Schedule of Events
Wednesday, 30 January, 6:30pm - 9:00pm: Cocktail Reception, Ballroom C, on 6th floor
Thursday, 31 January, 8:30am - 5:30pm: Meeting, Ballroom C, on 6th floor; 5:30pm - 7:00pm: Informal Reception & Gathering
If you are receiving financial assistance from the organizers, return air-tickets from your home city to Bangkok should already be confirmed. If a flight ticket has yet to be arranged, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Once your flight ticket is issued, the organizers will not cover any costs incurred from any changes you may wish to make to your ticket.
Visa Requirements for Thailand
Please check here for information relating to visa requirements, including the list of countries with visa exemption or visa on arrival. If you require an invitation or support in your visa application to enter Thailand and have not applied for one, please contact email@example.com.
Vaccination for Yellow Fever
Yellow fever certificates are required if the journey starts or entails passing through those countries exposed to yellow fever. Please ensure that the certificate is kept on hand to be presented on entry. Please check this website for more information.
There are a number of hotels within walking distance of the conference venue, including:
Amari Watergate Bangkok (conference venue)
Centara Watergate Pavilion Hotel Bangkok (Prince Mahidol Award Conference venue) (4 minute walk)
Grand Diamond Suites Hotel (2 minute walk)
Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam (1 minute walk)
Indra Regent Hotel (5 minute walk)
GLOW Pratunam (3 minute walk)
Centre Point Hotel Pratunam (5 minute walk)
The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam (6 minute walk)
Transport Between Airport and Hotel
The Amari Watergate Bangkok hotel provides a pickup service from the airport to the hotel. The cost is as follows;
Toyota Camry: THB 1,605/ around USD 49 (maximum 3 persons)
BMW Series 5: THB 2,354/ around USD 70 (maximum 3 persons)
BMW Series 7: THB 3,424/ around USD 104 (maximum 3 persons)
Please note that you will be expected to pay the hotel directly. If you wish to book the hotel pickup service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your itinerary details before 18th January 2019.
Metered taxis can be found on the ground floor of the airport. The fare between the airport and the hotel will normally not exceed THB 450 (approximately USD 13) inclusive of toll way fees. If you stay in Amari hotel and your taxi driver is unsure of where the Amari Watergate Bangkok is, please ask him/her to call the phone number listed above.The Amari Watergate Bangkok is located at 847 Petchburi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get there in a taxi from the airport.
Weather in Bangkok
In January, the weather in Bangkok will be warm (highs of 25-30ᵒC). The meeting premises are air-conditioned.
The local currency is the Thai Baht (THB). The exchange rate to the United States Dollar is currently around THB 33.00 to US$ 1.00. You will find Bureau de Change at the airport and hotels. Banks in Thailand operate from 08.30 hrs to 15.30 hrs on Mondays through Fridays, excluding public and bank holidays. There are 24-hour ATMs in most prominent places in Bangkok including the many shopping malls around the hotel.
Thailand Standard Time is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+7).
Contact Information while in Bangkok
GHS Team in Bangkok:
Ms. Nisha Deolalikar
Global Health Strategies | New York
Mobile: +1 206 414 9234
ADP Team in Bangkok:
Mr. Prudchadee Boonnak
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, Thailand
Tel: +66-2-304-9100 ext. 5312
Mr. Les Ong
Consultant – Programme Management Support
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, Thailand
Tel: +66-2-304-9100 ext. 5329
Ms. Himani Bhatnagar
Emergency services (police): 191
Tourist Police: 1155
Thonglor Police Station: +66 2 390 2240
Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital: +66 2 711 8191
Bumrungrad Hospital: +66 2 667 1175
UNDP Thailand office: +66 2 304 9100