Frequently Asked Questions about E&L China

Question: When and where will E&L China be held?

Answer: E&L China 2019 will take place on 23-25 September 2019 in Shanghai, China. 

Question: How do I submit an abstract for the chance to present?

Answer: The call for papers has now closed for the 2019 conference.

Question: How do I register to attend E&L China?

Answer: You can register online here and choose to pay in either RMB or USD.

Question: What is included with my ticket?

Answer: Your ticket will provide you with access to all presentations and networking sessions across the two-day conference. Lunch and refreshments (where indicated on the programme) and a free place to the evening network social event are also included. You will also receive access to the presentations after the event.

Your ticket does not include access to the E&L masterclass or Food Contact Training workshop - these are at an additional cost.

Question: Is my travel and accommodation included with my ticket?

Answer: No. All delegates, speakers, sponsors and guests are required to organise their own travel and accommodation arrangements. 

Question: What language will the presentations by presented in?

Answer: The presentations will be presented in either English or Mandarin. A translator will be provided for both English to Mandarin translations and Mandarin to English translations.

Question: Will I receive the presentations post-event?

Answer: Yes. Within five working days of the event, you will receive access to all available conference presentations. Please note, these will be in the language they were presented in at the conference. Any translated versions will then be made available within one month of the conference.

Question: What is the dress code?

Answer: Business-Casual

Question: I need a visa, how do I obtain one of this event?

Answer: Before we are able to issue a visa letter, you must have booked  your conference ticket. Once you have booked, please contact Sharleen Lyseight at to request a visa letter. Please sure you leave enough time to receive the letter from us and apply for and receive your visa in time for the conference. Smithers cannot provide any further assistance with the visa application process. 

Question: How can I become a sponsor or exhibitor?

Answer: We have a range of sponsorship and exhibition packages available. You can download the sponsorship and exhibition guide here or contact Stephen Frier at or on +44 (0) 1372 802006 to find out more.

Question: How can I become a supporting partner?

Answer: Contact Emma Newton at or on +44 (0) 1372 802016 to discuss the ways in which you can get involved.