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Current Meeting:

Broadband Forum
First Quarter Meeting
Hong Kong - February 1 - 5, 2016


    Important Dates:

  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2016
  • Meeting Registration Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2016
  • Meeting Contribution Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:00pm PT

IMPORTANT: The Chinese New Year holiday starts the weekend following our meeting on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Please make your travel plans early to avoid possible difficulties.

Meeting Location:

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: +852.2721.2111

View a local map with the hotel address - HERE


[Tentative Meeting Agenda] [Important Sessions] [Contributions] [Visa Information]
[Hotel Reservation Instructions] [Meeting Registration] [Getting There] [Meeting Check-In]

Important Sessions at the Q1 Meeting:

Monday, February 1, 2016

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm: Service Provider Action Council (SPAC)
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm: Annual Meeting, Opening Plenary & Lunch

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Closing Plenary

*Please note agenda is subject to change.


Meeting Contribution Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:00pm PT.

To create a new document:

  • Choose "Create" under the Document menu
  • Enter the title, working area, etc. information into the appropriate fields
  • Click the "Save" button
  • You will then be given a document number. You have as long as you need to upload the document; once a document number is assigned it cannot be given to anyone else.
  • Return to the record for your document
  • Choose the "Upload File" link under the Document Options Menu
  • Select the type of file you will be uploading
  • Click the "Browse" button to select your document.
  • Click the "Upload" button.

Visa Information:

Visas cannot be obtained at the border or at the airport. The average time to obtain a Visa is four (4) weeks, however this will vary depending on location. Please be aware that each country has different requirements as to how to apply for a Visa. Please check with your local consulate to get the most accurate information about obtaining a Visa for your specific country of residence.

If you would like Broadband Forum visa letter please add your personal details to the Visa Letter form (members only access) and email it Yolanda Rosiles at for a signature. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at or by phone at +1.510.492.4020.

Hotel Reservation Instructions:

Broadband Forum Discount Rates for the Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong hotel:

    Single/Double 1,400.00 HKD (Room rate includes in room internet access but taxes and service charges are not included.)

    Please Note: When booking under the Broadband Forum discounted rate, using the preferred method, the Forum will sponsor 155.00 HKD plus a 10 % service charge for each room night from Sunday, January 31, 2016 to Saturday, February 6, 2016.

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible, as rooms sell out quickly. To be guaranteed this discounted rate, reservations must be made by Friday, January 15, 2016.

To reserve a room at the Kowloon Shangri-La hotel please click here.

Please use the above method to make your reservation at the hotel. Or you may contact the hotel directly by phone or email, for the hotel contact information please click here. In order to be honored the discounted room rate, please let them know you are with the Broadband Forum Meeting group code BBF290116.

If you should need assistance booking a room please contact us directly at +1.510.492.4020 or via email at

**Note: If reservations are made with a travel agency, the Broadband Forum will not be able to assist in adjusting room rates as the hotel has special agreements with each travel agency. For the Broadband Forum to get involved, you must make your reservations as stated above.

Meeting Registration Information:

To register for the meeting, please click here.

Pre-registration meeting fee due on or before Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:00pm PT:

  • $450 USD for Principal and Associate Members to attend general and committee meetings.
  • Fees include lunch. (The meeting fee is for all attendees including those staying in the hotel.)

Late Fee:

  • There will be a $100 USD late fee for those that register after the Monday, January 25th deadline.
  • For those registered before Monday, January 25, 2016, but WITHOUT PAYMENT, your registration will be considered late if payment is not received before the January 25th deadline.

Refund Policy:

  • Cancellations received on or before Monday, January 25th: FULL REFUND
  • Cancellations received after Monday, January 25th: 50% REFUND

Getting There:

A local map with the hotel address can be found here. In addition the hotel provides a local guide here.

To learn about the local area please see Hong Kong's tourism website.


Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) - Distance to the hotel: 21.8 mi / 35.2 km
The drive from the HKG airport to the hotel is estimated to take about 35 minutes (without traffic) and a taxi should cost approximately 380.00 HKD (one-way).

To view the airport connection options as provided by the hotel please click here.

Getting around Hong Kong is quite easy as there are many transportation options. To view a list of options, their estimated cost and a usage summary please click here.

Meeting Check-In:

All pre-registered attendees and late on-site registrants must check-in at the Broadband Forum desk in the hotel to receive meeting materials and name badge.

On-site Registration Hours at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong hotel:

Monday, February 1st: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 2nd: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Broadband Forum Contact:

Broadband Forum
Phone: +1.510.492.4020
Fax: +1.510.492.4001