An Annual International Convention of CREDAI.
One of its kind venue, to deliberate the policy and business environment prevailing in housing and real estate sector.
Enhanced visibility to partners, sponsors and promoters.
Offers an excellent opportunity to understand the innovative technologies and market dynamics of International Real Estate market.
A source for strengthening the relationship between India and International Real Estate markets.
The National Convention of CREDAI, called NATCON organized every year at a location outside India serves the knowledge enhancing and peer to peer functions of CREDAI. Fifteen NATCONs organized so far have seen, an average attendance of about 800 members and experts from the real estate sector, senior professionals from the financial world and ancillary industries. NATCON enables CREDAI members to understand emerging global trends in the real estate industry.
NATCON 2016 is scheduled from August 3-5, 2016 at Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai. The NATCON is being held against the backdrop of a new consumer friendly regulatory regime heralded by Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. On the other hand, Government initiatives like Smart Cities and Housing for All by 2022 offer opportunities which the real estate industry can capture by embracing financial and technological innovations. Hence, 'Embracing Change is the theme of NATCON at Shanghai.
CREDAI 16th NATCON – ‘Embracing Change’ was held from 3rd – 5th August 2016 at Kerry Hotel in Shanghai, China.
The Event was attended by Over 860 member developers and experts from the real estate sector, senior professionals from the financial world and ancillary industries.
The event was inaugurated by the Indian Ambassador to China, Mr. Viiay Keshav Gokhale. Highlighting the importance of International Expo for the growth of Real Estate industry, he brought to fore that in terms of development of Housing & Urban Infrastructure Shanghai is more relevant to Indian conditions than European or American cities.
Some of the prominent guests who attended the event included dignitaries and keynote speakers such as acclaimed author and former diplomat Mr. Shashi Tharoor (Member of Parliament, India), Mr. James Law (Founder and CEO of Cybertechture), Mr. Pranay Chulet (Chief Executive Officer, Quikr) and Bollywood acclaimed actor, Mr. Sanjay Dutt.
At the convention, CREDAI launched first-of-its-kind “Housing Data Project” on the Housing industry of India. The Housing Data project is a maiden attempt at understanding and analyzing real time data in the Housing Sector.
CREDAI & Cushman Wakefield also launched a joint report on ’Embracing Change: Exploring Growth Markets for Indian Housing’. The report traces the major factors at work which determine housing demand and supply in Tier II and Tier III cities.
CREDAI for the first time hosted an exclusive CREDAI B2B 2016 expo at the Convention bringing together almost 100 Chinese suppliers of building material and technology under one roof.
The conference included 14 powerful sessions which touched upon various topics relevant to the industry – highlighting Chinese achievement in the economic front; Sessions on Indian economy and market included ‘Ideas for a smarter tomorrow’ , ‘All you can build in 30 square meter home’; future opportunities in real estate namely assisted living ,etc;special sessions on digital marketing; demystifying RERA,etc.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Getamber Anand, President – CREDAI said, “NATCON serves as a knowledge platform for the real-estate ecosystem to learn from International best practices and discuss key issues pertaining to the Indian Real Estate sector. Our aim is to exchange ongoing technological developments, policy regulations and market insights from some of the top-thinkers in the industry directly.”. “China and India being the world’s largest economies, have shown stark similarities in the way their real-estate industry functions and they can learn a lot from each other’s experiences.
Mr. Irfan Razack, Chairman – CREDAI added, “The global economy is getting more and more interconnected. The saying that the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world has become a viable possibility. CREDAI understands this and in our own way want to prepare for the future keeping a focus on reforming the Indian Real Estate sector with a need to understanding multiple avenues, from policy to technology and human experiences. This forum provides us the right mix of all this, enabling us to take back global learnings and apply it locally.
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Session : “Enter the Dragon” (Keynote Address)
Date : 03rd August, 2016
Time : 16:40 – 17:10
Session Brief – The stupendous growth of the Chinese economy poses many lessons for economies around the world to learn from. The Chinese economy has seen a concerted effort from the government as well as the private sector which can be ideal for many economies to adopt across the world including India. Our key note address guests from China will take us through the history and learnings that have come out of this growth, especially for the real estate sector in that country.
