All delegates and accompanying persons/guests, including those who plan to present communications, are required to pay the full registration fee. Early registrations won¡¯t be considered valid unless the completed registration form and appropriate payment reach the Secretariat in due time.
Until Mar. 15, 2003 After Mar. 15, 2003
Full Delegate USD400 USD450
Student* USD280 USD300
Accompanying persons† USD200 USD240
Full registration or student registration fees cover all conference materials, admission to conference rooms, exhibition, Opening Ceremony, Reception, and Banquet.
*Registration as a student requires the original copy of an official certificate of the university, which should be attached to the Registration Form or submitted upon registration site.
† Only registered accompanying persons/guests are entitled to attend the Opening Ceremony, Reception, Banquet, and the 1-day tour to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs.
Method of Payment
All fees must be paid in FULL AMOUNT in US Dollars, by bank transfer, bank draft or credit card. Currency exchange charges or bank service fees sometimes occur due to money-sender¡¯s responsibility or the lack of it. Full amount of all fees are expected and will be charged upon registration at the registration desk.
Bank transfer: Account ¡í: 00038018241014, Account Name: CICCST, Bank Name: Bank of China Head Office, 1 Fuxingmennei Ave., Beijing 100818, China. To avoid any misunderstanding and for the protection of the participants¡¯ interests, a duplicate or photocopy of the remittance order from the bank should be sent with the Registration Form to the Secretariat. The name of the participant as well as details of payment should be clearly marked on the remittance order.
Bank Draft: Made payable to CICCST/3rd IOCC, mail to Ms Jin Fang, Secretariat of 3rd IOCC, CICCST, 86 Xueyuan Nanlu, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China.
Credit Card: Fill out the appropriate place in the registration form, sign your name, and fax it to Secretariat, or mail to the above address. Please note that only American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Master and Visa are honored. The amount charged to your account may vary slightly from the amount billed due to fluctuations in exchange rates.
On-site payment: should be made in US Dollars in cash, traveler¡¯s checks or credit card.
All Cancellations must be made in writing to the Secretariat. Cancellation requests received before March 15, 2003 will receive 80% registration fee for refund. No refund will be made thereafter, but substitute delegates are acceptable.
Special hotel room rates will be available for conference and exhibition participants. Please complete the hotel section of the Registration Form and send the form with the required deposit to the Secretariat at the earliest possible date and in any case not later than March 15, 2003. Hotel room reservation can only be made if appropriate deposit accompanied the Registration Form be received by the Secretariat in due date.
Hotels Address SingleOccupancy TwinSharing
1 Continental Grand Hotel£¨4-star£© 8 Beichen East Rd. USD75 USD42
2 Catic Plaza Hotel (4-star) 18 Beichen East Rd. USD70 USD38
3 Beijing Hongxiang Hotel (3-star) 15 Longxiang Rd. USD55 USD30
The above hotel rates include breakfast and 15% service charges, exclusive city tax of RMB12.00 per room per night.
The required deposit to guarantee your hotel reservation is USD100 per person.
Hotel booking confirmation will be sent upon receipt of appropriate hotel deposit in due time.
Cancellation must be made in writing to the Secretariat. Requests received before March 15, 2003 will receive a full refund of deposit. No refund will be made thereafter.
Please direct any special requests in writing to the Secretariat for possible assistance.
Tours and Excursions
L-1: The Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven
Tour Operated on: June 7, 08:30-17:00
Price per person: USD40, lunch included.
In this one-day tour, you will see the Imperial Palace and the Temple of Heaven. The Forbidden City was constructed in 1406. It was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties from 1420 to 1911. An architectural masterpiece, it was China¡¯s political center for 500 years. It is now converted into a museum with a large imperial collection of porcelain, gold ware, bronze ware, jade ware, traditional paintings, and jewelry. After lunch you will visit the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven was built 600 years ago, and it served as a means of communication between the Emperor and the Heaven. The buildings are a masterpiece of ancient architecture. The focal points are the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests (a completely wooden structure), the Imperial Vault of Heaven (with a circular Echo Wall with acoustic effects), and the Circular Mount Altar (designed with geometric ingenuity).
L-2: The Great Wall at Juyong Pass and the Ming Tombs
Tour Operated on: June 8, 07:30-16:00
Price per person: USD48, lunch included.
Free for registered accompanying persons
During this one-day tour, you will visit a section of the Great Wall at Juyong Pass and one of the Ming Tombs. The Great Wall stretches 6,000 kilometers from East to West China, traversing five provinces and two autonomous regions. Built first in 221 B.C, and re-built several times in the following 1500 years, it has become a symbol of the ancient Chinese civilization. After the visit to the Great Wall and lunch, you will visit an emperor¡¯s tomb of the Ming Dynasty (1380-1644). This tomb is a mausoleum of the 13th Ming emperor and is the only one that has been excavated. And, the best part of the tomb area is the Spirit Way ¨C giant stone carvings of human beings, animals and mythical monsters standing on guard.
L-3: Summer Palace and the Lama Temple
Tour Operated on: June 9, 08:30-16:30
Price per person: USD30, lunch included.
In the morning, you will visit the Summer Palace, the largest and best-reserved imperial garden. It used to be a retreat for emperors to escape the scorching summer heat in Beijing. The garden is so large that it is scarcely enough to see in one day all the halls, towers, pavilions, corridors, walkways and bridges that grace the hill slopes, lake shore and islets. In the afternoon, you will visit the Lama Temple. The temple is the most impressive and an active Buddhist temple in the city. One of the prominent features of the temple is the 23-meter-tall Maitreya Buddha, which was carved out of a whole trunk of white sandalwood tree from Tibet.
