Date, Venue and Access

Congress Dates:
Nov. 13 (Sun), 2011 Welcome Reception
Nov. 14-17 (Mon-Thu), 2011 Technical Sessions
Nov. 18 (Fri), 2011 Plant Tours

The following social events are planned.
   • Banquet
   • Plant Tours

Conference Venue:
The congress venue is the Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka), located in Nakanoshima district in central Osaka. The convention center is located nearby the Nakanoshima railway station on the Keihan Line connecting Kyoto and Osaka. For further information, please visit the official website below:

Osaka International Convention Center
5-3-51, Nakanoshima Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005 JAPAN
Phone : +81-6-4803-5555, Fax : +81-6-4803-5620
Official Website: http://www.gco.co.jp/en/

Access to Venue
Click here for the access information to the venue.

Free shuttle bus to the adjoining hotel is available from JR Osaka Station.
For the detail, click here.

Osaka City:
The congress will be held in Osaka, Japan's second largest city in close proximity to other major urban and tourist centers including Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Five world heritage sites are located within one-day travel distance from Osaka. For further information on tourism, please visit the Osaka city website:

  http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/