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29 November 2018 Shanghai, China More info

Arrival & stay

Here you find all information you need for your arrival and stay during the conference.

Conference venue


Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel

Address: 666, Taihong Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China

Shuttle bus to the conference venue
Location: INTERCONTINENTAL SHANGHAI HONGQIAO NECC (5 minutes walking from EXIT 6, East Xujing Station of line 2)

Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao captures the spirit of Shanghai's famous elegance with its grand façade and classic Parisian architecture. Located in the heart of Hongqiao CBD, the property stands out as a monument of French luxury and style. 350 opulent rooms and suites all with our Sofitel MyBed provide you a sweet dream. Website:

Local transport


How to get to Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel

  • 15 minutes of walking from Hongqiao railway station of Line 2. Or go straight to the Exit C (Shanghai Hongqiao CBD direction) to take Hotel's shuttle bus (8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 15:00 PM), will park near the Shenchang Road Suhong Road bus station (should book in advance).
  • 20 minutes of driving from Hongqiao Airport (SHIA) (5.5 kilometers);
  • 1 hour 10 minutes of driving from Pudong International Airport (PVG) (67 kilometers);
  • 15 minutes of driving from Hongqiao Railway Station (3.5 kilometers);
  • 50 minutes of driving from Shanghai Railway Station (21 kilometers).

*time is for reference only.

How to get to the event location

From Hongqiao Airport

  • By taxi: 20 minutes (RMB 30)
  • By Metro: 25 minutes (Line 2, Hongqiao railway station)

From Pudong International Airport

  • By taxi: 1 hour 10 minutes (RMB 250)
  • By Metro: 2 hour 20 minutes (Line 2, Hongqiao railway station)

*time and taxi fare are for reference only

From Hongqiao Railway Station

  • By taxi: 15 minutes (RMB 20)
  • By Metro: 20 minutes, Exit C (Shanghai Hongqiao CBD direction)

From Shanghai Railway Station

  • By taxi: 50 minutes (RMB 90)
  • By Metro: 1 hour 25 minutes (Line 4 to Line 2 Hongqiao railway station)

*time and taxi fare are for reference only

Visa application


According to the Administrative Law of the People’s Republic of China on Entry and Exit of Foreigners, foreigners entering China should apply for a visa to the Chinese diplomatic representative or consular offices, or other institutions authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of China.

Shanghai Municipal Government – Visa Application
Shanghai Municipal Government – Travel Tips

Passport holders of most foreign countries can obtain their invitation letter for applying visa through the travel agent. Alternatively, you could contact the organiser for assistance with the following basic information for invitation letter processing.

  • Name as in passport
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Date of expiry
  • Company name
  • Job title