Welcome Reception A Welcome Reception will be held at the Lam Woo International Conference Center from 7:00pm - 8:30pm on Sunday, November 26 for participants to pick up their conference kits and to enable them to meet each other. A shuttle bus will pick up participants at Regal Riverside Hotel at 6:20pm to take them to the Reception and return at 8:30pm.

Lunches and Tea Breaks In order to facilitate informal discussion among participants complimentary lunches and tea breaks will be provided. The tea breaks will be held outside the lecture halls. Lunches will be held in the Renfrew Seafood Restaurant, located one floor above the lecture halls. Guests wishing to join the lunches may purchase tickets at the information desk at a subsidised price of HK$60.

Conference Banquet The Conference banquet will be held on Thursday night, November 30, at the Treasure Floating Restaurant in Shatin. Participants will enjoy a Chinese banquet. Conference participants may attend the banquet at no extra charge. Guests may attend the banquet by purchasing a ticket in advance at the information desk at a subsidised price of HK$400. A shuttle bus will take participants and guests to the restaurant and back to hotel after the banquet. The bus will leave Lam Woo International Conference Center at 6:30pm.

Book Sales The Hong Kong Baptist University campus bookstore and Springer-Verlag will host a book exhibition during the Conference. Academic books, including some of those authored by the speakers, will be available for sale at a discount.

Tours We have arranged the following tours for all participants and their guests.  You may register for these activities on the first day of the conference.

Activities Date Cost
Dim Sum Breakfast & Shopping Tour for Spouses Nov 28, 2000
(Tuesday morning)
Half Day Hong Kong Island Tour Nov 29, 2000
(Wednesday afternoon)
2 Days/1 Night Shenzhen Tour Dec 1, 2000 (Friday afternoon) through
Dec 2, 2000 (Saturday afternoon)
HK$980 + tips
 (Tour company will arrange for China entrance visas. Bring your passport when you sign-up.)

Dim Sum Breakfast and Shopping Tour for Spouses

Date: 28 Nov 2000 (Tue)

09:00 Pick up from NTT
09:15 Pick up from Regal Riverside Hotel
Breakfast and Shopping
14:00 Arrive NTT
14:15 Arrive Regal Riverside Hotel


Half Day Hong Kong Island Tour

Date: 29 Nov 2000 (Wed)

14:00 Depart from Baptist University, visit the Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, and Aberdeen
(optional sampan ride at guest own expenses)
17:45 Evening Harbour Cruise with Buffet Dinner (17:45-19:45)
20:00 Transfer to the mid-level of the Victoria Peak to enjoy the night harbour view
21:00 Transfer back to hotel

@HK$420 (price is subject to change)

2 Days/1 Night Shenzhen Tour

Date: 1-2 Dec 2000 (Fri-Sat)

Day 1 (Fri) Hong Kong - Shenzhen
14:00 Depart for Shenzhen by coach bus. After Customs formalities at the border. Proceed to Shenzhen Bay Hotel for check-in procedure.
16:00 Visit to China Folk Culture Villages.
18:00 Dinner will be served inside the theme park.
19:00 Enjoy the evening performance at indoor theatre and massive square.
Day 2 (Sat) Shenzhen - Hong Kong
08:30 Breakfast at the hotel.
09:30 Proceed to Shekou to visit the China Ancient Battery, Lord Lin Zexu Statue and the Tomb of the last Sung Emperor.
12:30 Lunch at Overseas Chinese Town.
13:30 Visit the Splendid China.
15:30 Transfer to the border.
16:00 Depart for Hong Kong by coach bus at the border.

Tour Price: HK$980.00* per person
Single Supplement: HK$200.00

* Prices are subject to change due to number of participants.

You must sign up for this tour at the travel agent's booth at the conference center on 27 Nov 2000 (Mon), from 8:30 to 16:30. Please bring along your passport plus Hong Kong dollar cash payment in advance to the booth.

Tour price covers:
Chinese group entrance visa, hotel accommodation on sharing twin basis, meals as specified, admission tickets for two theme parks.

Tour price does not cover:
Personal expenses, tips to guide and driver.