Wang Zhidun, Group Vice President and Chief Director of Overseas Investment, Country Garden Holdings
2016 – Present : Group Vice President, Chief Director of Overseas Investment
2013 – 16 : Group Vice President, Canada Region President
2003 – 09 : General Manager of Investment, Legal Council
Shantou University, International Economic Law; Attorney at Law
Edward Cheung, Chairman, Asia Pacific Board | Chief Executive, Greater China, DTZ Cushman & Wakefield
As Chief Executive, Edward leads DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield’s operations in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He also acts as Chairman of Asia Pacific Board. Edward maintains client relationships and provides consultant services, while overseeing strategic planning for Greater China. Edward has 28 years of real estate experience, 22 of which were spent with DTZ or C.Y. Leung & Co., a firm that became part of DTZ in 1999. DTZ’s China presence expanded significantly under his direction and was considered the industry market leader at the time of the merger with Cushman & Wakefield.
KK Fung, Managing Director, Greater China, JLL
K K Fung is the Managing Director for Greater China at JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle). His career with JLL spans over 30 years and has seen his involvement in many pioneering retail and office developments across Greater China. Operating in the world’s fastest growing economy, Mr Fung works closely with market and business leaders, such as Hongkong Land, Swire Properties, Sun Hung Kai and Cheung Kong amongst others, to develop strategic direction, business priorities and operational advice across Greater China. Mr Fung has also created close ties with many city government officials across China to advise on market conditions and urban planning. Since taking over responsibility for Greater China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in 2009, Mr Fung has expanded the Firm’s footprint in this region, opening an additional five new offices to now lead a team of more than 2,200 people in 15 corporate offices, in addition to another 14,000 staff working in client premises.
Session : Ride The Tiger (Drivers of Economic Growth)
Date : 3rd August, 2016
Time : 17:20 to 18:30
Session Brief – The last decade has seen the global economy go through many ups and downs including the economic downturn of 2008, impacting countries across the world including India. Despite odds, India has made a rebound making the economy stronger and more resilient. This recovery has come on the back of some new sectors leading this growth. Is Real Estate one of them? Our economic luminaries give an insight into the future of global and Indian economic growth
Chairman, Real Estate Finance and Development Program
University of Texas
Dr. Tony Ciochetti is the Elmo James Burke Jr. Chair, and Chairman of the Real Estate Finance and Development Program at the University of Texas-San Antonio College of Business. Dr. Ciochetti came to UTSA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was the Thomas G. Eastman Chair and Chairman of the Center for Real Estate for over eight years. He is currently a senior visiting faculty member at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, where he has been teaching graduate MBA courses in Real Estate Development and Project Finance. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Ciochetti spent 10 years in the private sector in the areas of commercial real estate development and consulting. He is the former president of the Real Estate Research Institute, where he is also an academic fellow, and serves on the Board of Directors of Real Estate Economics.
O P Bhatt
An inspirational leader and an oft cited, influential opinion-maker, with deep insights into the Indian socio-economic milieu, and the dynamics and processes of government policy making, having a network of strong relationships in the top echelons of the financial sector, business and government, in India as well as abroad. He retired as Chairman, State Bank of India in March 2011. Since then he has chosen to serve a select portfolio of Companies and Institutions which strive for excellence in their service to all their stakeholders.
Session :Starting From Scratch - A Conversation with Pranay Chulet
Date : 03rd August 2016
Time : 18:30 to 19:15
Session Brief – What does it take to create an organisation from nothing more than an idea? How some of our new age companies have radicalized the face in which business is done? What makes some of these companies the millennial genius? This session brings forth an industry stalwart to share their experience. Join our guest/s speaker take you through their journey from college jeans to business geniuses and creating iconic online businesses in recent times
Pranay Chulet, Founder & CEO, Quikr
Pranay grew up in India but right after his education, moved to New York to join Mitchell Madison Group, a strategy consulting firm that advised clients in the media and finance industries. In two years, he launched a startup which he later merged with Walker Digital, Priceline’s incubator. The startup focused on helping small businesses convert online leads into paying customers. His work at Walker Digital earned him a US patent in the area of matchmaking between buyers and sellers. Subsequently, Pranay helped large US media companies such as movie studios and publishers evaluate and launch new digital businesses as a Principal at Booz & Co. in New York. It was during this time that Pranay discovered the power of online classifieds and the impact it had on revenues of the newspaper publishing houses at the time. Inspired by Craigslist and sensing the enormous potential in India, Pranay moved back to start the country’s first homegrown online classifieds platform: Quikr. His deep understanding of consumer behaviour and market trends in India has made Quikr, India’s leading cross-category classifieds platform.
16th CREDAI NATCON Day II – 04thAugust, 2016
Session : Ideas for a Smarter Tomorrow (Technology and Innovation in Construction)
Date : 04th August 2016
Time : 10:00 to 11:30
Session Brief – Join our guests as they demonstrate the future of real estate as it is seen from today. The ever evolving sector needs to look forward to create value for the consumers as well as themselves. This session takes a sneak peek into the future of real estate to see some of the technical specifications that will propel the future.From planning to technology, from material to planning; our experts will take you through a kaleidoscope of what the future of real estate holds for us.
