The FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress and Exhibition will take place at the CNCC (China National Convention Centre).Address: No.7 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100105 China
Transport to the CNCC
By Public Transport from the City Centre
The CNCC is about 40 minutes from the city centre by subway.
Line 8 runs at 5 minute intervals from 06:00 to 23:00. It goes directly to the CNCC (Plympic Park Station).
By Public Transport from the Airport
Airport Express/ Line 10/ Line 8
1. Airport Express: Change to Line 10 at Sanyuanqiao Station.
2. Line 10: in the direction of Bagou Station, transfer to Line 8 at Beitucheng Station.
3. Line 8: to CNCC at Olympic Park Station.
Journey time: approximately 60 minutes.
Airport Express operates: from airport to city centre (Dongzhimen Station) 06:35-23:10; from city centre (Dongzhimen Station) to airport 06:52-23:27 and costs 25 RMB.
Beijing subway ticket cost 2 RMB/pax, including transfer to different lines.
Registered taxis can be found throughout Beijing. You can easily stop an unoccupied taxi on the street, or call a taxi by the unified number of 96103. From the airport, there are taxi stands in front of each terminal building. The one-way trip takes approximately 45 minutes and costs about 80-100 RMB, depending on traffic. Note that an extra 3 RMB should be paid as fuel surcharges when the distance exceeds 3 kilometres.
Transport in Beijing
In a city with a population of 14 million, the Beijing subway is a cheap and easy way to access tourist sites, shopping malls, and popular restaurants. It is the fastest trasnportation to avoid frequent traffic congestion, and allows visitors to make their way quickly and conveniently around the city. However, during rush hour it can be quite crowded. Every subway ticket costs 2 RMB/pax; you can transfer freely to different lines but the ticket becomes invalid after your exit. It is useful to keep change handy for purchase of tickets. Beijing subway operates from 06:00 to 23:00 (the exact time may differ slightly with each line and is displayed at the stations).
For an online personal experience of Beijing subway, please visit: http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/feature_2/Subway_Tour/
Entry into China
Any foreign visit or entering China must have a valid passport. Visitors from countries whose vitizens require visas should apply to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in their own country.
For the list of Chinese Embassy or Consulte overseas, see http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zwjg/
An official letter of invitation for visa application can be obtained online at www.fisita2012.com/registration. Letters of inviation can only be obtained after the registration fees have been paid. The registration fee will be refunded if the delegates is unable to secure the visa.
The official language of the Congress is English.
The temperature in Beijing during November can vary from -7℃ to 10℃ (20 - 50℉) with the possiblity of occasional rain or snowfall.
The organizers are not liable for any changes made to the programme. Please visit the website regulary for updates. The final programme will be provided on-site in the delegate bag.
The official Chinese currency is the Renminbi (CNY), and abbreviation of which in China is RMB, or "yuan"(￥) in Mandarin. Only CNY is accepted in most hotels, stores, shops and restaurants. Convertible foreign currencies are exchangeable at all major banks. Business hours for most banks are 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. (Monday-Sunday). No commission fees charges in banks; hotels charge a commission fee but operate a 24-hour service.
Credit Cards are widely accepted at hotels, stores, shops and restaurants but some smaller establishments may require cash payment. Travellers Cheques are NOT widely accepted.
Tipping is not required, but some prices include service charge.
Chinese Business Tax is included in all prices.
Chinese mobile networks are either GSM or CDMA supported. Free wireless internet is available at the airport and some centrally located cafes, bars and restaurants.
Electricity current in China is without exception AC220V / 50HZ. Sockets accpet a flat blade plug or v-shaped prongs.
Beijing is in China Standard Time (GMT +8).