Travel

Venue

The 2016 FISITA World Automotive Congress will take place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO) in Busan, Korea. The BEXCO is located 30 minutes from Gimhae International Airport and is located in the heart of the Haeundae Beach Resort, one of South Korea's most famous hospitality sites.

BEXCO FISITA World Automotive Congress 2016

Address:
55 APEC Street
Haeundae-gu
612-704
Busan

For more information see: www.bexco.co.kr/eng/Main.do

Entry into Korea

Information coming soon.

Language

The official language of the conference is English.

Programme Changes

The organisers are not liable for any changes made to the programme. Please visit the web site regularly for updates.

Final Programme

The final programme will be provided on-site in the delegate bag.

Climate

The average temperature in Busan in September is 23°C / 73°F and is typically clear.

Time Zone

Busan operates under Korean Standard Time (KST) which is UTC/GMT +9 hours.

Currency

The official curency in Busan is the South Korean Won (SKW). Credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops and restaurants. Currency exchange is possible near Nampo-dong and Hauendae at banks such as KB (Korea Bank of Exchange), Busan Bank and NH Bank. Withdrawing cash at an ATM with your foreign MasterCard or Visa is usually simple as most will have an English language option. American Express cards are less widely accepted.

Tipping

Tipping is not customary in Busan. In restaurants, taxis and hotels you will receive exact change and it is not expected to leave a gratuity.

Shopping

Information coming soon.

Pharmacies

Simple Western remedies such as aspirin are most likely to be found in 24-hour convenience stores and the lobbies of high-end hotels. Pharmacies are located throughout the city (with the usual green cross), though none are open 24 hours.

Tax

Value Added Tax is in included in all prices. Currently this tax is levied at 10%.

Communications

Information coming soon.

Electricity

Electric current in South Korea is AC 220-240V/50Hz. Electrical sockets (outlets) in South Korea (the Republic of Korea / ROK) are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type E" and "Type F" Schuko.

Public Transport

Information coming soon.

Taxis

Taxi drivers may not be very fluent in English, although there is a translation service the taxi driver can contact if needed.

Insurance

Participants are strongly advised to obtain travel insurance (medical, personal accident and luggage) in their home country prior to departure.

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Important dates

Technical Session

13 May 2016
Deadline for manuscript
31 July 2016
Deadline for final papers
26-30 September 2016
FISITA 2016 World Automotive Congress

Interactive Progress Session

19 August 2016
Interactive Progress Session - Deadline for Abstracts
25 August 2016
Interactive Progress Session - Notification to authors
26 August 2016
Interactive Progress Session - Deadline for PowerPoint Presentation Submission

Organised by

  • FISITA
  • KSAE

Supported by

  • MOTIE
  • MOLIT
  • Ministry of Environment, Korea
  • Busan Metropolitan City
  • Korea Tourism Organization
  • Busan Tourism Organization