James Law, Founder
Chairman &CEO - James Law Cybertecture
James Law is the founder of international architecture and technology design firm James Law Cybertecture; smart cities company Cybertecture X; smart health company Cybertecture H; design education institution Cybertecture Academy, and NGO CybertectureFor Humanity. James is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum; a Council Member of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation; Board Member of the Hong Kong Design Centre, Board Adviser of the Hong Kong Designers Association, and Member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council Real Estate Advisory Board, and frequent TED speaker.
Design Director -James Law Cybertecture
After studying for his post-graduate course in Bartlett School of Architecture, London, Kong worked for Foster’s and Partners and various large scale international architecture firms in United Kingdom for over 10 years. Prior to joining James Law Cybertecture, Kong had 5 years management experience in a major developer and architecture firm in Hong Kong and PRC. Kong has all round experience in concept design, project competition, project administration, tender drawing preparation, construction and interior space study. He has wide scale involvement in various large-scale projects including master planning of cultural & entertainment establishments, airports& stations, education, commercial, retail, hotel and residential projects.
Asia Visual Retail Market Segment Director
Internet of Things Group (IOTG)
Cheol Kim leads business development and marketing activities across Asian countries based in Penang, Malaysia. Kim joined Intel in 1999 as Marketing Manager and became Embedded Product Marketing Director in Intel Japan. He successfully led architecture conversion activities for market segments such as Print Imaging, Industrial Controls and In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI). He joined ECG that is currently IOTG China in 2010 leading Retail and other Embedded Market Segment business development activities, and establishing new market segments such as Interactive e-Whiteboard in China.
Associate, Management Consulting | Policy & Sustainability
Ove Arup & Partners Ltd.
Bruce Chong is an Associate at Arup Management Consulting, focusing on formulating strategic approach on resources efficiency, green infrastructure, smart and resilient city planning. He is the Skill Leader of Resilience City in Arup and Sustainable Infrastructure Design Leader in East Asia region, working on master-planning, strategic resources planning and building projects in Hong Kong, China and other South-East Asian countries. Some recent projects Bruce has been working on includes the smart city district plan for Kowloon East – Hong Kong’s first smart city district, study on implementing circular economy in Chinese cities, as well as waste infrastructure and facilities planning for the Hong Kong Government. Bruce is a Cambridge Overseas Scholar, and a Research Fellow in the Sydney University.
Session : “All you can build in a 30 sq. mtr. home (Affordable Housing)
Date : 4th August 2016
Time : 11:30 to 12:10
Session Brief – Affordable housing should not only be cost effective for the buyers but should also be serving their purpose of creating a ‘home’. A developer’s mission should be to provide a lifestyle going beyond providing essential housing. But how can a development include more than just basic structure? This session is specially created to demonstrate the excellence in designing that can be achieved even in smaller housing units and provide services and other required amenities.
Executive Director, Architects 49
Maythin Chantra-ou-rai joined Architects 49 in 2005, becoming Executive Director of Architects 49 Limited in 2012. He plays a key role as a board member responsible for international and local projects in the residential, commercial and hospitality sectors. He brings to the business a full understanding of design, contract procurement and commercial factors. His efforts have helped the practice to expand while also attaining both strong financial results and design excellence. Maythin has recently been working on commercial high-rise, mixed-use projects in Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. Prior to his career in Thailand, Maythin pursued studies in the United Kingdom starting in 1992. He graduated from the University of Huddersfield, School of Architecture (RIBA Dip Arch) in 2001, when Building Design Magazine chose him as one of 100 top architectural students.
Director A49, India
Harsh has previously worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago, where he worked on several large scale architectural design projects in US, Europe and India. He understands the multilayered and multidisciplinary nature of the design, construction, building materials, project management well. Harsh takes keen interest in bringing the latest and most innovative design & construction techniques to India that can make the construction in India faster, better and cheaper. Over the last 15 years he has worked with numerous real estate projects in India and has gained a good insight into the needs of the Indian real estate industry.He has been instrumental in bringing Architects 49 Group (Asia’s leading Design Consultancy headquartered in Bangkok) - to India. Under his leadership A49 aspires to provide cutting edge architectural/interior design services in India.
