The Gala Dinner on 28 June will be hosted at the Xizi Banquet Hall, Xizi Hotel.
Amidst the green, tranquil landscape of the mountains and the very famous West Lake, Xizi Hotel also breathes Chinese culture and history.
Delegates will be able to taste globally inspired Asian-fusion cuisine, andenjoy lively traditional Chinese shows, all in the same room where Chairman Mao watched a movie not so many decades ago!
With Leifeng Pagoda (Tower) and the West Lake as a backdrop, theelegant three course meal of delicate and savoury taste will be served at 20:00.
The evening culminates with the recognition of the achievements of our members. Winners of the IFABS 2015 Awards will be awarded on the night.
Bus transportationfrom conference venuewill be at 19:00 promptly. Please do not be late!
A stroll through recent History:
Also known as "Wang's Villa", Xizi Hotel was founded in 1927 as Wang Yu-tai Tea House. It is located on the south bank of the famous West Lake and under the Leifeng Pagoda at the foot of the Sunset Mountain. The hotel is surrounded by the hills on the one side and the lake on the other, and it has exclusive views of the West Lake. The exquisite garden architecture shows natural beauty thoroughly.
The scenery views over the magnificent Leifeng Pagodaand the gentle West Lake attracted celebrities like statesmen Mao Ze-dong, Deng Xiao-pingand Hu Jin-tao to the romantic “Wang's Villa”. Delegates will be able to listen the soothing sounds of nature while savouring their meal in a unique place in Chinese history!
Make sure you do not miss:
- West Lake - UNESCO World Heritage Site, http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1334
- Leifeng Pagoda, http://www.chinatourguide.com/hangzhou/lei_feng_pagoda.html
- Jingci Temple, http://www.mildchina.com/hangzhou-attractions/hangzhou-jingci-temple.html
Views of the Leifeng Tower and the West Lake from the Hotel
Views of the Hall and the West Lake from the Hotel
The Welcoming Reception on 27th June will be held at the Grand Hall of the Conference Venue. All delegates are welcome to enjoy the relaxed environment and the mouth-watering selection of canapés. Included in the registration fee, waiting for you is an evening of amusement, traditional entertainment, and the excellent opportunity to make new friends while catching up with old ones.
Visiting the West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
|Tea Picking at Longjing Village|
Party on the Canal Ship
|West Lake Impression Show|
|Visit Xixi National Wetland Park|