Travel & Accommodations


Conference Venue

Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2721-2111
Fax: (852) 2723-8686
Website: /property/hongkong/kowloonshang rila

The Conference will be held in Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, one of the top 5-star hotels in Hong Kong. The award-winning hotel is a landmark establishment on Tsim Sha Tsui East's waterfront. Enjoying panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Island skyline, the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel also places guests close to all major transportation routes, providing convenient access to all areas of the territory. The hotel is also in the area renowned for its excellent shopping, entertainment and dining.

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We highly recommend all Conference participants to stay with us at the 5-star internationally acclaimed Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

We have negotiated a very attractive conference rate by guaranteeing a block of rooms. The special rate is only available by registering through this online room booking link: Book Hotel

Please select "Group" for special rate and use the Group Code: HKI160508 . (Please do not select "Corporate", or you will get a different rate.) Please feel free to click into the rate information to se the different room rates available and photo of the 5-star hotel rooms.

Superior City Room HKD 1,670
Deluxe Room HKD 1,850
Deluxe Harbour View Room HKD 2,370

Alternatively, you may download the room booking form (PDF Version / Excel Version) and send the completed form directly to Mr Ian Tan at the following address in order to obtain the special rate:

Please note the terms and conditions, and the Hotel's cancellation policy on these rates.

Please note that 2008 is the Olympic Year. Most hotel in the regions will be fully booked with a raised price. Please book early to capture the conference rate and ensure availability.

You can click here to download Instructions on how to use the online booking system

For enquiry, please contact Mr. Ian Tan:

Mr. Ian Tan
Senior Events Manager,
Kowloon Shangri-La
64 Mody Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2733-8789
Fax: (852) 2311-2579

Moreover, our Appointed Travel Agency, China Travel Service (H.K.) Ltd., has provided us alternative hotels for you to choose. For details, please download the Alternative Hotel List and contact Ms. Nicole Chen at Telephone No. : (852) 2160 5098 or E-mail to

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Gala Dinner

Our Gala Dinner will be held at the Harbour Cruise - Bauhinia, a luxuriously built restaurant cruiser - which sails along the Victoria Harbour . Looking out on Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong skyline, you may enjoy a quiet moment in sightseeing excursions. The breathtaking view of sunset, the world's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show - Symphony of Lights and the international cuisine lead you to a luxurious world of sensation. You may also interact with the inspired and energetic city of Hong Kong in 360 degrees on the open deck to light up your day!

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Transportation services between the airport and most areas of Hong Kong are provided by regular express trains, buses and plenty of urban taxis. Passengers of the Airport Express Train can also use complementary bus services between the MTR train stations and the Conference hotel.

Please note that you should make your own travel arrangements between your hotel and the airport. The Hong Kong International Airport Transport page provides useful information about transportation options between the airport and the city.

Hong Kong is very convenient with local transportation. Other travel resources may help you plan your journeys:

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Places to Visit in Hong Kong

Places to Visit
Please visit the following links to see places to visit while you are in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)
Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD)
Hong Kong Bird Watching Society
The wildest Hong Kong travel site
Hong Kong Wetland Park
Hong Kong Golf Association

Available Tour Package
Please click the web link to see available tour package. Please note that
the Conference Organizers has no prior knowledge and experience with these
firms and you are taking them at your own risks. We are putting the link
here purely for your convenience. Please feel free to do a web search for
other tour packages in Hong Kong.

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Other Useful Information

Hong Kong Map
For the street map of Hong Kong and the locations of the above hotels with respect to the conference hotel, you can check out the following web sites:

Visa and Entry Requirements for Hong Kong
Visitors from most countries don't require a visa but some do. Check the Hong Kong Immigration Department Visa and Entry Requirements to find out if you need a Visa or Entry Permit, and how long you can stay in Hong Kong.

You can get further advice from your closest Chinese Diplomatic or Consular Mission.

Currency and Credit Cards
The Hong Kong Dollar is pegged to the US$ at about HK$7.8 to US$1. Hong Kong has a comprehensive ATM network and most establishments accept Credit Cards.

The official languages are Chinese (Cantonese) and English (widely spoken in the service industry).

The Hong Kong Observatory provides a useful 7 day weather forecast.

Electricity is 220 volts, 50Hz. Most sockets accept rectangular blade plugs (UK style).

Most Hotels and restaurants add a 10% service charge to bills. Some people reward good service with an additional 5% and give porters and the like a small tip. Rounding a taxi fare up to the nearest dollar as a small tip is a common practice.

Time Zone
Hong Kong is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (UTC +8).

Other Tourist Information
Discover Hong Kong is a web-site hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board which provides you with other useful information.

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