Session : Opportunities in Real Estate; New Asset Classes : Retail& Commercial
Date : 04th August, 2016
Time : 12:10 to 13:00
Session Brief – Growing income base, reduced consumer inflation index and stabilizing economy, will be propelling the frail retail industry back into the growth orbit. Retail is once again looking at expanding with many Indian and global brands looking at expanding their presence within the country. This session is specially created on understanding how the developers can plan their portfolio to include retail learning from the experts who have created the best retail destinations across the region. Commercial space is the most important part to drive and increase the need for residential spaces in new cities and towns with government programmes such as Smart Cities and Make in India looking at boosting business in India. When there is an increase in commercial space consumption there is a proportionate increase in residential space consumption as well. But what does the commercial office consumer want from their development partners? This session gets answers straight from the top consumers of commercial office occupiers in India
Shobhit Agarwal, MD, Capital Markets, JLL
Anshul Jain, MD, Cushman & Wakefield India
Session : Opportunities in Real Estate; New Asset Classes : Assisted Living
Date : 04th August, 2016
Time: 13:00 to 13:30
Session Brief – Increase in the aged population in India poses real issue of creating homes, and communities that are appropriate for their living, their interests and recreation, most importantly their health and medical requirements. This has presented an interesting opportunity for the developers to create Senior Living options. This session brings to you interesting learnings in respect to Senior living from across the world and evaluate the potential for this in India.
Managing Director, Signature Senior Living
Abdulla is a co-founder of Signature India Holdings, LLC and Managing Director of Signature Senior Living India Private Limited. He has been with Signature Senior Living, LLC, USA since its inception in 2005 as their Chief Financial Officer (CFO) overlooking Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Banking, Operations,Compliance, Project Financing and Information Technology. Prior to Signature, Abdulla directed his services to the business growth of Assisted Living Concepts, Inc., a large national Assisted Living company. Abdulla brings 25+ years of experience in various roles in Finance, Start up, Growth, Restructuring and Re-organization arena both domestically and internationally across various industries and over 11 years in the Senior Living Industry. He earned his Masters of Accounting from Bombay University and an MBA from the University of North Texas.
Session : Power of Digital & Social Media (Connecting all Four corners of the Globe)
Date : 04th August, 2016
Time : 14:30 to 15:20
Session Brief – Internet is an important means which has radicalized the way companies promote and attract their customer bases reaching to their consumers directly. The virtual world can make or break a brand within matter of minutes which makes it one of the most powerful. In this session experts who have built many brands on the internet tell you how you can effectively use the online media to create, build and protect your brand
As one of the three Co-founders of FoxyMoron, Suveer’s responsibilities include building across the Media Buying and Planning vertical, Search, Data Analytics and Content Production. A management graduate from Mumbai University, Suveer also possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Law and looks after the corporate functions of the agency as well.
Digital Marketing Trainer
Prateek is the founder of Digital Defynd, a premier digital marketing portal that serves Asia and is an acclaimed digital marketing trainer. Over the years, he has trained several professionals to empower them in the domain of digital media. An early online evangelist, his training expertise stems from successfully having managed campaigns for an array of clients across the industry. He is a lead trainer with Google India, CII, AIMA and Digital Vidya(One of Asia’s Largest Digital Marketing Training organisations)
Session : India V/s China – Battle of Equals !
Date : 4th August 2016
Time : 15:30 to 16:50
Session Brief – This is special session that takes a comparative look at the growth of two of the largest economy, their achievements, their potential for growth in the next few years and the lessons that each can learn from one another to reach new heights in economic growth and creating real estate that is complimentary to the economic future of these countries. Join our experts from both countries put forth their points on the future of these two economic stalwarts
Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament
Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the bestselling author of fifteen previous books, both fiction and non-fiction, including, most recently, India Shastra : Reflections on the Nation in our Time, besides being a noted critic and columnist, a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. He served 29 years at the United Nations, culminating as Under-Secretary General under Kofi Annan’s leadership of the organization. As India’s official candidate to succeed Annan as UN Secretary-General, he emerged a strong second (to Ban Ki Moon) out of seven contenders. On returning to India he contested the 2009 elections on behalf of the Indian National Congress, and was elected to Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram. Re-elected in 2014, he chairs Parliament’s External Affairs Committee. He has won numerous literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, was honoured as “New Age Politician of the Year” in 2010, and pioneered among Indian politicians the use of Twitter, where he has three million followers as of 2015
Liang Thow Ming, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Port City, Colombo
Liang has spent more than 20 years in sales and marketing of real estate portfolios, both with developers and the consultants. Over this period, Liang has been involved in every aspect of the real estate development cycle, starting from land evaluation, development concepts, product development, advertising, public relations, sales and customer development and relations. Port City, Colombo is a 270 hectares brand new city right next to Colombo, Sri Lanka. This is a USD 1.4 billion investment project by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC). Development timeframe is expected to be 25 years with an eventual total investment estimated at USD 15 million. In his capacity as the CSMO, Liang is responsible for the commercial success of the project.
