• How’s Shanghai, China?

    Located in the East China, Shanghai is the junction between Yangtze River and Qiantang River, as well as a part of Yangtze Delta Continent. Shanghai is one of central four municipalities of China.

    Today’s Shanghai is not only the national center of high-tech, trade, finance and information, but also the international center of cultural and economic exchange. Many media has praised Shanghai as the pearl with quickest economic development. 2010 World Exposition was held in Shanghai. Shanghai welcomes all the guests from home and abroad.

  • Do I need visa?

    Non-Chinese participants will need to apply for an entry visa into China. According to the regulations of different countries and regions, the process time and required documents are different. Please consult Embassy of People’s Republic of China as soon as you plan for your trip (we suggest no less than 3 weeks).


    If you need invitation letter for Visa application, please contact:


    Ctc: Channel Feng
    Tel:  (86)10 8417 7116, (86)150 0110 3946    
    Fax: (86)10 8417 7177
    E-mail: fenghaixia@luxtrip.cn


    Invitation Letter Fee:15USD(scanning copy), 35USD(original document include mailing expenses)


  • Do Chinese people speak English?

    The official language of China is Mandarin. With the development of society and economy, more and more Chinese can speak English now.

    At OI China, we offer a translator service for exhibitor. For more information, please speak to your sales contact.

  • How can I get OI China venue? (Flight & Transportation)

    There are two airports in Shanghai, which are Hongqiao Airport and Pudong Airport. Taxis are readily available at the taxi points at the airport.

    Airport Service Hotline: +86 (0)21-96990

    For more details of transportation, please refer Venue Information.

  • How can I get taxi in Shanghai?

    There are over 100 taxi companies in Shanghai. Of all the taxi companies, Dazhong, Qiangsheng and Jingjiang are most strongly recommended. Dazhong is sky blue: the largest taxi company in Shanghai. The drivers are very professional and all the cars are new and in good condition.

    Taxi call or enquiry in Shanghai:

    Dazhong: +86 (0)21-96822
    Qiangsheng: +86 (0)21-62580000
    Jinjiang: +86 (0)21-96961

  • Are there any good places for drink and eat around OI China venue?

    There are cafés such as Starbucks, as well as different kinds of restaurant around OI China venue. The restaurants include traditional Chinese food, Thailand food, Japanese foodand etc. Also there are restaurant like Steak House and Pizza Hut near the venue.

    Restaurant details will be released online in September.

  • Are there any hotels around OI China venue?

    There are different grades of hotels close to the OI China venue.

    Hotels recommended by OI China, along with details of how to book, please check Hotel Accommodation.

  • Is my IPR Protection protected?

    We do have IPR Protection at Exhibitions.


    Reed is committed to providing you with information to protect your innovations.  Based on China’s "Measures Regarding Intellectual Property Rights Protection at Exhibitions and Trade Fairs”, we take the following measures at all shows:


    ·    Disseminate the Practical Guide to IPR Protection to all exhibitors so they are informed on IPR matters and know how to file an infringement complaint.

    ·    Display IPR notices in the show venue to actively inform all exhibitors and visitors on IPR matters. Steps to handling IP infringement disputes are clearly stated on these posters.  IPR notices are printed in English and Chinese.

    ·    Set up on-site IPR offices for the duration of the show to ensure that complaints are addressed quickly


    Follow this link, or contact the IPR office on-site, for in-depth information on the steps to follow and documentation to submit when lodging an IPR breach complaint.

  • How’s business etiquette in China?

    Getting to know someone face-to-face is a key the Chinese use to determine if they want to work with you. Below are a few tips to help you make a strong and positive impression to potential Chinese partners and customers.

      ●Business Meetings

    These start promptly, so arrive early for the standard formal introductions. It is usual to be introduced to the most senior person at the meeting first, followed by the others, in descending order of seniority.



    A handshake is the standard way of greeting. Note that the Chinese respect their elders, so an extra show of courtesy in the presence of an older person reflects well. It never hurts to know even a little Mandarin in advance. Simple phrases such as Ni hao (hello) and xiexie (pronounced ‘shee-eh shee-eh’ - thank you) can go a long way towards making a positive impression. Note that surnames are placed first, e.g. Mr. Zhang Li should therefore be addressed as ‘Mr. Zhang’


      ●Business Cards

    These are essential in China. As mentioned earlier, have these cards translated into Chinese on the reverse side. Present your card with both hands with the Chinese side face up. It’s a sign of respect to spend a few moments examining the business cards you receive. Don’t put the card into your pocket, or write on it.


      ●Dining with the Chinese

    Never begin eating or drinking until your host does. It is considered good manners to try all the dishes offered to you, although you can discreetly leave anything you don’t like at the edge of your plate. Always set chopsticks down horizontally, never vertically, in a bowl. Dinner speeches and frequent toasts are standard, with locally produced wines or ‘baijiu’ spirit the usual drinks for toasts. It is customary for both sides to make toasts during the meal.


      ●Gift Giving

    The Chinese generally like to give small, inexpensive gifts. It’s therefore a good idea to bring similar presents with a theme from your country. You can even wrap these up in colors such as red, yellow or gold, which are regarded as lucky in China. It is not customary for your hosts to open the gifts in front of you, unless you encourage them to do so.

    Note: China is governed by very strict anti-corruption laws. To avoid misinterpretation of your intentions when giving a gift, ensure that your gifts are small and that their presentation cannot in any way be related to the specific conclusion of a business deal.



    Chinese negotiators know that foreigners will be reluctant to travel home empty-handed. Be prepared for the possibility of extended discussions. Ensure that your interpretations of any business deal are consistent with theirs and that everyone understands their duties and obligations. In the case of delays or frustrations, remain patient and polite. The Chinese don’t like to ‘lose face’ so loss of temper will only set you back.


      ●Non-Verbal Communication

    If you are beckoning to someone, motion towards you using your hand and palm pointed downwards – never palm up. Furthermore, don’t use your index finger or point when speaking.






Major Ocean Organizations in Qingdao

State Key Laboratory

●Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology

●Physical Oceanography. MOE. China

●Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology

●Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology

●Key Laboratory of Marine Geology and Environment

●Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves

●Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Science

●Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Corrosion and Bio-fouling

●State Key Laboratory of Marine Coatings

Subordinate Organization of the SOA

●North China Sea Branch, State Oceanic Administration

●North China Sea Marine Environmental Monitoring Center

●North China Sea Marine Forecasting Center of State Oceanic Administration

●North China Sea Data & Information Service, SOA

●North China Sea Centre of Standard& Metrology(Technology), SOA

●North China Sea Marine Technical Support Center, State Oceanic Administration

●The China Marine Surveillance Beihai Corps

●The China Marine Surveillance Detachment First

●The China Marine Surveillance Beihai Airlines Detachment

●Qingdao city environmental monitoring center

Research Laboratory

●The First Institute of Oceanography, SOA

●North China Sea Maritime Engineering Prospecting Institute, SOA

●Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

●Qingdao Branch, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

●Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences

●Shandong Institute of Marine Biology

●Institute seawater aquaculture Shandong Province

●Qingdao Marine Equipment Research Institute

●710 Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry


●Ocean University of China

●PLA Navy Submarine Academy Of The People's Liberation Army

●China University of Petroleum


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