Travel information | CPhI China 2017


Invitation letter for Chinese Visa Application

How to apply?

Foreign visitors who come to China for attendance of the CPhI China 2017 can apply for the PORT VISA now. With the PORT VISA NOTIFICATION, you will be able to get the port visa at Shanghai Port Division of Shanghai - Exit Entry Administration Bureau upon your arrival at Shanghai Pudong Airport / Hongqiao International Airport.
Citizens of the following countries cannot apply for the Port Visa: Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afganistan, Nigeria, Turkey, Syria, Mali, Ghana. 
Please note: The Port Visa is valid for 1 month from the date of issue.

To apply for the port visa, follow these steps:

Step 1:
Download and fill in the Application Form (type writen in the sheet) and submit together with the scanned copy of your passport/applicant's passport (only JPG), to

Step 2:
The information will be checked and submitted to the Exit-Entry Administration of Shanghai Public Security Bureau. You will receive your response usually within 5 working days. Once the appllication is approvedd, the Bureau will issue the PORT VISA NOTIFICATION and inform the organizer to forward it to the foreign national applicant via email or fax,

Step 3:
When you arrive at the ports, you will be required to fill in Port Visa application form on the counter and provide:

  • Approved Port Visa Notification
  • Passport
  • 1 x of colour photo (2 inches, full face, withouth any hat or cap on the head, photography needs to be taken within the last 6 months)
  • visa charges, (in cash, charges are based on the mutual agreements signed between countries, please ask the onsite staff)

Secure your accommodation in Shanghai

hotel accommodation china

What I need to do?

1. To secure accommodation in Shanghai, you can select from one of the Official Hotel Service provider below to book the hotel.

2. For further terms & conditions, please check our options below: 

Option 1: Orient

Option 2:

Airport Shuttle Pick Up Schedule

We provide Airport Shuttle Service from Pudong Airport to following destinations. Destination can either be the expo center (SNIEC) or official hotels below:

  • Kerry Hotel
  • Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel
  • Renaissance Hotel Pudong
  • Grand Mercure Shanghai Century Park, Original: Radisson Hotel Pudong Century Park
  • InterContinental Shanghai Pudong
  • Doubletree by Hilton Shanghai Pudong
  • Dorsett Shanghai
  • Parkview Hotel
  • Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai-Pudong
  • Tong Mao Hotel
  • IBIS Expo hotel
  • Manju Business Hotel



India Travel Agency Partners

Trius Holidays

Are you traveling to CPhI China from India?

Arrange your travel with one of our official travel agencies: Trius Holidays
Contact Details: 
Sanjeev Sharma, Associate Director
Tel: +91 9833884482

Room No 5, Wing G-10, Rani Sati Nagar, 
Chincholi, S V Road, Malad (West), Mumbai – 400 064, India

In Orbit_Tours

You can also use In Orbit Tours PVT., Ltd.

Contact Person:
Om Prakash
Tel: +91 22 2422 9281/40436868

16, Kamat Indl. Estate, Opp. Siddhivinayak Temple,
396, V S Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai – 400 025

Opening times

Tuesday, 20 June:       09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday, 21 June:   09:00 - 18:00
Thursday, 22 June:      09:00 - 15:30

Local Time in Shanghai

Practical Information when in Shanghai

hello chinese useful phrases

Speak like a local – Useful Phrases

When abroad it’s always useful to know some practical phrases whether you want to greet someone, order a food or just thank to someone. We have prepared a short list of phrases for you, so check it out here.

English                                               Chinese

  1. Hi                                                     Nǐhǎo
  2. How are you?                                  Nǐhǎo ma?
  3. Very good                                        Hěn hǎo
  4. Thank you                                       Xièxie


restaurant shanghai

Where to eat in Shanghai

Along with thousands years of history and culture, Chinese cuisine has its own unique variety of taste. There are many special dishes apart you can taste from the popular Peking duck when in China. You will be amazed by how many available choices of food from the fresh Steamed Crab, Cheese Butter lobster to the exquisite Pigeon-Egg Dumplings. Plus it is definitely a must to try some Shanghai snacks such as Eyebrow-Shaped Shortcake, Crab-brown Baked Cake, Nanxiang Steamed Buns.Have a peek at our Top 5 recommended restaurants while you are in Shanghai!


Where to go in Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the biggest city on earth with more than 24 million people, conveniently located on the central coast of China. Not only is Shanghai a global financial hub, but it is also well known for its charming tourist attractions such as Yu Garden, the Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower, Longhua Temple and many more await for your adventure. Please find out more at our map!