Logistic Arrangements

About Shenzhen

Signaling the start of reform and opening up in China, Shenzhen is a brand-new city built by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese people, a brilliant demonstration of socialism with Chinese characteristics created from scratch. It is an important window showcasing to the outside world the achievements of reform and opening up in China, and is an important window through which the international community observes China's reform and opening up. Shenzhen thrives with the rising tides of reform and opening up. A city full of charm, dynamism, vitality and innovation, it continues to be a pioneer in the new era and a trailblazer in China's new journey, to promote the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on the Chinese path to modernization, striving to build a pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics, set an example as a great city in a great modern socialist country.

Visa application

For information on visa requirements and application procedure, you may refer to https://www.visaforchina.cn/globle/.

Please find here http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/wgrlh/lhqz/lhqzjjs/202312/t20231208_11197270.shtml from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on the list of countries that enjoy EXEMPTION OF ENTRY VISA TO CHINA.

Further VISA Notice:

Please refer to the link to the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/wgrlh/lhqz/lhqzjjs/201311/t20131101_961583.shtml for your visa application. If you encounter any problem with your visa application, please contact your local Chinese Embassy for assistance by phone or e-mail. If you encounter any technical problem that cannot be solved after communicating with the local Chinese Embassy, please describe the problem and information on your communication with the local Chinese Embassy in detail and contact us at aeovisa2024@126.com.

The registered participnats (with confirmation email) can proceed as below:

If you need an invitation letter, please send the relevant information (surname, given name, nationality, date of birth, passport number, gender, and the Chinese Embassy/Consulate you intend to apply for the visa) to this Email address: aeovisa2024@126.com.

Moreover, if you inform us to which Chinese Embassy/Consulate you would apply for the visa, we could send the invitation letter to the corresponding Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your country to facilitate your visa process.

Please make sure all the information provided is consistent with your passport, or the invitation letter could be invalid.

Guidance on Alipay for the payment convenience

Due to the rapid development of electronic payment in China, including cash and credit card, we recommend that you download Alipay as another mode of payment. Please refer to the following manual for its download, installation, and use. Click here to view manual.

Recommendation on Airports/Flight

To the participants of the AEO conference,

For your convenience, in addition to Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, we also kindly recommend Hong Kong International Airport as alternative flight destination, due to its adjacency to the venue of the AEO conference. You may choose either one of these two airports as the port of entry.

Thank you for your cooperation and wishing you a pleasant flights.

Transportation

 

1. Address

Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Fuhua 3rd Road, Futian District, Shenzhen (Entrance North 2)

2. Parking Information

Total planned 2,138 parking lots, (1,263 for surface parking and 875 for underground parking), and the actual spaces are estimated at some 1,800.

3. Metro

Shenzhen Metro Line 1, Exit D, Convention and Exhibition Center Stop

  • From Shenzhen railway station: Take Metro Line 1. Get off at the Convention and Exhibition Center Stop.
  • • From Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport: Take Metro Line 11 to Chegongmiao Stop and transfer to Line 1. Get off at the Convention and Exhibition Center Stop.
  • • From the airport or railway station: Within 1 hour by Metro.

metro map

4. Bus

Over a dozen bus routes run along side SZCEC, including Lines 121, 235, 371, 374, 375, 379, 50, 71, 80, M390, Inter-zone Line76, Rush Hour Lines 14, 23,71, GK8, Airport Line 9

5. Shuttle Bus

Please find the BUS schedule here

Other Useful Information

1. Local time

Shenzhen City is eight (8) hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).

2. Making phone calls in China

When calling a Chinese mobile number, you first need dial to the international prefix number, and then dial 86, then the mobile number.

Useful phone numbers in China

110 Police
114 Local telephone number inquiry and area code inquiry
119 Fire
120 Ambulance

3. Customs clearance

Customs clearance refers to customs procedures involving inbound and outbound passengers declaring their baggage to the customs authorities, who check items and may require the payment of a duty — or exempt them from duty — in accordance with the law.

4. Languages

The mainstream language in Shenzhen is Mandarin Chinese, also known as Putonghua. Cantonese and English are also widely used. Some public service institutions may provide multilingual services. Citizens from all over the country also use local dialects for communication.

5. Currency

Renminbi, literally people's currency, is the legal tender of the People's Republic of China, which is issued by the People's Bank of China. It has another name, Chinese Yuan.

  • Short official name: CNY (Chinese Yuan)
  • Abbreviation: RMB
  • Chinese: Ren Min Bi (人民币)
  • Symbol: ¥
  • Monetary unit: Yuan (元)
  • Fractional units: Jiao (角) and Fen (分)

6. Voltage and electrical outlets

Voltage in China is 220V/50HZ

In Chinese mainland, the common power voltage is 220 Volt 50 Hz AC.

Chargers of most electronic devices like cell phones, tablets, and cameras can function normally in the wide power voltage of 110~240V. Most hotels ranking above 3 stars in China provide electrical outlets of both 110V and 220V in the bathrooms, though in guest rooms usually only 220V sockets are available. There are two kinds of sockets widely used in Chinese mainland: type A and type I. The type A can also accept plugs of type C or F, which are commonly seen in most European countries.

7. Weather

Shenzhen has a subtropical monsoon climate. The weather is generally temperate to mild, with plenty of rain and sunshine.

With an average temperature of 22 C (72 F) of the whole year, Shenzhen has a long mild summer and short relatively warm winter, which makes the city a year-round travel destination.