Travel and Immigration

Immigration requirements

You need to make enquiries locally about Visa requirements, as they differ according to the country you are applying from. We suggest to contact your local Chinese embassy or search the internet for local regulations. Please ensure that you make your enquiries in plenty of time because it takes time to process. 

Official invitation letter for Visa purposes

You can request a visa letter during the online registration process (have your passport details at hand as you will need to complete these details online). Due to the more complex circumstances for a Chinese visa invitation letter we are able to provide an electronic copy for a cost of €25 or a hard copy via regular mail for a cost of €125.
Please note this letter is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support.

How to reach Guangzhou

Depending on your location of departure, there are two main ways to get to Guangzhou. You can fly to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, or you can fly to Hong Kong International Airport, and travel further to Guangzhou East Railway Station by train. This train ride goes about every hour, and takes about two hours. Make sure to book your train ride in advance.

How to reach the Convention Centre

From Guangzhou International Airport you can take a taxi to the Convention Centre, which takes you about 35 minutes. Another option is to take Subway line 3 to Juahe Wangang, then take Subway line 2 to Baiyun Culture Square. From there it is a 10 minute walk to the Convention Centre. In total this will take you about an hour and 15 minutes.

From Guangzhou East Railway Station you can reach the Convention Centre by taxi, which will take you about 25 minutes. You can also take Subway line 1 to Gongyuanqian, then take Subway line 2 to Baiyun Culture Square, from which you walk 10 minutes to the Centre. In total this will take you about an hour.

Please review the following document for a concise overview of the available modes of transport between the BaiYun International Airport, the BaiYun Congress Center and the hotels. 

Transportation instructions