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This page contains information of the Conference venue, hotel registration forms, hotels in Beijing (if you are interested in visiting Beijing), practical information for your trip (weather, visa application and travel from Shanghai to Nanjing, etc.)


Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Grand Metropark Hotel, Nanjing (formerly Hilton Hotel, Nanjing). 

Grand Metropark Hotel is conveniently located 5 minutes from the city centre and only 30 minutes by car from Nanjing Lukou International Airport. It's next to the famous Nanjing Museum and is only 300 metres from the historical Zhong Shan Gate, the gate in the 600-year-old city wall that forms the entrance.

Here is a note with the hotel map which you could show to the taxi driver when you go to the Conference venue. It includes the English and Chinese name of the hotel. Please take a print of it if you don't speak Putonghua.

Map of the hotel

Other hotels in Beijing (if you are interested in visiting Beijing during the Conference period)

Five stars hotels
Beijing Grand Hotel              
Tianlun Dynasty Hotel     
Prime Hotel                 

Beijing Hotel                      
Grand Hyatt Beijing  

Four stars hotels
Capital Hotel                
Wangfujing Grand Hotel            

Hotel Registration forms

Grand Metropark Hotel (Conference venue)

Special conference rates are only US$67.5* (for non PRC guests) or RMB420* (for PRC guests) per night. Please reserve early due to limited spaces available at the conference rate. Please download the form, complete and fax to the hotel directly.  
*Superior Single Room

For Non-PRC registrants pdf format  MSWord format

For PRC registrants pdf format  MSWord format

Dong Huamen Hotel (?????in Chinese)

For PRC registrants pdf format  MSWord format

Dong Gong Hotel (?????in Chinese)

For PRC registrants pdf format  MSWord format

Welcome to Nanjing!

Below is some practical information which you may find useful for your trip to Nanjing this June. For more information and further inquiries, please contact Miss Winee Wu
Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province and one of the six ancient capitals of China, situated at the south bank of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

1) Climate
Mid June in Nanjing is fairly hot, dry and clear. The average temperature is about 28 to 30 degree Celsius (88 to 92F) at the maximum and 19-21 degree Celsius (67 to 71F) at minimum. Usually shirts or at most a jacket will do very well. A raincoat or umbrella is advised. Most places for the conference activities as well as the hotel are air-conditioned.

2) Currency
Chinese currency is the yuan (RMB). The current exchange rate is about 8.30 yuan to one US dollar. There are 20 kinds of currencies which can be exchanged in the banks, some main hotels and the Convention Center, including: British, Canadian, Dutch, German, Swiss, Belgian, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Austrian, Japanese, Singapore, Australian, Finish, Malaysian, U.S. Hongkong and Macau.

The currencies of U.S., Britain, Japan, Hongkong, Germany, France can be exchanged in almost all hotels as well as the banks and Convention Center.

The world wide-accepted credit cards, e.g. Visa, Master Card, American Express and JCB can be used in the main hotels and Convention Center, while the traveler's checks issued by American, Japanese, European and Hongkong banks are accepted. The check from the Bank of China is the most convenience when you are in China.

3) Electrical Supply
220V, 50Hz.

4) Conference Venue
The Conference is going to take place in the 5-star Grand Metropark Hotel (formerly Hilton Nanjing Hotel), Nanjing, PRC. 

5) Visa
Pease be reminded that you need a visa to enter China. We have consulted with the Chinese consulate officials.  A tourist visa is all you need. Also, you need to go to the Consulate in person to apply unless you are using a travel agent which is authorized to apply a visa on your behalf. If you do not have a visa, you should do so at least two months before you depart for China. For more information about visa and passport, please click here.

6) Travel - From Shanghai to Nanjing

There is no air travel between these two cities.  International travelers who are not planning to stay in Shanghai before going to Nanjing may wish to fly through Hong Kong.  There are direct flights from Hong Kong to Nanjing.  If you do need to go through Shanghai, there are two ways, by train or by bus.  Below are the instructions for taking either the train or the bus.

From Pudong Airport (SHANGHAI) to Nanjing by train

There are airport buses from Pudong to Shanghai Railway Station, departing every 15 minutes.  Alternatively, you can take the Maglev train (????) at the airport (starting every half hour), stop at Longyang Road (???) and transfer to subway. Buy a ticket to Shanghai Central Station (???). When arriving at the station, find the ticket counter and buy a ticket to Nanjing. The trip will take about 3 hours. See below for the timetable of the trains to Nanjing.

No. of Train

Dep. time

Arr. Time











































From Nanjing Central Station to our conference hotel, Nanjing Hilton Hotel (Grand Metropark Nanjing Hotel, 025-84808888), you can take a taxi, which will take less than 20 min. and about RMB 20.

From Pudong Airport (SHANGHAI) to Nanjing by bus

Please find the ticket counter of the long distance bus service (????) on the No. 6-7 and 8-9 gate of the Arrival Hall. The station is on second floor of the parking building of the airport, on the south end, close to the exit. 

Price: RMB 136. Time table: 11:20, 14:20, 16:40, 18:40. Phone: 021-68345743.

It takes about 5 hours to arrive Nanjing. When you arrive, take a taxi to the Grand Metropark Hotel, Nanjing (formerly Hilton Hotel, Nanjing 025-84808888).