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Conference Location, Venue & Stay

Conference Venue

Symbiosis Infotech Campus Conference VenueThe Symbiosis Infotech Campus at Hinjewadi Pune is an international university campus with state-of-the-art facilities. It's located within the software technology park and close to the best IT companies in India. The venue is near the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and can be easily reached from Mumbai without having to enter congested Pune city areas.


Symbiosis Infotech Campus
Plot No.15, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, MIDC, Hinjewadi,
Pune - 411057, India.
Phone : +91-20 22932507
Map - IndicThreads Conference Venue Map

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About Pune city

Pune (Poona) is a prime centre for education in India. The brightest of software brains study and work in Pune. Pune is located in western India and is the 7th largest city in India. It is a three hour drive from Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the commercial capital of India. It is well connected to all major cities in India.
"Pune's success story in information technology seems to be making great waves as its software exports for 2006-07 are expected to touch Rs 15,150 crore for the year ended March 2007." - The Hindu BusinessLine

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Getting To Pune

Pune is well connected to all major citites in India. However it's important to book early if you wish to get a good air deal. As for trains, it's important to book early if you wish to get any reservation at all. If you are traveling to Pune from out of India, it's best to take a flight to Mumbai (Bombay) and then get to Pune by road. Pune has few international flights, so getting a convenient flight and a good fare is rather difficult. Mumbai to Pune should take you between 3 to 4 hours by road.

Pune Air Connections

The following airlines fly to Pune

Indian Airlines Air India
IndiGo (low cost carrier)
Air Sahara (Jet Lite) Jet Airways Go Air (low cost carrier)
Kingfisher Airlines SpiceJet (low cost carrier) Air Deccan (low cost carrier)

Pune Rail Connections

Check the website http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/. You will get a direct train connection to Pune from most cities in India. The conference venue is closer to the Khadki railway station. Many but not all long distance trains halt at Khadki. We recommend that you ask your hotel to arrange for your railway station pickup.

Pune Road Connections

Mumbai to Pune is a 3 to 4 hour drive depending on the traffic conditions. You will get direct buses to Pune from most cities in Maharashtra as well as major cities in Karnataka and Gujrat. Mumbai - Pune buses that use the expressway can drop you at the Wakad Flyover as shown in the map. However public transport or rickshaws are not always available at this place. You could instead get off at Aundh and take a rickshaw to Hinjewadi IT Park.

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Getting to the Venue

The IT Park at Hinjewadi is off the Mumbai Pune Expressway. If you are traveling from Mumbai, getting to the IT Park by road is a lot easier than by any other way. You just have to enter the IT Park by turning right at the Wakad Flyover Square instead of the left which takes you to Pune city.

If you are traveling by road from any other city or if you have arrived via air or rail, you can get to the IT Park using either of the following routes
  • From Chandani Chowk - Travel towards Mumbai on the Expressway - turn left into the IT Park at the Wakad Flyover Square.
  • From Aundh - Travel upto Wakad and use the Wakad flyover to cross over the highway and get into Hinjewadi.
  • From Baner - Turn right at the square where Baner Road meets the Highway. The landmark at this point is Hotel Sadanand. Within a few minutes you will get to Wakad Flyover Square. Here you turn left for the IT park.

Routes/Landmarks to get to the Conference Venue from Pune Railway Station.
  • Route 1: Pune Railway Station --> Kumbharwada --> Bal Gandharv Rang Mandir Chowk--> Ghole Road --> Fergusson Road --> Agriculture College Chowk --> Pune University Road --> Bremen Circle -->Wakad --> Over the Flyover --> Hinjewadi --> Turn left to enter the Phase 1 Infotech Park --> Turn left at the LemonTree Hotel circle --> Symbiosis Infotech Campus is on the right

  • Route 2: Pune Railway Station --> Sangam Bridge --> College Of Engineering, Pune --> Sancheti Hospital --> Shimla Office --> Agriculture College Chowk --> Pune University Road --> Bremen Circle -->Wakad --> Over the Flyover --> Hinjewadi --> Turn left to enter the Phase 1 Infotech Park --> Turn left at the LemonTree Hotel circle --> Symbiosis Infotech Campus is on the right.

