Pune is located in the western part of Indian subcontinent, with a 1000 year history rich in arts, culture, education and science and is home to approximately 6 million people. It is host to major scientific institutions, large automative industry and technology companies with several multinational companies operating from the city. Thus, it has a diverse population. There are several historic and scenic places near the city, particularly for a pleasant exploration during monsoon.
All participants will be accomodated at the Orchid Hotel, Pune, which is also the conference venue. The Orchid Hotel is a 5-star hotel, situated on the Pune-Bangalore Highway and is a part of The Orchid Group. The hotel is in close proximity to Balewadi Stadium (Chattrapati Shivaji Stadium) and is close to Hinjwadi Tech Park as well as major IT hubs in Pune, with easy access to transport options to and from Mumbai