Beijing, formerly known as Peking, has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout China’s long history. It was the capital of the former imperial dynasties. Beijing is the home of the magnificent Forbidden City with its multitude of palaces and temples which were homes to China's emperors.

Today, as the capital of modern China, Beijing is the nation’s political, economic, cultural, and educational center as well as its most important center for international trade and communications. All of this means that Beijing is a modern, fashionable city, full of 21st century vitality and brimming with activity. However, it is also a short ride from one of China's historical icons—The Great Wall—the only man-made structure visible from space satellite photos.

Beijing is an experience not to be missed.


Conference Venue

The site for this year’s conference is the Beijing International Hotel - a five star property located on Chang’an Street in the heart of Beijing. The hotel is in the Jianguomennei area which caters to businesses and houses many of the embassies. The Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China’s offices are also located nearby, as well as the Forbidden City (5 minutes away), and the airport (a mere 28 kilometers away).

The Beijing International Hotel offers 1,008 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. All rooms have centralized air-conditioning, IDD phone, mini-bar, a reliable digital-lock, and satellite TV. The hotel has a large square of green cypress in front of its gate, pool and fountain. Ground and underground parking facilities allow for approximately 300 cars. The hotel provides a tennis court, bowling alley and a comfortable yard.

The conference session will be held in the Main Ballroom located on the second floor of the hotel.

The hotel is located at:
9 Jianguomennei  Dajie,  at
Chang’an Street
Beijing, China
Zipcode: 100005


Beijing International Hotel
A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a specially negotiated conference rate. To reserve your room, please complete the reservation form (download the PDF here and the word document here) and fax or email it to the Beijing International Hotel (Email:; Fax: 86-10-651299610). Room rates are specified on the reservation form.

Travel Information


All those from countries other than China are required to have a valid passport and visa. Upon online registration, The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will send an official invitation to each registrant. This letter can be used to apply for a visa. Please apply for a visa well in advance to avoid last minute complications.

For general information on obtaining a visa for the PRC, please visit:

For specific instructions on obtaining a Business Visa for the PRC, please visit:


Most international travelers will be arriving at the Beijing Capitol International Airport (PEK). Please visit for further information, including visa requirements and ground transportation options.

Maps and Directions


There are several options for getting to the hotel from the Beijing International Airport \.

If you are staying at the Beijing International Hotel, the hotel can arrange your transfer service.  Please call the hotel and ask the Concierge to make the necessary arrangements. Transfer service arrange through the hotel concierge is $35.00 per person per transfer

Taxis are readily available and will run approximately $12.00 each way.

The Beijing Railway is modern and efficient.  It will stop directly across from The Beijing International Hotel.  Fare:  $5.75

The City Bus runs every 30 minutes.  Fare:  $2.00 each way

Recommended Hotels

There is no room block secured at the Beijing International Hotel.  All reservations are on your own.

Room reservations should be made as soon as you confirm your attendance. 

Suggested hotels are:

Beijing International Hotel
9 Jianguomennei DaJie at Chang’An Avenue
Beijing, China   100005
Reservations:  Ph:
Domestic toll free – 800.810.1212

Beijing Grand Hyatt
1 East Chang’An Avenue
Dongcheng District
Beijing, China   100738
Reservations:  Ph:  011. 86.10.8518.1234