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GS1 Asia Pacific Regional Forum 2024

We are honoured to once again host the GS1 Asia Pacific Regional Forum 2024 (“the Forum”) in Hong Kong. This event brings together the GS1 community from across the Asia Pacific region. It provides a platform for collaboration, knowledge exchange, strategic discussions on on-going regional projects and respond to the challenges in region.

Trainings is also an integral part of the Forum to meet the needs of the region together with the compliance of the GS1 standards.

The Forum also serves as a platform for delegates to meet and network, to connect and share their best practices.

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Event Details:

  • Date : 29 – 31 October 2024
  • Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Meeting Venue : S200 Series, Level 2, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Harbour Road entrance)
  • Language : English 

Registration Fee

  • In-person: USD 690

*Registration page will be available once training programme details are available.*

Enquiry:
Ms. Eva Cheung / Ms. Echo Wong
Email: event@gs1hk.org
Tel: +852 2863 9709 / +852 2863 9785

Delegates are invited to join the GS1 Healthcare Workshop on 28 October 2024, and GS1 Hong Kong Summit 2024 on 1 November 2024 for free. We are collecting the topics of interest for trainings, as well as for GS1 Healthcare Regional Workshop 2024 from each MO. Please stay tuned for the schedule and details.

Programme

*Please note that GO Training schedule and registration page will be released once training programme details is finalised and ready*

Visits & Social Events

CUHK Medical Center Site Visit (29 Oct, Tuesday)

CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC) is the first smart hospital with full 5G coverage in Hong Kong, wholly owned by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Opened since 2021, CUHKMC uses pioneering healthcare solutions including an electronic and paperless medical record system, an EDI-based procurement platform, RFID tags on hospital linen, automated drug dispensing & packaging system, an Internet of Things-connected drug trolley called E-Medcart, etc., designed to automate healthcare procedures to reduce administrative workloads for medical professionals and ultimately ensuring patient safety.

CUHK Medical Centre
Address: 9 Chak Cheung Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Time: 09:00 – 12:30

 

Welcome Dinner (29 Oct, Tuesday)
Time: 18:00 – 20:00

(Stay tuned! More Details Coming Soon!)

 

Official Dinner (30 Oct, Wednesday)

Horse racing is one of the most popular sports with over 170 years of history in Hong Kong, attracting citizens & tourists alike every race day! The visits to the racecourse is both culturally and popularly iconic, filling your night with excitement and fun! The official dinner will be held at the private box where you can command a stunning panoramic view of the race course.

Happy Valley Racecourse
Location: 2 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island
Time: 18:00 – 22:00

 

Sightseeing Activity & Networking Dinner (31 Oct, Thursday)

The Peak, Hong Kong's most popular attraction is more than just stunning vistas or great shopping and dining. It's an amazing collection of unique must-visit attractions, with a diverse fun-filled experience of Hong Kong's living culture. Visiting The Peak during late afternoon to experience alluring views of Hong Kong's day, sunset, and night-time scenery.
Riding the Peak Tram is one of the most ideal and scenic ways to arrive at The Peak. It is also one of the world's oldest and most famous funicular railways. The tram cars and peak terminus have undergone significant upgrades to provide visitors with an even more enjoyable, efficient, comfortable, and stunning experience.

The Peak
Location: 128 Peak Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Island
Time: 16:15 – 19:00
Website: www.discoverhongkong.com

 

Farewell Dinner (31 Oct, Thursday)
Time: 19:00 – 22:00

(Stay tuned! More Details Coming Soon!)

 

Hotel Information

Click Here for details

 

Useful Information

VISA

All visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least six months, counting from the date of departure for Hong Kong. 

Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 to 180 days.
 
You can check if you need a visa or entry permit for visiting Hong Kong here: www.immd.gov.hk (click part II)

If you need GS1 Hong Kong to issue invitation letter for VISA application, please send the applicant name and details to event@gs1hk.org

 

Transportation in Hong Kong

The most popular transportations in Hong Kong are MTR (Mass Transit Railways) , Public Buses and Taxis.

Recommended transport from Hong Kong Airport to the Forum Venue (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre) :

1. Airport Express / MTR
Estimated fare: HK$115 (one way). Estimated Transit time: ~55 mins (included 12mins walk from Exhibition Centre MTR B3 Exit)

 

2. Taxi
Estimated fare: HK$320-450 (one way). Estimated Transit time: ~40-50 min(s) (depends on traffic situation)
 

3. Bus
Route no. A11 or E11 to Wanchai and change to route no. 40M to the HKCEC (Estimated time: 80 mins)
 

Weather

In October, the average temperature ranges from 23 - 28°C degrees / 73-82° F degrees.

 

Languages & Time zone

Chinese and English are the official languages of Hong Kong. English is widely used in the Government and by the legal, professional and business sectors. Trilingual professionals who speak English, Cantonese and Putonghua play a vital role in the numerous enterprises trading in Hong Kong.
 
Time zone in Hong Kong is UTC/GMT +8 hours.

 

Currency

The legal tender in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD), which is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of about 7.80 HKD to 1 USD, although exchange rates may fluctuate slightly. 
 

Electricity

The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts, but if not, you will need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug. 

Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board
 

Discovering Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an international city and prosperous business hub, every moment is an opportunity to experience a different world.

Click here to discover more about this fascinating city.

 

To & From Hong Kong

Ways to travel to Hong Kong: 

  • By plane
  • By train from the Mainland
  • By coach from the Mainland and Macao
  • By ferry from the Mainland and Macao    

 For more detail, please click here.

 

Arrive Hong Kong time:

Since the GS1 Healthcare Workshop starts in the early afternoon on 28 October 2024, for those joining the Healthcare workshop, please make sure arriving HK early in the morning or one day before if possible. 

 

Traffic arrangements in Hong Kong:    

Do stay alert for special traffic arrangements such as temporary road closures or disruptions on public transport.  Please refer to the latest city traffic information from the following websites:

 

Depart from Hong Kong:

Per Airport Authority's advice, please arrive airport at least 3 hours before departure, for queuing up for more steps and stops of security checking.

 

 

Event Details

29 - 31 Oct
Full Day
S200 Series, Level 2, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Harbour Road entrance)
English

Registration Fee: USD 690*

*Delegates are invited to join the GS1 Healthcare Workshop on 28 October 2024, and GS1 Hong Kong Summit 2024 on 1 November 2024 for FREE. We are collecting the topics of interest for trainings, as well as for GS1 Healthcare Regional Workshop 2024 from each MOs. Please stay tuned for the schedule and details.

Contact Us

+852 2863 9709 (Ms. Eva Cheung) | event@gs1hk.org

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