The 13th IPI CAU ISSAS International Symposium will take place at the Empark Grand Hotel.

Empark Grand Hotel
Kunming, No. 1 Yingbin Road,
Guandu District,

For more information see

To book your room, please contact Dr. Xiaoqin Chen. Payment for the room should be taken care of by the participants.

Visa information

Conference participants may need a Chinese visa to enter China. Specifically, those who are not Chinese citizens, except passport holders from Singapore, Brunei, and Japan, need a Chinese visa. Participants can apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the region in which they live. To avoid uncertainty, participants are advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. It is recommended that they apply for a Chinese visa at least 1 month in advance. For more information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy in your country. If you need an invitation letter for your visa, please contact

About Kunming

Kunming, is located in southwest China, and is the political, cultural, economic and transportation center of Yunnan Province. The beautiful natural scenery, glorious historical heritages, and colorful folk customs made Kunming one of the first tourist destination cities in China.

One of the main attractions is the Kunming Stone Forest, a spectacular set of limestone groups, known since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.) as the ‘First Wonder of the World’. Walking through the Stone Forest, visitors marvel at the natural stone masterpieces and are bewitched by the intricate formations. The magnificent, strange and steep landscape creates countless labyrinthine vistas.