This edition of the OPODIS conference will take place at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).
The University campus is strategically located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, which is at the center of the city, adjacent to the Cross Harbour Tunnel and easily accessible by public transportation.
AddressThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
11 Yuk Choi Road
Hung Hom, Kowloon
The conference venue can be found on the map below. Download.
- Reception: Staff Club Restaurant, 5/F, Communal Building, S Core, PolyU.
- Lunch break: Staff Restaurant, 4/F, Communal Building, S Core, PolyU.
- Banquet: House of Jasmine, Shop 401, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsimshatsui, KLN.
Getting to PolyU
Head for Hung Hom Station on the East Rail Line, then take the footbridge at Exit A1 to reach our main campus.
(Please refer to MTR for interchange information)
For public buses that run through the Cross Harbour Tunnel - get off at the stop at the
entrance/exit of the Tunnel on the Kowloon side.
(Details of bus routes are available from Kowloon Motor Bus and Citybus and New World FirstBus
Pick-up and drop-off at the entrance on Cheong Wan Road.
The following hotels are located at walking distance from the PolyU. Attendees who would like to look for another attendee to share a room could check here to input your information so that other attendees could contact you about room sharing if necessary.
Hotel / Address
Distance / Web Page
Hotel ICON (5 stars)
17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Best Western PLUS Hotel Kowloon (3 stars)
73-75 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Regal Kowloon Hotel (4 stars)
71 Mody Road
Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong
Harbour Plaza Metropolis (4 stars)
7 Metropolis Drive, Hung Hom
Kowloon, Hong Kong
About Hong Kong
Hong Kong, with a population of 7.34 million, is a city of energy! It is international – a city where East meets West. People of Chinese descent comprise the vast majority of the population, with foreign nationals comprising 8.6%.
Hong Kong’s official languages are English and Chinese. English is widely used in the Government and by the legal, professional and business sectors. Trilingual professionals who speak English, Cantonese and Putonghua play a vital role in the numerous enterprises trading in Hong Kong or doing business with mainland China and Taiwan.
Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is fantastic that it provides a wealth of free and excellent information for travelers. You may visit HKTB’s homepage or call their hotline for visitors at (852) 2508-1234 for more information.
Hong Kong's climate is sub-tropical, with temperatures dropping below 10 degrees Celsius in winter and exceeding 31 degrees Celsius in summer. It is warm, sunny and dry in autumn, cool and dry in winter, warm and humid in spring, and hot and rainy in summer. You may wish to know more about the local climate at Hong Kong Observatory’s homepage.
A valid passport is the only document that most people will need to enter Hong Kong. Keep your passport in an inconspicuous, safe place, and carry your passport with you. If you lose your passport, please immediately contact the nearest embassy or consulate and the local police.
To check whether you need a visa to visit Hong Kong or not, please visit Hong Kong Immigration Department's homepage.
Travel to Mainland China
If you plan for a trip to mainland China, you will probably need a visa. Visa can be obtained in Hong Kong. You can visit the following websites for details about China visa application:
Getting into Downtown
Airport Express is the quickest and most efficient way to get to downtown Hong Kong. After you pass through the customs and enter the arrival hall of the airport, you can see the Airport Express station is straight ahead. The trains run every 10 minutes from 05:50 to 01:15 daily and take approximately 24 minutes from the airport to the downtown. For train schedule and fare details, please click here.
Buses offer a comfortable and inexpensive transport option to and from most parts of Hong Kong. For further details of the bus routes and schedules to and from the airport, please click here.
Taxis can take you to anywhere to and from the airport and are categorized by 3 colors: red, green and blue. Each color indicates their operating areas: red taxis serve throughout most of Hong Kong, except for Tung Chung Road on Lantau Island and the entire south side of Lantau Island; green taxis operate only in the New Territories and specific roads in Lantau; blue taxis only serve all destinations in Lantau and the airport. The fare for the first 2 kilometers of red, green and blue taxis is: HK$24, HK20.5 and HK$19 respectively. Taxi passengers using the Lantau Link are required to pay an additional toll fare of HK$30, and additional fares are also charged for using toll tunnels. It takes about 45 minutes from the airport to PolyU and costs approximately HK$270. For further details of the transport to/from the airport, please click here.
The legal tender in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD), which is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of about HKD7.8 to USD1 (exchange rates may fluctuate slightly). Banknotes are issued by 3 commercial banks: HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of China. For more information about Hong Kong’s banknotes and coins, please click here.
Another means of payments commonly accepted in Hong Kong is credit cards (e.g. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa). There are many automatic teller machines in Hong Kong, and they are reliable and safe. They offer a wide range of services. To draw money from a Hong Kong ATM with either a credit or a debit card, you must have your personal identification number (PIN). So please make sure you have your PIN before traveling to Hong Kong.
Exchange stores charge a handling fee for exchanging money and cashing traveler's cheques.
You can exchange Hong Kong dollars at the airport, hotels, banks, and other exchange stores. However, banks may provide you with more competitive rates. You may wish to have local currency exchanged before you leave your city to avoid lines at the airport exchange booths.