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[802.3_1TPCE] FW: 802-0316-March 2016 Plenary Session-Registration and Hotel Reservations Available Now



Registration and hotel booking for the March 2016 plenary in Macau is now open, in case you want to get a jump on booking the hotel.






Steven B. Carlson

Chair, IEEE P802.3bp 1000BASE-T1 PHY Task Force

Chair, IEEE P802.3bw 100BASE-T1 PHY Task Force

Executive Secretary, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group
High Speed Design, Inc.

Portland, OR







Good Day All, 


Please share the attached and enclosed information with your Working Group Members.


Registration and Hotel Reservations for the March 2016 IEEE 802 Plenary Session is available now.


The Session will take place at the Sands Venetian Macao Hotel,  in Macau.


Sands Venetian Macao Hotel
Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca,
Tel: +853 2882 8888


Session dates are Sunday March 13th through Friday March 18th, 2016.

Participating Working Groups:  802.1, 802.3, 802.11, 802.15, 802.16, 802.18, 802.19, 802.21,802.22 and 802.24 

The message was also sent to stds-802-all@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


If you require any assistance with your preparations for the session please do not hesitate to contact Face to Face Events.


Meeting Planner Contact Information 

Dawn Slykhouse
Face to Face Events
2699 Iversen Court
Santa Clara, CA  95051  USA

Phone:  +1 (408) 241-8906
Email:  802info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 


Darcel Moro 
Meeting Rooms, AV, Food & Beverage 

Mobile # 1 (604) 808-9624 
Email: darcel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Skype: darcelmoro 

Lisa Ronmark 
Registration, Guest Rooms, Attendee Services, Shipping 

Office: 1 (408) 740-5837

Mobile # 1 (604) 316-4947 
Email: lisa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Skype: lisa.ronmark 


Attachment: 802-0316-MeetingAnnouncement-Final.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document


IEEE 802 Plenary Session Announcement
March 13-18, 2016
Sands Venetian Macao Hotel, Macau

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

March 2016 IEEE 802 Plenary at the Sands Venetian Macao Hotel, Macau

The March 2016 IEEE 802 Plenary Session is scheduled to take place March 13-18, 2016 at the Sands Venetian Macao Hotel in Macau, China. 

Session Dates: Sunday, March 13th to Friday, March 18th, 2016. 

Participating IEEE-802 Working Groups: 802.1, 802.3, 802.11, 802.15, 802.16, 802.18, 802.19, 802.21, 802.22, and 802.24

* Event Information (

Registration Fees & Deadlines 

Standard Registration: Before 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Friday January 29, 2016
* $US 600.00 for attendees staying at the Sands Venetian Macao Hotel 
* $US 1050.00 for all others (including local attendees not staying at the group hotel)

   Late/On-site Registration:  After 6:00 PM Pacific Time Friday January 29, 2016
* $US 800.00 for attendees staying at the Sands Venetian Macao Hotel
* $US 1250.00 for all others (including local attendees not staying at the group hotel)

   Student Registration: $US 150 (college students at the bachelor or post-graduate level)
* The Student meeting fee is available only one time per person. 
* The person using the Student meeting fee will not be able to use meeting attendance to gain or maintain voting rights. 
* A valid current student ID must be shown when picking up the meeting badge.

Registration Fee Includes 

* Network/Internet services 
* AV equipment
* Power hook-ups in the meeting rooms
* Session identification badge
* Breakfast (Monday – Friday)
* Morning and afternoon refreshments
* Lunch (Monday – Thursday)
* Wednesday evening social
* Meeting services and supplies

Registration Payment Policy 

Registration is payable through a secure website ( and requires a valid credit card for the payment of the registration fee, cash and checks are NOT accepted for registration.
Any individual who attends any part of a meeting that is a scheduled part of an IEEE 802 Plenary Session must register and pay the full session fee.  
Session registrations are not transferable to another individual or to another Plenary Session.  

Group Hotel Registration Discount 

The combined hotel room stays of attendees are used to offset the cost of the meeting space. For this reason, anyone who is not a registered guest at the Sands Venetian Macao Hotel for three (3) or more nights is not eligible for the registration discount. The correct registration fee must be paid prior to receiving your badge, which permits entrance to scheduled meetings.

Cancellation Policy
If you register for an IEEE 802 Plenary Session and then are unable to attend, you must request cancellation before the cancellation deadline to be eligible for a refund of all or part of the fees paid.  
Registration Cancellation requests must be made either by:
* Submitting an online request at or 
* Submitting an email request to: 802info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Before 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Friday, January 29, 2016

$US 100.00 Cancellation Fee Applies 
After 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Friday, January 29, 2016 and Before 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Friday, February 12, 2016

After 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Friday, February 12, 2016

Macau Entrance VISA 

Do you Need A VISA to enter Macau?
A Visa is not required for most participants traveling to Macau. However we recommend visiting the following Macau government sites to determine if you need to obtain such a visa.  
* Entrance Visa Required Countries List (

How can you obtain a VISA to enter Macau?
A Macau visa can be obtained through the Embassies/Consulates of the PRC and should be used within its validity. 

