Venue & Hospitality
AVANI Atrium Bangkok
1880 Phetchaburi Rd
Bangkok 10310, Thailand
Tel: 66 2 718 2000
Conference Dates: July 25-27, 2016
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Driving Directions to
- Suvarnabhumi International Airport (ท่าอากาศยาน สุวรรณภูมิ) is located about 20 kilometers East of Bangkok City and covers an area of about 8,000 acres. It can easily be reached via either Bangna-Trat Highway or from the Southern Bangna area, depending on the origin of the trip to the airport. A rail link connecting the airport's main building to the city center is being developed and due to open in 2010, in order to facilitate the access to and from the airport to town.
- Don Mueang Airport (ท่าอากาศยาน ดอนเมือง) was Bangkok's former airport and it has been reassigned to some point to point domestic flights which are not connecting to international ones as well as charter operated flights. The airport code has been amended to DMK and it is very easily accessible expressway from downtown as well as if needed a connection to the New International Airport can be done easily via the elevated expressways. Since the numbers of flights is very limited, the airport has become very user friendly, and aside of Thai public holidays, is not too crowded. In addition, a Train station is available in short walking distance of the terminal allowing an easy commute to Hua Lomphong main station.
- The Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link starts its official operation since August 2010. To avoid Bangkok’s congestion, the 28.6 km journey from Bangkok to the international airport is elevated by the services of 30 minutes or less. The services are comprised of 2 lines, non-stop Express services and City Train services. Both lines operate from 06.00 am. – midnight. Non-stop Express services start at Suvarnabhumi Airport and terminate at Makkasan Station. The journey takes only 15 minutes and runs every 30 minutes. City Train or Commuter services run between Suvarnabhumi Airport, stop at Lat Krabang, Ban Thup Chang, Hua Mak, Makkasan, Ratchaprarop and Phaya Thai. The journey takes 27 minutes and runs every 15 minutes.
- Local buses, mostly operated by the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA), are the cheapest but also the most challenging way of getting around, as there is a bewildering plethora of routes, usually marked only in Thai. If you can speak Thai you can call 184 Bus Route Hotline. Bus stops usually list only the bus numbers that stop there and nothing more. They are also subject to Bangkok's notorious traffic, often terribly crowded, and many are not air-conditioned. If you want to get somewhere quickly and are not prepared to get lost, the buses should be avoided (remember that taxis are cheaper than most local buses in the west). However, they make for a good adventure if you're not in a rush and you don't mind being the centre of attention.
Bangkok, The City of Angels or "Krungthep" [กรุงเทพมหานคร] in Thai, is the capital city of Thailand. Bangkok is the hub for most of the commercial and economical activities of the Kingdom. At the same time, the City is very famous and appreciated by visitors for its versatility and multiple points of interests. From temples, the Grand Palace, all the way over the some of Asia's largest shopping centers and the largest outdoor market of Asia (Chatuchak), Bangkok definitely has what it takes to entertain visitors from all origins, either first time or return travelers. Whilst Taxi fares are very reasonable, most of the sightseeing can comfortably be reached by Skytrain (BTS) or Underground train (MRT). Aside of the sightseeing and shopping, Bangkok has developed into a magnet for food lovers of all origins. The same range of choice applies to the accommodation options all over town, from high end international chain hotels to family run guesthouses, demands of all travelers are met. In terms of wellness and relaxation – Bangkok has recently seen a huge development of city Spas and Wellness centers, in addition to the long established Thai massage centers. Bangkok has a large range of cultural attractions to visit. From the various Royal residences to the temples and other religious sites all the way over to the recently opened Bangkok Art and Culture Center, as well as numerous smaller galleries and museums. The main monuments are easy to access and widely known while some of the smaller venues or more recently opened venues are sometimes a bit challenging to locate.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Floating Markets.
- Khaosan Road.
- Chao Phraya River & Waterways.
- The Human Body Museum.
- Partying in RCA.
- Bada Bing A Go Go.
- Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn).
- Koh Larn (140km, 3 hours).
- Koh Si Chang (110km, 2.5 hours).
- Koh Samed (220km, 4.5 hours).
- Koh Kret (10km, 45 mins).
- Koh Khram Yai (170km, 3.5 hours).