Location and accommodation
Please find below the information on venue, accommodation and travel.
The IB Global Conference, Hong Kong 2019 to be held from 24 to 26 March will take place at:
Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, New Territories
Hong Kong, China
Situated on the southeast coast of China, Hong Kong’s strategic location on the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea has made it one of the world’s most thriving and cosmopolitan cities.
From its earliest days, Hong Kong served as a centre of international trade. The arrival of immigrants in large numbers helped launch a new role for Hong Kong as a major manufacturing hub. It also brought economically stimulating energy and industry to the city’s character. In recent decades, as the economy of Mainland China has undergone a process of opening up, Hong Kong has transformed yet again – this time into a service-based economy as well as an important gateway to the world’s largest market.
Information provided is taken from the Official Hong Kong Guide. Please visit the official website to find out more about the city.
AsiaWorld-Expo opened in December 2005 and has become a world-class venue in Hong Kong, offering over 70,000 square metres of rentable spaces for exhibitions, conventions, concerts, sports and entertainment events. This state-of-the-art venue is located right next to the Hong Kong International Airport and at the centre of an extensive and efficient air, land and marine transport network. Please visit the AsiaWorld Expo website for more information.
We have negotiated special rates with selected hotels in Hong Kong during the conference. To book your stay, please view the individual hotel links below. Your accommodation booking is to be made directly with the hotel you have selected. If you have any enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Global Conference hotels*:
- Regal – View here
- Click “Search”, after entering click on the available rooms with the “International Baccalaureate Global Conference 2019, Hong Kong” heading and proceed with the reservations.
- Novotel – View here
- Click “Book a room”, after entering the “check-in” and “check-out” dates, please enter IBCONF under “Preferential Code” to get access of the special rates offered for the event.
Other hotel near conference venue:
Disney – Reservation form [28 KB]
*Please note that the IB is not involved, responsible or liable for any of your bookings or any accommodation related issues.
Getting to AsiaWorld Expo Hong Kong
The IB Global Conference Hong Kong 2019 will take place at AsiaWorld Expo.
Participants will arrive at Hong Kong International Airport.
Please find below the estimated travelling time and approximate cost from Hong Kong International Airport to AsiaWorld Expo:
Hong Kong International Airport
8-10 mins at an approx. cost of HKD 3.50 to AsiaWorld Expo Bus Terminus1
1 minute at an approx. cost of HKD 6.00 to AsiaWorld-Expo Station Station2
8-10 mins at an approx. cost of HKD 24.00 to AsiaWorld Expo3
1 Information taken from https://www.asiaworld-expo.com/in-hong-kong?faq=101
2 Information taken from https://www.asiaworld-expo.com/from-the-airport
3 Information taken from http://www.hongkongairport.com/en/transport/to-from-airport/taxis.page
Please visit AsiaWorld Expo’s access website or contact your travel/hotel booking agency for more information.
All visitors to Hong Kong must meet the following entry requirements:
- Valid travel documents (minimum validity of 6 months at the time of departure)
- Adequate funds to cover the duration of their stay without working
- Hold onward or return tickets unless in transit to the Mainland of China or the Macao Special Administrative Region
- Visa for entry into Hong Kong (if applicable)
Please note that all visa form requests or queries must be sent to us via e-mail on or before 11 January 2019 for clearing within 5 business days.
The above information is obtained from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (HK IMMD). The HK IMMD is the authority responsible for handling visa matters. Please visit the HK IMMD website for detailed information on visa and entry requirements.
Please contact your travel booking agency or Hong Kong Embassy/Consulate office directly for assistance on visa application.
Important: Please note that the IB is not responsible for participants’ travel and accommodation booking and visa application. If you would require a visa application support letter, you will be able to download a copy from the registration portal.
Plan your trip
Positioned at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta on the coast of southern China, Hong Kong’s geographical position as a gateway between the East and West has made it an attractive centre for international trade. As a reflection of this, the heart of Asia’s world city has always been the bustling and beautiful Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong’s 1,104-square-kilometer area comprises Hong Kong Island, which lies to the south of the harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula, which forms its northern shores, the New Territories to the north of Kowloon, which stretch all the way to Mainland China, and more than 200 outlying islands, including Lantau Island, where Hong Kong International Airport is located. To plan for your trip, please visit www.discoverhongkong.com for more information.
Currency used in Hong Kong would be in Hong Kong dollars (HKD). Credit cards are commonly accepted; however, it is advisable for visitors to carry some cash for payments like train fares, bus fares and other small purchases.
Please visit the Official Hong Kong Guide for more useful information to plan your trip in advance.
You may also refer to this document for a background of Hong Kong's history, economy, tips on getting around, taxi information and more information to plan for your trip.