EN – IoT Summit FAQ




Q: Where can I view all the special room rate hotels?

You can view the information only after registration and it can be found in your personal member center.

Q: Will Advantech reserve a room for me?

No. Advantech provides discounted room rate information only. You must process your reservation individually. Also the discounted rooms are limited so please process your reservation as soon as possible.


Q: Will there be shuttle bus during summit?

Yes, there are free airport pick up shuttle bus on Oct 31st and free shuttle bus on Nov.1-2. Please refer to the timetable blow


Q: How much does it cost from the airport to Suzhou Expo Center?

It’s around RMB 350+ from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and RMB 450+ from Shanghai Pudong International Airport.


Q: What is the currency exchange rate from my currency to RMB?

Please refer to the latest currency exchange rate  https://www.hsbc.com.cn/1/2/misc/exchange-rates

Q: How much US currency and Chinese RMB can I bring in?

5,000 US dollars (or equivalent in any foreign currency) or 20,000 CNY is permitted. If you have more than this amount, related documents will be needed and you need to declare to the customs.

Q: Guide to use credit card in China?

China is still largely a cash-based economy. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club, Federal and Million cards find acceptance in China, although to varying degrees. You may use your credit card at mid-sized to large hotels, restaurants and other businesses in most major cities, but you’ll find very few or no takers in rural areas.

Power Adapter & Converter

Q: Which plug converter do I need for China?

In mainland China, the power supplied to sockets is 220 volts at 50Hz AC. This is similar to what you’ll find in most of Europe and Australia but different than the 110V 60Hz found in the United States and Canada. However there are a variety of plugs found in China, but the 220V 50Hz electrical current stays the same. Below are the most common types of electrical outlets you’ll find in China.

Q: Do I need a power converter for China?

Most modern electronic chargers are rated for both 110V and 220V. This means that you won’t have to buy any special adapter or power converter for your travel to China.

Internet Access

Q: Can I access Facebook, Instagram, etc?

China censors its internet, which means that once you land in China, you won’t have easy access to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube and many other sites.


Q: What is the dress code during the summit?

Business formal.

Q: Clothing suggestions?


March~May | 50~71.6°F

Clothing suggestions:
Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and comfortable shoes


Jun~Aug | Above 71.6°F

Clothing suggestions:
T-shirts, short sleeve shoirts, skirts, sandals, caps, rain wear


Sep~Nov | 50~71.6°F

Clothing suggestions:
Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen swearters, rain wear and comfortable shoes


Dec~Feb | Below 50°F

Clothing suggestions:
Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, cap, gloves and cotton-padded shoes are required