Logistical Information

 
 

 

Introduction

The 11th APRSCP will be held on 19-20 May 2014 in Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. In this information document you will find practical details related to conference venue, transport and accommodation.

Venue

Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
61 Wireless Road (Witthayu),
Lumphini, Pathumwan
Bangkok,10330, Thailand
Phone: (66)(2) 650 8800

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61 ถนนวิทยุ
ลุมพินี ปทุมวัน
กรุงเทพฯ 10300 ประเทศไทย
โทร: (66)(2) 650 8800


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The meeting will begin with the registration at 08:30 a.m. on Monday 19 May 2014 and will be concluded in the late afternoon of Tuesday 20 May 2014.

Accommodation
To book your accommodation with a discounted rate at the Plaza Athenee Hotel, please download the Hotel Room Reservation Form and send to the following contact persons cc to 11thaprscp@aprscp.net

Rujaporn Choogate
Director of Sales, Plaza Athénée Hotel
Phone: (66)(2) 650 8800 ext 6209
Email: rujaporn.choogate@lemeridien.com

Chatkom Fhasarn 
Senior Meeting and Convention Services Manager, Plaza Athénée Hotel
Phone: (66)(2) 650 8800 ext 6207
Email: chatkom.Fhasarn@lemeridien.com>

You can also visit the following web site for more information regarding the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel
http://www.royalmeridienbangkok.com/




For sponsored participants, accommodation will be covered from 18 – 21 May 2014. Participants arriving earlier or departing later than the check-in/out time indicated should cover the extra overnights from their personal account.

Transportation from the Airport

A.  Airport Limousine:
Please contact the Limousine Counter, in the Baggage Claim Hall and the Arrival Hall.

B. Metered Taxi:
A Taxi Meter counter can be found right outside both terminals.  The taxi stand is at the basement of the Airport building. Using the taximeter is slightly cheaper than the airport limousine. The Taxi Meter charges according to the meter. The meter runs according to distance and time.  A trip from the airport to midtown usually costs around THB400-500. (approx. US$15.-) including toll way and expressway (two charges apply one for THB25 and the other for THB45) and THB50 airport surcharge.  Tip is usually around THB 20 - 30. The ride from the airport will take about 45-60 minutes.
Make sure you tell the Taxi Counter and the taxi Driver you go to the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel.

C. Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link:
The station located on the basement level of the passenger terminal. Airport Rail Link offers a high-speed train service to downtown Bangkok. Two different services are operated.

The non-stop Express Line brings you directly to Makkasan station in 15 minutes for THB90/trip. From Makkasan station please change to City Line for Phayathai Station. The Siam City Hotel is 3 minutes across the road from Phayathai Station. 

The City Line stops at all stations, and after Makkasan continues to Ratchaprarop and Phaya Thai. The ride to Phaya Thai takes about 30-45 minutes costs 15-45 baht, after which a graduated fare depending on distance travelled, will be introduced.

For more information regarding to the time table and fare, please visit the website www.bangkokairportrain.com.

Travel / entry visa Formalities

For information regarding visa and/or travel documents to Thailand, please consult the Royal Thai Embassy or Consular mission in your country by presenting the formal invitation letter. Personalized invitation can be issued for visa purpose. Please directly contact us.

For some ASEAN member countries and many other nationalities, there is no need for entry visa.  Nationals of eligible countries can also apply for a visa on arrival at the airport.

For more information please check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand website at http://www.mfa.go.th/.  Participants requiring a visa for entering Thailand are advised to confirm their travel arrangements as soon as possible since they may require airline return tickets in order to obtain a visa.

Weather

The average maximum temperature in Bangkok in November is 31-35 °C.

Time Zone

Bangkok is +7:00 hours ahead of GMT.

Electricity

The electric voltage in Thailand is 220 volts, 50 Hertz.

Currency

The official currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB).  1 US$ is approximately equal to about THB 31.00  Currency exchange services are available at the hotel, banks, ATM and currency exchange booths scattered in the vicinity of the hotel.  The use of Credit Cards is widely accepted in Bangkok.

Yellow fever: country requirements

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for all travellers having transited through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission (Please consult: WHO: International travel and health http://www.who.int/ith/en/ for further information about yellow fever and/or vaccinations.

Travel Assistance

Should you need any clarification or have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

Contact:

Organizing Committee Contacts:

Kasetsart University Thailand:
Dr. Rattanawan Mungkung
Centre of Excellence on Environmental strategy for GREEN business (VGREEN),
PO Box 1057 Kasetsart, Ladyao, Bangkok 10903
Tel/Fax: +669-2942-8844   Email: fscirwm@ku.ac.th; fscircc@ku.ac.th

11th APRSCP Secretariat:
Loraine Gatlabayan
Tel:(66) 2 288 1443 | Mob: (66) 91 881 1936 
General Inquiries: 11thaprscp@aprscp.net 
Website: http://www.aprscp.net/11th- APRSCP/

 

 

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