Key Dates

Full SubmissionApril 5, 2018
Abstract SubmissionMarch 25, 2018
Author Notificationwithin 2 weeks
Final VersionApril 17, 2018
RegistrationApril 17, 2018
Main ConferenceApril 27-29, 2018

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About Shanghai


As the largest city in China and an economic, commercial and financial center, Shanghai is vital to the country's future. No other city in the country is more vibrant and fascinating or has such a unique colonial past.


Visa to China

Most travellers will need a visa to visit mainland China. In most cases, this should be obtained from a Chinese embassy or consulate before departure. Visas for Hong Kong and Macau can be obtained through a Chinese embassy or consulate, but must be applied for separately from the mainland Chinese visa. However, citizens from most Western countries do not need visas to visit Hong Kong and Macau. Visitors from most western countries can stay in Hong Kong with free visa for 7 to 90 day. The time duration should depend on which country you are from. However, people from Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba and Ethiopia have to apply for a visa for Hong Kong before they travel to HK.

Visa for public affairs

Residents of ArmeniaAzerbaijanBangladeshBeninBosnia and HerzegovinaBulgariaCubaGeorgiaGuyanaLaosMacedoniaMoldovaMongoliaNorth KoreaPakistanSerbiaTajikistanTurkeyTurkmenistan, and Vietnam must have their passported endorced as "For public affairs" by the Chinese government in order to enter visa free.

Visa Exemption

(A) Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to travel to Mainland China for 15 daysBruneiJapan and Singapore.

(B) Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to travel to Mainland China for 30 daysSerbiaSeychellesMauritiusBahamasFiji, and Grenada

(C) Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to travel to Mainland China for 90 daysSan Marino


Note: Currently certain countries have restrictions, or extra documents are required, an example of some are:France and Nigeria.

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Invitation Letter

The secretariat will send official invitation letters upon request. Such an invitation is intended to help potential attendees raise funds or obtain visas. It is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.


If you need an individual invitation, please feel free to contact us.