Local Transport like Rickshaws can be availed to travel. Rickshaw drivers in Pune charge as per the meter reading. Do not be duped by rickshaws charging a flat amount. Fare calculation is done as this: Amount on meter , for eg 15.0.0 will come to = (15 * 6) + 2 = 92/- Rs ; for 08.0.0, the amount would be (8 * 6) + 2 = 50/- Rs. Please note that Pre-Paid Rickshaws manned by Pune Traffic Police are also available at Pune Railway Station.

For the convenience of the delegates, a bus will be arranged to transport the conference attendees from Aundh to the IT Park and vice - versa. The bus will run at regular intervals for the two days of the conference.
Track 1 sessions will be held in the Main Hall (Auditorium) while Track 2 will be held in the Session Hall. The layout of the halls is as shown in the figure below.

Conference Layout

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Stay while at the conference

The conference venue is located in the Hinjewadi / Hinjawadi IT Park, which is located just outside the main city. As many delegates to the conference travel to Pune for the event, we appreciate the need for a good place to stay at. The most convenient place to stay would be right within the IT Park.

Lemon Tree Hotel
LemonTree Hotel - Hinjewadi

We recommend that you stay with our hospitality partner, LemonTree Hotels. The LemonTree hotel is about 2 minutes walking distance from the venue and is offering a special discounted room rate for conference delegates of Rs.5500 + taxes per night for a Superior room

Please directly call the hotel for reservations(Phone details listed below) or mark a mail with contact details to , . In order to avail these special rates, please mention that you are a part of the IndicThreads Conference On Java Technology hosted by Rightrix Solutions.

If for some reason you decide to not stay at LemonTree, it would be easier to get to the conference from Aundh / Pimpri - Chinchwad. You can check the available hotels in these areas. using websites like ClearTrip, MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Arzoo and TravelGuru.

LemonTree Hotel

(Opposite Infosys Phase I)
P4, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Phase I, Hinjawadi 411057,
Pune, Maharashtra, India
T +91-20-44232323
F +91-20-44232121
E
www.lemontreehotels.com

Located in Pune's software heartland at Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park (Hinjawadi Phase I) and just off the Mumbai express (NH 4), this fresh and airy hotel is walking distance from Infosys, Wipro, Tata Technologies, Cognizant, I2IT and Symbiosis Infotech Campus. The refreshing interiors with a dramatic atrium and large windows are designed to bring the 'outdoors in'. The centrally air conditioned hotel offers 124 rooms and suites, business centre, meeting rooms, a 24 X 7 multi-cuisine coffee shop – Citrus Café, a hip creation bar – Slounge as well as an outdoor pool and fitness centre that keeps you feeling fresh-as-a-lemon. The hotel is an upscale, full service business hotel in the moderate price category.

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Leisure

Pune city has seen a rise in the number of shopping malls, multiplexes, lounge bars and pubs. There are E-Square, Inox and Gold Adlabs multiplexes, lounge bars like Kawa and more. Apart from movies, you can find book stores, restaurants and other entertainment options at these multiplexes. You can also take a stroll along the walking plaza at M.G Road on a Sunday which has a long line of charming boutiques, clothes stores, trinket shops and roadside cafes. Fergusson Road and Jungli Maharaj Road are young and happening places with many colleges, restaurants and shopping malls. The 'Aundh' area of Pune is closest to the venue. Aundh is the place where most of the IT folk live. As the conference venue is located within the IT Park and outside the main city, most of the leisure places are 5-15 kms away.

Note - Watch out for the traffic in Pune which can be quite chaotic.

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CONFERENCE
2009

11-12 Dec
Pune, India

 

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