Shanghai, China | March 20-22, 2019

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If you require an invitation to register for Red Hat APAC Sales Kickoff 2019, please email to us at

Shanghai Exhibition Centre

Shanghai, China

19 March 201922 March 2019

Please do not book your own hotel rooms.
Bookings will be made on your behalf after you complete registration.
Hotel confirmation will be sent to you by mid-February 2019.


Hotels are assigned to facilitate group arrangements. Generally, associates from the same functional group will be assigned to the same hotel.

Attendees travelling to SKO will be required to share rooms. Senior directors and above will be assigned to single rooms.

There are limited single rooms available for early bird registrants.

Hotel details and confirmation will be sent to you by mid February 2019.

Request Own Room

If you prefer to have your own room, you may do so bearing an amount of CNY 2400 at your personal expense and payable to hotel directly upon check-out. Please indicate your request in your registration. Confirmation will be subjected to availability.

Please note that Red Hat will not reimburse this amount.

Senior directors and above will be assigned to single rooms.

Visa Information

Red Hat associates should follow the instructions on the Business Travel mojo page to find out if you will require a business visa and the related documents required to apply for a business visa.

Processing time can take up to 5 working days upon submission of full and accurate information through the online form. It is recommended that you apply for your business visa at least one month prior to your travel departure date.

All nationalities require visa to enter China except for Singapore, Brunei and Japan passport holders.

A citizen of Singapore, Brunei or Japan with an ordinary passport is exempted from a business visa if he/she intends to stay in China for no more than 15 days.

For more information on visa policy of China, please refer to this site .

Frequently Asked Questions

Please avail the taxi service at the airports and save the receipts for reimbursement purpose. Team members are encouraged to share the taxi ride to the hotel to save cost.

Accommodation will be covered from Tuesday, 19 March to Friday, 22 March (3 nights only) at your assigned hotel. No payment is necessary.

If you arrive or depart outside these dates for approved meetings, you are required to pay the additional nights directly to the hotel upon check-out and thereafter submit your hotel claim as part of the normal claims process using the “SKO” template.

All incidental charges such as laundry, mini bar, etc. expenses will be billed to your credit card, which is required upon hotel check-in.

Hotel check-in time: 14:00hours
Hotel check-out time: 12:00hours

Early check in is subject to availability. Please send your request to Registration Team at

You may choose your roommate when you register. Please ensure your roommate is agreeable.

Roommates will be assigned to associates who have not indicated their preferred roommate once the registration is closed.

Red Hat expects all associates to participate fully for the duration of SKO APAC. This includes the conference and evening events for associates to recognize the achievements of peers and build bonds between teams. Your participation will be tracked and reported.

Only Red Hat associates will be admitted to all social activities, therefore associates are strongly discouraged from bringing their spouse or family to Shanghai during the period of SKO APAC.

Meals will be provided during the conference days as follows:

  • Breakfast on 20, 21 and 22 March
  • Conference lunch and coffee breaks on 20, 21 and 22 March
  • APAC Gala Dinner on 20 March
  • Regional Dinner on 21 March

Associates will not be reimbursed for meal claims during this period.

Associates with special dietary requirements should highlight this in the registration.

Complimentary internet access is provided in your hotel room and meeting area.

Please register by 13 February 2019 with your complete information.

On/Before 13 February 2019:

You may log in to your registration page with your ID and password to make changes

20 March 2019, Wednesday at 07:00 hours at the Atrium of Shanghai Exhibition Centre.

Attire for the event is business casual. Gents should wear slacks with collared shirts. Ladies may wear slacks, skirts, sweaters and polo shirts.

Please bring a jacket if you are concerned about the room temperature.

After successfully registering, you should receive an email confirming your registration within 24 hours.

If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. If you require assistance, please contact Registration Team at

All sessions will be conducted in English. No translation will be provided.

There are no plans to record any of the sessions. Due to the nature of the conference, associates should not record any of the sessions on your own.
Materials from the speakers will be shared after the conference.

Associates should not submit claims for mobile data roaming. Free WiFI is available in hotels and event venue.

These are currently in discussion. Details will be shared at a later stage.

Request for Meeting Room

If you would like to request for a meeting room for your team/group at SKO, please email your request details to

For SKO related enquiries, please email to


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