FOCRAII-2013

Second Announcement of FOCRAII2013

    2013-03-26
Ninth Session of the Forum on Regional Climate Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction for Asia (FOCRAII)
Second Announcement
April 8-10, 2013, Beijing, China
 
General
The Ninth Session of the Forum on Regional Climate Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction for Asia (FOCRAII) will be held at:
1st Floor of CMA Conference Center
No. 46, Zhongguancun Nandajie,
Beijing 100081, China.
Please see a local map at the end page of the announcement.
Accommodation
Block reservation has been made at Beijing Hubei Hotel (Participants from JMA and KMA), Shenzhou B&B Inn (Participants from other RAII countries) and Shenzhou International Hotel (BCC SAC members and invited experts and officials from European and American countries) .
All of the three hotels are located in Beijing's flourishing western business district, just minutes from Zhongguancun, the city's high - tech/IT zone, and only 100 meters to the main entrance of CMA. It offers a full range of amenities, including a large variety of services, such as restaurants, rooms and business center.
Shenzhou International Hotel
Check-out time: 14:00
Address: 31 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Beijing, China
Postal code: 100081
Tel: +86-10-68118888
Beijing Shenzhou B&B Inn
Check-out time: 12 Noon
Address: 31 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Beijing, China
Postal code: 100081
Tel: 86-10-68197333ext.0
The LOC will cover the lodging and food for the participants who stay in the above two hotels. Please be advised that participants must cover the cost of any extra room charges such as telephone, fax, laundry and mini-bar, etc.
The delegates from Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) will stay in Beijing Hubei Hotel and cover all expenses there by themselves.
Beijing Hubei Hotel
Check-out time: 12 Noon
Address: No. 36 South Street Zhongguancun,Beijing,China
Postal code: 100081
Tel: 86-10-62172288
http://www.bjhbds.com.cn/
The Chinese Characters of Shenzhou International Hotel is written as 神舟国际酒店, Shenzhou B&B Inn is written as 神州商旅酒店, Beijing Hubei Hotel is written as 北京湖北大厦. You may find them at the center of the map below.
 
Meals
 
Breakfast
(Coupon provided by Hotel)
Lunch
(Coupon provided by LOC)
Dinner
(Coupon provided by LOC)
7 Apr. 2013
Hotel where you stay
UBC Coffee on first floor of Shenzhou International Hotel
UBC Coffee on first floor of Shenzhou International Hotel
8 Apr. 2013
Hotel where you stay
CMATC Restaurant
TBD. The invitation letter will be provided by LOC
9 Apr. 2013
Hotel where you stay
CMATC Restaurant
CMATC Restaurant
10 Apr. 2013
Hotel where you stay
CMATC Restaurant
CMATC Restaurant
11 Apr. 2013
Hotel where you stay
UBC Coffee on first floor of Shenzhou International Hotel
UBC Coffee on first floor of Shenzhou International Hotel
Local Transportation
Beijing Capital International Airport is located in northeast of Beijing, capital of People's Republic of China, and about 25km from the Tiananmen Square.
The Chinese Government advocates energy saving and low carbon life. Every participant are encouraged to make their own way to the hotel.
LOC members will meet you at the Beijing International Airport, holding a placard displaying the BCC and FOCRAII logos (see below). This person will distribute terminal expenses (300 Chinese Yuan, for Airport-Hotel-Airport transportation) and guide you to take a taxi or go by subway to the hotel.
 
Taxi: Taxi is convenient at the airport. Depending on traffic conditions, it takes about 40 minutes from the airport to Shenzhou International Hotel and Shenzhou B&B Inn. The charge is around 120 CNY (US$17), including the 10 CNY highway toll.
Subway: Subway is also a good choice if you take small luggage only. You may take the subway from the airport and change to Line 2 from Dongzhimen Station, and change to Line 4 from Xizhimen Station, then get off from National Libratory Station. Within 2-mins walk, you can get to the Shenzhou International Hotel or Shenzhou B&B Inn. The charge is 25+2 CNY
Important dates
March 25, 2013: Deadline for submission of abstract
April 7, 2013: Registration at the 1st floor of CMA Conference Center
April 8-10, 2013: FOCRAII
Programme
The provisional programme of FOCRAII 2013 will be available on BCC’s webpage:
http://bcc.cma.gov.cn/en/FOCRAII2013
Registration
April 7, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 18:PM at the first floor of Shenzhou International Hotel and Shenzhou B&B Inn
April 8, 2013 from 8:00-9:00 AM at the 1st floor of CMA Conference Center
There is no registration fee.
Time zone
In relation to Greenwich, Beijing is +8 hours.
Electricity, Internet and E-mail
The electrical voltage in China is 220V. Internet and E-mail are accessible for participants in Shenzhou International Hotel and Shenzhou B&B Inn by broadband or telephone line. Internet and Email accession are also available at the conference venue.
Reconfirmation of airline ticket reservations
Please contact the front desk or business center of the Hotels if your need to call to reconfirm your airline ticket, or contact Local Organizing Committee (LOC) members to ask for help during the meeting.
Social events
The conference reception hosted by BCC/CMA will be held at 18:00pm in April 8, 2013. All participants and their accompanying persons are invited to join the reception.
Weather
Beijing has a continental climate with clearly defined seasons. The weather in Beijing during the conference will be fairly pleasant, but it is generally dry and can be occasional windy. The average temperature is about 14.2℃. The mean maximum is 20℃ and minimum 7℃. The average precipitation during April is 21.4 mm with 4.6 days of rain.
Medical care and insurance
The conference secretariat will be on duty all day during the conference. Please contact the Secretariat or LOC members for first aid or medical care services. The medical fee should be borne by the patient.
Participants are strongly advised to arrange their own overseas travel insurance.
Identity badge
During the meeting, all delegates and their accompanying persons are kindly requested to wear the identity badge. The badge serves as a pass for meetings and meals.
If participants have any questions, please contact the LOC members who are identified by their red badges.
Currency exchange
The official currency in China is CNY (Chinese Yuan). Currency exchange centers can be found at airport, local banks. The currency exchange service also can be provided at a Branch of Bank of China, which is close to the Hotels.
Travelers’ checks are not widely used in China and are accepted only by major banks and some hotels. The Bank of China will cash your traveler check. The exchange rate for US$ and EURO fluctuate with time. Recent examples are:
US$ to RMB: around 100: 615.25
EURO to RMB: around 100: 780.81
Visa Application
Visas are required to enter to China. It may take some time to process the visa; therefore, you are encouraged to begin the visa application as soon as possible. The Visa fee should be covered by yourself and will not be reimbursed.
Correspondence should be addressed to
Mr. SUN Yuan
Beijing Climate Center
China Meteorological Administration
46 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian, Beijing 100081, China
Tel: 86-10-5899-3467
Fax: 86-10-6217-9859
Cell: 15001379852
E-mail: sunyuan@cma.gov.cn