General Information

Venue
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is strategically located in Kuala Lumpur City Center overlooking the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers and the 50-acre KLCC Park. KLCC is a self-contained convention precinct that offers business, accommodation, entertainment, recreation and daily needs within walking distance.
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: http://www.klccconventioncentre.com/

Accommodation
Kenes MP Asia will obtain special accommodation rates for Congress participants. Please visit accommodation page periodically.

Climate
Malaysia has a tropical climate and the weather is warm all year round. Temperatures rangefrom 210C to 320C and the annual rainfall varies from 2,000 mm to 2,500 mm.

Clothing
The dress code for AOCN 2016 is business casual for all occasions unless stated otherwise.

Currency
The unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit, which is denoted as RM. Foreign currencies can be converted at banks and money changers. It comes in denominations of MYR5, 10, 20, 50, 100 notes and 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents. International Credit Cards are widely accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. For exchange rates: www.xe.com

Banking Hours
In most states, banks are open from Monday to Friday from 9.15 am to 4.30 pm. Check the websites of the relevant banks for details on operating hours and rest days. Online banking services are available.

Electrical supply
The voltage used throughout Malaysia is 220 – 240 volts AC, at 50 cycles per second. Standard
3-pin square plugs and sockets are used.

Exhibition
An industrial and pharmaceutical exhibition will take place within the framework of the Congress. Details of the AOCN 2016 exhibition and sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by contacting:
Ms. Leah Jurado
Kenes MP Asia
PICO Creative Centre
20 Kallang Avenue, 339411
Tel: +65 6292-4706 Fax: +65 6292 4721
E-mail: ljurado@kenes.com

Language
The official language of the Congress is English. All presentations will be made in English and simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Letter of Invitation
For information on travel visas, we suggest you contact your local Consulate for the full and official instructions that apply to you. In some cases, you may require an official invitation from the congress.

To request an official invitation for the AOCN 2016 congress, please contact invitation@kenes.com. Please make sure to send us your full name (as printed in your passport), full postal address and passport number, as well as the congress name in the subject line. An official invitation letter will be created and sent to you by e-mail within 5-7​ working days. Please note that we recommend you request your invitation at least 3 weeks before applying for your visa.

We are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are mailed directly to them.

The invitation is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.

Liability and Insurance
The organizer is not able to take any responsibility for injury or damage involving persons and property during the Congress. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Time
The standard Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of GMT (+8 GMT) and 16 hours ahead of the U.S. Pacific Standard Time.

Entry Requirements
Visitors must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period. Citizens of most countries do not require visas for social or business visits. For further information, please visit or call the nearest Malaysian diplomaticmission or Tourism Malaysia office.
Please click here (http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/visa-requirement-by-country) to view more details on Visa to Malaysia.