Flora Wang, Director, International Capital Group, JLL
Edward Cheung, Chief Executive, Greater China, DTZ Cushman & Wakefield
Anshul Jain, MD, Cushman & Wakefield, India
Anshul Jain is the Managing Director for Cushman Wakefield in India, and is responsible for overall strategy and growth of the firm in the country. Anshul has over 20 years of international experience in the property sector and has successfully led businesses and teams in India, Europe and Singapore. He has a versatile experience in property sector, with consulting, investment and leasing transaction experience in India, UK, Central& Eastern Europe & South East Asia. His experience also includes a stint in the office design and project management industry and has keen interest in the social evolution which is shaping office designs to suit the millennial work force in emerging new age firms. Prior to taking on this role, he was CEO of DTZ in India.
Session : Implementation of a Regulator Across the World
Date : 04th August, 2016
Time : 17:00 to 17:30
David Faulkner is an Executive Director of Colliers International responsible for valuation and advisory services in the Asian region. He joined Colliers International in 2003 after 15 years with Insignia Brooke and has been based in Asia for over 30 years. He has advised on a variety of major projects in Hong Kong and elsewhere in the Asian region including valuations, feasibility studies, development consultancy and structuring investments.
16thCREDAI NATCON Day III – 5thAugust, 2016
Session : Conversations With Sanjay Dutt - The Human Side of An Actor
Date : 05th August, 2016
Time :10:30 to 11:30
Session Brief – The life of an actor constantly in the media is always the toughest where even if you sneeze the world at large shall know. An actor who got this life in legacy by two extremely outstanding actors as parents and a person who has demonstrated utmost courage and calm in every adversity in his life. Someone who had it all at birth and has made it bigger and better through the years. The Survivor with a heart of Gold, Conversations with Sanjay Dutt - The story waiting to be told.
Session : Deciphering the Demand Number
Date : 05th August, 2016
Time : 11:40 to 12:40
Session Brief – This unique session brings together to the top thinking minds from the consulting genre of real estate who bring to the real estate sector their performance numbers, telling the audience of their growth pattern, location and predictable future. This session will try and understand the truth behind these numbers and how critical are they to the future planning of the industry. Our speakers will explain what goes in creating these market reports.
Managing Director, Capital Markets-India,CBRE
Gaurav has built a market-leading investment banking platform that offers end-to-end transaction solutions to developers, land owners, real estate funds, HNI’s and corporates. As co-head of the India business, Gaurav has been involved with large capital raising transactions for developers, marquee land sale and joint development transactions and core asset deals across the country.
Gaurav is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has held leadership positions in Private Equity, Strategic Consulting and Investment Banking with a track record of more than 18 years in the real estate industry in India.
Chairman - Propequity
A first generation entrepreneur, investor and innovator. He has pioneered the creation of "PropEquity", India's largest online real estate data and analytics platform. Samir has been instrumental in creation of the Housing Startup Index for the country of India and the best TV show in real estate for 3 years running in partnership with NDTV. In a career spanning 20 years as a serial entrepreneur, Samir Jasuja, Founder and MD of Propequity has always ‘Led the team by deed, example and innovation’ and sought creative solutions for driving the team and the business
Pankaj Kapoor started LiasesForas as a completely non brokerage real estate research outfit in the year 1999. Since then he has remained a focused researcher in the real estate sector.Mr. Kapoor, today is recognised in the real estate industry for bringing in scientific approach and for developing an organised data base in the Industry.
Leading a team of 90 personnels, his company LiasesForas tracks over 15,000 projects in 26 urban aggleomerations comprises of 55 census cities in India on quaterly basis. It provides data, business intelligence and risk advisory to leading housing finance companies and banks in India. Hightly diversified UK based DMG group has done a strategic investment LiasesForas in July 2015
CONFERENCE Tour Code: SHI – 001
Itinerary: Beijing – 02 Nights / 03 Days
Day 01: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing and proceed to hotel for check in via city tour of Beijing viz. Tiananmen Square & Forbidden city. Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen ("Gate of Heavenly Peace") located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
Check into the hotel. ******Standard check in time 15:00 hrs. *****
Evening at Leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Beijing
Breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the China’s most exciting & well known sculpture & the site which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Juyongguan (pass) is in the 18-kilometer (11 mi)-long Guangou Valley. The pass is one of the three greatest mountain passes of the Great Wall of China. The other two are Jiayuguan and Shanhaiguan (passes). Juyongguan Pass has two 'sub-passes,' one at the valley's south and the other at the north. The southern one is called "Nan (pass)" and the northern is called "Badaling". Photo stop at Water cube & birds nest (Beijing National stadium). Evening back to the hotel. Visit for Kung-Fu show at Night
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Beijing – Return
Breakfast at the hotel, Morning time at leisure / free time for shopping. Check out from the hotel & proceed to airport for the return flight
Package Cost per person based on 2 members:
Per person on twin sharing basis
Per person on single occupancy
Marriott City Wall / Similar (*****)
Holiday Inn west / Similar (****)
USD 118 per person per way on 2nd class hard seat
USD 180 per person per way on 1st class soft seat.
