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Hangzhou Forum

14 - 19 October 2018

Deefly Zhejiang Hotel, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China

The China National Institution of Standardization (CNIS) will host Hangzhou Forum at the Deefly Zhejiang Hotel, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China from 14 to 19 October 2018.

Priorities during this Forum will include:

  • Advancing current projects and domain activities;
  • Ongoing maintenance tasks (such as UN/EDIFACT Data Maintenance Requests);
  • Formulating and approving a series of new projects to be conducted within the framework of the approved programme of work; and
  • Advancing UN/CEFACT’s current and forthcoming technical framework.

Forum sessions are held semi-annually in different locations throughout the world.

For information on previous Forums, please follow the URL.


Online registration will be available early July 2018.

Visa assistance

Participants, those who need a visa support are requested to indicate in the electronic registration form and attach their copy of the  passport. as early as possible.  Deadline: Friday, 21 September 2018. (HoD approval must be obtained before 21 September 2018)

Once your registration is approved by the Secretariat, your visa request will be forwarded to the Chinese organizers and you will receive a personalized invitation letter directly from them.

Venue of the Forum

Deefly Zhejiang Hotel, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China (see below)

How to reach Hangzhou

By Air
Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) is around 27km from downtown. It mainly serves Hangzhou and nearby cities. International flights arrive in Terminal A and domestic flights in Terminal B.

By Train
There are three railway stations in the city. High speed lines from/to Shanghai, Nanjing, Ningbo, and Changsha transport the most passengers.

How to reach to the Forum Venue

By taxi
Taxis are readily available from the airport, the train stations. They are metered, so costs will vary, but the journey from the airport / the train stations  into the hotel will approximately cost as follows:

  • Hangzhou Train Station: 10 kilometers (by taxi CNY 25)
  • East railway Station: 15 kilometers (by taxi CNY 50)
  • Hangzhou South Railway Station: 20 kilometers (by taxi CNY 100)
  • Xiaoshan International Airport: 30 kilometers (by taxi CNY 200)

Accommodation and related information

Participants who would like to stay at the Venue Hotel (Deefly Zhejiang Hotel) are advised to book their accommodation early with a code "UNCEFACT". Limited number of rooms have been blocked at a preferential rate.

Address: No. 278, Santaishan Road, Hangzhou 310007
Tel.: 86-571-87180808    Fax: 86-571-87971904
eMail: rsvn@zhejianghotel.com
Website:  www.zhejianghotel.com

For further accommodation details in Hangzhou, please consult the Hangzhou Tourism website or an online reservation platform.

Mr. Lance Thompson
Ms. Yan Zhang

Contact email: Forum.Registration@unece.org