Circular Letter #22
Subject: ICM2002-CL22: Arrival, Registration and Opening
Date: August 11, 2002
The Congress is now approaching. Attached is information
about arrival, registration and the Opening Ceremony.
Please note that the registration counter starts to open
in the afternoon of August 18, and the opening hours of
the registration counter are extended to 22:00 on August
19 and 20. Please also notice that a special ticket is needed to enter the Great Hall of the People for the
opening ceremony. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please contact our secretariat office
We wish you a very pleasant journey to Beijing, and look
forward to meeting you at the Congress.
Chairman, Organizing Committee of ICM2002
Thanks for the generous supports from various government
agencies, business firms and individuals, the Local Organizing Committee is now able to provide free airport
pickups at Beijing Capital International Airport from August 18 to 20, between 8:00 am in the morning to 11pm at
During this time, student volunteers from Peking University, with the sign of ICM2002, will be at the
airport to welcome arriving congress members and lead them
to the bus, which will run from the airport every 40 minutes.
The buses will first drive the congress members to Beijing
Continental Grand Hotel and CATIC Hotel, and then to Beijing International Convention Center, where the
Congress members are supposed to register and get their registration package.
After their registration at Beijing International Convention Center, participants can take Congress shuttle
buses to Tibet Hotel, Apartment, Shengli Hotel, Laodong Building, Huiqiao Hotel, Jingmin Hotel, and Hongxiang
Hotel to check in.
Congress members arriving on other dates or not at the specified time may take a taxi to the hotel or Beijing
International Convention Center. The cost is about 100
yuan. Please go to the taxi stand to take a taxi, see that
the meter is turned on and ask for a receipt when you get
off, in case you have left your belongings on the taxi or
an complaint on the overcharge.
The registration counters will be open at the Exhibition
Hall 5, on the afternoon of August 18 and the whole day of
August 19-20 and then at the Exhibition Hall 2 on other days during the congress. Registration counters will open
from 14:00 to 22:00 on August 18, and 8:00 to 22:00 on August 19-20. The opening hours for the registration
counters on August 21-28 are given in the second announcement.
Registration will be done in an alphabetic order of the last name of the Congress participants. When you register,
please go to the desk where the alphabetic letter corresponds to the first letter of your last name. We also
suggest that you remember and provide your registration ID
at the registration desk to speed up registration. If you
cannot, look for your registration ID at the information
desk before you register.
Invited speakers, financial grantees and exhibitors have
their respective desks for registration.
There is also a counter for booking the local tour tickets, confirming the post-congress tours and paying the
Those who have signed for footloose tours should go to the
counter for Footloose Tour to obtain the tickets for the
3. Opening Ceremony
All buses for the Opening Ceremony, which will take place
at the Great Hall of the People at 3:00pm on August 20, will depart at 1:30pm, if there is no notice of change,
* Beijing International Convention Center ( for congress
members registering there and for congress members staying
at Beijing Continental Grand Hotel, CATIC Plaza Hotel, Celebrity International Grand Hotel, and apartments
* Tibet Hotel
* Shengli Hotel
* Laodong Building
* Huiqiao Hotel
* Jingmin Hotel
* Hongxiang Hotel
Congress members who are not able to catch up with the buses may
take a taxi to the East Entrance of the Great Hall of the
People. The Great Hall of the People is in downtown, to the west of Tiananmen Square. To get there, it takes about
40 minutes by taxi from Beijing International Convention
Important Notice about the Opening Ceremony
Admission into the Great Hall of the People is strictly by
invitation with attached ticket only. No bags (except small wallets) are allowed into the Hall. Every attendee
will have to go through a security check. Infants and small child are not allowed into the opening ceremony.