General Information

Venue

Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC)
60 New Rachadapisek Road, Klongtoey,
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 (662) 229-3000
You can visit the venue website by clicking here.

Congress Dates

April 10-12, 2019

Local Time

Time in Bangkok, Thailand is GMT +7 hours.

Telephone Services

Local calls

All telephone numbers for local calls, long distance calls within the country and mobile phones have nine digits, starting with 0.

For Bangkok calls: dial 0 + 2 + numbers, e.g. 0 2250 5500.
For provincial calls: dial  area code + numbers, e.g. 0 5323 6400 for Chiang Mai (053 is the area code for Chiang Mai); 0 7623 6400 for Phuket (076 is the area code for Phuket).

International calls

The international dialing code for Thailand is 66.
To directly dial a foreign number from a private phone, dial 001 + country code + area code + telephone number.

Business Hours

Government offices open from 08:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday.
Banking hours are Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 15:30.
Most business offices open from 08:30 to 17:30, Monday to Friday. Some are also open on Saturday.

Visas

Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General. However, nationals of certain countries do not require a visa or can apply for a visa on arrival. A full list and further details are available by clicking here.

Liability and Insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Invitation Letters

Invitation letters for visa purposes are available only to registered participants. The option to issue an invitation letter is available within the registration process. At the end of the registration process, you will be able to generate an invitation letter, and you will also receive a confirmation email with a link to the invitation letter.

Accessibility

The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) is located on Rachadapisek Road, in central Bangkok and a 45- minute drive from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport.  The QSNCC can easily be reached by using the BTS Skytrain, MRT Subway, taxi, or via Airport Rail Link through mass transit connections from QSNCC’s MRT Subway station.

Directions to the venue can be found on the QSNCC website by clicking here.

Language

The national language of Thailand is Thai. English is widely understood in Bangkok, other big cities and tourist areas.

Currency

The official currency of Thailand is the Thai baht.
Coins are found in denominations 1, 2, 5 and 10 bahts.
Every baht is divided into 100 satangs and there are also coins of 50 and 25 satangs.
Banknotes consist of 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 Thai bahts.

Climate

The average temperature range for Bangkok, Thailand in April is 27°C-35°C or 81°F-95°F.  Daily temperatures can reach above 38°C or 100°F with humidity averaging 80%.

Recommended clothing

April is one of the hottest months of the year.  Light, cool clothes are highly recommended. Thin cotton is the best. A jacket or sweater may be necessary in the cool season, especially in mountainous areas in the north or northeast.

Water

Drink only bottled or boiled water.

Electricity

The electricity in Thailand is 220 volts, 50 cycles/sec.

Congress Organizer

Kenes Group
Rue Francois-Versonnex 7
1207 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 2 2 906 9140