The second week of December is a great time to visit most of Asia – typically we have great weather (pleasant and sunny, since monsoons are over by then), but are still some time away from the rush of the Christmas tourist season.

Our Dec 11-12 dates are also close to those for several other conferences in the Asia-Pacific region, in case you wish to combine your trip with other engagements. For example, the inaugural SFS Asia Cavalcade in Beijing will be held Dec 13-15, and the Australian Finance and Banking Conference in Sydney will be held Dec 13-15.


About Hong Kong
Hong Kong is known for its fast pace and entrepreneurial spirit and international flavor. Nowhere is this more evident than in the dining scene. The city's resplendent dining tables offer something for every taste and budget, from European haute cuisine with a spectacular view of the harbour, to regional Chinese specialties in tiny two-table establishments frequented by loyal connoisseurs. Some dishes are centuries-old classics served in unassuming surroundings, others are innovative multi-ethnic adaptations presented amidst the very latest in architecture and interior design.

Apart from the dining sensation, Hong Kong is also known for its "Shopping Paradise". From the famous and prestigious brand names to the distinctive "In" style fashion, you can find them all in Hong Kong. These fashions, together with many other accessories, are conveniently located in huge shopping complexes and department stores. Leisure shopping is also supported by the extensive transportation networks, which make shopping a breeze. This "Shopping Paradise" offers endless shopping sensation for every age.

Finally, due to its spectacular landscape and beaches, Hong Kong is the ideal place for outdoor activities, such as hiking and water sports.

Visa Requirements
Hong Kong
Visas are not required for short-term visitors from many countries, including: U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, all countries of the European Union. Visitors should still check the following webpage or with their local consulates for the latest information.

Visit Visa / Entry Permit Requirements for Hong Kong: Hong Kong Immigration Department

Getting to the conference hotels and HKUST
From the airport
A taxi is the easiest means of transport from the airport to your hotel, and the cost is approximately HK$300 (US$38). Note that your taxi driver will accept only HK dollars. Between the airport and downtown there is also an airport shuttle train which costs HK$100 per person (approximately US$13). From there, you can take a direct metro to the conference hotels.

Between the conference hotels and conference venue
There is also a public bus from the conference hotel to HKUST (792M, direction Sai Kung). A taxi costs around HK$40 (5 USD).

It is useful, to print the name of your hotel and university in Chinese, so that you can show this to the taxi driver

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
Tower 5, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3983 0388
Fax: (852) 3983 0399
Chinese address: 香港九龍東皇冠假日酒店
Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East
Tower 4, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3199 5588
Chinese address: 香港九龍東智選假日酒店
L'hotel élan
38 Chong Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3968 8366 / 3968 8666
Fax: (852) 3968 8333
Chinese address: 如心艾朗酒店
Business School
Lee Shau Kee Business Building
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2358 7700
Fax: (852) 2358 2429
Chinese address: 香港九龍清水灣香港科技大學

Click to print taxi driver instruction to Business School

University Map