General Information

Climate

Taipei enjoys warm weather all year round and is extremely suitable for travelling. The average temperature in March is 26.0℃. For more weather information, please visit Central Weather Bureau.

Currency

The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the banks, airport and hotels. Payment by major credit card is accepted almost everywhere around Taiwan.

Disability access

If you require disability-specific facilities, please notify the secretariat by indicating this during the registration process.

Dress

A smart casual / business attire dress code applies for all symposium sessions. Lounge suit / cocktail dress for the symposium dinner is requested.

Electricity

Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets. Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.

Exchange rates

The New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) is the currency used today in Taiwan. The exchange rate is around US$1 to NT$30. Like most countries, they come in the forms of bills and coins. Foreign currency exchanges are easy to access. Exchange service is available at the airport. banks, hotels and large department stores. For up-to-date exchange rates, travelers please visit the currency website.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate medical, travel and personal insurance before travelling.

Language

Mandarin is the official language. English is spoken quite extensively.

Liability disclaimer

In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the symposium organisers accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delegates.

Name badges

The wearing of conference name badges is mandatory and will be required for admission to all sessions. These will be provided at the registration desk upon your arrival.

Telephone & Wi-Fi

Public telephones are easy to find in Taipei. Free public Wi-Fi service is available across Taipei city both indoors and outdoors. The SSID of Wi-Fi access is TPE-Free. Visitors who wish to use the service can set up an account with valid passport or entry permit at twelve Tourist Information Center at Taipei included Taipei Main Station and Songshan Airport. To check the free public Wi-Fi service in Taipei, please click here.

Dialing Code: International Regional Code: +886 2 (Taipei)

Time Zone

Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Tipping & Tax

Sales tax is included in the listed price in Taiwan. Tipping is not customary in Taiwan, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill.

Water

Drinking water served at hotels and restaurants is distilled or boiled. Tap water is suggested to be boiled before drinking