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5th Asian Veg Union Congress to be held in Hangzhou, China

International Vegetarian Union | 12/10/10

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The 5th Asian Veg Union Congress to be held in Hangzhou, China 8th-9th November 2011

The City of Hangzhou is one of the seven ancient capital cities in China. It has a population of 3.72 million and has a long history of 2100 years. Marco Polo, the famous Italian traveler, described Hangzhou as the most beautiful, magnificent, and paradise city in the world. In October 2001, Hangzhou was selected for the Habitant Scroll of Honour Award by United Nations Center for Human Settlement. In the 2001 National Poll on City Security, Hangzhou was ranked as the safest city in China.

Theme
Vegetarian nutrition from theory to practice

Weather
Weather in Hangzhou is excellent in November, with temperatures around 20 degree centigrade.

Location
Hangzhou, located in China's most developed southeast coastal area, is renowned for its thriving economy, colorful culture and beautiful landscape.

Conference Venue
Tai-Xu-Hu Hotel, Oriental Culture Park, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, has different size meeting rooms from 20 sets to 600 sets. All rooms are very well equipped with modern facilities. It has plenty spaces for refreshments, poster display, exhibition, and informal meeting as well. Tai-Xu-Hu Hotel offer wireless internet access facilities for delegate use.

Accommodation
Tai-Xu-Hu Hotel is the prospective 5 star hotel, will offer best price for participants of the 5th AVU congress.

Food
All food at the Congress will be vegan.

Transport
Hangzhouis within easy access to all major cities in China and is only about 45 minutes away from Shanghai by high speed train or two hours by car. There are direct plane routes to Hangzhou international airport from different countries and regions such as Japan, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Maco, Taipei, Kaohsiung etc.

Recreation
Hangzhou city CBD is around the West-lake, a natural lake, a lot of beautiful gardens and parks around the lake. As an ancient capital city of Southern Song Dynasty, there are many of historic sites. Hangzhoucuisine is brilliant, especially vegetarian cuisine with a wide variety of southern ingredients cooked in the typical northern manner. Hangzhou cuisine has developed a diverse range of dishes based on the greater variety of fresh, raw materials available.

Numbers
We are expecting more than 1000 delegates for 5th AVU conference, more than 200 from overseas, more than 800 from domestic and more than 40 exhibitors.

Positive feedback from many past conferences and events held in Hangzhou show that not only is Hangzhou entirely capable of holding a successful 5th AVU
conference in 2011, it will also be a memorable experience for all those who attend.

full details: www.5avu.com/en_index.asp



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