ICOT 2014 – Social Programme

(PARTICIPATION TO ALL SOCIAL EVENTS IS FREE OF CHARGE – INCLUDED IN THE FEES)

WENDSDAY 25th JUNE 2014

Campus Walking Tour

The walk will guide you around the beautiful DUFE campus.

Welcome Reception

We are planning a Welcome Reception at the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) which will include welcome addresses. A welcome drink is planned at SII café (Breaktime). A comprehensive art performance will show you both traditional and modern Chinese culture. You can enjoy a special night including delicious local snacks, wine, and socialization opportunities. During the welcome drink an opportunity will be provided for delegates to catch up with friends, network and meet other participants.

THURSDAY 26th JUNE 2014

City Sightseeing Tour & Free Time for Dinner
A 2-hour city sightseeing tour is arranged after the last conference session, providing all delegates an opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful profile of Dalian.

Dalian is renowned for its squares and green places, with a large number scattered throughout the city, each with its own distinct character. The bus tour will take delegate to a few most attractive squares, such as Zhongshan square and Renmin square. During the trip, delegates will also enjoy the old downtown of Dalian which is full of historical buildings, especially Russian and Japanese style architectures.

The most attractive part of this sightseeing tour starts from Xinghai square, the largest square in Asia, to the Binhai Road. Binhai Road is a pretty, winding coastal road similar to the corniche of the French Riviera. The 32km-long road is one of the must-see attractions of Dalian, connecting 12 major scenic spots and 10 beaches. Moreover, a 21 km-long wooden boardwalk (the longest one in China) makes Binhai road the best hiking route in town.

Delegates will be given opportunities to walk along a few most scenic routes on Binhai Road, and enjoy a dinner (expenses for dinner are not covered) at the Fisherman’s Wharf.

FRIDAY 27th JUNE 2014

Gala dinner
A grand banquet will be provided at at Shangri-la Hotel, Dalian.

SATURDAY 28th JUNE 2014

Day Trip
A coach tour to Golden Pebble Beach (Jinshitan), which is 50km away from the city center. Golden Pebble Beach was identified as a state-level scenic area in 1988, approved by the State Council as a national holiday resort in October 1992, got ISO9001 and ISO14001 certificates in 2002, was appraised as “National Geopark of China” in 2004, and then appraised as a national 5A scenic area in 2010.

Golden Pebble Beach covers a land area of 62 km2 and a sea area of 58 km2. It is surrounded by sea on three sides and endowed with comfortable climate, warm in winter and cool in summer. The coastline is over 30 km long, along which there are geological wonders formed 300-900 million years ago. Sinian rocks from 600 million years ago have become a magnificent landscape. Jinshitan is known as the “Solidified Animal World” and “Natural Geological Museum”.

Jinshitan is composed of the eastern peninsula, the western peninsula, an open ground between two peninsulas and a bathing beach. Delegates will have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful coast scenery and visit various tourist attractions, such as Golden Pebble Waxworks Museum, Geological Museum, Coastal National Geopark, International Vehicle Campsite, Tang Dynasty Hot Spring Resort, Golden Rock Park, China Martial Arts Center, Discoveryland Theme Park, Mao Zedong Badge Exhibition Hall, Golden Pebble Hunting Club, Golden Pebble Equestrian Field, Golden Pebble Vineyard, and Golden Pebble Golf Course.

More details can be found from the webpage of GoldenPebbleBeach: http://english.jinshitan.com/

A light lunch is included in the day tour.

NOTE: Please note that all conference activities and social events may be subjected to change. For any changes you will be notified either through the conference webpage or through announcements during the conference.

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