Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, is a city with 6.6 million inhabitants in Southwest China, about 250 km to the border with Vietnam and Laos, respectively, and about 400 km to Myanmar.Kunming is called the Spring City in China due to its very temperate weather as a result of its elevation (1892 meters). Yunnan is home to many minority groups in China and has a diverse range of culture and tourist attractions for domestic and international visitors.
The city is served by many more indirect by Thai Airway, Singapore Airlines and Chinese Airlines.There are much more direct flights from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to Kunming.The airport in Kunming is quite large as the city is a quite international city due to its being a tourist destination.
For those people who will attend the ISI meeting the week before, Kunming is 2434 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur (KL). The two cities share the same time zone, and the flight time from KL to Kunming is 3 hours and 50 minutes. There are two direct flights from KL to Kunming operated by Air Asia.
The Conference venue will be at Yunnan University(www.ynu.edu.cn).The university is the flag-ship university of the province with 30’000 students, and the first batch of two first-class universities in China. The university has hosted a wide range of international conferences, including ICSA conferences and the more recent IMS-China meeting in 2015. The IMS-China meeting attracted around 700 participants.The University has extensive conference hosting capabilities and easy access to public transportation.