Service Information
Origin:Boao Forum for Asia      Time:2013-12-13 09:41:10     Views:348248

 We wish you an enjoyable stay in Boao

  Please turn off your mobile phones and other electronic devices or change them to polite mode during conferences and banquets.

  Smoking is prohibited at conferences venues and restaurants.


1. Arrival and Registration

Upon arrival at Haikou Meilan Airport, please proceed to BFA AC 2005 Reception Centre located at the ground floor of airport lobby for registration. Please present your identification documents or the"Confirmation Letter" issued by the Secretariat of Boao Forum for Asia(BFA) to the Reception Centre. The reception staff will assist you in obtaining conference badges and other information and you will be safely transported to your hotels. 

Hours of the Airport Reception Desk

Apr. 20-Apr. 26  07:00--24:00

Tel:(86-898)6572 0231

Delegates and journalists, arriving without complete documents, will be taken to the temporary Badge Office for registration and badges in the Peilan staff dormitory, located near the Peilan Bridge of Dongyu Island, Boao. 

2. Hotels

You will be staying in one of the following hotels at this annual conference:

Sofitel Boao          Tel:(86-898)6296 6888

Golden Coast Hot Spring Hotel      Tel:(86-898)6277 8888

Canal Village        Tel:(86-898)6277 5555

Jinjiang Hot Spring Hotel    Tel:(86-898)6277 8588

Upon arrival at the hotels, delegates are requested to register at the reception desk for accommodation. The BFA Secretariat will place the conference handbook and other materials in your hotel rooms.

3. Information Center

Information Centers will provide delegates with services including on-site inquiries on conference programs, transportation arrangement, lost-and-found information and tour arrangements and etc.

Hours: Apr. 21-Apr. 25  07:00-24:00

The Information Center H.Q. is located at the lobby of Sofitel Hotel.

Tel:(86-898)6296 6010

 (86-898)6296 6888  ext. 7207

Information Centers are also located in all hotels as follows:

1) Lobby of Golden Coast Hot Spring Hotel

Tel:(86-898)6277 4175

(86-898)6277 8888  ext. 1500

2) General Reception, Canal Village (Level 1, Villa 701)

Tel:(86-898)6277 5403/5405

         (86-898)6277 5555 ext. Front Desk

3) Lobby of Jinjiang Hot Spring Hotel

Tel:(86-898)  6277 4425

    (86-898)  6277 8588 ext. 8108

4.  BFA AC 2005 Secretariat

The BFA AC 2005 Secretariat will provide all necessary information related to the conference and deal with all financial arrangement including air ticket reimbursement. In addition, it will be responsible for distribution of conference documents, speech transcripts, biographies of speakers and information about conference sponsors.(To support environmental protection efforts, BFA AC 2005 will endeavor to reduce the production of documents. Only limited quantity of documents will be circulated at the conference venue and delegates can get access to all documents at www.boaoforum.org in Internet Cafes located in the first floor of International Convention Centre. You can also obtain documents at the Documentary Room of BFA AC 2005 Secretariat.

BFA AC 2005 Secretariat is located beside the corridor in the first floor connecting the Softiel Hotel and the International Convention Centre.

Hours: Apr. 19-Apr. 25   07:00-24:00

Tel:(86-898)6296 6588  13707539922  13707539933

        (86-898)6296 6888 ext. 7012/13/26/27/28

 Fax:  (86-898) 6296 6688

5. Badges

Badges should be worn at all times during conference activities and related events. No one will be given access to the conference venue without conference badge. It is also required for meals and shuttle services. Information of lost and damaged badges must be immediately reported to the Conference Information Center.

6. Dress Code

Business attire is required for all meetings and banquets.

Casual attire is suggested for outdoor activities and tours as well as outdoor dinners.

