2016 B20 Anti-Corruption Forum
The 2016 B20 Anti-Corruption Forum will be held on April 27 in Beijing, China.
Anti-corruption has been one of the priorities of both G20 and B20 in recent years. This year’s B20 Anti-Corruption Forum will have “Combating corruption to foster sustainable growth” as its theme. Topics to be discussed include enhancing anti-corruption capacity, sharing anti-corruption experience between multinational corporations and companies from emerging markets, and building a better policy environment for anti-corruption.
About 200 leaders from enterprises, chambers of commerce and associations from G20 members, as well as representatives of international organizations are cordially invited to attend the forum.
We look forward to your precious attendance and joint efforts to promote the anti-corruption momentum!
Agenda of 2016 B20 Anti-Corruption Forum
Date: April 27, 2016
Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Beijing, China
Theme: Combating Corruption to Foster Sustainable Growth
09:00-10:20 Opening Ceremony
10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-12:30 Panel 1: Building Capacity for Compliance and Anti-Corruption Efforts
12:30-14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00-15:40 Panel 2: Sharing Anti-Corruption Experience between Multinational Corporations and Emerging Market Companies
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:40 Panel 3: Shaping a Better Anti-Corruption Policy Environment
The 2016 B20 Anti-Corruption Forum will be held on 27 April in Beijing, China.
Anti-corruption has been one of the priorities of both G20 and B20 in recent years. This year’s B20 Anti-Corruption Forum will have “Combating corruption to foster sustainable growth” as its theme. About 200 leaders from enterprises, chambers of commerce and associations from G20 members, as well as representatives of international organizations are cordially invited to attend the forum. The topics to be thoroughly discussed include enhancement of anti-corruption capacity, sharing of anti-corruption experience between multinational corporations and companies from emerging markets, and building of a better policy environment for anti-corruption.
We look forward to your precious attendance and joint efforts to promote B20 China endeavor!_ueditor_page_break_tag_
2. DATES AND PROGRAM
The B20 Anti-Corruption Forum will commence on the morning of Wednesday 27 April 2016 in Beijing, China.
A detailed program, including information of the agenda and format of the B20 Anti-Corruption Forum will be posted on website (www.b20-china.org) and forwarded to all participants separately.
3. MEETING VENUE
3.1 Information of the Meeting Venue
The forum’s meeting venue locates in Grand Ballroom I (Level LG) of Grand Hyatt Beijing Hotel at Oriental Plaza.
3.2 Layout of the Meeting Venue
4. ACCREDITATION AND BADGE COLLECTION
4.1 Participant Accreditation
www.b20-china.org is the only official website and access to registration and accreditation for the B20 Anti-Corruption Forum and other events of B20 China except B20 Summit. Registration and accreditation via any other website, organization, individual or approach is invalid. There is no registration fee for all participants.
All participants attending the B20 Anti-Corruption Forum must register for accreditation via B20 official website (www.b20-china.org).
Online registration and accreditation is available before 12:00 a.m. 31 March 2016 (Beijing Time). It is important that participants register for accreditation as early as possible.
In order to ensure that all information provided is accurate, please read the notes and requirements on each webpage carefully when filling out registration form.
Complete and accurate registration information is one of the key criteria for accreditation.
The participant’s and the contact person’s email addresses provided in the registration form will be used for them to check accreditation status and receive notices respectively.
Once the registration information is successfully submitted, the participant can check his or her accreditation status on the B20 website. A confirmation letter will be emailed to you by email@example.com if accreditation is approved.
4.2 Badge Collection
Each participant must present his/her valid identity document which has been registered for accreditation when collecting a badge.
The badge can be collected at the registration counter in the lobby of Grand Hyatt Hotel (opposite to Concierge Counter), from 13:00 to 21:00 on 26 April.
If for some reason the participant needs another representative to collect his/her badge, the representative must present the participant’s valid identity document which has been registered for accreditation.
Badges and identity documents must be displayed at all times within designated B20 Anti-Corruption Forum access-controlled zones.
4.3 Limited Use of Participant’s Personal Information
The B20 2016 Host Committee will collect and record participant’s information for the purposes of accreditation, relating to the B20 Anti-Corruption Forum.
The personal information will be protected and accessible to only a limited number of personnel of the B20 2016 Host Committee.
4.4 Visa Requirements
For the List of Agreements on Mutual Visa Exemption between the People’s Republic of China and Foreign Countries, please refer to the Mutual Visa Exemption List located on the right column of the following website: http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/wgrlh/.
All other participants need valid visas to enter China.
Participants who are not exempted from visa are strongly advised to apply early to the embassies, consulates, or other visa-issuing authorities of the People’s Republic of China accredited to or stationed in the respective member countries.
Further inquiries about visa and entry requirement may be directed to:
5.1 Recommended Hotel
The B20 2016 Host Committee has recommended Grand Hyatt Beijing Hotel at Oriental Plaza as the official hotel for the Anti-Corruption Forum. Grand Hyatt Beijing has provided a preferential accommodation rate for all participants. The rates are applicable on/during the period of 24 April 2016 to 28 April 2016. For reservations, please complete the reservation form attached and return to the hotel by 18 April 2016 by either email or fax.
5.2 Preferential Accommodation Rate
Accommodation rates are subject to 15% service charge with 1 Breakfast inclusive in Grand Café (Level 2) per room per day. Additional breakfast can be arranged at CNY 218 per person and subject to 15% service charge per person. All rates quoted are in RMB Yuan and for single occupancy per room per night. Should foreign currency be used for payment, exchange rate will be based on Hotel’s on day currency exchange rate.