USD 80 per person per way on 2nd class seats
USD135 per person per way on soft sleeping
Tour Code: SHI – 002
Itinerary: Hangzhou – 02 Nights / 03 Days
Day 01: Hangzhou
Arrive in Hangzhou and proceed to hotel for check in via visiting West Lake Cruise. The West Lake is embraced by hills like a gem. The Su Causeway, Bai Causeway, and Yang Causeway, which are like three ribbons, divide the lake into the West Outer Lake, the West Inner Lake, the North Inner Lake, the Yuehu Lake, and the South Lake. There are also natural lake scenes with beautiful names, such as the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, the Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge in Winter. Photo stop at Liuhe Tower - The Six Harmonies Pagoda is located on Yuelun Hill overlooking the Qiantang River, and south of West Lake (Xi Hu) and is one of the true masterpieces of ancient Chinese architectures and viewing fish at flow harbour is also known as Western Hill Park with its front gate facing Su causeway and outer west lake., Tasting tea at Meijiawu - Hangzhou Meijiawu Tea Village is nestled in the hinterland of West Lake District, and it is renowned as one of the most important tea production bases . The tea culture village features 160 tea houses, in which travelers can learn about the history and culture of Meijiawu Tea Village and appreciate the whole process of Chinese Tea Ceremony. Evening proceed to the hotel and check in. Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 02: Hangzhou
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to city tour for Feilaifeng peak - Peak Flown From Afar (Fei Lai Feng, Ling Jiu Feng), stands next to Temple of Soul's Retreat (Lingyin Temple) and is a must-see in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Peak Flown From Afar, 209 meters (about 700 feet) tall, is a pure limestone mountain that is very distinctive from the Sandstone Mountains around it and Lingying temple - is a Buddhist temple of the Chan sect located north-west of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. The temple's name is commonly literally translated as Temple of the Soul's Retreat. Evening shopping time at Hefang street. Evening back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Hangzhou – Return
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning free time at leisure. Check out from the hotel & proceed to airport / railway station for return journey
Package Cost per person based on 2 members:
Per person on twin sharing basis
Per person on single occupancy
Haiwaihai Crwon Hotel / Similar (*****)
Best Western Hangzhou / Similar (****)
USD 28 per person per way on 2nd class hard seat
USD25 per person per way on 1st class soft seat
Tour Code: SHI – 003
Itinerary: Foshan – 02 Nights / 03 Days
Arrive at Guangzhou with about 6 Hrs. Bullet train from Shanghai. Proceed to Foshan, about 1hrs . Check-in. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel
Full day visit local furniture Market for full day. Evening back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel & check-out. Transfer from Foshan to Guangzhou railway station for bullet train to shanghai.
Package Cost per person based on 2 members:
Per person on twin sharing basis
Per person on single occupancy
Fortuna Hotel / Similar (*****)
USD 155 per person per way on 2nd class
USD 235 per person per way on 1st class
Weather in August: Average: 29c | High: 32c | Low: 25c
Currency: 01 Chinese Yuan = 10.25 INR
International Airports: Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
National Carrier: Air China Limited/ China Eastern Airlines / China Southern Airlines
From India to Shanghai
00 - Exit code when making an international call from India
86 - Chinese country code for inbound calls
21 - Shanghai city code
00 + 86 + 21 + Local Number - International dialling code format
From Shanghai to India
00 91 (Mobile number or Area code with land line number)
Plug Points in China: In China the standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz
Nanjing Road Walkway - Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai and one of the world's busiest shopping streets. It is divided into two sections: the eastern section and the western section. It is known for its shopping centers, best restaurants and many tourists attractions.
Huaihai Road - Huaihai Road is recognized as one of the most beautiful, fashionable and attractive shopping street in Shanghai. It shows a unique taste and style. Since born in 1900, Huaihai Road has become a famous shopping street with urban culture and leisure atmosphere.
