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2020 Annual Summit in Beijing

2020 Annual Summit in Beijing
2020 Annual Summit in Beijing

Since initiating market reforms in 1978, China's GDP growth has averaged nearly 10% a year, the fastest sustained expansion by a major economy in history. China has been the largest single contributor to world growth since the global financial crisis of 2008.

With a history stretching back 3,000 years, China’s capital is an exciting city to host our meeting as we celebrate our organisation’s 10th Anniversary (PCN was born on 3 August 2010).

Our meeting will be held from 22-24 November 2020 at the InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun, a fantastic venue just 22 km from Beijing International Airport. The best of Beijing’s dining, bars and nightlife is literally on its doorstep, including Taikoo Li for shopping and the 1949 Hidden City complex. The nearby underground provides easy links to sights including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Register here (strict deadline 31 October 2020)

SUN 22 NOVEMBER 2020 MON 23 NOVEMBER 2020 TUE 24 NOVEMBER 2020
07:30-13:00 Mutianyu Great Wall Tour 09:30-17:00 1-2-1 Meetings 09:30-17:00 1-2-1 Meetings
16:50-21.30 Golden Mask Show & Dinner 19:00-22:00 Gala Dinner with Band 17:00 Meeting Ends

SCHEDULE

We have an exciting schedule planned with an optional tour on Sunday morning to the Mutianyu Great Wall, which has breath-taking scenery but less tourists – perfect! Once there you can take a ride in a cable car, chairlift or toboggan. April is a good time to hike the Great Wall as there is usually pleasant weather and beautiful spring scenery. After taking lots of photos, we will head back and arrive at the hotel at 13:00 so that you can have lunch at your leisure. See Flyer.

We have arranged a fantastic start to our main event, with a change from our usual schedule. We will all meet at 16:45 on Sunday and leave the hotel together to watch the famous Golden Mask Dynasty Show from the best seats in the theatre! Have you seen the reviews on TripAdvisor? It is a must-see! Then we will go to Si Ji Min Fu, a well-known and highly acclaimed Peking duck restaurant (vegetarian dishes are also available). We will return back to the hotel by 21:30 so that you can carry on your evening at the nearby bars or recover from jetlag in the comfort of the 5* InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun.

On Monday, we will open the meeting doors at 09:00 for a prompt 09:30 start. During the 1-2-1 meetings, delegates review current and upcoming government and private projects in the manufacturing, oil and gas, infrastructure, construction, power and energy sectors among others. In the evening, we will regroup at 19:00 for a fantastic Gala Dinner with a live band and will present our 2020 Award Ceremony. We will enjoy a Chinese/Western buffet dinner with an open bar including wine, beer, orange juice and soft drinks. We will look forward to our annual conga dance – see photo!

EXCLUSIVE EVENT WEB APP

Our events are all about networking and our Event Web App will help you manage your connections – a key feature is one-to-one messaging so that you can engage with each other before, during and after our gathering. You can also make notes against each 1-2-1 meeting (that only you can see). Offering simple, easy to use features, you can upload your own profile photo and search for delegates to either message or book a meeting with.

REGISTRATION

We aim to include as much in the Registration Fee as possible to keep each delegate's expenses to an absolute minimum. The Registration Fee is GB £690 1st person, GB £665 2nd person, GB £650 3rd and each additional person, which includes the following:

  • Golden Mask Dynasty Show & Dinner (Sun)
  • Gala Dinner, Open Bar and Live Music (Sun)
  • Meeting Room Hire including AV Equipment (Mon & Tue)
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea Break
  • Buffet Lunch including Soft Drinks, Coffee and Tea (Mon & Tue)
  • Coffee/Tea and Seasonal Tea throughout the day
  • Conference Bag & Administration
  • Event Photography

Delegates must be fully employed by a PCN Member either on a full or part-time basis and not employed by any other company. Breach of this condition will result in the immediate cancellation of attendance with no refund. Only fully paid registered delegates with conference lanyards are permitted to enter the meeting room.

The Spouse Fee of GB £180 includes Golden Mask Dynasty Show & Dinner (Sunday) and Gala Dinner, Open Bar and Live Music (Monday). Please note that if your spouse intends to join you for lunch please arrange with the hotel directly in order to avoid any confusion or embarrassment.

ACCOMMODATION

Our esteemed venue, the InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun ranks in the top 15 of 6,648 Hotels in Beijing – see reviews. We have secured room rates from CNY 1,400 (approx. USD 200) per room per night including breakfast and full details on how to book your room will be provided upon registration.

WEATHER

Good news! November is one of the best months to visit Beijing due to less crowding. The weather turns wintery and the first snow usually falls in this month, but otherwise it is very dry. The average low and high temperatures are -1 °C (31 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Chinese government requires that your passport be valid for at least six months after the expiry date of your visa. A standard, 30-day single-entry visa can be issued in four to five working days. In many countries, the visa service has been outsourced from the Chinese Embassy to a compulsory Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (www.visaforchina.org), which levies an extra administration fee. Please email Judith for an official invitation letter.

ATTENDANCE

Please note that in accordance with Rule 5.1, each PCN Member must nominate at least one representative to attend the PCN Annual Summit. One year’s grace will be given. However, failure to attend two consecutive PCN Annual Summit’s may result in expulsion (at the discretion of the PCN Head Office). This rule will be strictly enforced as attendance is one of the most important aspects of active Membership.

Our events provide an amazing opportunity for our privately owned member companies, saving them substantial time away from the office as well as considerable travel expenses by being able to meet together in one place at the same time.