About Location

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Victoria State is ranked the world's most liveable city for an unprecedented six years running. Victoria’s capital Melbourne is home to innovative industries, a strong economy, world class infrastructure and an unrivalled major events calendar. A stable triple A credit rating, regulatory transparency and close-proximity to Asia are all part of what makes Victoria one of the world's best places to do business.


Conference Venue

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre



Recognised as Australiasia's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre from 2012 - 2015 by the prestigious World Travel Awards, MCEC connects you with everything you need for a successful event. This includes amazing spaces, leading technology, creative food and wine and staff with the skills and experience to bring it all together.


Air Tickets and Visa

Guests can make your own arrangements for air tickets and visa issues according to the conference agenda. If you need the invitation letter for the Visa, please contact Mr. LIU Xiaowen: liuxiaowen@boaoforum.org. Only after receiving the letter of confirmation should you contact the relevant companies for plane ticket booking and visa handling. The relevant charges are collected by the handling companies.


General Information


Trips between Airport and Hotels

The conference will NOT provide the transportation between the airport and hotel. Delegates should make their own travel arrangements.


Dress Code
Business attire is required for all meetings and banquets.


Working Languages of the Conference
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English (channel 1) and Chinese (channel 2) during all sessions. 



AUD is the local currency and 1 AUD is equivalent to 5.1 RMB. The exchange rate published by the bank on the day of event shall be adopted. Other internationally accepted currencies and travel checks can be exchanged at the hotel. Credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express Card can be used at the hotel and most of the local shops.



Australia has an area code of 0061. All hotel rooms offer access to direct DDD and IDD calls. However, different countries charge different rates. Please consult the hotel reception desk and settle the account during the check-out.



In December, the average temperature in Melbourne is between 14C° and 24C°.


Time Zone

Melbourne local time is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Standard Time.



The information in this brochure is correct at the time of printing, the organizers reserve the right to change any aspect of the program without prior notice. Please refer to www.boaoforum.org for program updates.



Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the conference. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the conference, or through cancellation of the conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the Conference secretariat nor the Organising committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.