General Information

congress venue

Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center
Fuhua Third Road
Futian District
Shenzhen, China

Website: http://www.szcec.com/en/index.html 

language

The official language of the congress is English.

time zone

The time zone in Shenzhen is China standard time (UTC+8 hours)

transport and arrival

Most people go to Shenzhen through the Hong Kong border. But there are other ways... 
See more on Shenzhen Transport.

climate

The weather in Shenzhen if December averages between 14 °C-21 °C with occasional rain.

visa requirements

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local Chinese Consulate for official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that may apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required. A valid passport is required for entry into China.

Guangzhou is now 72-hour-visa-free for transit via Baiyun Airport. 
This visa free travel permits you to travel around all of Guangdong Province including Shenzhen! For more visa information visit this page

official letter of invitation

Invitation letters for visa purposes are available only to registered participants. The option to issue an invitation letter is available within the registration process. At the end of the registration process you will be able to generate an invitation letter, and you will also receive a confirmation email with a link to the invitation letter.

banking and exchange

The official currency of China is the renminbi (RMB), of which the standard unit is the yuan. Notes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 yuan; 5, 2 and 1 jiao and 5, 2 and 1 fen. Coins come in denominations of 1 yuan; 5, 2 and 1 jiao and 5, 2 and 1 fen.

Currency can only be exchanged to and from yuan within China's borders, so it is important to ensure that you change all money back before you leave the country. Traveler's checks and foreign cash can be exchanged at the Bank of China and at larger hotels
as well as at exchange bureau.

ATMs can be found throughout Shenzhen and accept all major credit and debit cards.
While not all establishments accept credit cards, most hotels and large restaurants
and retail outlets do.

TAXIS 

Very few taxi drivers in China speak any language except Putonghua (Mandarin). Before you leave your hotel ask the Concierge to write down for the taxi driver your destination in Chinese and ask about the approximate fare. Please show the destination in Chinese to the taxi driver. 

Keep the receipts from your taxi journeys. It is the only way that you can track a taxi if something is left in the vehicle.

If taxis try to negotiate a fixed fare, be aware that it is your choice to ask for the meter.


liability and insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers​ cannot accept liability for personal accidents
or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

safety and security

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside
the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.

agent for Italian participants

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WT srl
Via Cagliari 13
00198 ROMA
Tel: 0039.06.44249321
Fax: 0039.06.44249327
Ref. Mrs Romina Baldolini
Email:rbaldolini@twt-team.it

congress secretariat

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Kenes International Organizers of Congresses S.A.                          
Rue Francois-Versonnex 7, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 908 0488   |    Fax: +41 22 906 9140 

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