When should you apply for a VISA to enter Macau?
Visitors may also apply for an entry permit or visa upon arrival at the immigration checkpoint. However, visitors from certain countries are required to obtain a visa in advance before their trip to Macao. For more information, please visit the website:  

The above information is for reference only. For further information on entry formalities, please contact the Macao Immigration Services of Public Security Police Force at Tel: (Macao area code) +853 2872 5488 or email: mailto:sminfo@xxxxxxxxxx, or visit their website:

IEEE 802 Plenary Session Group Hotel:

Sands Venetian Macao Hotel
Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, 
Tel: +853 2882 8888


Single/Double Occupancy Royal Suite Rooms, Internet access included. 

Friday March 11, 2016
* 1,700.00 HKD/MOP

Saturday March 12, 2016
* 2,300.00 HKD/MOP 

Sunday March 13 - Thursday March 17, 2016
* 1,550.00 HKD/MOP 

Friday March 18, 2016
* 1,700.00 HKD/MOP 

Saturday March 19, 2016
* 2,300.00 HKD/MOP 

Sunday March 20, 2016
* 1,550.00 HKD/MOP

These rates do not include any applicable service charges, Macau room tax, tourism tax and/or other taxes with similar application at the rate applicable at time of occupancy. Hotel will charge a 10% service charge and 5% Government Tax.

If the block is sold out before February 12, 2016 IEEE 802 Group rates may no longer be available.

* Individual Guest Room Reservations may be changed or cancelled without charge up until 6:00 PM Pacific Time Friday February 12, 2016.
* A charge equivalent to full nights’ accommodation, plus service charge and government tax, will be imposed on guest’s guaranteed credit card for no show, amendments or cancellations received after 12 February 2016. No Refunds after February 12, 2016.

Delegates request to extend their stay outside the agreed room block (Friday March 11th through Sunday March 20th), based upon hotel availability.

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY: *Rates are subject to the deadline and availability of rooms in the IEEE 802 Group Room Block. 

How to Make a Room Reservation at Sands Venetian Macao Hotel


Reserve a room by phone or email: 
Phone# 853 2882 8852 Email: group.reservations@xxxxxxxxxxxx  

Ask for reservations and then ask for IEEE 802 Plenary Session Group Rate, code = “IEEE 802”

General Information & Useful Tips about Macau, China

Location and Area
Macau (Macao) is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China currently. It is located on the southeastern coast of China, at latitude 22º 14' North and longitude 113º 35' East. Macao's territory consists of a peninsula and two islands called Taipa and Coloane in the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong Province.

Macao is eight hours ahead of GMT.

Macao's population is 95% Chinese and 5% Portuguese, Europeans and from other countries.

Chinese and Portuguese are the official languages with Cantonese being the most widely spoken language. English is generally used in trade, tourism and commerce.

The Pataca (MOP$) is Macao's official currency. 
* (MOP$) Banknotes have 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Patacas. 
* (MOP$) Coins have 10, 20 and 50 avos, 1, 2, 5 and 10 Patacas.
In general, the exchange rate between US Dollars and Patacas is roughly 8 Patacas = 1 US Dollar. The exchange rate between HK$ and MOP$ is around HK$100.00 = MOP$103.20.

Currency Exchange
Foreign currency can be easily exchanged to Patacas in hotels, banks and authorized exchange dealers located all over the city. 

Credit Cards
Most credit cards can be used in hotels, shops and restaurants.

Macao's electricity supply is at 220V, 50Hz , which follows the system used in Hong Kong, with power plugs also following the Hong Kong style: three pinned plugs with square or round pins.

In winter (January to March) and experience mild temperatures averaging 16˚C (50˚F) with lots of sunshine. Sometimes the temperature may drop below 10oC. Jackets are recommended in this period.

Getting to Macao

Fly to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) - 
Fly in to Hong Kong International Airport, one of the largest global airline hubs, and go directly to the SkyPier (avoiding the need to clear immigration in Hong Kong). Take a ferry to one of the peninsula's two ferry terminals, a jaunt that takes a mere 45 to 50 minutes.  

Fly to Macau International Airport - 
Fly directly into Macau International Airport, and be at The Sands Venetian Macao Hotel in less than ten minutes, courtesy of a free shuttle bus service. 

Ferry Service From Hong Kong - 
The Cotai Water Jet Ferry service also runs regular crossings directly from Hong Kong and Kowloon. Arriving by ferry, both Macau Taipa and Macau Outer Harbour terminals have courtesy shuttle buses to The Sands Venetian Macao Hotel, with a short journey of between five and 15 minutes.

Email Distribution List 

We provide e-mailed session announcements and updates via a Meeting Information email distribution list.  To join this list and stay informed, send email to listserv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with no subject and with the following 2 lines appearing first in the body of the message: 

subscribe stds-802-all 

Meeting Planner Contact Information 

Dawn Slykhouse
Face to Face Events Inc.
2699 Iversen Court
Santa Clara, CA  95051  USA

Phone:  +1 (408) 241-8906