Conference Venue

2022 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ADVANCED IMAGE TECHNOLOGY (IWAIT)
4-6 January, 2022 • Hong Kong

CONFERENCE SITE

The IWAIT 2022 will be held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Address:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon.

For details of the conference site, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk

HONG KONG

Hong Kong, population 7.5 million, is a city of energy! It is international – a city of East and West blending together. However, do not be mistaken, Hong Kong is truly a Chinese city with ninety six percent of the population ethnic Chinese, two percent Filipino, Indonesian, Indians, Pakistanis and Nepalese, and the other two percent is everyone else.

Hong Kong’s official languages are English and Chinese. Cantonese is most commonly spoken; however, Mandarin (known as Putonghua in Hong Kong), the official language of China, is also widely spoken.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is fantastic. There is a wealth of free, excellent information for travelers. You may visit HKTB’s homepage at www.discoverhongkong.com. One of your first stops at the Hong Kong International Airport (www.hkairport.com) should be the tourist information center (open from 7:00 to 23:00). The main HKTA office is located in the Central District at 99 Queen’s Road Central – about a 10-minute walk west of Star Ferry pier and Central MTR station. In Hong Kong, you may call the HKTB Visitor Hotline (852 – 2508 1234).

CLIMATE

Hong Kong is a subtropical location. Winter weather in Hong Kong (December – February) is noticeably cooler than the city’s other seasons but is nevertheless mild. Temperatures never plummet to the bone chilling and you can expect 17°C or (63F). Rainfall is reasonably uncommon in winter, averaging 30-40mm, and whole weeks can be effectively water free.
www.weather.gov.hk

CURRENCY

The Hong Kong dollar ($) and the cent are the units of currency. The dollar is divided into 100 cents. Bills come in denominations of 1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20, and 10 dollars. Coins are 10, 5, 2, and 1 dollar and 50, 20, and 10 cents. Bank notes are issued by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the Bank of China, or the Standard Chartered Bank.

Credit cards taken are usually American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa.

There are many automatic teller machines throughout Hong Kong, and they are reliable and safe. They offer a wide range of services. To draw money from a Hong Kong ATM with either a credit or a debit card, you must have a four-digit personal identification number – be sure you have that before traveling to Hong Kong. Exchange places charge a fee (inquire as to the amount) for changing money and cashing traveler’s cheques.

You can exchange currency at the airport, hotels, banks, and with private money changers. However, banks will probably provide you with the best rates. (You may want to get a bit of local currency before you leave your home to avoid lines at airport exchange booths.)

VISA REQUIREMENTS

To check whether you need a visa to visit Hong Kong or not, please visit
https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/index.html