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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Location
Famed by Hong Kong’s stunning skyline, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) is a magnificent, multi-purpose venue located right in the heart of Hong Kong on Victoria Harbour.

Not only does the harbour location provide a spectacular backdrop to events but it also means Hong Kong’s Central Business District and the best of the city is on the Centre’s doorstep – and it’s a vibrant city packed full of colour and life. The HKCEC is even connected to two world-class hotels, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel.

Design
With its vast curtain of glass and 40,000 square-metre aluminium roof sculpted to echo a seabird soaring in flight, the striking HKCEC is a major landmark on the Hong Kong Island skyline. This harbour-front expansion used top-down construction techniques to meet a challenge of limited land supply; its highly innovative methods winning many industry accolades.

While Jackie Chan fans may remember the building as the setting for the dramatic grand finale of New Police Story, it was also the backdrop for a drama of far more significance – the Handover Ceremony on 30 June 1997. This is when the former British Crown Colony was returned to the People's Republic of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was established.

How to get there
MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A5, walk along the footbridge of O’Brien Road, pass through Immigration Tower and Central Plaza to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

HKCEC Address: 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China

Website: www.hkcec.com.hk

Registration and Information Desk
Our information counters will be operated throughout the congress for all participants.

Language
The official language is English.

Insurance and Liability
Participants are advised to secure their own insurance to cover loss incurred in case of cancellation, medical expenses and damage or loss of personal properties.

Letter of Invitation
To facilitate registrants' visa application, registrants may make a request in writing for a letter of invitation to attend the Congress from the Congress Secretariat.

Important Dates
Closing date for abstract submission: 31 January 2017