Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications
Every two years, the International Symposium on Geographical Indications (GIs) brings together representatives of national administrations, producers of GI products and GI specialists. The Symposium provides a forum for exchanging ideas and perspectives on issues relating to the use and protection of geographical indications. It also offers technical insights and information on recent developments in the field.
The 2017 symposium is organized jointly by WIPO and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC); with the support of the People’s Government of Jiangsu Province; and hosted by the People’s Government of Yangzhou City and Jiangsu Administration for Industry and Commerce.
Due to very high interest in the Symposium, the maximum number of participants has already been reached. We regret that we are unable to accept any new registration.
Ms. Aurélie Lugrin
Telephone: + 41 22 338 9440
Facsimile: + 41 22 338 8745
Ms. Diane Campa-Granatella
Telephone: + 41 22 338 9524
Facsimile: + 41 22 338 8745
June 29 to July 1, 2017
Yangzhou Convention Center
Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province
It is recommended to travel to Yangzhou via the following airports: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing.
It is recommended that participants pick up their luggage at the airport of first entry in China and that they register it at the national flight counter.
Transportation will be arranged from Yangzhou Taizhou Airport, Nanjing Lukou Airport and Zhenjiangnan Highspeed Railway Station to the conference venue in a fixed time period.
For cases of individual transfer to the hotel, the distance from Yangzhou Taizhou airport to the hotel is about 55 km, and the taxi fare will be approximately RMB 160 Yuan (road toll included). The distance from the Zhenjiangnan Highspeed Railway Station to the hotel is about 55km, and the taxi fare will be approximately RMB160 Yuan (road toll included). The distance from Nanjing Lukou Airport to the hotel is about 150km, and the taxi fare will be approximately RMB500Yuan (road toll included). There are buses from the above mentioned airport and railway station directly to the urban district of Yangzho.
Local time, climate, currency, electricity
The local time for Yangzhou is GMT+8.
The summer in Yangzhou is generally characterized by high temperatures and high humidity, with constant cloudy and rainy days, and temperatures ranging between 24 and 34 degrees Celsius.
China’s local currency is the Renminbi (RMB). Its basic unit is the Yuan. The exchange rate is approximately US$1 = 6.8785 Yuan (subject to change). The website of the State Administration of Exchange Control provides real-time information of the exchange rate.
The electric power provided in Yangzhou is 220 V, 50Hz AC.
Conference Safety and Security
WIPO’s Safety and Security Services goal is to ensure a safe and successful conference for all participants. Participants are reminded to apply best practice travel safety and personal security when traveling overseas.
If you have any questions on personal safety and or conference security management please don’t hesitate to contact the WIPO conference security focal point:
Mr. Carlo Di Falco
Telephone: +41 22 338 80 33
Mobile: +41 79 615 60 37