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Conference on Forest Rehabilitation in the Asia-Pacific Region and Associated Meeting
2018-04-24


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Information Note

Conference on Forest Rehabilitation in the Asia-Pacific Region and Associated Meeting

26-28 March 2018, China National Convention Center (CNCC), Beijing China

 

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 1. Visa 

Please check whether you need to obtain an entry visa to China from diplomatic or consular mission at your point of origin in advance of your trip before departure, and assure your passport is valid for 6 months at least. For official visits with official passports, visa application procedures are always required depending on your nationality. A letter of invitation for visa application from APFNet would be issued by request, please make it clear when filling in the registration form.


2. Conference Venue

China National Convention Center (CNCC)

Website: http://www.cnccchina.com/en/default.aspx

Address: No.7 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100105 China

Tel: + (00)86 10 8437 3300



3. Accommodation

APFNet-funded Accommodation

l  China National Convention Center Grand Hotel (CNCC Hotel)

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

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

Tel: +86 10 8437 2008

       l  InterContinental Beijing Beichen (for ministerial level official)

Website: https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/cn/zh/beijing/peghc/hoteldetail

Address: No. 8 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District Beijing

Tel: +86-10-84371188

 

Self-funded accommodation

Self-funded participants are appreciated to book and pay for rooms directly.

 

4. Transportation from/to airport

Airport pick-up/drop-off will not be provided except VIP. Participants may consider taking taxi or subway from the Beijing International Airport to the hotel or conference venue.

 

Taxi

Approximately 40min drive and the cost is around CNY100. Participants are suggested to print out the last page of the information note for detailed direction showing to the taxi driver.

 

Subway

Take the Airport Express Subway from the Beijing International Airport, and transfer at SANYUANQIAO station to line 10 (TAIYANGGONG direction), then 5 stations later transfer to line 8 at BEITUCHENG station (ZHUXINZHUANG direction), 2 stops later get off at the Olympic Green Park station (Exit A1). China National Convention Center Grand Hotel is around 600 meters at your left side. 

 

5. Registration

Date

Venue

Time

Note

March 24th

Lobby of CNCC Grand Hotel

3pm-6pm

Only open to participants attending Council   Meeting

March 25th

Lobby of CNCC Grand Hotel

3pm-6pm

Open to all

March 26th

Hallway at the 3rd floor of    CNCC

7:30am- 8:30am

Open to all;

Registration will move to the Secretariat/room305   after 10am

For the identification and security reasons, all participants are requested to wear meeting badges always while at CNCC.


6. Meals   

Date

Meal

CNCC

March   26th

Lunch   buffet/ Reception dinner

1st floor,   Multi-function Hall B

March   27th

Lunch   buffet

1st floor,   Multi-function Hall B

March   28th

Lunch   buffet

2nd   floor, room 206, room213

For the reception dinner, each participant will be assigned a specific table. The table number can be found on the back of participant’s identification badge.


7. DSA Pick-up for funded participant

From 1pm to 4pm on March 26th, and 10am-11:30am on March 27th, funded participants can pick-up DSA at the Secretariat (Room 305 at CNCC) with showing the valid ID such as passport.


8. Signs of direction from Hotel to CNCC

  l  Participant staying in CNCC Hotel can easily find the direction sign at the lobby as below (pic 1). Following the signs along indoor walkway would make it easy to get the access to the 2nd floor of the CNCC (totally around 6-8 minutes’walk).


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     l  Participant staying in the Intercontinental Beijing Beichen Hotel can find the direction sign at the 2nd floor next to the elevator as below (pic 2). The indoor walkway is connected to the 3rd floor of the CNCC (totally around 3 minutes’walk).


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Pic 2


9.  Dress code

Business casual


10. Language

English (simultaneous interpretation is provided in plenary session)


11. APFNet Secretariat (3rd floor, room 305 at CNCC)

Please contact responsible secretariat staffs for registration and logistics.


      l  Registration/Hotel room

Ms. Wang Qian

Cell: +86 13910060790; Email: wangqian@apfnet.cn

Ms. Zhuo Yufang

Cell: +86 18201056288; Email: apfnet2018@apfnet.cn

*Due to unpredictable reason, reserved hotel rooms have been cut a lot on March 28th. Most of funded participants will be rearranged hotel rooms or move to other hotels on March 28th. Participants are requested to check-out CNCC Hotel in the morning of March 28th before the session begin. Further specific notice will be sent to individuals later. The Secretariat apologize for any inconvenience.

 

      l Air Ticket

Ms. Han leilei

Cell: +86 15120072450; Email: hanleilei@apfnet.cn


12. Other useful information

Only about 10-15 minutes’walk from CNCC hotel to:

-  Olympic Forest Park

-   Bird's Nest, Water Cube

-    Sunk Square of Olympic Park ( Xin’ao Shopping Center, tons of choice for local restaurant, coffee store, and movie theater etc. see pic 3)



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Pic 3


Currency and money exchange

The monetary unit of China currency is CNY and the current exchange rate is approximately: USD 1 = CNY 6.5. Money exchange can be done at the airport and banks. Bank counters are open from 9:00 to 17:00. Passport is required for money exchange.  

 

Climate and temperate

Beijing has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate, characterized by higher humidity in the summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and colder, windier, drier winters that reflect the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone. At the end of March, it will be windy, dry and chilly. Temperature in March is 15 °C at the highest and 0 °C at the lowest. Coat is indispensable for outdoor activities.

 

Electricity

Standard voltage is 220 volts in China.

A standard socket has two pins on the upper part and earthed three pins on the lower part. Make sure adaptor is available.

 

Emergency Numbers

Police 110 | Medical emergency 120 | Fire 119


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Annex:


Agenda.pdf


Agenda——5 Mechanism Meeting.zip




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