Travel to Beijing
By air: Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) has direct flights operated by all airlines of international prominence from all major cities around the world. It’s about 40 minutes for a taxi ride from the airport to the Beijing Intercontinental Convention Center (BICC) and Beijing Continental Grand Hotel (http://www.bcghotel.com/English/) (estimated taxi cost 100 RMB, equivalence of $15).
By train: Beijing has three main train stations (Central, West, and South) for domestic travelers within China. It will require 40-50 minutes for a taxi ride from each train station to the conference hotel. You may also take the subway to get to the conference hotel.
Beijing’s main tourism websites in English, with information on local facts, attractions, and tours:
A FEW ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT
Forbidden City (Palace Museum)https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/beijing/forbidden.htm
Beijing Hutong (Traditional Courtyards and Residences)
Temple of Heaven
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Great Wall in Beijing
In addition to your hotel, the conference site is surrounded by streets where you find bars, fast foods, and a great variety of restaurants.
For famous local cuisines within walking distances or a short taxi ride, visit this website: http://www.chinahighlights.com/beijing/food-restaurant.htm
Dining recommendations can be found on http://www.chinatour.com/beijing/beijing-food.htm