Pre- and Post-Conference Tours
The pre- and post-conference tours will show you the most beautiful parts of China. Reservation of a pre-conference tour is subject to the payment of full cost by March 15, 2003, and reservation of a post-conference tour is subject to a deposit of USD300, by March 15, 2003. The tours will be cancelled if less than ten participants registered.
The price includes domestic intercity air or rail transportation, accommodation in three-star hotel or above, regular meals, admission tickets for the sites specified, and local transportation. It does not include airport tax, air-trip accident insurance, overweight of luggage, personal expenses, and tips.
PT-1: Shanghai- Guilin-Xian- Beijing
Duration: May 31 ¨C June 5, 2003
Price: USD680 in twin sharing basis,
USD100 for single supplement
This tour is a combination of landscape beauty and archeological grandeur. When you arrive in Shanghai, China¡¯s industrial and financial center, you will take a tour to the Bund, and the Yu Garden. Then, you will fly to Guilin to have a half day boat cruise on the Li River and visit some sites of karst landscape and caverns, the most spectacular in China. From Guilin you will fly to Xian, which boats the China¡¯s best archeological findings, to visit the underground army of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses and Banpo Museum of remains of the settlement in the Neolithic age. The tour will end in Beijing.
Duration: June 10 ¨C 14, 2003
Price: USD638 in twin sharing basis
This trip features an upstream boat cruise through the Three Gorges along the world¡¯s third longest river, the Yangtze River. Yhou will first visit in Yichang the Chinese Sturgeon, an endangered species of fish, and the Gezhou Dam on the Yangtze. Then, you will get on the boat for the three-day cruise. The boat arrives at Chongqing, the capital city of china During the World War II, and the tour will end in Chongqing. You can fly out to Hong Kong or other Chinese cities by your own arrangement.
Beijing International Convention Center (BICC)
8 Beichen Dong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: (86-10) 64922322
Fax: (86-10) 64910256
English/Chinese, simultaneous translation will be provided for plenary sessions.
The City of Beijing
Beijing, the capital of China, is a world-famous city with a history of over 3,000 years. It covers an area of 16,800 sq.km with a population of some 11 million. After the 12th century, the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties selected Beijing as their Capital. The continuous construction by each dynasty has left Beijing huge number of cultural relics and ruins of historic interest such as palaces, gardens, houses of the nobilities, temples and mosques, towers and pavilions, memorial archways and stone carvings, tombs and the gardens attached.
Beijing has its own individuality - Flavor of Beijing. The quadrangle, small alley, tricycle, boiled mutton, roast duck, Peking Opera, arts and crafts... You can see, hear and feel them all only when you come to Beijing. Beijing with its ancient style and fascinating scenery welcomes you all the time.
Passport and Visa
A valid passport and visa must be in possession when entering China. Upon receiving your registration form and payments, the secretariat will send you an official invitation letter that is a required document for your visa application. Please provide your full name and passport number as well as name(s) and passport number(s) of your accompanying person(s) in the registration form. Please apply for entry visa(s) with the official invitation letter at your nearest Chinese Consulate (or the Visa Office of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong).
Beijing Capital International Airport is the only airport for civil flights in Beijing. You are advised to change some Chinese money at the Bank of China Airport Service in the Terminal Building. So as to be able to pay for taxi and other minor costs. Then you may easily get a taxi at the taxi stand outside the airport terminal. The cost for a taxi from the airport to the conference venue is roughly RMB100 or USD13, including the highway toll fee. Please make sure that the taximeter is turned on and remember to ask for a printed receipt from the taxi driver.
All sessions of the conference are only open to registered participants. Name badges must be worn at all times in order to be admitted to meal functions, the exhibition and special events. Please write or type your name clearly in block letters on the Registration Form.
Currency and Banking
The official name for the currency of China is the Renminbi (RMB). It is denominated into the yuan. Foreign currency can be exchanged for RMB at the airport, banks and hotels. Traveler¡¯s checks and major credit cards are honored at most hotels. The RMB is not traded on the international market and can only be purchased or exchanged within China.
Banks usually open at 9:00 in the morning and close at 17:00 in the afternoon all working days. Conversion services are available for the following foreign currencies: US Dollar, Euro, British Pound Sterling, Japanese Yen, Hong Kong Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, Singapore Dollar, Danish Krone, Norwegian Krone, Swedish Krone, Malaysian Ringgit and Macau Pataca.
Climate and Clothing
Beijing is located in the temperate zone and enjoys a continental monsoon climate. Early June is quite hot with the average of 23¡æ or 74¨H. The high temperature in the day can reach 32¡æ or 90¨H and the low could be 20¡æ or 68¨H. There is not much rain during this time. A jacket will be sufficient for the cool rainy day, and an umbrella is necessary for both scorching sun and sudden rain if you are going out.
Credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, JCB, master and Visa are acceptable for payment at the hotels or tourist stores. But it is difficult to draw cash with credit cards. It would be best to change money with internationally recognized traveler¡¯s checks, or foreign cash.
Domestic flight requests an airport tax of RMB50 per person and international flight RMB90 per person.
Air Tickets Reconfirmation
The departure air ticket (both international and domestic) should be reconfirmed 72 hours in advance. Making a phone call to the airline office in Beijing could easily make it. Information will be available on the registration desk.
Electricity is supplied at 220V, 50Hz AC throughout China. Major hotels usually provide 115V outlet for razor.
The Organizers cannot be held responsible for personal accidents or material damage which may occur to participants and guests during the 3rd IOCC, exhibition and tours.
Companies are welcome to show their newest and most innovative ophthalmic products and services, including surgical instruments, ocular prosthetics, operating room equipment and supplies, pharmaceuticals, and physician and patient education materials.