7. Meals and Banquets

Breakfast: Delegates will have their breakfast at their hotels. Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Lunch: Apr. 23 and 24luncheon Sessions will be held at Dong Yu Grand Ballroom A, B, C and D, 1st Floor, International Convention Centre and served meal will be provided for all delegates. Non-delegates, accompanying persons, spouses, journalists and other working staff can have lunch at all restaurants of hotels at their own expenses.

Dinner:

Apr. 22--BFA invites all delegates and their spouses to the Welcome Cocktail in Wanquan Square, Sofitel Hotel. 

Apr. 23-The Colourful Asia: Boao Forum for Asia Charity Party and Fireworks at Swimming Pool Area, Golden Coast Hot Spring Hotel is open to all delegates, spouses and journalists.

Apr. 24--Farewell Party at River Ranch Restaurant, Sofitel Hotel is open to all delegates, spouses and journalists.

8. Working Languages of the Conference

 Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Chinese(channel 1) and English(channel 2) during all sessions. 

9. Press Center and Press Office

Press Centre:

Location:  Galaxy Club, 1st floor of Sofitel Hotel   

Tel:(86-898) 6296 6888 ext. 7361

Fax:(86-898) 6296 6021

Press Office:

Location: Villa#708, Canal Village

Tel:(86-898) 6277 5555 ext. 111/112/113/114/115

   (86-898) 6277 5406/5407

Fax:(86-898) 6277 5400     

Hours:              Apr. 21           12:00-20:00

      Apr. 22-Apr. 24   08:00-22:00

      Apr. 25           08:00-12:00

If journalists want to request interviews with delegates, please send your application forms to Press Center or Press Office where staffs will help you arrange interviews.

10. Transportation

Transportation will be arranged for all delegates between airport and hotels. Shuttle buses will be provided for delegates between hotels and the International Convention Centre and for all conference events that need transportation. Shuttle schedules will be posted on the transportation notice board in hotel lobbies. 

Transportation services can also be obtained from hotels for private purposes by contacting hotel reception desk or concierge.

Please refer to the "Shuttle Lines" in "Venue/Map".

Gold Hibiscus Holiday Village-- HNA Resort- Daqing Hotel--Golden Coast Hot Spring Hotel-- Jinjiang Hot Spring Hotel-- Canal Village- Sofitel-- Canal Village-- Golden Coast Hot Spring Hotel-Jin Jiang Hot Spring Hotel-- Daqing Hotel-- HNA Resort-- Gold Hibiscus Holiday Village

Schedule:  Apr. 21   15:00-22:00 hours   every 30 minutes

Apr. 22   08:00-22:00 hours   every 15 minutes

Apr. 23   06:40-22:40 hours   every 10--15 minutes

Apr. 24    06:40-22:40 hours   every 10--15 minutes

Apr. 25    Please notice your lobby message board

For further information please contact Information Centers.

11. Courier Services

TNT will provide complimentary courier services for all delegates to any destination, up to 10kg per delegate. The service is available during conference hours at the TNT Booth located at the north lobby located at the first floor of International Convention Centre.  Please bring along your delegate badge. 

For more information about this or other shipping services, please visit the TNT Booth during conference hours.

12. Internet Caf 

Lenovo Group will set up Internet Cafs in the BFA ICC for delegates to get access to internet where they can visit official website of BFA and view conference documents. The Internet Cafs will be located at west and east lobbies of 1st floor of the International Convention Centre.

13. Internet Access in Hotels

Internet Access is provided in the rooms of Sofitel, Golden Coast Hot Spring Hotel and some rooms of Jinjiang Hot Spring Hotel. Please contact the reception centers of hotels for details.

Wireless access and wire access are both available in Canal Village. Delegates may consult the hotels regarding the usage of this service.

Wireless access is available at BFA ICC and its vicinities. Participants may purchase wireless Internet cards at hotel business center.

