Social Programme

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, November 26
08:30 - 10:00
Oriental Hall, Baiyun Convention Centre

All delegates and exhibitors are welcome to attend the ceremony in the Oriental Hall in the Congress Centre. The President of ISBT and the President of the congress and local dignitaries will welcome all delegates. Two ISBT Awards will be presented and the traditional presentation of the Talking Stick by the ISBT President to the Congress President will take place. The ceremony also includes a traditional lion dance performance to celebrate the great opening of the conference.


Congress Dinner

Monday, November 27
18:30 - 22:00
Sage Hall, Oriental Resort, Guangzhou

Join ISBT for a Congress Dinner at the Oriental Resort in Guangzhou. Located at the foot of Baiyun mountain you will enjoy stunning views of the mountain and the lake. The resort is located within 10 minutes walking distance from the congress center. Dinner will be served in a traditional Chinese food round table. Feel free to taste Chinese treats, enjoy live jazz music, or try yourself at the Karaoke machine especially prepared for the congress. The event promises an excellent occasion for a fun night with friends, with plenty of room for networking with colleagues. Tickets are available for €25 during the online registration process for the congress. If you have already registered yet would still like to attend the congress dinner please send an email to


Tai Chi

Tuesday, November 28
07:00 - 08:00
Convention Centre

Join us for an hour of Tai Chi on the field adjacent to the Convention Centre.
Tai Chi is a mindful principle based practice and helps to restore health, prolong life, increase personal safety, heighten creativity and maintain a happy attitude. The session will be led by a Tai Chi expert and a Tai Chi outfit will be provided.

Registration is required. Send an e-mail to with the subject heading 'Tai Chi'. 

Visit the Guangzhou Blood Center

Wednesday, November 29
08:00 - 10:00 / 09:00 - 11:00
Guangzhou Blood Centre

If you are interested you can visit the Guangzhou Blood Centre.
Coaches are provided from the Baiyun International Convention Centre to the Guangzhou Blood Centre. 

Coach 1: Departure from BICC to Guangzhou Blood Centre at 8:00, back from Guangzhou Blood Centre to BICC at 10:00
Coach 2: Departure from BICC to Guangzhou Blood Centre at 9:00, back from Guangzhou Blood Centre to BICC at 11:00

There are 80 places available for this tour and registration is required, so make sure to register on time.
Send an e-mail to with the subject heading 'Visit Guangzhou Blood Centre'.