11th WORLD RABBIT CONGRESS
JUNE 15 - 18, 2016, QINGDAO, CHINA
Scientific Program Updated

English     中文

General InformatioN

 

PASSPORT & VISA

The participants are advised to carry their passports on them at all times because passports may be needed to check into hotels, book airline tickets, and change money. Participants from Japan and Singapore visiting within 15 days do not need to apply for visa to enter China.

WEATHER

The middle if June in Qingdao is warm. The average daily temperature is about 24°C (75°F).

CONGRESS VENUE AND REGISTRATION DESK

Wyndham Grand Qingdao
No. 178 Silver Sand Beach Road, Huangdao District, Qingdao 266555, China.
Tel:+86 (532) 5888 6666
Fax:+86 (532) 5875 8888
The Registration Desk is in the conference area, almost the opposite of the conference entrance. Registration will be open from 8:00 on June 15, Wednesday, and throughout the Congress.

TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT TO HOTEL AND FROM HOTEL BACK TO AIRPORT

There will be free transportation provided to all participants from Qingdao Liuting International Airport to Wyndham Grand Qingdao on June 15, 2016 from 8:00 to 22:00, and from Wyndham Grand Qingdao to Qingdao Liuting International Airport on June 19, 2016 from 8:00 to 22:00. All participants who need transportation service from and to Qingdao Liuting International Airport should submit their flight information to the Organizing Committee in advance. For participants whose flight schedule is outside the above time – you need to contact the Organizing Committee to make special arrangements.

TAXI

Taxis in Qingdao have several colors. All of them have a taximeter inside. You can easily find them in every part of Qingdao. Ordinary Taxis will charge 1.4 yuan per kilometer with a starting rate of 9 yuan; Luxury Taxis will charge 1.9 yuan per kilometer with a starting rate of 12 yuan.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

The official language of the Congress is English. Therefore, slides for oral presentations must be in English and the paper has to be presented in English. During oral presentations, simultaneous translation will be provided from English to Chinese. During opening ceremony, round table, discussions, and the closing ceremony, simultaneous translation from\to English and Chinese will be provided.

BADGES

Badges must always be visibly worn during the welcome reception, scientific session, coffee breaks and Gala dinner.

COFFEE BREAKS, LUNCHES AND DINNERS

Coffee breaks, lunches and dinners will be served free of charge at the Congress to standard and student registered participants wearing their badges, but meal tickets must be sent to the collector in the restaurants during lunches and dinners.
Coffee breaks will be served in the Poster and Exhibition Area at the first floor ( Zhonghua Hall 2 and Zhonghua Hall 3) of the hotel.
Lunches and Dinners will be served in the restaurant besides the lobby at the first floor of the hotel.
Please note that vegetarian dishes will be on daily menus;for other special needs,we will try to serve a great variety of food so that it will be easier for you to find alternatives in case of special diet restrictions.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Certificates will be given to all registered participants at the Registration Desk on the last day.

INTERNET

Free WiFi is covered throughout the hotel, PCs with access to internet are available in every hotel room.

DlSCLAlMERS

The Scientific and Organizing Committee reserve the right to alter, change or cancel the Conference or some of its arrangements, timetables or plans, even without prior notice. The Organization shall not be liable for any loss,damage or inconvenience caused to delegates and their belongings during the conference, the technical visit or the social program.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

In China, only RMB is used. However, exchange centers can be found at airports, most hotels and large shopping centers. The exchange rate is the official rate (Bank of China) "BOC Exchange Rate". When exchanging money, please keep your receipt by which you can change any remaining RMB back to foreign currency when leaving China. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted in many department stores and hotels. ATM service is available help you for changing RMB from your credit card.

ELECTRICAL SUPPLY

Electrical Supply Voltage is 220V 50Hz. Appliances designed to operate on 110V 60Hz need a voltage converter. Two types of electrical sockets are used in China: three-pin socket (a grounding pin and two flat prongs forming a V-shape) and two-pin socket (two flat parallel prongs without grounding). For some participants, a plug adapter may be necessary.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

For local calls you can buy phone cards in the local telecommunication shop.When calling abroad from China, you must first dial the International code “00”,then country code and private number.The China Country Code is +86 and the Qingdao City Code is 532. Emergency numbers:Police 110, Ambulance 120, Fire 119.

TIPPING

No tips are required in Qingdao city.

GETTING AROUND IN THE CITY CENTRE

Because of the location of the hotel, the most convenient way to enter the city center is by taxi. You can ask for help from hotel staff or congress volunteers to call a taxi for you. Bringing a hotel address card and showing it to taxi driver is a safe choice to return to the hotel from the city center.

INSURANCE

In registering for the Congress,participants agree that neither the Scientific Committee nor the Organizing Secretariat assumes any Iiability. The registration fee does not include any insurance for the participants regarding accidents, sickness or loss of personal property. It is advisable to make your own arrangements in respect to health and travel insurance before leaving your country.

RECONFIRMATION OF AIR TICKET

Departure air ticket (both international and domestic) may need to be reconfirmed in advance. Please check with your travel agent or Airlines Company. Should reconfirmation be required, call the airline office in Qingdao when you are here. However, please bear in mind that most airline offices do not open on the weekend - Saturday and Sunday.

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