AsianHOST 2018 will be held from December 17-18 at the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at
The university campus of HKUST is located in East Kowloon, on a 60-hectare site on the Clear Water bay peninsula. In addition to classrooms, laboratories and academic facilities, there are a wide range of athletic and recreational facilities.
Meals and social events will be held at the Conference Lodge which is located on campus.
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.
It takes approximately 40-50 minutes by taxi or 3 hours via public transportation to reach from the airport to the conference venue.
Visitors from most countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for periods of 7 to 180 days, depending on nationality. However, you are strongly recommended to check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department for details about visa requirements.
Hong Kong has an excellent public transport system that is considered one of the best in the world. Depending on where you are going, you have a choice of MTR (subway), trains, buses, trams, ferries and taxis. These clean and efficient options cover extensive areas of Hong Kong and have signs and announcements in both English and Chinese.
It’s best to bring both cash in Hong Kong dollars and credit cards. Most shops in Hong Kong accept major credit cards; however, at open-air markets, most vendors will only take cash. Also note that the taxis only accept cash.
Yes. English is widely spoken in Hong Kong and is the language of preference in the government, business and tourism sectors. As a visitor, you can expect to encounter minimal problems communicating in English, as most taxi drivers, salespeople, tourism industry employees and police have reached competent levels of the language. Also, all official signs and public transport announcements, as well as most menus, are in both English and Chinese.
The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts, but if not, you will need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug. You can buy an inexpensive adaptor for your electrical equipment at most convenience stores.
As a Special Administrative Region of China, the visa policy of Hong Kong is different from Mainland China. Visitors from most countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for periods of 7 to 180 days, depending on nationality. However, you are strongly recommended to check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department for details about visa requirements.
We list the visa policy towards some countries/regions for your reference: *
|You are from
|India||Complete the Pre-arrival Registration (PAR) online to enable visa-free stay. Details||14 Days|
|Mainland China||Entry permit required.||-|
|Taiwan||Please refer to the Entry Arrangements for Chinese residents of Taiwan for details.||-|
|South Korea||-||90 Days|
|Other||Check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department|
* The information is gathered from the Hong Kong Immigration Department website and is subject to change without notice. You are strongly recommended to double check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department .
If you do need a Visa supporting letter, after registering please contact the co-general chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email, please list your contact information. If you are an author, please specify your paper title as well. If any special format requirement of Visa support letter is required, please also tell us in the email.
Below are other hotels available. These hotels are not within walking distance of HKUST, but travel plans can be arranged: