2019 Asia Pacific Conference
The weather in Bangkok reflects that of a tropical monsoon climate and from July to October is particularly wet and humid.
A smart casual/ business attire dress code applies for all symposium sessions. Lounge suit/ cocktail dress for the conference dinner is requested.
Electricity in Thailand is 220 volts. There is no specific standard for plugs and outlets, and often the most common plug type is the two flat pronged North American type. Round prongs are also seen.
The wearing of identification badges is mandatory and will be required for admission to all sessions. These will be provided at the conference registration desk upon your arrival.
It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate medical, travel and personal insurance before travelling.
Letter of invitation will not be issued for this conference. To assist in obtaining any necessary visas that you may require, it is essential that you complete the online registration process when it opens and finalise payment in a timely manner. An official tax invoice and confirmation email will be issued to you which you will be able to submit with your visa application (if required).
In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the symposium organised accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delegates.
The official language of the conference is English.
Bangkok uses the official Thai currency of baht. The best currency exchange company in Bangkok is notably ‘Super Rich International Exchange’, who according to TripAdvisor, are almost guaranteed to have the best exchange rates. Money can be exchanged in Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) airport and in banks and shopping malls around the city, however hefty exchange rates may apply.
No smoking policy
Delegates should be aware that smoking is not allowed in public buildings, many hotels and restaurants, public parks and is completely banned in some public areas of Bangkok. Such areas will be signed as a “no smoking area” and heavy fines will apply to those found by authorities to be smoking or littering cigarette butts. Smoking is not permitted at the conference venue.
Passport and VISA requirements
Delegates entering Thailand for the purpose of the conference to either attend or exhibit will require a Visitor visa which comes under the Tourism Authority of Thailand Act B.E. 2522 (1979). Some nationalities enjoy visa-free or Visa-on-Arrival travel in Thailand.
Bangkok operates on Indochina, which is 7 hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For international delegates, we recommend you allow at least one day in which to adjust to the time difference. Travellers crossing the Pacific will lose one day by crossing the International Date Line.
Tipping is not mandatory in Thailand, however it is customary to leave behind any loose change as a tip in restaurants and taxis.