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The conference will be held at the main campus of Petra Christian University which is located in the southern part of the city of Surabaya—the second biggest city in Indonesia. The campus is easily reached from Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport (IATA: SUB). The journey takes less than 30 minutes. Founded in 1961, the university is known as one of the top private universities in Indonesia.

Juanda International Airport is the second busiest airport in the country after Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta, with very frequent flights to Jakarta and other major Indonesian destinations, as well as some direct international flights to destinations including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Guangzhou, Tokyo and Bandar Seri Begawan. Upon your arrival at the airport, you can take airport taxi to Petra Christian University. Please visit the taxi ticket and seat reservation counter, which is located about 5 meters from the arrival gate (A book of  Taxi is IDR 50,000 up to IDR 100,000  or around US$ 5 up to US$ 10).

Visas are required for most foreign nationals. A visa can be obtained either at Indonesian Representatives overseas or on arrival at the Juanda Airport. Please check the website of the Indonesian Representation in your country or contact Indonesian Representatives for up-to-date information.

The Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) is the currency of Indonesia. The currency symbol is Rp. All major currencies are accepted at licensed money changers that spread from Juanda Airport to any commercial centers in Surabaya. The most popular Indonesia Rupiah exchange rate is the IDR to USD rate. For your convenience, ATMs of many different banks are also available all over the city. You can take cash from any ATM, if you are holding: Visa Plus/Electron, MasterCard/Cirrus, and Amex card. Major credit cards such as Visa, Master, and Amex are widely accepted in Surabaya.

Taxis are common in Surabaya. Flagfall is 7,000 IDR. Reliable Bluebird taxis (+62-31-3721234) and Orenz taxis (+62-31-2981999) can be called in advance. Ask your hotel staff to help you if you wish to hire cars with drivers. Rates start at approximately 700,000 IDR per day plus petrol.

The climate in Surabaya is very tropical. Temperatures vary little through the year, with daytime highs around 32-34°C, falling at night to 22-26°C. The rainy season is on November–April.

If you need more information about Surabaya, please visit the Official Website of Surabaya Tourism or Surabaya Tourist Office.