Grand Room – CNY 1,400 + 15% service charge with 1 Breakfast and Internet inclusive per night
Grand Premium Room – CNY 2,100 + 15% service charge with 01 Breakfast and Internet inclusive per night
Grand Suite – CNY 2,200 + 15% service charge with 1 Breakfast and Internet inclusive per night
Club Room – CNY 1,950 + 15% service charge with Grand Club access and Internet inclusive per night
Club Deluxe Room – CNY 2,350 + 15% service charge with Grand Club access and Internet inclusive per night
Club Suite – CNY 2,700 + 15% service charge with Grand club access and Internet inclusive per night
5.3 Accommodation Reservation
For accommodation reservations, please complete the reservations form and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to + 86 – 10 – 6510 9588
Since the Beijing International Automotive Fair will be held in the end of April, the accommodation can’t be guaranteed if reserved late. Please reserve rooms as early as possible.
Self-arrangement of accommodations is also available for the participant but the transportation between the meeting venue and accommodation would be taken care of by the participant.
Hotel name: Grand Hyatt Beijing @ Oriental Plaza
Hotel address: 1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing. Postcode: 100738
Distance from Beijing international Airport: approximately 30KM with an estimated timing of 35 minutes by Taxi or Car.
Nearest Subway: Exit A, WangFuJing Station of Line 1.
Hotel Limousine services:(+86 10)8518 1234
7. AIRPORT ARRIVAL
7.1 Arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport
You may wish to approach the Taxi Service Centre or follow the signage that is available in the airport to locate the Taxi Stand. The transportation fee from Beijing Capital International Airport to the hotel will cost approximately CNY 100 – 130.
For subway, you may take the Airport Express located at the Airport Terminal to SanYuanQiao Station. At SanYuanQiao station, please transit to Line 10 and take to Guomao Station. Thereafter, from Guomao Station, please take Line 1 to WangFuJing Station. Exit from Exit A then go through Oriental Shopping Mall to Grand Hyatt Beijing. The cost for the entire journey will be approximately CNY 31.
All foreign citizens entering the People’s Republic of China need to undergo customs control. Customs declarations are required to be filled out by participants who bring in cash in excess of USD 5,000 (or its equivalent in another currency) or RMB 20,000 and/or articles that are subject to customs clearance.
8. AIRPORT DEPARTURE
8.1 Departure from Beijing Capital International Airport
Taxi service is available to the airport, and the estimated fare is RMB 100 departing from the hotel.
8.2 Tourist Refund Scheme
Foreign visitors who have stayed in the Chinese mainland for no more than 183 days can receive a rebate of 11 percent on consumer goods purchased at designated department stores. The minimum purchase for a tax refund is RMB500 (about USD 82) at any store in one day. The rebate covers everything apart from items prohibited from exporting overseas in accordance with law. The refund will be paid in RMB in cash or transferred to the buyer's bank account.
9. WORKING LANGUAGE AND INTERPRETATION
Chinese-English interpreting service will be provided.
10. GENERAL INFORMATION
The history of Beijing as a city dates back to more than 3,000 years ago. It is renowned for its numerous historical monuments as well as natural and cultural heritage sites. At the heart of the city lies the Forbidden City and the Tian'anmen Square, the largest city square in the world.
Popular tourist sites such as the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, etc. are also within or close to the city. As the capital of China, Beijing also offers visitors a complete and exciting range of culinary choices from China and across the world.
The average lowest and highest temperatures of Beijing in April are 15 °C (59 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F).Light-weight clothing is sufficient.
The Beijing Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of GMT.
10.4 Currency and ATM Service
The official currency of China is RMB. Retailers in Beijing will generally not accept other currencies so it is necessary for visitors to change foreign currencies into RMB in advance in order to make cash payments. No restrictions are imposed on the amount of foreign currencies, traveler’s checks or credit cards to be brought into China. However, non-residents carrying more than USD 5,000 (or equivalent in other foreign currencies) or RMB 20,000 in cash should declare to the Customs.
Major world currencies and traveler's checks can be converted to/from RMB. Currency exchange points are located at Beijing Capital International Airport, major hotels and banks throughout the city. Banks usually take a commission for money exchange and participants are advised to take it into consideration. When making a currency exchange, some banks also require a passport or other documents. Automated teller machines (ATMs) are found throughout the city.
It is also possible to use the ATMs located in banks, hotels and large shopping centers.
10.5 Credit Cards
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Diners Club, Discover and other major international credit cards are accepted at most establishments or can be used to withdraw cash from ATMs throughout the city, although some small shops and restaurants may only accept cash payments.
10.6 Electricity and Water Supply
The power supply in China is 220-240 volts, 50 hertz. Two/three-pronged plugs are used. Please check before using an appliance. Tap water is not drinkable. We advise participants consume bottled water which can be purchased at the hotel or any nearby convenient stores.
10.7 Postal Service
Post offices generally open from 08:30 to 17:00.
Tipping is not customary for restaurant waiters or taxi drivers in China.
10.9 Useful Telephone Numbers
Fire alarm: 119
First aid: 120
10.10 Mobile Phone Information
Local phone services are reliable. Both GSM and CDMA mobile phone systems are in operation. Most modern mobile phones can work in several settings that can use roaming service in different networks. Most of the GSM-phones in use in China support the protocols of GSM-900 and GSM-1800. Long distance calls within China may be made by direct dialing through International Direct Dial (IDD) in major cities or through operated assisted calls. Telex and fax services are readily available in major hotels.
In Beijing, smoking is banned in all indoor public space and is also prohibited in open-air space in kindergartens, schools, child welfare institutions, women and children's hospitals, fitness and sports venues, and cultural relic protection sites that are open to the public. There are designated areas provided for smokers.