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Partnership for Urban Innovation: Global Conference, Shanghai 2010 will be held at Le Royal Méridien Shanghai, June 17–18. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Shanghai along the famous Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, adjacent to the People’s Square Metro interchange. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from The Bund.

Hotel Amenities

All rooms and suites include a 42-inch plasma television with international satellite channels, DVD/CD player, broadband Internet, sizeable work desk and ergonomic chair, and a couch. Glass walls separate the bedroom from the bathroom, which features a rain shower, deep bath tub, and a centrally located floating wash basin. Regular rooms average 38 square meters.

Check in: 2:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.

  • Complimentary fitness facility
  • Spa facility and services
  • 24-hour butler service
  • Full-service business center

Transportation from Pudong International Airport
We recommend that you use Shanghai Maglev Train. Please note:

  • Train operates between Pudong International Airport and Long Yang Road
  • From Long Yang Road, you can transfer to Subway Line 2, which runs westward to People’s Square (5 minutes from Le Royal Méridien)
  • Train fee is CNYÂ¥50 for a single trip
  • For more information, please visit

You may also opt for a taxi, which will cost approximately CNYÂ¥150 (one way) from Pudong International Airport to People's Square in the center of Shanghai. Taxi ride is approximately 50 minutes.

Food and Beverage

Food and beverage for the event will be hosted by Cisco.

June 17, 2010:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner reception

June 18, 2010 - Guided visit to the World Expo

A guided tour for delegates will be provided to the World Expo site. Lunch will be provided for all during the tour. The itinerary will include a tour of leading urban innovation pavilions from Cisco (including executive reception showcase), SAIC/GM (including Connected Vehicle theatre show), The Expo Future Pavilion and to global city pavilions in the Urban Best Practices Area. All delegates will be provided with a 3-day Expo pass to return to visit additional sites at World Expo the days following the Partnership for Urban Innovation: Global Conference 2010.

Room Rates

Room rates for Le Royal Méridien Shanghai:

  • CNYÂ¥1,100 for single occupancy
  • CNYÂ¥1,200 for double occupancy (approximately US$170) per night. This is a discounted group rate. Payment for accommodations is the responsibility of attendees.

Room rates are subject to a 15 percent service charge, which includes one buffet breakfast daily and in-room broadband Internet.


To receive the discounted group rate, please book your reservation through the Partnership for Urban Innovation Global Conference registration site. If you book directly through the hotel, the discount rate will not apply.

Le Royal Méridien accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, and JCB. The hotel reserves the right to preauthorize credit cards prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Accommodations for Partnership for Urban Innovation: Global Conference, Shanghai 2010 are held on a group basis. Therefore, cancellations prior to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on June 1, 2010 will not be charged. If you cancel your reservation after 5:00 p.m., PST, on June 1, 2010, you will be charged a one-night cancellation fee. The hotel will refund cancellation charges to your credit card should the room be resold.

Attendee Responsibility

Please note that by extending this invitation, Cisco is unable to pay for accommodations or travel for Conference attendees. There is no fee to attend the Partnership for Urban Innovation: Global Conference, Shanghai 2010. You are, however, responsible for your flights, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation to the Conference venue.

Contact For further questions, please email us at

Le Royal Méridien Shanghai
789 Nanjing Road East
Shanghai, Shanghai 200001
Phone: +1 86 21 3318 9999

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