All meetings were held at the Beijing International Convention Center, which is located in the flourishing Yayuncun area along Beijing's North Fourth Ring Road, where the central axis of the city meets the Fourth Ring Road, and across the street from the Olympic Village with its national stadiums like the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube. It's a 20 km trip east to the airport, a 9km journey south to Tian'anmen Square, a 10 km excursion west to the Summer Palace, and an 80 km sojourn north to the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Placement within the city is excellent.

Just across the street from the convention center is the Olympic Village with its

  • Bird's Nest stadium

  • Water Cube stadium (for swimming competitions)

  • Olympic Forest Park (extensive green space and walking trails)