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The 4th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE) will be held at Dushulake Hotel. Dushu Lake Hotel is the first five-star conference hotel in the thriving new commercial, residential and entertainment hub of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). Dushulake Hotel is ONE hour drvie to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and 110 minutes to Pudong International Airport.

299 Qiyue Street (North of Moon Bay, Dushu Lake)
Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu 215123, China
Fax: +86-512-69568866
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The official language for the Conference is English. All papers shall be prepared in English.

Despite being an important tourist destination, Suzhou does not have its own international airport at present. It is best to use the airports of nearby Shanghai. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) and Pudong International Airport (PVG) are used frequently by domestic and international visitors.
Hongqiao Airport (SHA) is 86 kilometers (about 53 miles) away from Suzhou. Every day shuttle buses run between SHA and Suzhou. The whole journey takes about one hour and forty minutes.

Buses from SHA to Suzhou:
Time of departure: The buses depart from SHA on the hour from 10:00 to 16:00 every day. Also, two buses leave SHA at 17:30 and 19:00.
Fare: 50 Yuan per person.

Buses from Suzhou to SHA:
Address: CEAG (China Easter Airlines Group) ticket office, No.115, Ganjiang Xilu, Suzhou
Time of departure: 6:20, 7:20, 7:50, 8:20, 9:20, 10:20, 10:50, 11:50, 12:50, 13:50, 14:50.
Fare: 50 Yuan per person.

You can also get to Suzhou by flying to Pudong International Airport (PVG), which is located 120 kilometers (about 65 miles) away from Suzhou.

Buses from PVG to Suzhou:
Address: The parking lots at the 2nd floor of PVG's terminal building.
Time of departure: 10:40, 11:20, 11:50, 12:50, 13:50, 14:40, 15:20, 16:10, 16:50, 17:50, 18:50, 19:40
Fare: 82 Yuan per person.

Buses from Suzhou to PVG:
First, take the bus to SHA, and then take the No.1 shuttle bus from SHA to PVG. The price is 30 Yuan per person.
Time of departure for the No. 1 shuttle bus: every 10 minutes from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm

Climate and Clothing
Early July is humidity and hot in Suzhou, the average temperature of is about 82 F (28℃). During plum rain season, it is suggested to bring raincoat or umbrella while traveling in summer. Wear any summer clothes such as shorts, skirts and T-shirts are recommended.

Currency and Banking
The official name for the currency of China is the Renminbi (RMB). It is denominated into the Yuan. Foreign currency can be exchanged for RMB at the airport, banks and hotels. Major credit cards are honored at most hotels. Banks usually open at 9:00 in the morning and close at 17:00 in the afternoon all working days.

Electricity is supplied at 220V, 50Hz AC throughout China. Major hotels usually provide 115V outlet for razor.

The conference secretariat and organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of participants, students and accompanying persons, either during, or directly arising from the ICAE2012. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.


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