14. Ticket Service

Delegates and journalists who need to purchase air tickets, change itinerary or confirm return flights should contact the business center of following hotels:

Business Center, Sofitel

Hours:    08:30-23:00

Tel:   (86-898)6296 6000

(86-898)6296 6888 ext. 7218

Business Center, Gold Coast Hot Spring Hotel

Hours:  All day

Tel:   (86-898)6277 8888 ext. 3620/3637

15. Telephone

The area code of Hainan Province is 898. Domestic and international long distance services are available in all hotel rooms, but deposits are required(to be paid at hotel reception desk) to use such services.

Prepaid SIM cards for mobile phones(GSM and CDMA) are sold at the business center of each hotel as well as Media Center(only cash in Chinese currency(RMB) is accepted).

16. Post-Conference Tour Activities

The organizer has arranged for some tour packages for the delegates, spouses and journalists after the Conference(expenses covered by delegates). For more information, please contact the Information Center at each hotel.

17. Departure Time for the Airport

The hotels are located at 1.5 hours' drive from Haikou Meilan International Airport. Please check out at the hotel three hours prior to your flights departure time. Information about transport to the airport is also provided on the notice board at the Information Center.

18. Weather

Boao has a tropical climate. The temperature during the time of the Conference is within the comfortable range between 25 Celsius and 35 Celsius.

19. Currency

The local currency is the Chinese Renminbi( RMB or). The Chinese RMB is pegged to the US dollar at a rate about US$1=RMB 8.2. The exchange rates are decided depending on exchange rate of that day issued by the Peoples' Bank of China. Currency and travellers' cheques can be converted into RMB in the hotels. Credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted by all hotels.

20. Voltage

The voltage in China is 220v. Sockets in the hotel rooms are of 2-phase and 3-phase(MY-2204) types.

General Information about Hainan Province

Hainan, the second largest island of China, is often compared to a pearl inlaid among the blue waves of the South China Sea. The spectacular view, the tropical climate, the famous spas and the rich ethnic life combine to make the island an attractive travel destination.  

The proximity of Hainan, an island at the southernmost end of mainland China, to Hong Kong, Macao and Southeast Asia, makes the province the most convenient route to the Asia and Pacific region.

The total area of the island of Hainan is 3.39 million acres, of which 1.214 million is covered with forest. The coastline of the island is 1528 km long. The entire province has tropical weather. The average temperature here is between 22 and 26 Celsius. It is a region full of sunshine and no frost or snow all year round, with a total annual sunshine time between 1750 and 2650 hours, and a total rainfall between 1500- 2000 mm a year.

With a total population of 8 million, Hainan is also the largest special economic zone of China. The province is the beneficiary of many favourable policies and preferential treatments from the central government. It also enjoys exclusive legislative rights.

In addition, the Province of Hainan is blessed with rich energy resources and well-developed infrastructure in transportation and telecommunication. The island has two international airports and five open sea ports; its different parts are connected by a network of highways. These combine to make the transportation here safe, comfortable and efficient. 

About Boao

Boao is located near the east coast of Qionghai, Hainan island. To its east is the South China Sea, and 17 km to its west is Jiaji Town of Qionghai. Boao lies 105 km from Haikou and 200 km from Sanya.

Boao is situated on the delta of the famous Wanquan river and is known for the beautiful scenery. Here Wanquan, Jiuqu and Longgun rivers converge in their flow into the South Sea. The three islands- Dongyu, Shapo and Yuanyang-- at the point of their convergence constitute, along with the rivers, sea, lakes and mountains, a scene of almost unearthly beauty.

This beautiful place is chosen as the permanent Head Quarters of the international organization- Boao Forum for Asia. The forum was founded in this town in the February of 2001. Each year, scholars, political leaders and business tycoons from all parts of Asia and other parts of the world come here to chart the course of development of the Asian economy, and to discuss possible cooperation amongst themselves and the world. In April 2003, BFA International Convention Center, bearing Mr. Jiang Zemin's inscription, was added to this beautiful place. 

Boao, a place known for its wondrous natural beauty, is fast gaining its importance as the international center for conferences and conventions of highest order.

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