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The Chinese Mathematical Society has suggested some hotels for participants of the meeting while they are in Shanghai. Should participants choose to utilize a room at one of these properties, all arrangements should be made via the local organizer's website. See a list of suggested properties.
Please note, hotel reservations are only valid after a meeting registration fee payment has been collected via the online registration form. Once registered, meeting participants must then log-in and following the instructions listed on the site to reserve a room.
One sleeping room may be booked per person, per day and reservations can be made for a maximum of five days in total. All reservations for these rooms will be paid for on-site, at the venue, upon arriving in Shanghai. The pricing listed for accommodations in the hotel descriptions below are for reference and may not be the price you pay on-site. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.
Hotels have varying cancellation and early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details.
199 Handan Road, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Sample rates for a deluxe room are CNY 800 per night for a room with a king-sized bed and CNY 850 for a room with two twin beds. Amenities include indoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa, three restaurants, two lounges, in-room dining, business center, and free wireless Internet in guest rooms and public spaces. Check-in time is 2:00 pm and check-out time is noon. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
400 Guoding Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
The sample rate for a deluxe room is CNY 580 per night for a room with a king-sized bed or a room with two twin beds. Amenities include central air-conditioning, mini refrigerators in-room, a restaurant, a lounge, in-room dining, and a business center. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
270 Zhengtong Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
The sample rate for a superior room is CNY 300 per night for a room with a king-sized bed. Amenities include central air-conditioning, a restaurant, complimentary parking, and a business center. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
Fudan University will host this meeting. The campus is laid out as a main area consisting of the Handan Street Campus and Jiangwan New Campus areas, along with two side campuses, Fenglin Campus and Zhangjiang Campus.
Chinese currency is called Yuan Renminbi (literally people's currency), often abbreviated as RMB or CNY. RMB/CNY is issued in both notes and coins. The denominations of paper notes include 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Yuan; 5, 2, and 1 Jiao; and 5, 2, and 1 Fen. The denominations of coins are 1 Yuan; 5, 2 and 1 Jiao; and 5, 2, and 1 Fen. At the time of publication of this announcement the exchange rate was US$1 is equal to 6.31612 CNY. Cash (foreign currency) can be exchanged upon arrival at the international airports of Shanghai. Also most hotels offer foreign exchange services and exchange cash and travelers cheques. The Bank of China exchanges money and travelers cheques. Banking hours are typically Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm.
Major credit cards can be accepted at most hotels, tourist shops and some department stores. It is highly reccomended that you notify your bank of your international travel, and the potential legitimate use of your card abroad, prior to leaving the U.S.
Shanghai's electrical current is supplied at 220 volts, 50 cycles. The most common plug types are the dual and three-pointed prongs, which are different from the western plugs. Please note, China runs on 220 volts, which will burn 110-volt appliances.
Advanced registration is available on-line, until the deadline of May 10, 2018. The rate for advanced registration for the meeting excluding lunch is CNY 700 and the advanced registration fee including lunch is CNY 900.
Registration is also available onsite starting on June 11, 2018. The rate for on-site registration for the meeting excluding lunch is CNY 1000 and the on-site registration fee including lunch is CNY 1200. Lunch tickets may be purchased on-site at the registration desk at a cost of CNY 50 for each meal.
Invoices are available as documentation of registration fees. Please fill out the information related to the invoice at the time of registration, including invoice type, invoice title and Taxpayer’s registration number (if applicable). Invoices are available in electronic form as well as paper form. The local organizers highly recommend electronic invoices, which may be sent via email within 15 workdays after payment. Paper invoices can be collected at the registration desk during the meeting. For any special delivery requirements for invoices, please contact the Chinese Mathematical Society office.
The program for the meeting will run between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm each day. All locations for conference events and meeting registration are located on the campus of Fudan University, and all buildings are within walking distance of each other. There will be a reception on Monday evening and a banquet on Wednesday evening for all participants. The AMS thanks our hosts for their gracious hospitality.
It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences and meetings are accessible to all, regardless of disability. The AMS will strive, unless it is not practicable, to choose venues that are fully accessible to the physically handicapped.
If special needs accommodations are necessary in order for you to participate in an international meeting with the AMS , please communicate your needs in advance to the local organizers of that meeting.
The AMS strives to ensure that participants in its activities enjoy a welcoming environment. In all its activities, the AMS seeks to foster an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity, or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, or veteran status.
Shanghai is located on the center of the east China coast on the Yangtze River delta. It is the largest economic and trade center in China, and one of China's cultural centers.
By Air: There are more than a hundred air carriers traveling to Shanghai from all over the country and the world.
Air travelers to Shanghai may arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). Pudong Airport primarily serves international destinations and also offers some domestic destinations. Hongqiao mainly offers domestic flights and a few international flights.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is around 30 kilometers (19 miles) from central Shanghai and 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. As Shanghai's largest airport, Pudong serves over 80 domestic and foreign airlines, and connects with over 100 international and regional destinations as well as over 90 domestic destinations.
There are several options for ground transportation from PVG.
There are several options for ground transportation from SHA.
By Train: There are four main railway stations in Shanghai:
Taxi Service: Taxis are the most convenient means of transportation in Shanghai. There are five main taxi companies in Shanghai, operating taxis of different colors. Here are the five companies, with their colors and hotlines:
Fares vary at different times of the day. Between the hours of 5:00 am and 10:59 pm fares will be CNY 14 for the first 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) and CNY 2.50 for each additional kilometer (0.6 mile) up to 15 kilometers; CNY 3.6 per kilometer afterwards. Between the hours of 11:00 pm and 4:59 am fares will be CNY 18 for the first 3 kilometers and CNY 3.10 for each additional kilometer up to 15 kilometers; CNY 4.7 per kilometer afterwards. The vacancy disk will help you know when a cab is available; when the disk is upright and illuminated showing two Chinese characters, it means the cab is vacant.
Rental cars are available at the airport and bike sharing programs also exist in Shanghai. For more information, please inquire at your hotel or with the local organizers of the meeting.
June is summer in Shanghai. It can be quite warm, with average temperatures in the range of approximately 75 - 85 degrees farenheit, typically with high humidity. Early summer can also bring rainfall to Shanghai. It is reccomended that visitors be prepared for inclement weather and check weather forecasts in advance of their arrival.
For participants requiring an entry visa to visit China, local organizers will provide invitation letters for the application process. This letter is available for download once registration is complete and the registration fee has been paid. This letter can be obtained at the end of the registration process by selecting the 'download' option found on that page. Visa category F and L are recommended.
This information is not to be considered complete. Please visit the Chinese Embassy Consular Services website for the more information about the visa application process.