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Shanghai, Hotels & Venue

Weather during the 2014 SUMO Conference

Spring in Shanghai is from March to May. This is the best season in a year for traveling. Spring flowers in bloom make the city lively and attractive. The temperature is comfortable around 20⁰ C (68⁰ F) during the daytime, and a little cooler at night. Long-sleeved shirts, thin sweaters or coats are suitable for this time. The chance of light rain will be 50%. 

The temperature in the conference room will be around 25⁰ C. 

Shanghai Weather Details


Venue

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Founded in 1952 during the nation-wide reorganization of institutes of higher education, Shanghai Second Medical College was a merger of the School of Medicine of St. John’s University (1896-1952), the Medical College of Aurora University (1903-1952), and the Tong-De Medical College, three long-standing medical cathedrals. In 1985, the school was renamed Shanghai Second Medical University. In July, 2005, under an agreement signed by Shanghai Municipal Government and the Ministry of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Second Medical University, both with a long history, were merged into one. The new medical school was named Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (SJTUSM)

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Language

Mandarin, the Chinese variety spoken in Shanghai is the most common dialect from the Wu Chinese language group.
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Time Difference

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Recommended Sights

The BundShanghai Museum
China Art PalaceSuzhou Classical Gardens
Dongtai Lu Antiques MarketXintiandi
People’s SquareYu Garden
Rockbound Art Museum 


Currency

The legal tender of the People's Republic of China, issued by the People's Bank of China, is the Renminbi (RMB, Yuan). 
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Chinese paper money and coins:

 
 
 
 
                  

 

Electricity

If you visit China and wish to bring electric devices for use during your stay, a transformer is necessary. Most of the hotels in China have both 110V and 220V electrical outlets in the bathrooms, though in guest rooms usually only 220V sockets are available. As the shape of a socket varies between countries, a portable plug adaptor may also be necessary.  



Note:

  • Special rates are listed for each hotel and are available through the travel agent listed below.
  • Use the form provided to reserve your room.
  • Free transportation from and to the airport will be provided through the travel agent.

CITIC travel agent: Ms. Sally Shen,
Tel: 86-21-52925287 Fax: 86-21-60871816
Email: mice.tour.china@gmail.com

Hotels

Room rates are approximate and subject to fluctuations in exchange rates.

Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel upscale, five-star hotel
Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel
Single room:
900RMB (150 USD) per night
Reservation Form

Ramada Plaza Peace Hotel Shanghai
Ramada Plaza Peace Hotel Shanghai
Single room: 550 RMB (91 USD) per night
Reservation Form

Shanghai ErYi Hotel, on the campus where the conference will take place
Single room: 318 RMB (53 USD) per night

Travel Agent

The following travel agent is also available for air travel arrangements:

Ms. Sally Shen
Tel: (0086) 21 5292 5287
(0086) 21 6190 7269
Fax: (0086) 21 6087 1816
Email: mice.tour.china@gmail.com

Visa

You will need a visa to enter the People's Republic of China.

Visit: http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/ 

Invitation Letter:

If you need an invitation letter for the visa application, please write to Zhenning Zhang (zhangzhening@shsmu.edu.cn) with the following information: applicant’s full name, gender, date of birth, nationality and passport number.

Airport Transportation 

Free shuttle transportation will be available. After you register, you will receive a link to submit your travel information, or you can e-mail the travel agent directly. Schedules for the free shuttles will be arranged based on this information. Volunteers will greet and assist you.

Please email Ms. Sally Shen for bus and shuttle service. 
Tel: (0086) 21 5292 5287
(0086) 21 6190 7269
Fax: (0086) 21 6087 1816
Email: mice.tour.china@gmail.com

Please ask the travel agent for confirmation of all of your arrangements. 

Conference Registration

Conference Website and Registration
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
School of Medicine
Yide Auditorium
227 Chongqing South Road
Shanghai 200025
China

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Conference Poster


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