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ATM is located adjacent to the Information Desk of The First World Hotel.


Hangzhou weather is generally warm and mild all year round, with abundant sunshine and rainfall. October is late autumn in Hangzhou, with an average temperature of 17 ℃ (63 ℉).

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Dietary Requirements

Delegates with special dietary needs are asked to advise the APACE2019 secretariat at the time of online registration of any special requirements so that alternative arrangements can be made. If you did not provide this information at the time of registering, please advise the staff at the Registration and Information Desk immediately.


APACE2019 including the Conference Organizers will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by delegates or their accompanying persons for loss or damage to their personal property as a result of APACE2019 or related events.

Emergency Response

In the event of an evacuation, The First World Hotel staff will act as fire wardens to assist in the movement of patrons to the designated assembly point. The evacuation meeting point is located at the car park 2 outside the hotel.  


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance before coming to the conference. APACE and the Conference Organizers will not take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure.


The First World Hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the venue.


The official language of the conference is English.

Medical Service

The First World Hotel’s main first aid room is located adjacent to the ferris wheel. The First People’s Hospital of Xiaoshan District is approximately 2.5 Km from the conference hotel.

Name Badges and Security

All delegates will receive a name badge upon registration. This badge is the official pass and must be worn to obtain entry to all Conference sessions, including social events and associated activities.


The Registration Desk will be located in the main foyer of The First World Hotel and open at the following times:

Wednesday 9 Oct 2019: 8:30am-9:00pm

Thursday 10 Oct 2019: 9:00am-1:00pm

Friday 11 Oct 2019: 9:00am-1:00pm

Saturday 12 Oct 2019: 9:00am-1:00pm

Special Needs

Every effort is made to cater for people with special needs. If you require any specific assistance, please include a notation with your online registration or advise the staff at the Registration and Information Desk immediately.


Tipping is generally not expected in China. However, it is acceptable to leave a small amount if you feel you have received exceptional service.


Delegates are requested to make their own way to the conference hotels. 

Time Zone

Hangzhou’s time zone is UTC/GMT +8 hours.

Useful Telephone Numbers

The First World Hotel: +86-571-83866888