Information Note

Warmly welcome to Beijing for the First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference. General Administration of China Customs (GACC) is endeavoring in organizing the meetings and activities that will enable representatives an enjoyable staying in Beijing.

This document provides comprehensive details about conference schedule, logistic arrangements and other relevant information.

1. Date and Venue

Date: 9-10 February, 2018

Venue: China National Convention Center(CNCC)

Address: No.7 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

2.   Hotels

China Customs recommends the following 6 hotels near CNCC:

(1) China National Convention Center Grand Hotel (4-star)

Add: No.1 Building, No.8 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District

Tel: +86 10 8437 2008

Website: www.cnccgrandhotel.com

(2) InterContinental Beijing Beichen (5-star)

Add: No. 4 Building, No.8 Yard, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District

Tel: +86 10 8437 1305

Website: www.igh.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/beijing/peghc/hoteldetail

(3) Beijing North Star Continental Grand Hotel (4-star)

Add: No.8 Beichen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: +86 10 8498 5588

Website: www.bcghotel.com

(4) North Star Yuanchenxin International Hotel (4-star)

Add: 1/F, Suite C, International Science and Technology Convention and Exhibition Center, No.12 Yumin Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: +86 10 82024488

Website: www.ycxhotel.com

(5) North Star Huiyuan Service Apartments Grand Building (Quasi 5-star)

Add:  Suite D, Grand Building of North Star Huiyuan Service Apartments, No.8 Beichen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: +86 10 6499 1233

Website: www.huiyuangongyu.com.cn/e/order/morder.php?id=136

(6) North Star Yayuncun Hotel (3-star)

Add: Suite A, North Star Yayuncun Hotel, No.8 Yard, Beichen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: +86 10 6499 1233

Website: www.huiyuangongyu.com.cn/e/order/morder.php?id=136

3. Transport

3.1  Airport Arrivals and Departures

Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK) is the main international airport in Beijing. There are three terminals at the airport, each of which services both domestic and international flights. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are linked by a public walkway that takes about 10-15 minutes to traverse. Terminal 3 is connected to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 by shuttle buses. It is important that representatives should be aware of which terminal they are using. For detailed information on airport terminals maps, airlines desks and transfer options, please refer to the official website of the airport: http://en.bcia.com.cn.

It is recommended that  representatives attending the conference take a taxi from the airport to the hotel. All licensed taxies are charged by the meter. The starting fee is CNY 13 (about USD 2), covering the first 3 kilometers. The remaining distance will be charged by CNY 2.3 (about USD 0.35) / km. When taking a taxi at the airport, please follow the signs inside the terminal building.

3.2  Shuttle Service

The representatives staying at CNCC Grand Hotel and InterContinental Beijing Beichen may enter China National Convention Center through the hotel's internal passage. For specific routes, please follow the signs inside the hotels or consult the hotel staff.

China Customs will provide shuttle buses to and from the venue for the representatives staying in other four designated hotels. On February 9, 2018, the shuttle buses leaving from the designated hotels for the venue will depart from the hotels at 7:45 am. On February 10, the shuttle bus leaving from the designated hotels for the venue will depart from the hotel at 8:15 am.

Representatives staying in other hotels should go to the venue by themselves, arrive at the venue before 8:30 am and receive security check on February 9, 2018. Delegates arriving after 8:30 am will not be allowed to enter the venue of the Conference until the end of the Opening Ceremony.

  3.3  Driving Route

Representatives, who drive to the venue by themselves, can park underground of the CNCC(Entrance A for sedan and Entrance B for Mini bus).

  

During the conference, representatives will enter CNCC through Entrance C1 and C2, which is near Exit E of  the Olympic Sports Center Station of Beijing Subway Line 8. Other nearby public transport information please refer to the above figure.

4.  Accreditation Badge

Successful registration and accreditation will grant each representatives an Accreditation Badge that contains the individual’s photo, name and country/region/organization. As the only identity credential, the badge must be worn at all times and is strictly non-transferable. During the conference, representatives need to present their Accreditation Badge, receive identity certification and security check before entering the venue.

5.  On-site Registration

All representatives are required to go through on-site registration at the conference registration office  (enter from entrances C1 and C2) on the first floor of China National Convention Center from 8: 00 to 22: 00 on February 8 and receive their Accreditation Badge, conference materials and other related documents by presenting valid credentials of registered representative. Without the Acrreditation Badge, no one will be allowed to enter the Conference Hall. On-site registration service will also be provided on the morning of February 9 but only for those arriving late in the previous night. Due to the security reason, we strongly recommend all representatives to finish the registration procedure on 8th February.

