The social program is a key highlight of the Congress and represents the perfect opportunity to relax with your peers and meet new contacts.
Opening ceremony and Welcome drinks
Bringing good luck for the coming Congress and scaring away any evil event spirits, our Opening ceremony this year will be the infamous Asian lion and dragon dances accompanied by musicians. This traditional performance with a modern twist will take place directly after our plenary lectures and will lead on to our Welcome drinks which provides an excellent occasion to discuss the days to come.Date: Sunday 20 October
Time: From 17:30 to 19:30
Venue: The Sands Expo and Convention Center - Level 5 Exhibition
Cost: Complimentary for all fully-registered delegates, accompanying persons and exhibitors. For day delegates, pre-Congress course ONLY delegates and non-registered accompanying persons there is a fee of $89 USD per person to include both the Opening ceremony and Welcome drinks.
Additional tickets can be booked at the time of registering. If you have already completed your registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional tickets.
Join us for a truly authentic experience at the famous hawker centre (food market) in the heart of the city. Chinatown Food Street is the perfect opportunity to relax with friends, try Singapore’s infamous tasty food and experience its dynamic culture with live demonstrations. There will be over 20 food stalls to choose from, offering the City’s signature cuisines such as Chinese, Indian, Malay as well as much more. The glass roof makes it a perfect outdoor dining spot whatever the weather and our excellent DJ will accompany the whole event.Date: Tuesday 23 October
Time: 18:30 - 11:00
Venue: Chinatown Food Street
Dress code: Casual
Tickets: $60 USD Information on how to sign up for tickets will be published shortly.
NB: Transport will be not be provided.
To celebrate the end of a successful Congress and to look forward to the 2019 World Congress in Berlin, we invite all attendees to join us for our themed Bavarian leaving drinks. Meet our next Congress Chairs Prof Rabih Chaoui and Prof Kurt Hecher and see how you can get involved.Date: Wednesday 24 October
Time: From 16:50 to 17:50
Venue: The Sands Expo and Convention Center
Cost: Complimentary for all fully-registered delegates, accompanying persons and exhibitors.