RegistrationTravel and Accommodations

General Information

Advance Registration

The Advance Registration deadline is 18 June 2012. We encourage all delegates to advance register by downloading the Advance Registration form and returning to the SPE Asia Pacific Office via the contact information listed on the form.

On-Site Registration

Delegates may also register on-site at the Conference Registration Desk, Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level 1, Renaissance Tianjin Lakeview Hotel during the following hours:

Sunday, 8 July...................1500-1730 hours
Monday, 9 July...................0730-1800 hours
Tuesday, 10 July.................0730-1600 hours
Wednesday, 11 July.............0730-1400 hours


Age Restrictions to Exhibit Hall

No one under the age of 15 is permitted in the Exhibition Hall during official show hours.


Conference Proceedings

Full conference advance registration guarantees one CD-ROM Proceedings and is available for collection at the Conference Registration Desk. Additional proceedings may be pre-ordered on the Advance Registration Form or purchased during registration hours at the conference for USD 100 for members and USD 150 for nonmembers.

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel accommodation can be reserved at special rates have been reserved at the Renaissance Tianjin Lakeview Hotel or Sheraton Tianjin Hotel. Reservations may be made by fax or mail directly to the two hotels via the Hotel Booking Form. All reservations must be received by 4 June 2012 to be guaranteed. No booking will be accepted without credit card details or one-night deposit.

  • Renaissance Tianjin Lakeview Hotel is located within walking distance to Tianjin Municipal People’s Government Offices and near shopping, night life, the Tianjin International Exhibition Centre (INTEX) and new Meijiang Convention Centre. The hotel is just 15 minutes from the Tianjin railway station and its high-speed trains into Beijing.
  • Sheraton Tianjin Hotel is located 30 minutes from the Tianjin International Airport, one and half hours via expressway from Beijing, and within easy access of the central business district as well as the Xiqing economic development Zones, Dong Li (Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone/Tianjin Airport Industrial Park) and TEDA economic development zones.


Visitors travelling to China must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months on arrival, and must hold a visa issued by the appropriate Chinese officials prior to departure from their home countries. Please check with your travel agent or the China Embassy on regulations relating to visa before your departure. You must have an entry visa stamped in your passport for entry to China. You CANNOT enter with the letter of invitation or apply for a visa on site. An invitation letter to facilitate the application of visa will be issued to attendees upon request. Download the Visa Invitation Request Form. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to China. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa. To receive an invitation letter by mail or fax, you must first register for the conference.

Please check with your travel agent or the Chinese Embassy or Consulate on regulations relating to immigration/visa for entry to China before your departure.

Airport Transportation

The Tianjin Binhai International Airport is an approximately 40-minute drive from the conference venue and hotels. Car and shuttle transfer can be arranged by the event’s travel agent.

The Beijing Capital International Airport is located approximately 1.5 hours via expressway from the conference hotels. Car and shuttle transfer can be arranged by the event’s travel agent.

For further information or to reserve transfer services, please fill-out and return the Airport Transfer Booking Form.