Frequently Asked Questions

• Where is the Symposium being held?

The Symposium is being held at The Langham Hotel, located at 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The event will take place on the second floor of the hotel, in the Grand Ballroom.

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• What are the phone number and fax number of the hotel?

The Langham's phone number is +852 2375 1133. Their fax number is +852 2375 6611.

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Is the hotel and function space handicap accessible?

The hotel is handicap accessible throughout all of its function space.

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Is there internet access in the hotel?

There is wireless and wired internet access in the guest rooms. Wireless is also available in all public areas, but it is not complimentary unless included in a guest's room package.

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Will food be provided during the Symposium?

There will be a coffee break between the first and second panel. The reception afterward will feature drinks and a substantial array of hot and cold dishes, served buffet-style for all guests.

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Is photography allowed during the Symposium?

You may take photos but flash photography is not permitted.

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Are cell phones/PDAs allowed at the Symposium?

As a courtesy to your fellow attendees and speakers, we ask that you please put your device on silent. If you receive or need to make a phone call, please step outside of the meeting room to do so.

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What are the Symposium Registration Desk hours?

The Registration Desk will open at 11:00 AM. Name tags will be provided.

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Where is the cocktail reception being held?

The cocktail reception will take place in the Palm Court on the 1st floor, beginning at 5:00 PM. We ask registered attendees to continue to wear name tags during the reception.

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Will there be a Q&A portion during the Symposium?

There will be a Q&A session after each panel discussion.

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Where is the hotel business center located, and what are its operational hours?

A fully equipped state-of-the-art Business Centre is located on the ground floor next to the hotel reception with extensive facilities.

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Is smoking permitted on the premises?

Smoking is permitted only in smoking rooms and in designated outdoor areas. Otherwise, smoking is prohibited in all indoor areas of the hotel.

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May I bring a guest to the Symposium?

Your guest must have pre-registered for the Symposium in order to attend. We cannot guarantee that there will be seats available the day of the Symposium.

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Can I record the presentations?

You must be a registered member of the media in order to conduct any type of recording during the Symposium. Please contact our Publications and Public Relations Coordinator, Daniel Rivero at +1 (212) 854-1735 or if you wish to register.

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Will copies of any presentations be available for attendees?

If speakers give permission to make their presentations available to the attendees, then their presentations will be posted on the WEAI website.

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Can I receive a special Columbia rate at the Langham Hotel as a registered Symposium attendee?

A special rate is available for guests of the event. Please contact Mike Fu at +1 (212) 854-6916 or for more information.

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How far is the domestic and international airport from the hotel? Can I arrange transportation through the hotel?

The hotel is located approximately 40 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport, and is a five minute walk to Tsimshatsui Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Station with connections to all major urban areas, the airport and mainland China.

Guests may arrive at the hotel from airport via taxi or MTR. The travel time varies depending on the mode of transport. Shuttle service is available for hotel guests.

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What are the check-in/check-out hours of the hotel?

Check-in is at 3 PM. and check-out is at 11 AM.

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What events/activities are there to do in the area?

• Kowloon Park
• Harbour City Shopping Centre (Over 700 shops)
• Avenue of Stars
• Hong Kong Culture Centre

More information can be found here:


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Where is the American consulate located?

The consulate is located at 26 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. Please click here for detailed directions.

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Where is the nearest hospital?

The nearest hospital is Kwong Wah Hospital, located at 25 Waterloo Road, Hong Kong. A map of the facility location can be found here.

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Hong Kong's Future in a Changing Asia
Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quick Links
Schedule & Panel Detail
Speaker Bios
Frequently Asked Questions
Symposium Videos
Symposium Images

For general inquiries, please contact Mike Fu at or +1 (212) 854-6916.

For media inquiries, please contact Daniel Rivero at or +1 (212) 854-1735.

With the support of:

  • Asian Columbia Alumni Association
  • Columbia Alumni Association
  • Columbia Business School
  • Columbia Business School Asian Alumni Club
  • Columbia Global Centers | East Asia
  • Columbia University Alumni Association of Hong Kong
  • Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs
  • Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York
  • Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business