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)

Accommodation
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

Conference 2017

Our next conference will be held in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China, 18-20 October. Please visit our facebook page for further information.
https://www.facebook.com/aphtro/
The details will be posted here soon.

Conference & AGM 2016 in New Delhi, India

The APHTRO conference 2016 is planning to be held in New Delhi, India. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.

Booking is opened now from following page.
APHTRO Conference India 2016

Venue & Schedule
The venue of the conference is New Delhi, the capital of India.
Schedule of the conference prgramme is;
15 – 18 Oct : Pre-Conference Tours chosen from 9 options include Nilgiri, DHR and Kalka Simra, World Heritage Railway sites.
19 – 21 Oct : Main programme includes AGM & Business Sessions, Steam Train ride and visiting Railway Museum in New Delhi.
22 – 23 or 29 Oct : Post-Conference Tours chosen from 2 options, Steam Train ride to Sariska or India Maharaja Express.

Accommodation
Hotels in New Delhi will be informed in this page.

Access to New Delhi
Many airlines fly to the capital city. You can find your flight easily through the internet, for example www.expedia.com, www.skyscanner.net or airlines’ website.
AirAsia flies from Kuala Lumpur to some cities in India, about half price ticket can be purchased at “BIG SALE”, four times a year.

Arrival information
Please check this page or ask your local Indian Embassy for your Visa information. e-Tourist Visa is applied for the citizen in most of our member countries.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw Indian Rupee at airport and many other places.
The starting places and time of Pre-Touurs will be informed in this page.
It is advised bringing warm clothes for delegates who visit mountain railways at Pre-Tour.

Please visit our Contact page for asking more details.

1.00 USD = 67.15 INR as of 12 Dec 2015

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