Shanghai Quick Facts

Visa Information

A visa is required to travel to mainland China. Please use the link below to locate your local embassy for details how to apply.

More information regarding visa policy can be found at

If you require a letter of invitation, please contact the address as soon as you COMPLETE your registration to attend.


Tipping in Shanghai is not required. If you feel like offering your taxi driver a few coins, that would be a reasonable instance of tipping.


The event dress is Business/Smart Casual. Jeans are appropriate.


The official currency in China is the Renminbi (RMB or CNY).


Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate and experiences four distinct seasons. One can expect temperatures between 15-22 Celsius in October.

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Time Zone

UTC +8:00


Voltage in China is 220V/50HZ

China uses three types of plugs with type A (two flat prongs) as the most common. Pictures can be found at Please be sure to bring a multi plug adapter with you just in case.

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