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Travel Tips
 Foreign currency exchange
For the convenience of foreign guests, Bank of China and other appointed banks provide foreign currency exchange business for 22 kinds of foreign currencies and New Taiwan dollar as well as such business as foreign currency traveler's check, foreign credit card in exchange for RMB. In addition, some hotels, restaurants or stores can also convert foreign currency into RMB.  
Currently, business of the following foreign credit cards is available in China: Master Card; Visa Card; American Express Card; JCB card; Diners Card.
Beijing is a city with a large and active population, including many tourists and foreign residents. Socially is very stable and peaceful. The police and security service presence serves to deter most serious crimes, which makes Beijing a very safe city, especially in comparison with a lot of other major cities around the world.
Summer is from June to August, usually scorching with sizzling temperatures at noon. There are occasional downpours.
Clothing: Umbrella, sunglasses and sun screen are recommended. Wear any summer clothes, such as T-shirts, shorts and skirts.

The electric current used in China is 220V 50Hz. Hotels provide 220V and 110V (shavers only) power outlets. Please note that plug adapters and converters might be required. 
 Currency and Exchange

The currency used in China is the Renminbi Yuan (RMB or ¥) and the value is pegged to the US dollar with a current exchange rate of US$ 1: RMB 6.45 (May 2016). The Yuan is divided into 10 Jiao or 100 Fen. Notes come in denominations of ¥100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. Exchange your leftover Yuan before returning home as it can only be exchanged within China's borders.
Euros and US Dollars can be exchanged at your hotel or at any bank. Traveller’s cheques can only be exchanged at the Bank of China. Banks usually open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Currency exchange services are available for the following foreign currencies: US Dollar, British Pound Sterling, Euro, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Swiss Franc, Danish Krone, Norwegian Krone, Swedish Krone, Singapore Dollar, Malaysian Ringgit, and Macao Pataca.

Major credit cards are accepted at many establishments, such as American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Master Card and Visa.

 ATM Machine

Beijing is a very ATM-friendly city. There are many banks with ATMs, but only about 50% of these accept foreign cards. The main foreign friendly ATMs are controlled by the Bank of China. Bank of China ATMs work in both Chinese and English (depending on your card), use the latest equipment, and are reasonably easy to find.


Organizers of the Congress do not take any liability for personal accidents or injury or loss or damage to private property of any participant indirectly arising from travelling to Beijing and/or attending the Congress. Participants are advised to purchase adequate travel and health insurance before leaving their own countries.

 Safety and Security

In general China is a very safe country. However, be aware of pickpockets and be careful when crossing the road. Passports should be kept in the hotel for safety until the departure day. Also note the serial numbers ofyour traveller’s checks if you carry those. We also recommend having copies of your passport and credit cards with you in case of loss or theft.

Gratuities are not customary in China. However, in hotels and during group travels, tipping is practiced for porters, tour guides and drivers.


Smoking in indoor public places has been banned in Beijing from June 1, 2015 following the rolling out of the toughest ever anti-smoking regulation in China. The regulation extends smoking bans to include all indoor public areas and workplaces, plus a number of outdoor areas including schools, seating areas in sports stadiums and hospitals where women or children are treated. 


China covers four time zones. Beijing time is the only official time throughout the country; punctuality is highly appreciated.

Key Dates

 Conference Date

June 8th - 9th  

Submission Deadline

May 20th, 2018   


Registration Deadline

June 8th , 2018


 Registration Date

June 8th , 2018





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