Thinking about running an event abroad why not consider Shanghai – a great location for your next event….
Shanghai, situated in the Yangtze River Delta, in the East of China, is China’s economic hub as well as being in the Top 5 for world business destinations.
It is China’s largest city based on population and thus provides a busy and unique atmosphere. Shanghai can offer many different perspectives of the city allowing delegates who travel there to see modern and ancient, western and eastern and high or slow paced environments and cultures. The immense city is distinguished by it’s extensive and interesting sky line, museums and skyscrapers as well as historical temples, gardens and landmarks. Therefore it is no surprise it is ranked 29th worldwide in the International Congress and Conventions Associations table for meetings within cities and within the top 10 for the Asia Pacific and Middle East category.
With regards to travel, when flying into Shanghai there are two airports to choose from.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport which is 9 miles southwest of the central Shanghai is typically is used for domestic business flights whereas the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, normally housing the international flights is 25 miles southeast of Shanghai. To get downtown from here delegates simply have to board the iconic Shanghai Maglev train.
Generally speaking the world is easily connected to Shanghai via one of these airports with many major airlines flying in and out including British Airways. British Airways has flights arriving once a day into Shanghai making it easy for delegates to work their travel around your conference.
Shanghai now has 14 underground lines and based on length boasts the largest subway network in the world. It also has four rail station terminals which link Shanghai to all the other large cities in China, should your delegates want some further exploring.
As of 2013 Shanghai as also allowed international travellers arriving in either Shanghai airport to stay 72 hours in the country legally without a Visa. 51 countries qualify for this perk however it is only in play if you are stopping off in Shanghai. Nevertheless should you have a stop-over meeting or just a stop-over within the city delegates can enjoy this perk and visit various attractions too whilst transiting through Shanghai.
Shanghai is renowned for its massive range of sightseeing attractions, skylines, museums and skyscrapers. If your delegates have some spare time on their conference it would be worthwhile to visit a few of the landmarks and attractions below;
• Peoples Square • Jade Buddha Temple • Ancient Watertown’s • China Art Museum • Shanghai Aquarium
• Shanghai Science and Technology Museum • Huangpu River • Visit Nanjing Road • Shanghai Tower
In our 2nd destination guide on Shanghai we will talk about the Hotels & Conferences Centres available to book for your conference ….
If you are planning an event – whether in the UK or further afield – why not contact us and see how we can help