BIT’s 5th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2016
★ Participant Guidelines

Visas are required for some nationalities to travel to China for the conference. Please contact your travel agent and the Chinese Consulate/Embassy in your country for exact details on the visa application procedure as soon as possible. Visa processing times may vary.

Participants are recommended to apply for tourist visa. The organizing committee of WCO-2016 cannot issue any official letters of invitation for your Business Visa application due to Chinese regulations.


P.S. The Hotel Reservation Confirmation may be necessary for the Tourist Visa application.
Please let us know your visa process and send back your itinerary form before Sep. 30th when determined, and then we’ll arrange related Conference details accordingly!

According to the weather forecasting, the average temperature during the period of Conference is around 6°C ~ 13°C, it is cool in the morning & night, coat is necessary.



The working language of this Conference is English, therefore, simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.



A variety of electrical outlets can be found in China and an all-around adaptor set is recommended. Voltage in China is 220V 50Hz. If you will need to use an adapter, please be sure to use an appropriate transformer as well.

All participants have the opportunity to write a short abstract of their research work. Abstracts selected for oral presentations will be listed on the conference website after they are accepted and the authors will be notified. We kindly request that you keep in mind the deadline for abstract submission is September 15, 2016.


Your paper should contain the following:
· Name, Occupation & Organization
· Personal Resume of Participants under the Heading ‘About the Author’
· Abstract

Please make sure that all materials are of a representative quality. Your paper should not exceed the limit of 1 A4 page in length.

Download Areas
Concurrent Congress
Conference Chair

Mr. Kejun Li
Chairman, China Association of Communication Enterprise Management, Former President, China Classification Society, China & President, International Association of Classification Societies.

Operating Organization

BIT Group Global Ltd.
Foreign Experts Databank of SAFEA-Dalian Branch

Official Travel Agency

BIT World Travel Service, Inc.
Location of Qingdao

Renowned Speakers-2015
Mr. Paul Holthus, CEO & President, World Ocean Council, USA
Mr. James Huang, Vice President, DNV GL, Norway
Dr. Michael V. Voyloshnikov, Chief Research Scientist, Maritime State University, Russia
Mr. Guangli Yang, Manager, Marine Technology and Business Development for the Greater China Division, American Bureau of Shipping, China
Dr. Suseno Sukoyono, Minister's Adviser, Ministry of Marine Affairs And Fisheries, Indonesia
Dr. Vehbi S Ataergin, Consultant & Professor, Consultant Wise MT&T, UK
Mr. Stephane Paboeuf, Project Manager, Bureau Veritas, France
Dr. Sergey A. Ogai, Rector Chief Executive Officer, Maritime State University, Russia
Dr. Randy Gillespie, Director, Centre for Applied Ocean Technology, Canada
Mr. Roger Johnston, Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority, Australia
Mr. Thomas A. Ralph, Executive Director, Fluor Enterprises, Inc., USA
Mr. Mikael Castanius, Director, Ports of Sweden, Sweden
Mr. Richard Thomas Dines, VP, Port of Long Beach, Board of Harbor Commissioners, USA
Dr. Hongda Shi, Dean, Ocean University of China, China
Dr. Henrik Schmidt, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Erling Olaf Koppang, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Mr. P. Foerd Ames, Inventor &Owner, OWECO Ocean Wave Energy Company, USA
Dr. Markus Schoener, Partner, CMS Hasche Sigle, Germany
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