Venue

BioProcessing Asia 2020 will be held at the Conference Centre of Sofitel Sentosa, Singapore. The Conference Centre and hotel are 20-30 minutes, from Changi International Airport. Access to the island of Sentosa, which is linked to mainland Singapore by a causeway, is free of charge when a hotel reservation is shown at the entry point. Once at the conference all participants, including domestic residents, will be issued with a pass for the conference days. For Singapore residents travelling by car, free parking is available at the hotel. The hotel also provides a frequent (every 30 minutes) shuttle service to the mainland at the Harbour Front complex, taking 10 minutes. The service is open to all visitors to Sofitel Sentosa and leaves from the Sentosa Gateway Road side of Vivo City. The MRT (Singapore’s metro system) Harbourfront station is linked to the city via North East and Circle lines.

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation is not included in the registration fee. However, the BPA 2020 Conference has negotiated a significantly favourable room rate and holds a limited room block with Sofitel for the duration of the conference. Please book before 5 October to ensure yourself of a room.

Free wifi is available throughout Sofitel and the conference centre for both hotel residents and conference attendees.

Participants are advised to book early and should book accommodation directly with the hotel using the dedicated BPA 2020 link provided. Go to

Sofitel Sentosa BPA Room Booking

Alternative and lower cost accommodation is also available close to the Sentosa entry point on mainland Singapore. See for example, Travelodge Harbourfront.

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The Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is located in a quiet, secluded and green environment overlooking the Sebarok Channel of the Singapore Straits. Image: Google Earth.

Travel

Please plan your travel so that you can join us for the opening activities and the closing dinner which are included in the registration fee. The conference opens with a Reception and Keynote Address in the late afternoon of Monday 26th October 2020 and closes with Dinner on Thursday 29th October 2020.

Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of the busiest airline hubs in Asia served by all major and low cost airlines. Changi has direct connections to cities throughout the region and with Europe and North America. A taxi to the hotel costs ca. SGD 25.00. The MRT also serves Changi Airport.

Visa Requirements

For many travellers, entry to Singapore is Visa Free. However, visitors travelling from certain countries, including India and the Peoples Republic of China require a visa. Visa applications can be made online at the Singapore Government Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Simply go to Singapore Visa for complete information and online visa services: click on “I am a Visitor” and then “Check if you need Entry Visa” for guidance.

Approximate flight times from major Asian cities to Singapore in hours and minutes.

Bangalore 4:10
Chennai 3:50
Hyderabad 3:50
Mumbai 5:00
New Delhi 5:00

Beijing 5.00
Chengdu 5:00
Hangzhou 5:00
Shanghai 4:55
Shenzen 3:30
Wuhan 4:30

Bangkok 2:10
Jakarta 1:45
Seoul 6:00
Osaka 6:15
Tokyo 6:45

From Flight time calculator