The 9th Asian Regional Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) will be held in Beijing from 1 to 3 November 2016. The theme of the Congress is “The Implications of Economic Transformation and Innovation on Labour and Employment Relations and the Responses”. The Congress is co-hosted by the China Association for Labour Studies and the Chinese Academy of Labour and Social Security. Also, the Congress is jointly organized by the following institutions: School of Labour and Human Resources of Renmin University of China, School of Labour Economics of Capital University of Economics and Business, China Institute of Industrial Relations, Labour Science Education Branch of the China Association for Labour Studies, Labour Relations Branch of the Chinese Association of Human Resource Development.

Currently, many countries (regions) in Asia as well as other parts of the world are undergoing transformation of economic structures, accompanied by new issues, changes and problems in the field of labour and employment relations. These countries (regions) have taken policies and measures according to their own specific situations, making theoretical and practical exploration and accumulating much successful experiences. However, they have experienced challenges and are still confronted with many new issues. The Asian Regional Congress aims to consider theoretical and practical issues, and to discuss and analyze the challenges and various situations, so as to promote better theories and practices. Meanwhile, it is also hoped to encourage innovation in theory and practice in the field of labour relations through discussions with academics and practitioners. This Congress provides a good opportunity to expand channels of international collaboration and strengthen the links among researchers, institutions, organizations and academics throughout the world to help to promote the development of harmonious labour relations.

We warmly invite academics, practitioners, policy makers and guests from all over the world to the Congress, to share thoughts and ideas. Distinguished international researchers and tripartite representatives will be invited to deliver speeches at the Congress.

Frequently asked questions and answers

A: It will be held at Beijing International Convention Center, with the address being: No. 8 BeichenDong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P. R. China.

A: November 1-3, 2016.

A: Simultaneous interpreting will be available for the opening & closing ceremonies and plenary sessions, while consecutive interpreting for other sessions.

A: The Implications of Economic Transformation and Innovation on Labour and Employment Relations and the Responses.

A: Yes. Professor Richard B. Freeman from Harvard University, Professor William Brown from University of Cambridge, Professor Bruce Kaufman from Georgia State University, Dr. Chris F. Wright from University of Sydney, Professor Kazuo Sugeno and Senior Researcher Hak-soo Oh from The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, Dr. HaNam Phang and Professor Changwon Lee from Korea Labor Institute, Professor DongOne Kim from Korea University, Professor Bruce Kaufman from U. S. A., and Professor William Brown from U. K. have confirmed to be present at the Congress as keynote speakers. Such list could be available soon.

A: 7.1. Early bird registration fees (before 31 August 2016)

International delegates USD330
ILERA members USD230
Full time international students/Emeritus/Pensioners USD130
Domestic delegates RMB500

A: 7.2 Standard registration fees (after September 1, 2016)

International delegates USD380
ILERA members USD280
Full time international students/Emeritus/Pensioners USD180
Domestic delegates RMB600

A: It includes teas, coffees and lunches over the Congress, opening ceremony performance, welcome buffet reception, delegate bag, notebook and pen. Congress papers will be made available digitally.

A: Yes, please see the Congress website for Tentative Agenda, which will be updated with time passing by.

A: Payment upon registration will secure your seat for the Congress.

A: There will be a travel information desk at the Congress and all personal travel arrangements could be confirmed at this desk, and the cost will be covered by the participants.

A: Beijing Continental Grand Hotel is the nearest one to Beijing International Convention Center. More options or recommendations would be available soon.

A: E-mail:

Mr. LIU Genghua, Tel: 86(10)-64941226 (international participants)

Mr. ZHANG Yujie, Tel: 86(10)-64941035 (international participants)

Ms. CHE Hongxia, Tel: 86(10)-84209370 (Korean & Japanese participants)

Mr. LI Jian, Tel: 86(10)-64941238 (domestic participants)

Other important information

1. The deadline for early bird registration has been extended to August 31, 2016.

2. The deadline for full paper submission has been extended to September 30, 2016.

3. About registration:

  • 3.1 All participants need to register at the Congress website to create a personal account so as to pay registration fee and submit paper.
  • 3.2 Registration fee payment and paper submission could be done separately. i.e., paper can be submitted before paying registration fee.

4. About the receipt / invoice of registration fee:

  • China Association for Labor Studies can issue registration fee receipt/invoice on request within ten working days upon receiving request.