Capacity Asia: Venue and travel
Protests in Hong Kong SAR
Continuing as planned - Capacity Asia at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on 3rd- 4th December 2019!
Plus, Subsea Asia confirmed on 2nd December 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hong Kong
Like you, we have been keeping a close watch on the recent disruptions taking place in Hong Kong SAR, and have been consulting with regional experts about the evolving situation. Based on all the recent news and political developments, there will be no change to the event and both Capacity Asia 2019 and Subsea Asia 2019 will continue as scheduled in Hong Kong on the 2nd- 4th of December 2019. It is expected that the protests would be minimal over the next few months, and we will be working closely with the Economic Trade Office London and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) to relay any necessary information to ensure your experience and trip would be minimally disrupted.
The following sites are especially helpful when planning your trip to Hong Kong SAR:
- gov.hk (Click on- “Updates on Latest Situation”)
- com - contact the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) Visitor Service Centres, Hotline: +852 2508 1234 and Live Chat (9am - 6pm daily) for the latest information and assistance
Please also continue to monitor this page as we will be providing information about the event, security and travel over the next few months leading up to the event.
1) Will the event be relocating / postponed / cancelled?
We have been assessing travel security information from trusted government sources. Based on this information, Capacity Asia 2019 will take place as scheduled on the 3rd and 4th of December 2019 at The Conrad, Hong Kong.
2) What are you doing to monitor the situation?
We are working closely with trusted government sources, travel security services, the event venue, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, as well as our local colleagues based out of the Euromoney Offices in Hong Kong to keep a close watch on the evolving situation.
3) I am concerned that the venue is close to the protests and presents a security risk.
We are keeping a close watch over the evolving situation, as our participants’ safety is our top priority. We have been assessing the characteristics of the protests over the past few months and there have been pockets of protests all over the city and not specific to one location. We are working closely with both the hotel and trusted travel security sources to keep abreast of any new developments and we will pass on communication to all participants to minimise the impact on their journey to the venue. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) Visitor Service Centres, Hotline: +852 2508 1234 and Live Chat (9am - 6pm daily) are also available to offer assistance to all visitors to Hong Kong.
4) I am concerned that the airport will be closed again and I won’t be able to get in or out.
Hong Kong authorities have now implemented more stringent security measures to admit only legitimate passengers upon presentation of passports, airline tickets or boarding passes into the airport building to prevent future airport shutdowns. We advise to factor in extra time to allow for delays.
5) I have concerns about getting from the airport to the venue due to potential protests.
In the past, protests have drawn the largest crowds on weekends. We could recommend delegates to consider arriving on weekdays instead, to avoid potential disruptions. Alternatively, please ask your hotel to assist you with alternative routes. For local travel advice, we suggest that you use travel sources such brandhk.gov.hk (Click on- “Updates on Latest Situation”) and Discoverhongkong.com - contact the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) Visitor Service Centres, Hotline: +852 2508 1234 and Live Chat (9am - 6pm daily) for the latest information and assistance to keep up to date with the latest news on the situation.
6) I am staying in a different hotel and am worried that disruption and traffic jams from protests will prevent me from getting to the venue.
Please ask your hotel to assist you with alternative route options to the Conrad Hotel. We also will continue to monitor the situation and will be providing prompt updates on this page. For local travel advice, we suggest that you use travel sources such brandhk.gov.hk (Click on- “Updates on Latest Situation”) and Discoverhongkong.com - contact the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) Visitor Service Centres, Hotline: +852 2508 1234 and Live Chat (9am - 6pm daily) for the latest information and assistance to keep up to date with the latest news on the situation.
7) I hear that MTR stations are closing early in the evening. How will I get back to my hotel?
Some of the MTR stations are closing earlier than normal at 8 or 9pm, so it’s best to check the company’s website and leave extra time to get around. Even though we will be ensuring our event day finishes in good time to allow our participants enough time to get around, it is advisable to check news and social media before leaving for your destination, then choose the best mode of transport available – be it a taxi, tram, MTR, bus or Star Ferry – for the evening. For the latest updates on MTR travel, please check www.mtr.com.hk
8) Considering the situation, I would prefer to stay at the event venue. Are rooms still available?
Rooms at the Conrad Hotel are still available. More information on how to book at a discounted rate will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.
9) Where can I get more updates about the situation?
We will continue to monitor the situation and will be providing prompt updates on this page over the next few months, should the situation change. We urge you to do the same. For further travel advice, we suggest that you use travel sources such brandhk.gov.hk (Click on- “Updates on Latest Situation”) and Discoverhongkong.com - contact the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) Visitor Service Centres, Hotline: +852 2508 1234 and Live Chat (9am - 6pm daily) for the latest information and assistance. Official travel advisories are also highly recommended such as https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/hong-kong/safety-and-security and Travel.State.Gov
10) If I cannot get to the venue due to disruption from protests, will I get a refund?
All refunds will be subject to the terms in our Event Participants Terms and Conditions. https://www.capacitymedia.com/event-participant-terms-and-conditions
Book your hotel accommodation
Conrad Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR
To make it easier for our delegates, Capacity Media have negotiated a specially discounted room rate for a limited block of rooms at The Conrad Hotel. Registered delegates will be sent this link in their registration confirmation email once they have booked to attend the event.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A LIMITED ROOM BLOCK AT THE HOTEL AND ROOMS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.
Transport within Hong Kong SAR
The closest airport to the The Conrad Hong Kong is:
Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)– 40 min from the hotel and cabs will cost around HK$350 (US$45).
Taxis are provided by the airport. The information desk after customs can provide you with an estimate to your hotel and maps to show the driver. A taxi from the airport to Central will cost $250-350, based on meter charge, plus toll fees. Use a red taxi for destinations on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon; Green taxis are restricted to the New Territories and blue taxis only serve the Lantau Island. Airport staff at the taxi stand can offer helpful assistance. If you are going to Hong Kong SAR Island, asking the driver to use the "Western Harbour Crossing" will avoid congestion, but will result in an additional $50 toll charge.
Airport Express is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel to Hong Kong Station in Central (24 minutes, Kowloon Station or Tsing Yi Station. Admirality station is the closest MTR station to The Conrad Hong Kong.
Capacity Media encourages all delegates to check their visa requirements for Hong Kong SAR. A visa support letter is a document stating that you wish to attend an event organised by Capacity Media. We are happy to provide registered attendees with a visa support letter to assist in the application process. To request a visa support letter, please forward your registration confirmation email to email@example.com
We are required to secure payment before providing a visa support letter, as this is a legal document but will offer a 100% refund should your visa application be rejected.