UCL FACULTY OF LAWS

A Global Competition Law and Economics Series Conference:
Competition Law and the State
18 & 19 March 2011, Hong Kong

Useful Speaker Information

Download the Speakers' Information Pack (Revised on 11 March 2011

Conference Venue
(NB - NEW VENUE)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Harbour Road Entrance, Wanchai

The conference room is S221 on the 2nd Level

 

Getting to the Conference Venue A mini bus will be available each day of the conference to collect speakers from the hotel at :
08:30am on 18 March
09:40am on 19 March

If you wish to make your own way from Causeway Bay, then either take a taxi to the Harbour Road Entrance of the HKCEC. Download this document with the map, address and the address also written in Chinese.

Alternatively you can walk to the HKCEC in around 10 minutes although this along a very busy road.

Speakers Conference Hotel
The Excelsior Hotel (Mandarin Oriental)
281 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Phone: + 852 2894 8888

The hotel is very close to Victoria Park and around 10 minutes from Central, Hong Kong's business district, the Airport Express terminal and Ferries.


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Please let Lisa Penfold know if you have not received your reservation number at the hotel.

Social Events during the Conference Exclusive Speakers' Lunch:
18 March
Baker and McKenzie are hosting a speakers only lunch at a restaurant local to the conference venue. Details will be available in due course.

Speakers' Dinners:
17 March at 19:30
Host: Gregory So, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong SAR Government
Venue: Yung Kee Restaurant

Yung Kee Restaurant
32-40 Wellington Street,
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 1624
Dress Code: Business Attire

Transportation is not provided for this dinner but a taxi journey from the hotel should take around 20 minutes. Yung Kee is one of Hong Kong’s best restaurants and was ranked No. 12 of the Asia’s Top 20 Finest Restaurant by The Miele Guide 2010.

18 March at 20:00
Host: Dean Johannes Chan of the University of Hong Kong at Club Lusitano
Venue:Club Lusitano

Club Lusitano
27th Floor,
16 Ice House Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: 2523 5367

Club Lucitano

Transportation will be provided from the conference venue to the dinner. Those making their way from the hotel should take a taxi.

To and From the Airport / Getting around Hong Kong The quickest way to get to and from Hong Kong International Airport is to use the Airport Express Shuttle Train, which will take you to Hong Kong Central in just 23 minutes.

Hong Kong Octopus Card can be bought at the airport. This can be used on the Buses, Ferries, Tramways, Coaches, The Peak Tram and the Railways. There is an intial refundable deposit of 50 HKD plus an additional minimum top up to the card of 100 HKD (£12 or $19 in total). You can also use the octopus card in some stores to pay and it can be topped up easily at many outlets/stations across town. At the end of your visit, you can retrieve your deposit at the airport checkin desk in Central.

The cost of the Airport Express Shuttle Train using your Octopus card will be 100 HKD each way.
More information is available online at: http://www.octopus.com.hk/

Airport Express Travel Pass: This pass is specially designed for tourists (staying for under 14 Days) and for 300 HKD (£24 / 38.50 USD) will give you 2 single airport express journeys and unlimited travel on MLT, Light Rail and MTR Buses

View more infromation on Airport Express Services at: http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/airport_express/tf_index.html

A taxi ride from the airport to the Excelsior Hotel, without rush-hour traffic, should cost about HKD250 (or roughly USD30 or GBP20). The price is subject to the amoun of luggage and traffic conditions.

Other options:
Hotel Shuttle bus from the Airport. This costs HKD 150 and runs every 30 minutes from 6.30am to 12.30am. The journey takes around 50 minutes. Go to the Excelsior Welcome Desk (Booth B7) in the Meeters and Greeters Hall.

Tourist Map
(pick up at the airport)
A very useful tourist map prepared by the Hong Kong Tourist Association is available at the airport, after you have gone through Customs. 
To and From Central to the Hotel Taxi:
Taxis are very reasonably priced in Hong Kong and you can pick them up just outside the Airport Express terminal at Hong Kong Central or your hotel. All taxi will provide you with a receipt where required.

