COM2015 – Information

About Beijing

Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The city’s history dates back three millennia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for much of the past eight centuries.

The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks and gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a center of culture and art in China. Beijing has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, Great Wall, and the Grand Canal.

The Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic. The airport is easily connected to the city centre as it is served by the Airport Express Line of the Beijing Subway.

The venue

The meetings will take place at:

Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall

7 Jian Guo Men South Avenue

Dongcheng District  

Beijing 100005


Directions from the Airport

The hotel is adjacent to the remaining ancient Ming Dynasty City Wall, a five-minute drive to Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Silk Market, and a 5-minute walk to Jianguomen Subway Station. 

Group rates have been secured at the venue for delegates. A link to the preferential group rate portal will be emailed upon registration.


All delegates are responsible to ensure they meet all visa requirements before travelling to China. Do contact the Chinese Embassy in your country for all details. Invite letters for visa purposes can be provided once delegates are formally registered to the meeting.


The two-day Council meetings are open free to all IAPB members and partners – pre-registration is required.