28 - 30 June 2023
Taipei
Taiwan

World News Media Congress 2023

World Media Leaders Summit, World Editors Forum, Women in News Summit

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General Information about the Congress

When will World News Media Congress 2023 take place?
From 28th to 30th June 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Who is the organiser of World News Media Congress?
The World News Media Congress 2023 is organised by WAN-IFRA in cooperation with United Daily News of Taiwan.

How many times has the Congress taken place?
In 2023, the 74th World News Media Congress will take place.

What is the exact address of the Congress Venue?
Nangang Exhibition Centre Hall 2, No.2, Jingmao 2nd Rd., Nangang District, Taipei City 11568, Taiwan

Languages
Congress and Forums are presented in English. Simultaneous interpretation languages can be arranged on prior request.

Attire
The dress code is business formal.

Where do I find a list of all the sponsors and exhibitors?
You can find information on the homepage of our website.

Tickets
The Tickets can be purchased through the “Register here” button at the homepage. Please refer to the Tickets page for price information and details.

Where can I get information about the programme?
We are constantly updating our website, please check our programme section for new updates and developments.

Badges
Badges can be picked up from the Congress Venue registration desk from 8:00am onwards on 28 June. Please have your ID or business card ready.
Your badge will be the entrance card/ticket for all social events such as the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. So please bring your badge with you.

How to Get There

By Plane

For international travels, the closest and biggest airport is Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), which is located about 50km from the Congress Hotel & Venue. In Taipei, one can also find Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA), which serves a small portion of international flights.

Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) is also an  international airport and is located at the south of the island.

 

Ground Travel

There are multiple options to travel from TPE airport to city centre.

  • Pre-booked Taxi – You can pre-booked airport transfer here and have a private driver waiting for you at the Arrivals Hall.
  • Stand-by Taxi – Taxis operate with a taximeter. Please note that there is a 50% surcharge on top of what is written on the taximeter for the route from Airport to City Centre. This typically cost approximately €42 (NT$ 1,100- NT$2000) and will take about 50 minutes.
  • Uber – Uber is available in Taoyuan Airport. One-way trip fare to Taipei City is about NT$ 1,200 – 2,500.
  • Bus – several buses link TPE Airport to various Taipei districts. Please see more information here.
  • Metro/MRT – There are 2 lines taking you both to Taipei Main Station in city centre. The journey lasts between 40 – 50 minutes cost €4.80 (NT$ 160). Ticket must be paid by cash at both ticket machine or booth. More information on MRT can be found here.
  • Train – there is no direct train connection between TPE airport and city centre. You would need to transfer at Taiwan High Speed Rail Taoyuan Station (also known as Taoyuan HSR), leaving the airport by MRT or BUS. More information can be found here.

Getting Around in Taipei

  • Bus Shuttles – WAN-IFRA, together with UDN, offers a free of charge shuttle bus between the Grand Hyatt Hotel (Congress Hotel), Nangang Exhibtion Center (Congress Venue) and Grand Hotel (Gala Dinner Venue). The exact timings of the shuttle bus will be published closer to the event date.
  • Public Transport – To avoid paying for every single trip, one can purchase the “EasyCard”, which allows to you use all public transportation as well as paying for certain goods. The card can be bought from major convenience stores (7-
    Eleven, FamilyMart, Hi-Life, OK Mart) as well as from the airport or information centres at the metro station and starts from NT$100 (€3.00). For those who wish to also visit some popular attractions, then they can purchase “Taipei Fun Pass” which has option to combine public transport tickets together with entry passes to certain attractions. Further information about “Taipei Fun Pass” can be found here.

VISA requirments

There are 66 countries from which visitors do not require a visa for short stays of 14 days or up to 90 days. Some nationalities are eligible for a visa extension of up to 180 days.

We advise you to check with your local Embassy or Consulate for the exact information. For the different Visa types, please visit here.

Visa invitation letter
Once you register, you will receive by email a Visa Invitation Letter Form which you can fill for the purpose of submitting with your Visa application. For any further assistance  regarding Visa, please contact Ilona Gümperlein (ilona.guemperlein@wan-ifra.org) or Joanne Busuttil (joanne.busuttil@wan-ifra.org).

COVID & Entry restrictions for travellers

As of 13 October 2022, arrivals from abroad will no longer be required to quarantine and will instead undergo a 7-day period of self-initiated prevention.

Please note that this information might change, and we ask you to check on the official Taiwanese website for the latest updates as well as your respective local Embassy/Consulate.

General Information about Taiwan

Time Zone
National Standard Time (UTC+8)

Electricity
100V/60hz, 2-pin plug in horizontal orientation. If you are traveling from overseas, you will most likely need an adapter or transformer.

Currency and Money
The Republic of China’s unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at government-designated banks and hotels. Major credit cards such as American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Diners Club are accepted

Language
Mandarin Chinese is the common language spoken. However, there are signs and instructions in English, Chinese, and Japanese at popular tourist areas, shopping malls, and transport facilities.

Useful Contact Numbers

  • 112 – Emergency Call (General)
  • 119 – Emergency Call (Fire & Ambulance)
  • 110 – Emergency Call (Police)
  • 0800 011 765 – 24-Hour Toll-Free Travel Information Hotline
  • 1900 – Information For Foreigners In Taiwan

Taiwan Customs
Before you travel, check Taiwan Customs for limits and documents you’ll need.

Shopping
Most businesses operate Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00pm, while many large malls operate every day of the week from 11:00 – 20:00. Taipei has also many convenience stores which are open 24/7.

 

Money back guarantee

Registered attendees who need to cancel due to COVID restrictions in their country, or if they are unable to travel to Taiwan, will receive a full refund of the amount they have paid toward their registration fee.

Code of Conduct

​​WAN-IFRA is committed to providing a safe environment for all participants of our events, free from discrimination and harassment. Your registration for, or attendance at any WAN-IFRA event, indicates your understanding of and agreement to abide by this Code of Conduct and its terms.

WAN-IFRA will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetic information.

While at WAN-IFRA events, in-person or virtual, any participant, including speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff and anyone else, should not engage in discrimination or harassment of any kind.  This holds for social and other adjacent activities.

READ OUR EVENT CODE OF CONDUCT

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