2018 Conference – Guangzhou, China
8th to 9th November 2018
Please make a note in your diary for the next FRMS Forum Conference. It is planned for Thursday 8th to Friday 9th November in Guangzhou, China. You can get there either directly or via Hong Kong. It is a short flight or a 2-hour easy train ride from Hong Kong. The event will start with a cocktail party on the evening of Wednesday 7th November. The agenda (subject to change) can be found here.
About a note from the hotel
Following circulation of a recent unauthorised note from the hotel to all delegates, please note that the China Hotel, the hotel has moved out ownership of the Marriott Hotels Group as of 1st October 2018. This change of ownership DOES NOT AFFECT our event in any significant way. The Forum conference will take place in the China hotel as planned and promoted, and all rooms and arrangements are secure. Please contact us if you are unsure of the situation.
About the Conference and its location
Guangzhou is one of the cities with the best preserved and the most beautifully decorated ancient architectures in China. Located in the heart of China, Guangzhou is a major port city and the capital of Guangdong Province. The flavours of Cantonese cuisine are famous throughout China. A trade hub, a shopping centre Guangzhou is a giant metropolis; the third largest city in China that has been named capital of China on three previous occasions. Locates on the Pearl river it is the largest port in China.
For those sharing the British obsession with weather, please note that October to December, is very moderate, cool and windy, and is the best travel time.
The Canton Fair occurs each October and is worth a visit. However, we have chosen November for our event not so much to avoid the fair per se, but more to secure a good deal on accommodation, which is in short supply and very expensive during the weeks of the fair.
Entrance to the Conference is free of charge to all delegates from member organisations but a small charge will be levied by the hotel for their services to host the event. This will include accommodation, a day package for lunches and refreshments, venue and audio-visual equipment etc. The hotel will also provide separately, a networking buffet dinner for those who wish to attend. It is normal for the large majority of delegates to take this option and make new connections and friends in the industry. A cocktail party sponsored by The FRMS Forum will start the event, which will be free of charge for all registered delegates to attend.
Each delegate should register their commitment to attend along with an indication of where they will stay, by logging in to their account on this website and then completing the conference registration form. Please note: you will need an active membership to attend this event.
IMPORTANT: We would advise that the hotel has confirmed that they will only keep the rooms we have secured at the special price until 31st July 2018. Any bookings made after that will depend on availability and late registrations may find that they must find alternative accommodation themselves. If you find you must book alternative accommodation then you must purchase the delegate day package to attend. Please book early!
The 2018 FRMS Forum Conference
We will be holding the Conference at the Marriott China Hotel in Guangzhou. Located in the heart of Guangzhou with 60 frequency of cross board bus to/from Hong Kong/Macao and a metro station in front of the hotel, it is easy connected to the places of historic interest and scenic beauty in the city, as well as train stations and airport.
The hotel is offering delegates a comprehensive FRMS Forum conference package that includes accommodation, a delegate conference package and a networking dinner.
If delegates make a successful reservation through the hotel then they will get confirmation letter that may be used for Visa support .
For any delegate wishing to stay longer than the two days of the Forum sessions, please contact the hotel directly for both booking the extra days and also extending the confirmation letter dates required for the Visa application.
Hotel and Conference accommodation
The China Hotel has offered special prices for the FRMS Forum delegates. The charges will be made in local currency, Chinese Yuan Renminbi. As this page is published, there are approximately 6.4 CNY to every US dollar; 7.45 CNY for every Euro; and 8.52 CNY for a solitary but valuable British Pound Sterling. The hotel is hosting the conference along with the networking dinner and the package costs CNY2,850 per delegate.
The FRMS Forum package includes:
- 2 nights Bed and Breakfast in a single room
- FRMS Forum delegates conference package
- Networking dinner
This price includes provision of WiFi and use of the health club.
We would encourage all delegates to stay at the hotel as the use of the venue at advantageous prices depends on occupancy of the rooms. Please note that the hotel will make a cancellation charge if the room is subsequently cancelled after October 5th 2018. If you need to cancel, please contact the hotel.
Conference Day Package
The conference will be held in the Crystal Ballroom within the hotel and is covered by your FRMS Forum package. You will be provided with refreshments at break times and of course, lunch.
Welcoming Cocktail Party
We will start the event with a cocktail party for all delegates on the evening of 7th November at the Poolside within the hotel. This event is sponsored by the FRMS Forum so just show your badge that you can collect at the reception next to the bar on the night, and you’ll be served. At the end of the cocktail party or when the drinks and canapés run out (whichever is sooner) you can take advantage of the hotel facilities or explore the city for dinner.
Meeting new colleagues or refreshing existing contacts is always a valuable element of our Forum and the regular, very popular networking dinner will be held on the evening of 8th November at the hotel. We have arranged space within the Café Veranda at the hotel for the event. Your FRMS Forum package includes the networking buffet and beverages until the end of the dinner, after which time you may wish to purchase your own.
Booking and Paying for your requirements
Please use the delegate registration form below to make your booking with the conference organisers. You will then be redirected to a page where you can contact the hotel to complete their booking form for accommodation, delegate conference and networking dinner. The hotel will take payment for these items in CNY along with any other charges made to your room account, when you check out. The Accommodation & FRMS Forum package costs CNY2,850 per delegate and covers your accommodation, FRMS Forum and networking dinner. Non accommodation packages cost CNY1,450 per delegate and covers the FRMS Forum and networking dinner.
Click here to go to the Registration and booking page