6.  Dining Arrangements

From February 9 to 10, the conference organizer will offer tea breaks but no free meals. Representatives may dine at the hotels nearby or at the restaurants in "Xin'ao Shopping Center - Sunken Plaza" (新奥小吃街). All kinds of food are available there. Simple lunch (Chinese style) are available on the 3rd floor and charged by the CNCC. Delegates are requested to come back and join in the conference before 2:00 pm in the afternoon.

  

7. Facilities and Services

7.1  Interpretation Services

English is the working language of the conference.

Simultaneous interpretation services in Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian are provided for plenary sessions.

Simultaneous interpretation services in English, Spanish and Chinese are provided for Track A;

Simultaneous interpretation services in English, Russian and Chinese are provided for Track B;

Simultaneous interpretation services in English, French and Chinese are provided for Track C;

Simultaneous interpretation services in English and Chinese are provided for Track D;

Simultaneous interpretation services in English, French, Spanish and Chinese are provided for Track E;

Simultaneous interpretation services in Chinese, English and French are provided for Track F;

Simultaneous interpretation services in English, Russian and Chinese are provided for Track G;

7.2     Prayer Room

The prayer room covering a total area of 81 square meters will be available at Room 211 on the second floor of CNCC.

8. Secretariat Office and Contact Information

The Secretariat Office is located at Room 403 of the Convention Center.

Should you have any questions or further assistance before the conference,  please contact: reg_support@qq.com;  or you may also call +86 10 65195495.

9.  General Information

9.1   Beijing

Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, serves as the country’s political center and cultural center, as well as center for international exchange, scientific and technological innovation(“Four Centers”).

It is a world renowned ancient capital city famous for its history and culture.  It enjoys a history of more than 3,000 years, and has served as the capital of China for more than 860 years. There are 7 world cultural heritage sites in Beijing, namely the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Zhoukoudian Ape Man Relics, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs, and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. The city’s traditional arts, such as Peking Opera and cloisonne enamel, are highly prestigious across the world.

Beijing is also a vibrant, inclusive and open modern metropolis. Having successfully hosted the 29th Summer Olympic Games in 2008, it is now making every effort in preparing for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Facing the future, Beijing will reaffirm its vision of achieving  innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development, steadfastly stick to the capital’s strategic positioning as “Four Centers”, implement the strategy of Beijing-Tianjin- Hebei Coordinated Development in an in-depth manner, and endeavor to build a harmonious and livable world-class metropolis.

9.2  Weather

It is very cold in Beijing in February, with the average temperature below 0°C (32 °F). Please be prepared for the cold weather.

9.3  Time

The Beijing standard time is 8 hours ahead of GMT . DST is not adopted in China.

9.4 Currency and ATM Service

The official currency of China is RMB. Retailers in Beijing will generally not accept other currencies so it is necessary for visitors to change foreign currency into RMB in advance in order to make cash payments. No restrictions are imposed on the amount of foreign currency, traveler’s checks or credit cards to be brought into China However, nonresidents carrying more than USD 5000 (or equivalent in other foreign currencies) in cash should declare to China Customs upon entry.

Major world currencies and travelers checks can be converted to/from RMB. Currency exchange points are located at Beijing Capital International Airport, main hotels and banks throughout the city. Banks usually take commission for money exchange and participants are advised to take it into consideration. When making a currency exchange, some banks also ask to provide a passport or other documents. Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are found throughout the city.

9.5 Credit Cards

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Diners Club, Discover and other major international credit cards are accepted at most establishments or can be used to retrieve cash from ATMs throughout the city, although some small shops and restaurants may only accept cash payments.

9.6 Electricity and Water Supply

The power supply in China is 220-240 volts, 50 hertz. Two/three-pronged plugs are used. Please check before using an appliance. Tap water is not drinkable. We advise the participants to consume bottled water which can be purchased at the hotel or any nearby convenient stores.

9.7 Postal Service

Post Offices generally open from 09:00 to17:00.

Note: Some post office branches are open from 8: 00 to 17: 30.

9.8 Tipping

Tipping in China is not customary for restaurant waiters or taxi drivers.

9.9 Emergency Telephone Numbers

Police: 110, Fire: 119, First Aid: 120

9.10  Mobile Phone Information

Local phone services are reliable. 2G(GSM/CDMA), 3G(WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/CDMA2000) and 4G (TD-LTE/FDD-LTE) mobile phone systems are in operation. Most modern cell phones can work in several settings that can use roaming services in different networks. Long distance calls within China may be made by direct dialing through International Direct Dial (IDD) in major cities or through operated assisted calls. Telex and Fax services are readily available in major hotels.

9.11 Smoking

In Beijing, smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, as well as open spaces such as kindergartens, schools, children's welfare institutions, women's and children's hospitals, fitness centers and cultural relics open to the public, but usually there are smoking areas designated for smokers.