SIGMOD/PODS 2007 : Highlight of Social Events
Sunday (June 10), 6:30 pm
PODS Welcome Reception
Place: Heavenly Sky Coffee Shop, Beijing Continental Grand
Food: Chinese buffet, beers and drinks. The reception will provide sufficient food as a
substitute for dinner
Monday (June 11), 7:00 pm
SIGMOD Welcome Reception
Place: Banquet Hall, Beijing Continental Grand
Food: Chinese buffet, beers and drinks. Sufficient food as a dinner substitute. At this
reception you will have a chance to observe professional chefs carving Beijing Roast
Ducks into small pieces that you can enjoy.
Wednesday (June 13), 7:00 pm (Buses will leave the conference venue at 5:00pm)
Place: Tingli Hall Restaurant, Summer Palace
This event will feature a pre-dinner cruising on the Kunming Lake, a royal court cuisine dinner, and a selected classical Chinese opera/acrobatics performance in Summer Palace, a famous World Cultural Heritage named by UNESCO. The Tingli Hall Restaurant was built by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty during 19th century. It was a place for Queen Mother Cixi to watch Peking opera, listen to music and hold parties. Since 1949, Tingli Hall Restaurant has been open to the general public. It has since entertained many national leaders from China and foreign countries, including Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, Norodom Sihanouk, Queen Elizabeth II, Henry Kissinger, and George Bush.