Social Functions


Nov. 9 Saturday

Welcome Reception for first-time participants

Time:17:00 – 18:00

Venue:The Residence, 2nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Taipei


This special event is for all first-timers to gather around. Start the chill night with cocktail, snacks and the new APAA family members!

* Dress Code: Business or Smart Casual.



Opening Ceremony

Time:18:30 – 19:30

Venue:Plenary Hall, 3rd Floor, Taipei International Convention Centre


We cordially invite you to join the grand opening of APAA 2019, the 70th Council Meeting.
(Shuttles provided for Participants staying at Le Meridien and Humble House. Participants staying at Grand Hyatt may go to the lobby of Hyatt and will be guided to walk to the Opening Ceremony Venue of TICC, which is about 5 minutes of walk.)

* Dress Code: Formal or Business Casual.

* 4 mins walk from Hyatt and 15 mins walk from Le Meridien Taipei and Humble House Taipei.

* Shuttle Pickup Point for Participants Staying at Le Meridien and Humble House: Lobby of Le Méridien Taipei

* Departure Time: 18:00 to 18:45 (around every 10 mins)



Welcome Reception

Time:19:30 – 21:30

Venue:3F Grand Ballroom+5 function rooms & 1F Residence 1, Grand Hyatt Taipei


It’s APAA family time! Let’s catch up with old friends and meet new friends.
(Shuttles provided for Participants staying at Le Meridien and Humble House. Welcome Reception is held at Grand Hyatt. Participants attending the Opening Ceremony will be guided to walk to Grand Hyatt from TICC, which is about 5 minutes of walk.)

* Dress Code: Business or Smart Casual.

* 15 mins walk from Le Meridien Taipei and Humble House Taipei.

* Shuttle Pickup Point: Lobby of the Le Méridien Taipei.

* Departure Time: From 19:00 to 21:00 (Shuttle leaves around every 10 mins from 19:00 to 19:30, and every 30 mins after 19:30)

* Return Time: From 21:30 to 22:20 (around every 10 mins)



Hospitality Suite

Time:21:30 Onwards

Venue:Ziga Zaga, 2nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Taipei


The celebration is not over yet. The APAA Band is ready to rock your night.

* Dress Code: Business or Smart Casual.

Nov. 10 Sunday

Women in APAA

Time:17:00 – 18:00

Venue:Grand Ballroom I, 3rd Floor, Grand Hyatt Taipei


Body Percussion Workshop

Feel the energy and enjoy the rhythm with women delegates at the Body Percussion Workshop accompanied by local Taiwanese melodies. Body percussion is a subset of “body music” and is a great and fun way to engage with other delegates to make friends and build relationships during the one-hour session of the Women in APAA. Let’s get moving together!

* Dress Code: Sportswear or Active Wear.

* 15 mins walk from Le Meridien Taipei and Humble House Taipei.



Culture Night

Time:18:30 – 21:30

Venue:Warehouse No.2, 3 & 4, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park


Culture Night will take place at the “Creative Hub of Taipei,” which was transformed from its previous existence as an old tobacco factory. Experience a local night market and traditional music performances, all guests can enjoy different cultural activities at this event.
(Buses provided for all participants to go to the Culture Night Venue.)

* Dress Code: Smart Casual.

* Bus Pickup Point: (1) Outside of West Entrance of Grand Hyatt, 1F; (2) Lobby of the Le Méridien Taipei

* Departure Time: From 17:30 to 19:00 (around every 10 mins)

* Return Time: From 21:30 to 22:20



Hospitality Suite

Time:21:30 Onwards

Venue:Warehouse No.4, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park


Let the fun continues! Have a blast with the APAA Band all night long.
(Buses provided for all participants in the hospitality suite to go back to Grand Hyatt and Le Méridien Taipei)

* Dress Code: Smart Casual.

* Departure Time: 23:00, 24:00.


Nov. 12 Tuesday

Farewell Banquet

Time:19:00 – 21:30

Venue:Banquet Hall, 7th Floor, Nanggang Exhibition Centre Hall 2


(Buses provided for all participants to go to the Farewell Banquet Venue.)

* Dress Code: Formal (Lounge Suit/Cocktail Dress) or National Dress.

* Bus Pickup Point: (1) Outside of West Entrance of Grand Hyatt, 1F ; (2) Lobby of Le Méridien Taipei

* Departure Time: From 17:30 to 18:40 (around every 10 mins)

* Return Time: From 20:30 to 22:20



Hospitality Suite

Time:22:00 Onwards

Venue:Ziga Zaga, 2nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Taipei


* Dress Code: Business or Smart Casual.

* Functions Outside the Official Program. APAA Secretariat and the Host Group advise that functions outside the official program are strictly forbidden during the period of the meeting from 9 to 12 November 2019, except for private functions held between 1800 to midnight on the Excursion Day, 11 November 2019. A “private function” means any function that does not and/or is not intended primarily to promote or market the business of the persons hosting the function.