CVM 2024 will be held in Wellington, New Zealand. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, which is known as the ‘Coolest Little Captital’. Nestled between hills and a picturesque harbor, Wellington offers a vibrant atmosphere, natural beauty, and a rich cultural scene. As the southernmost capital in the world, this compact city is known for its creativity, friendly locals, and stunning landscapes. Explore its thriving arts and entertainment scene, visit the renowned Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, and wander through the eclectic Cuba Street. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, sailing, and kayaking, or simply take in the panoramic views from Mount Victoria. Indulge in the diverse culinary options, including craft beer and wine, and experience the warm and inclusive atmosphere that makes Wellington truly special.

Wellington tour information

Conference Venue

CVM 2024 will be held at TTRLT1 & Foyer, Lecture Theatre of Te Toki a Rata Building, Gate 7, Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn, Wellington.

Victoria University of Wellington is located in the heart of Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. Situated on the southern tip of the North Island, the university campus occupies a prime position that seamlessly blends urban living with natural surroundings. The main campus, known as the Kelburn campus offers stunning views of the city, harbor, and surrounding hills. Its central location allows for easy access to the vibrant city center, just a short walk or bus ride away. The campus itself is a mix of contemporary and historic buildings, reflecting the university's rich heritage and modern outlook. It features state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories, and libraries, providing an ideal environment for learning, research, and collaboration.

Conference Banquet

The conference banquet is scheduled at 18:00 - 20:00, April 11, and located at Harbourside Function Venue, 4 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011. We suggest walking there after the Poster Session 2.


1. Invitation Letter Instructions

To attend CVM2024 in New Zealand, you may be required to apply for a visa (please refer to the immigration requirements below). Please complete the Delegate Information form and send email it to cvm@tsinghua.edu.cn. Upon receiving your form, we will issue an invitation letter to you to support your visa application.

**It is important to ensure the accuracy of the provided information to facilitate communication between Immigration New Zealand and the organizers of CVM2024.**

2. New Zealand's Immigration Requirements

The information below comes from the New Zealand Immigration website. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration website for the most up-to-date information and how to apply a visa of a correct type.

Note: Citizens of some countries (e.g. US, UK, Japan) do not have to apply for a visa before they travel to New Zealand but must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

-Do you need a visa or an NZeTA?
  • You do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand if you are a New Zealand/Australia citizen or Resident Permit holder.
  • If you are visiting on a passport from a visa waiver country you must hold an NZeTA. Click here to view a list of visa waiver countries and territories.
  • If you are visiting on a passport from a country not listed on the visa waiver countries and territories list, you must apply for a visa.

-Check your passport

You may not be allowed to check in if your passport is not valid for travel to New Zealand. Check that it will not expire until:

  • 3 months after the date you plan to leave New Zealand, or
  • 1 month after the date you plan to leave New Zealand — if your passport was issued by a country that has a New Zealand embassy or consulate that issues passports.

>>>Please proceed with your Visa application as soon as possible, and send the delegate form to us in time.<<<

Flight Advisory for Traveling to Wellington

A. For travelers from Asia, including China, heading to Wellington (Wellington International Airport, WLG), New Zealand, there are several options for flights with transfers. Here are some suggested routes and airlines:

1. From Beijing, China (Beijing Capital International Airport - PEK):
  • Transfer at Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport - AKL)
  • Airlines: Air China, Air New Zealand
2. From Shanghai, China (Shanghai Pudong International Airport - PVG):
  • Transfer at Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport - AKL)
  • Airlines: China Eastern Airlines, Air New Zealand
3. From Guangzhou, China (Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport - CAN):
  • Transfer at Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport - AKL)
  • Airlines: China Southern Airlines, Air New Zealand
4. From Hong Kong, China (Hong Kong International Airport - HKG):
  • Transfer at Sydney, Australia (Auckland Airport - AKL)
  • Airlines: Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand
5. From Tokyo, Japan (Narita International Airport - NRT):
  • Transfer at Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport - AKL)
  • Airlines: Japan Airlines (JAL), Air New Zealand
6. From Singapore (Changi Airport - SIN):
  • Transfer at Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport - AKL)
  • Airlines: Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand

B. For travelers from Europe,

1. From London, United Kingdom (Heathrow Airport - LHR):
  • Transfer at Shanghai (Shanghai Pudong International Airport - PVG) and Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport - AKL)
  • Airlines: China Eastern Airlines, Air New Zealand
2. From Frankfurt, Germany (Frankfurt Airport - FRA):
  • Transfer at Hong Kong International (Hong Kong International Airport - HKG) and Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport - AKL)
  • Airlines: Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand

C. For travelers from North America heading to Wellington, New Zealand, flights typically involve transfers in major hub cities in Asia or Australia. Here's a suggested route:

1. From Los Angeles, USA (Los Angeles International Airport - LAX):
  • Transfer at Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport - AKL)
  • Airlines: Air New Zealand, American Airlines

D. For travelers from South America heading to Wellington, New Zealand, flights often involve transfers in major hub cities in North America or Asia. Here's a suggested route:

1. From Santiago, Chile (Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez Airport - SCL):
  • Transfer at Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport - AKL)
  • Airlines: LATAM Airlines, Air New Zealand

Please note that flight availability and routes may vary depending on the airline schedules and travel restrictions. It's recommended to check with the airlines or travel agencies for the most up-to-date information and to confirm the best routes for your travel dates.

Transportation in Wellington

When traveling from Wellington Airport to Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), there are several transportation options available to you. Here is some advice on getting to VUW from the airport:
1. Taxi or Rideshare:
  • Taxis and rideshare services like Uber are readily available at Wellington Airport. You can find taxi stands outside the terminal buildings, and rideshare pickups are usually designated areas. Inform the driver that you want to go to Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, and they will take you directly to your destination. The journey typically takes around 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
  • Book a taxi online
2. Airport Shuttle:
  • Another convenient option is to take an airport shuttle service. These shuttle buses operate between the airport and various locations in Wellington, including Victoria University. Look for the airport shuttle service counters or kiosks in the terminal, where you can purchase tickets and inquire about the specific shuttle that serves VUW.
  • Book a shuttle
3. Public Bus:
  • Wellington has a well-connected public bus network, and there are bus services that operate between the airport and the city center, near VUW. The Airport Flyer Bus (Route 91) is a popular choice for travelers. You can catch the bus from the designated bus stop outside the terminal and alight at the closest stop to the university. Check the bus schedule and route map in advance to plan your journey.
  • Bus information

Partner Hotels of CVM2024

A. Ibis and Novotel hotels

Please use the following link (valid before April 6) for booking a room with special rates for CVM 2024:

B. James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

The room types they provide include:

  • Terrace Rooms: 207.00 NZD / (night * room)
  • Executive Rooms: 261.00 NZD / (night * room)
You can use the Attendee/Group Code: '91572' and visit the following online booking link for CVM 2024:

C. Mercure Abel Tasman and Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel

Please use the code 'direct' on the following websites to book your room with special discount for CVM 2024 at Mercure Hotels:

D. Naumi Studio and Hotel Wellington

  • For Naumi Studio Wellington, please visit this link:
  • https://naumihotels.com/studiowellington/checkout/#/step/room/?promocode=ECONF
  • For Naumi Hotel Wellington (larger and more expensive rooms), please use this link:
  • https://naumihotels.com/naumi-hotel-wellington/checkout/#/step/room/?promocode=ECONF

    Please use the Promo code 'ECONF' to get the special rate for CVM 2024.