Important Information

Dear Friends,

Our HongKong2016 conference is drawing nearer and we wanted to offer you few information that we think will be useful for your arrival in Hong Kong.

1. Travel

Conference main venue address (in bilingual) is:


There are several ways to get there:

A. Airport Express.
The airport express takes 24 minutes every ten minutes or less and is ten minutes’ walk from either hotel. Exit D1, Pedder Street, Central station, for Ming Hua (then walk UP Wyndham Street). Exit K, Tsim Sha Tsui station, Kowloon, for Mariners Club.

B. Subway
The Marriott Hotel is located near the MTR subway – HKU Station of West Island Line with approximate 6 mins on foot, and public transit for Hong Kong International Airport – A12 bus in front of the hotel’s main entrance. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle to major Hong Kong Island business districts.

C. Train
The train fare is 100HKD (but if people are likely to be using public transport it’s worth investing in an Octopus Card at the airport – they cost 50HKD but fares are much cheaper apart from the airport fare.

D. Taxi
There are also plentiful taxis at the station as well for people who can’t walk – it’s uphill to Mini Hotel and Butterfly but it’s quicker to walk because of the one-way system! Taxis take a lot longer from the airport and are about 400HKD. With the taxy you need to go to Foreign Correspondent’s Club which is opposite to the Ming Hua Theological College (main venue)

2. Accommodation

All of the conference participants booked directly with the hotels but we presume that the majority will stay at the Mini Hotel Central which is 3 minutes walking distance to the Ming Hua Theological College.

Please be sure you know the exact address of your hotel before you begin your travel. You can ask at the reception of your hotel how you can get to the Ming Hua Theological College (main venue). If you are going there by taxi the best thing is to ask the driver to take you to the Foreign Correspondent’s Club which is just opposite to the college.

3. Meals

Please note that this registration page is only for the conference participation fee. Participants are responsible for their own meals except for the receptions Weds, Friday and the closing dinner Saturday.

Please note that it is essential for all participants to confirm upon collecting their registration packs whether they will be attending the closing dinner on Saturday evening. The venue in Kowloon where this reception will take place (Mariner’s Club) is easily accessible from Ming Hua College via public transport or taxi. We will encourage groups to travel together.

4. Program

The latest version of the conference program (both main and abstracts) can be found here:


Thank you all so very much again and we look forward to seeing you at future events and programs – first up the AAR in San Antonio this November followed by Jena (Germany) conference for our 2017 gathering (May 28th-June 2nd) which takes as its theme ‘The Reformation and Global Reconciliation’.

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Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful summer for those of you enjoying that season right now,

All the very best,
Gerard Mannion, Mark Chapman and Vladimir Latinovic