Yuyuan Commercial City - Evolving from the old city god temple market of 140 odd years ago in the years of Tongzi Emperor of Qing Dynasty, the 5.3-hectare Yuyuan Tourist Mart Co., Ltd in this area has incorporated temple, landscape, architecture, stores, gourmet food, and tourism. As a result, the Commercial City has constituted the materialized display of Shanghai’s 700-year history and the visual representation of Shanghai’s urban civilization
Xujiahui - Xujiahui, one of the most crowded commercial central in Shanghai, is located in the heart area of the downtown. Nowadays, Xujiahui has become one of the popular areas for people to buy computers and digital products. At the same time, there are also many business of luxury goods, high-end clothing, entertainment, food and beverage industry.
Shanghai Nightclubs: Linx- Be equipped with top facilities to create a top-level audio-visual feast. There are professional security personnel to guarantee the security of the club.
MYST - MYST can hold a large party of over ten thousand people. It’s known for the large dance floor. Besides, MYST is the most successful club among the MT series.
M2 - Wine sponsor usually invites the top 3 DJ in the world to play the DJ live set.
M1NT- Be equipped with a large aquaria, which is the typical symbol of M1NT. The night view of the bund can be seen from the club.
Other important cities in China: Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an
1. Beijing: Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for much of the past eight centuries. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a center of culture and art in China.
Highlights in Beijing:
2. Guangzhou: Guangzhou is one of the major birthplaces of China's ancient "maritime Silk Road". Guangzhou serves as an important national transportation hub and trading. One of the five National Central Cities, it holds sub-provincial administrative status. As an important commercial city of China, Guangzhou is best known for the Canton Fair, which is a comprehensive trade, with the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale.
Highlights in Guangzhou:
3. Chengdu: Chengdu is one of the most important economic, financial, commercial, cultural, transportation, and communication centers in Western China. The fertile Chengdu Plain, on which Chengdu is located, is also known as the "Country of Heaven". The discovery of the Jinsha site suggests the area of Chengdu had become the center of the bronze age Sanxingdui culture around the time of the establishment of the state of Shu, prior to its annexation by Qin in 316 BC.
Highlights in Chengdu:
4. Xi’an: Xi’an is one of the oldest cities in China. The city was known as Chang'an before the Ming dynasty. Xi'an is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history. Xi'an is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Nowadays, Xi'an has re-emerged as an important cultural, industrial and educational center of the central-northwest region, with facilities for research and development, national security and China's space exploration program
Highlights in Xi’an:
City Public Transport
Public Transportation Options:
3. Maglev train
Shanghai Taxi Flat Rate and Increments:
Shanghai Taxi Flat Rate and Increments:
Fare increase section
1. During night(23:00-5:00), the fare will float upwards by 30%
2. When the speed is slower than 12km/h or the passengers ask to stop, the fare for each 4min is 2.5CNY(Night is 3.1CNY)
3. When the taxi stops because of the driver, the billing should be suspended.
Approx. Taxi Fares from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport (and vice versa)
- to People Square 190/195 RMB
- to Lujiazui 178/180RMB
Approx. Taxi Fares from the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (and vice versa)
- to People Square 60/60 RMB
- to Lujiazui 76/75RMB
Approx. Taxi Fares from People Square (One way)
- to The old temple 19 RMB
- to Shanghai New World 18 RMB
- to Yuyuan 18 RMB
- to Xujiahui 31 RMB
- to Jingan Temple 22 RMB
- to Expo Exhibition and Convention Center 30 RMB
- to Broadway Mansions 19 RMB
- to National Exhibition and Convention Center 91 RMB
- to Disney 134 RMB
- to Happy Valley 148 RMB
Approx. Taxi Fares from Lujiazui (One way)
- to The old temple 23 RMB
- to Shanghai New World 24 RMB
- to Yuyuan 20 RMB
- to Xujiahui 37 RMB
- to Jingan Temple 28 RMB
- to Expo Exhibition and Convention Center 36 RMB
- to Broadway Mansions 23 RMB
- to National Exhibition and Convention Center 100 RMB
- to Disney 148 RMB
- to Happy Valley 157 RMB
A few tips to assist you and make your journey for NATCON 2016 hassel free.
Organising your medicine is the most important thing you do before travel. If you require prescription medicine please do carry the medicine with you & also the prescription. If you are planning to take prescription medicines overseas for your own personal use or the personal use of someone in your care, travelling with you:
Nearest Hospital for Emergency –[Kerry] Hospital -- Renji Hospital Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Address: 160 Pu Jian Road, Pudong
Safeguard your passport at all times. Carry extra passport photos/scans just in case, while you're away. Having your passport and visa scans in your email inbox would be ideal.
CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA
1008, Shanghai International Trade Centre,
2201 Yan An (West) Road, Shanghai-200 336 (P.R. China),
Tel.no. 62758882-85 (Board) Fax: (86 21) 6275 8881 & 6295 6892
Packing: When travelling, always remember:
Copy your documents
It's always good to have a spare copy of your important documents. For the following documents, either scan them and email them to yourself, or make two photocopies, leaving one copy with someone at home and keeping the other with you, separate from the originals:
Credit card / Debit Card usage:
Dos & Don’ts While In Shanghai
When talking to Chinese
Do be polite. Chinese customs place great emphasis on manners and politeness. It might come in handy to memorize some phrases or at least the words
|Good evening||晚上好||wan shanghao|
|How are you?||最近过得怎么样？||zuijinguo de zen me yang|
|I am fine, and you?||我很好，你呢？||wo hen hao, ni ne?|
|Not very well.||不是很好||bushi hen hao|
|You’re welcome||不用客气||buyongke qi|
|Do you speak English?||你能说英文吗？||ninengshuoying wen ma|
|I don’t speak Chinese||我不会说中文||wobuhuishuozhong wen|
|I don’t understand||我不明白||wobumingbai|
|Could you please repeat||你能再说一遍吗？||ninengzaishuoyibian ma|
|Pleased to meet you||很高兴见到你||hen gaoxingjiandaoni|
|Where is the washroom?||请问卫生间在哪里？||qing wen wei sheng jianzaina li|
|How much does it cost?||这个多少钱？||zhege duo shaoqian|
|May I speak to [Name]?||我可以和[Name]讲话吗？||wokeyi he... jianghua ma|
|I am sorry||对不起||dui bu qi|
|Can you help me?||你能帮我一下忙吗||nineng bang woyixiamang ma|
|I don’t know||我不知道||wobuzhidao|
Traveling can be stressful, especially when you have to navigate an airport. Many people end up stressed and sick after a big travel day, but there are steps you can take to make the experience more relaxing. Try these 7 tips to make air travel easier and more pleasant.
In the days preceding your travel plans, be extra conscious of your health. Get plenty of sleep. Drink plenty of water. Eat wholesome, unprocessed foods. These simple things will make sure your immunity is at its strongest for the rough travel conditions ahead. If you are inclined, take some echinacea in the days leading up to your travel day to help make your body as strong as possible. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport on your travel day so as to minimize the stressful effects of rushing.
Find a peaceful place to wait.
Once you’re through security, find a peaceful place to wait and read — maybe an unused waiting area. Play some of your favourite music on your headphones, and focus on taking deep breaths. Security is the stressful part, so relaxing and reviving yourself before you board can lower your blood pressure back to normal and make your whole travel experience more enjoyable.
Avoid the salt & sugar
. If you want to avoid post-flight bloating and uncontrolled overindulging, nix excess salt and sugar on your travel day. Snacks like jerky, whole fruit, unsalted nuts, and veggie sticks are great for carrying-on with you, and will dissuade you from buying that overpriced Snickers bar at the airport convenience store. If you get the craving for a comforting snack, bring some very dark chocolate, which incidentally may also reduce stress levels. Just be sure to keep your sugar intake low, as sugar may also suppress immunity.
Move your joints.
Every 30-60 minutes, be sure to get some movement in your joints to avoid the swelling and cricks related to cramped inactivity. Even if you can’t get up to take a quick stroll down the aisles once you’re en route, roll your ankles and gently activate your glutes to keep the blood flowing in your legs. Be sure to exercise regularly in the days preceding and following your flight.
Carry-on your creature comforts.
You have a limited amount of space in your carry-on, but that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t make yourself comfortable. Bring a soft scarf or your coziest sweatshirt — even slippers if you’re so inclined. Small comforts cannot be overestimated for a long, cramped flight. If you find yourself getting anxious on flights, bring a small vial of lavender essential oil — or really anything lavender-scented — as lavender has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress.
On a long flight, utilize noise-cancelling headphones and an eye mask to get some shut-eye, which will make the entire ordeal easier on your body. Even if you can’t sleep, try meditating for 20 minutes, or at the very least indulge in an engrossing novel. Simply put, allow your body to relax as much as you can.
Think happy thoughts
Your mind is incredibly powerful. Instead of sitting on the flight worrying about what you have to do when you land, or worse, whether the plane will make a clean landing, think positively. Positive thinking has a huge effect on our physical beings. It can ward off illness, improve mood, and reenergize your body. You’ll feel much better post-flight — and in life, generally — if you think positively.
Whether you travel a lot or just once in a while, flying can be a more relaxing experience by taking a few precautions. All the lines, security screenings, sneezing/crying children, and tight seating arrangements don’t need to rain on your travel day. Treat your body and mind with respect and travel mindfully, and your travel experience will be a lot more tolerable.
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