Conference & AGM 2018 in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China

Conference & AGM 2018 in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China

Unfortunately, conference 2017 has been postponed to 2018 due to problem of preparation process and getting participants. It is planning to be held in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.

Booking is open now. It is advised earlier booking, no train seat is available just before the event. Booking form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

Venue & Schedule
The venue of the conference is Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China. Two hours bus ride from Chengdu(成都), capital of Sichuan(四川).

Expected schedule of the conference programme (TBD) is;
15 Oct Mon – Visit Giant Panda research and breeding centre in Chengdu (optional)
16 Oct Tue – Move from Chengdu to Qianwei
17 Oct Wed – Visit and Ride Shibanxi Railway steam train
18 Oct Thu – AGM and business session
19 Oct Fri – Visit Leshan Giant Buddha and Luocheng Ancient Town (optional)

Baihai Holiday Inn ( Qianwei)★★★★

Leeden Hotel (Chengdu)★★★★

Accommodation will be booked by each attendees.

Access to Qianwei(犍为)
Qianwei(犍为) is a small rural town, two hours bus ride from Chengdu(成都), capital of Sichuan(四川). Bus services departs from Shiyangchang bus station (石羊客运站), less than 30 minutes by taxi from Chengdu airport (成都双流国际机场) where you fly to.
Bus services are available from 7:30 to 17:30, every 20-30 minutes. ticket costs around 75RMB.

Arrival information
Please check this page or ask your local Chinese Embassy for your Visa information.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw Renminbi(RMB) at airport and many other places.
The climate of Sichuan in October is warm but cool in the morning and evening.
Please note few people speak English in countryside of China.
It is advised showing in Chinese character to taxi driver or at bus terminal ticket counter etc., it is much easier.

For long distance delegates
The other steam train rides are available in Bangkok, Thailand
on 23 rd October and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on every Wednesday and Saturday.
Please ask for details.

1.00 USD = 6.5 RNB as of January 2018