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Congress Venue
Congress Venue
Opening Session:The Great Hall of the People
The Opening Ceremony of the ICM2002 will be held at the Main Auditorium of the Great Hall of the People, which is the home of China's governing body, People's Congress. Located on Tiananmen Square, it is a venue for large-scale meetings, conventions and banquets when the People's Congress is not in session. The Main Auditorium, where the government leaders make their speeches, can seat an audience of 10000.

The Great Hall


the People

All the sessions except the Opening Session for the International Congress of Mathematicians 2002, will take place at Beijing International Convention Center (BICC). It is located in the Asian Games Village, in the north of Beijing, nine kilometers to the famous Tiananmen Square and the center of the city, 25 kilometers to the Beijing Capital International Airport, and is within easy reach of Beijing's world famous attractions: the Summer Palace, the Great Wall, and the Ming Tombs.

Beijing International

Convention Center(BICC)


BICC is the second largest convention facility in Beijing, next to the Great Hall of the People where the Opening Session will be held, and is specialized in staging national and international conferences, exhibitions and other large events. It has simultaneous interpretation systems, television projection receivers, film and slide projectors, stereophonic sound systems and stage lighting.

It comprises more than 60 conference halls and meeting rooms as well as dozens of offices to serve a wide variety of purposes: plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, round-table talks, and small-group meetings.

Its indoor exhibition halls and other exhibition space can accommodate 300 international standard exhibition booths, and will be used for poster sessions and exhibition of books. Its spacious registration hall, public and VIP lounges and bar located on each floor are all designed to ensure an enjoyable stay for congress participants.

BICC Meeting Capacity
Room Theater Style Classroom Style Room Theater Style


#1 2500 800 5019-5023 240 160
#2 596 596 #15 900 470
#3 170 170 #15-A 150 90
#4 47 47 #15-B 150 90
#5 VIP Room VIP Room #15-C 300 180
#6+#7+#8 260 210 #15-D 300 180
#9 VIP Room VIP Room #16 900 470
#10 160 125 #16-A 150 90
#11 160 125 #16-B 150 90
#12 140 100 #16-7 300 180
5008+5009 120 80 #16-D 300 180
5015+5017 180 110 - - -
BICC is complemented by a wide range of service facilities within the walking distance. A shopping center, a post office, a recreational club with bowling, swimming pool and billiards, and quite a few restaurants and fast-food outlets and stores are just close by. Many large-sized international conferences with over 2000 participants have been held here, such as the XIXth International Congress of Entomology which was held in 1992, the 62nd IFLA General Conference and Exhibition in 1996, the 13th International Conference on Archives, and International Congress on Radiation Oncology 1997.
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