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Information Note


February 9-10, 2018

Beijing, China

China warmly welcomes all delegates to the First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference, and will facilitate fruitful discussion and enjoyable experience for all guests.

1. Dates and Venue

The meeting will take place on 9-10 February, 2018

The meeting venue is:

China National Convention Center (CNCC)

No.7 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100105 China, Tel: +86 10 8437 3300

Sitting in the center of the Olympic Commercial Circle, CNCC has an easy access to the public transport. It's a 30-minute drive to the airport and close to the subway station.

2. Hotel Reservation

For accommodation, China customs recommends 6 hotels, which are very close to the Conference venue, for your consideration. For details, please visit "Venue & Accommodation" column on the homepage. Please fill in the Hotel Reservation Form appended and send the completed Reservation Form to the hotel by email or fax and cc. to CN_orgteam@163.com (email address of China Customs) no later than January 20, 2018 (Saturday), you can also book room online. Preferential room rates have been negotiated for all delegates. To take advantage of the exclusive rates, delegates are kindly requested to send confirmation as soon as possible.

If delegates wish to arrange their accommodation at other hotels, please inform China Customs via the email address abovementioned.

3. Transportation

Delegates are advised to arrange their transport from the airport to the hotel by taxi. All licensed taxies charge passengers by kilometer. The minimum charge is RMB 13 (around USD 2) covering the first 3km. The price for each additional kilometer is RMB 2.3 (around USD 0.35).

Taxi stops can be found at Beijing Capital International Airport:

Terminal 1: Gate 1, Floor 1

Terminal 2: Gate 5 to 9, Floor 1

Please refer to the signs inside the terminal buildings.

4. Arrivals and Departures

Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK) is the main international airport in Beijing. It has three terminal buildings, each with both domestic and international flights. The Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are linked by a public walkway with a 10-minute walking distance. Terminal 3 is connected to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 by shuttle buses.

For detailed information such as the map of airport terminals, airlines desks and transit options, please refer to the official website of the airport: http://en.bcia.com.cn/index.shtml.

5. Visa Requirements

For delegates from countries that have mutual visa exemption agreement with China, please visit http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/wgrlh/ and refer to the Mutual Visa Exemption List on the right column of the webpage.

All other delegates will need valid visas to enter China. It is strongly advised that delegates apply early at Chinese Embassies, Consulates, or other visa-issuing authorities stationed abroad with an invitation letter appended in their visa application.

6. General Information

6.1 Beijing

Beijing has a long history of more than 3000 years. It is renowned for its numerous historical monuments as well as natural and cultural heritage sites. At the heart of the city lies the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. Popular tourist sites such as the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven Park, the Great Wall, etc. are also located in or near the city. As the capital of China, Beijing also offers visitors a complete and exciting range of culinary choices from China and across the world.

6.2 Climate

Beijing has a temperate and continental monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons and a substantial difference in the temperature of day and night. The winter is from November to March.  The monthly average temperature from December to February is below 0℃(32 ℉).

6.3 Time Zone

The Beijing Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of GMT.

6.4 Dialing Codes

The country code for China is 86. The regional code for Beijing is 10.

6.5 Mobile Phone

Both GSM and CDMA mobile services are available. Most modern mobile phones can use roaming services in different networks. Most of the GSM-phones used in China support the protocols of GSM-900 and GSM-1800. Long distance calls within China can be made by direct dialing through International Direct Dial (IDD) in major cities or through operated assisted calls. Telex and Fax services are available in major hotels.

6.6 Electricity

The power supply in China is 220-240 volts, 50 hertz. Two/three-pronged plugs are used. Please check before using any appliance. Delegates are advised to bring their own adapters.

6.7 Currency, Banks, Credit Cards and ATMs

The official currency of China is RMB. Most shops in Beijing do not accept other currencies so it is necessary for delegates to exchange foreign currency into RMB in advance in order to make payments by cash. Although no restriction is imposed on the amount of foreign currency, traveler’s checks and credit cards to be brought into China, non-residents carrying more than USD 5,000 or equivalent foreign currency or RMB 20,000 in cash should declare to the Customs.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Diners Club, Discover and other major international credit cards can be accepted in most cases for payment or can be used to withdraw cash from ATMs throughout the city. Please be kindly informed that some small shops and restaurants may only accept payment by cash.

6.8 Emergency Number

Police: 110

Fire: 119

First Aid: 120

6.9 Tipping

Tipping is not customary.

7. Contacts

For further administrative and logistics information, please contact us via:

Email: CN_orgteam@163.com

Tel: +86-10-65195495/65195332/65195477/65195398

Fax: +86-10-65194901/65195480


Annex:Hotel Reservation Form.doc


Address:No.6. Jianguomennei Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China Postcode: 100730