, Jordan, 16th – 18th October 2023

On behalf of the Jordanian Shipping Association (JSA), we are pleased to announce that registration and hotel bookings are now open for the 2023 FONASBA Annual Meeting.

The plenary section of the meeting runs from Monday, 16th October to Wednesday, 18th October, preceded by the Executive Committee meeting on Sunday 15th (members only) and followed on Thursday 19th by an optional excursion to Petra.

Further information, including links for registration and hotel accommodation bookings, can be found below.

Delegate and Partner programmes:

The delegate programme broadly follows that of previous years, and is shown below:

A larger version of the programme can be downloaded here:  DELEGATE PROGRAMME

An extensive partner programme has been developed, designed to showcase some of the historic and cultural treasures of Jordan, further details can be found below:

Again, larger versions of these pages can be downloaded here: PARTNER PROGRAMME


The optional excursion is a day-long visit to the ancient city of Petra, described  by the poet John William Burgon in 1845 as the “Rose-Red City, half as old as time”.

The excursion will leave the Four Seasons at 8.00 am and return at approximately 8.00 pm. It will feature a three-hour tour of the site, followed by lunch. Further details can be found in the slide below, download a larger copy here). Delegates and partners are invited to pay particular attention to the notes regarding the length of the walk and the terrain to be covered.

A separate fee applies for this excursion, see “Registration Fees” below.

Flight Bookings

We are pleased to advise that Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJA) is granting Annual Meeting delegates and partners a 25% discount on fares for direct flights to Amman or Aqaba.

The discount is subject to the following conditions:

Closing date of the offer: 18th October 2023
Travel date range out and return: 8th – 25th October 2023
Flight availability: Direct RJA return flights to Amman or Aqaba

RJA have established a dedicated page on their website of the discounted fares, the link is:

Hotel Accommodation:

Accommodation has been reserved at the Four Seasons Hotel in central Amman and rooms are available at US$ 199.62 per night for a single room on B&B basis, and US$ 221.99 for a double room. Local taxes are included. Accommodation can be booked directly with the hotel using the link here and entering the “promo” code 231015JSA

More infomation on the hotel and its facilities can be found at:

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for booking accommodation at the conference rate is 1st September 2023. Bookings received after that date will be subject to availability and charged at the standard rate prevailing at the time.

Registration Fees:

The delegate registration fee is €700.00 per person, the partner fee is €550.00, and the optional excursion to Petra is €155.00 per person. The rates include all meals and local taxes.

Delegates and partners can register here.

Arrival, Visas and Airport Transfers:


Delegates and partners holding passports from nations on Jordan’s Non-Restricted Countries list can obtain a visa on arrival. Those arriving from nations on the Restricted Countries List must apply for a visa in advance. The list of Restricted Countries can be found using this link: and a visa can be applied for via this webpage:

Passport holders from nations on the non-Restricted list can request a visa through the Jordan association at a cost of US$ 40.00 per person (saving US$ 56.00 per person) by providing their passport details no less than 14 days before arrival. This service can be requested through the registration form, further details will then be obtained separately. Please note that the visa fee is refunded if the visa is not granted.

Airport Transfers:

Transfers between Queen Alia International Airport and the Four Seasons (or return) can be organised through JSA at a cost of US$ 50.00 for up to two persons either way, or US$ 70.00 for between two and six persons, either way. This service can be requested through the registration form, further details, including flight arrivals and departure information, will then be obtained separately.

Please note that taxis are also available 24/7 from the airport for those attendees that do not wish to book an airport transfer in advance. For more information on booking taxis, including phone numbers of approved taxi services, see the Airport website:


Personal Excursions Outside the Meeting Programme

Any attendees wishing to extend their stay in Jordan and organise additional personal trips and excursions (outside the Annual Meeting and the visit to Petra) can do so through the nominated tourism partner, Amin Karwar Travel and Tourism (, please contact Mr. Hussein Tadros, directly to discuss your requirements.

FONASBA and the Jordanian Shipping Association look forward to welcoming you to Jordan for another memorable Annual Meeting.


Personal information collected in respect of participation in, or registration for, this event will be limited to that strictly necessary. The data will be held securely by FONASBA and where necessary shared with the host association. The location of the event may require that personal information be passed outside the European Union. All data held shall be securely destroyed by FONASBA or the host association not more than six months after the end of the event.

Photographs or video footage taken during the event may be used for FONASBA’s own publicity purposes only and posted to the website or on social media. An individual may request the FONASBA Secretariat not to publish, or to remove, photographs or video footage. Action to do so will be taken as soon as practicable after the request is received”.