A Free Shuttle Bus Service for the Excelsior Hotel runs daily from Central between 06:12am to 23:12pm every 20 minutes. Passengers are required to present the one of the following documents before boarding the bus:
· Air ticket / electronic ticket confirmation / boarding pass
· Airport Express ticket: Single Journey, Same Day Return, Round Trip, Airport Express Tourist Octopus
· Airport Express Shuttle passenger sticker

Worth a visit in Hong Kong

Victoria Harbour
Take the iconic Star Ferry to enjoy stunning views around the harbour, and donít miss the nightly A Symphony of Lights show featuring harbour-front buildings. This spectacular multimedia display, already named the "World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" by Guinness World Records, has been further expanded to include more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour. The show creates an all-round vision of coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights performing a stunning, unforgettable spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. There are five main themes ó Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership and the finale, Celebration. The light show is best viewed on clear nights from the Kowloon Ferry terminal at Tsim Sha Tsui where there is a lovely waterfront promenade.

Victoria Peak:
The Peak is Hong Kong's most dramatic and easily accessible site. Offering 360 degree views of the island and harbour as well as some of the most expensive and luxurious homes in Hong Kong. The display of city's night time neon from this vantage point is simply breathtaking. Access via the Peak Tram
For more information see: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/uk/attractions/hk-peak.html

Noonday Gun:
Right across from the conference hotel by the typhoon shelter filled with yachts and bobbing sampans is the Noon Day gun. It is fired by Jardine's every day at noon as a time signal and at midnight on New Year's Eve.

Po Lin Monastery and the Giant Buddha (Lantau Island) - The Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island was established by three monks in 1905 and sits on top on the Ngong Ping Plateau. The Giant Buddha is Asia's largest seated outdoor Buddha measuring 34 metres high and made of 250 tons of bronz. Take the MTR to Tung Chung and then the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car over the mountains - not for those with vertigo! At busy times it is worth buying a priority boarding ticket as queues can be very long to get onto the cable car (they are just around the corner from the ticket hall, out of sight!).
How to get there: MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B, then take Ngong Ping Cable Car.

Shopping:
Causeway Bay - Your shopping experience begins on your doorstep of the conference hotel. Jardine's Bazaar and Jardine's Crescent have streets of canvas covered stalls with a myriad of accessories and bargains. Times Square and the swish Lee Gardens shopping malls offer a grand parade of international luxury brand names.

Stanley Market - Go there to buy Chinese curios, silks, personalised Character stamps and 'seconds', cheap designer clothing particularly great bargains for kids clothes. Apart from being a fun market it is a pretty location on the south side of the island. The market is open from 10:30am to 6:30pm.
How to get there: MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit B, walk to Tang Lung Street then take green minibus 40. OR MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 at Exchange Square Bus Terminus

Jade Market (Kowloon) - Here you will find small trinkets and tiny figurines to fine pieces of significant value. Located on Kansu and Battery streets, the Jade Market is a collection of around 400 stalls selling a wide range of jade pendants, rings, bracelets, carvings and ornaments. The market is open from 10am to 5pm. Nearby is Jade Street, located on Canton Road between Kansu Street and Jordan Road, where shops operate from every Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
How to get there: MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit C, walk along Nathan Road to Kansu Street. Walk along Kansu Street to Jade Market or continue along Kansu Street to Canton Road for 10 to 15 minutes.

Hollywood Road and Cat Street - Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row (also known as "Cat Street"), are must-see stops on every visitor's itinerary. Crammed with antique shops and an open-air curio market, these quaint locales are ideal places for picking up eclectic souvenirs and gifts. Everything from Ming dynasty furniture and lotus lamps to Mao badges and ancient snuff bottles is on sale here. Bargain hunters will also enjoy the stalls on Ladder Street, just a few metres downhill - and bargaining over price is all part of the game. Nearby Man Mo Temple is a picturesque tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo). The temple is located about halfway along the road and a stop in its quiet, incense-shrouded interior makes a pleasant break. You can see giant incense coils hanging overhead.
How to get there: Bus 26 outside Pacific Place at Admiralty to Hollywood Road and get off near Man Mo Temple OR MTR Central Station Exit D2 and turn right to Theatre Lane. Walk along Queen's Road Central towards The Center. Then take the Central - Mid-Levels Escalator to Hollywood Road.