Location and accommodation

Please find below the information on venue, accommodation and travel.

Venue

The IB Global Conference, Bangkok 2020 to be held from 17 to 19 March will take place at:

Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

Located in Southeast Asia and with its geography of highlands in the North, plateau and mountains with the Mekong River running through in the Northeast, the plains and basins with many rivers in the Central region, including the Chao Phraya River, and the mountains and oceans in the East and the South, Thailand offers a vast array of different natural attractions.

Bangkok, or Krung Thep, “the city of angels,” as it is known to its inhabitants, is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The city itself is a true tourist paradise, proved by the growing number of travellers coming each year.

Information provided is taken from the Tourist Authority of Thailand. Please visit the official website to find out more about the city. 

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is in the very heart of Bangkok’s shopping and business district, with easy access by road and via the BTS Skytrain. This five-star hotel, the flagship of Centara Hotels & Resorts, is therefore ideal for those shopping, sightseeing, or on business.

At 55 storeys the hotel offers spectacular city views from its guestrooms and restaurants and provides a satisfying blend of city living with resort-style facilities. Please visit the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld website for more information.

Accommodation

We have negotiated special rates with selected hotels in Bangkok during the conference. To book your stay, please view the individual hotel links below. Your accommodation booking is to be made directly with the hotel you have selected.

*Please note that the IB is not involved, responsible or liable for any of your bookings or any accommodation related issues.

Travel

Getting to Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld

The IB Global Conference Bangkok 2020 will take place at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

Participants will arrive at either Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang International Airport.

Please find below the estimated travelling time and approximate cost to Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

Airport
By Train
By Taxi

Suvarnabhumi Airport

35 minutes at an approx. cost of THB 70.00 to Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

Take the Airport Rail Link from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phaya Thai station. Interchange to the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) from Phaya Thai station to Siam Station on the Sukhumvit Line.1

20-30 mins at an approx. cost of THB 285.00 to Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.3

Don Mueang International Airport

 

35 minutes at an approx. cost of THB 75.00 to Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

Take the A1 bus service from the airport to Mo Chit BTS station. Take the train from Mo Chit station to Siam Station on the Sukhumvit Line.2

20-30 mins at an approx. cost of THB 240.00 to Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.4

1 Information taken from https://www.bts.co.th/eng/index.html; https://www.bangkokairportonline.com/bangkok-airport-rail-link/

Information taken from https://www.bts.co.th/eng/index.html; https://www.donmueangairport.com/transportation/

3 Information taken from https://www.worldtaximeter.com/

4 Information taken from https://www.worldtaximeter.com/

Please visit Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre’s website or contact your travel/hotel booking agency for more information.

Visa Requirements

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 if they meet visa exemption requirements. Please visit Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand to find out if you would require a visa to enter Thailand.

Health Certificate for Yellow Fever

The Ministry of Public Health has issued regulations that applicants who have travelled from or through the countries which have been declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas must provide an International Health Certificate proving that they have received a Yellow Fever vaccination. For more information, please see List of Countries which are Declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas.

The above information is obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand. Please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand website for detailed information on visa and entry requirements.

Please contact your travel booking agency or Thailand Embassy/Consulate office directly for assistance on visa application.

Please note that all visa form requests or queries must be sent to us via e-mail on or before 10 January 2020 for clearing within 5 business days.

Important: Please note that the IB is not responsible for participants’ travel and accommodation booking and visa application. If you would require a visa application support letter, you would be able to download copy from the registration portal.

Plan your trip

From glittering temples to bustling markets, from exciting shopping to endless leisure and entertainment, Bangkok pulses with energy. Soaring high above Bangkok’s shopping district, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld seamlessly connects to its own convention centre and to CentralWorld, while allowing easy access to other shopping destinations aplenty and some of the city’s must-visit historic sites.

Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a 45-minute drive away along the elevated highway, and the Airport Rail Link station is just over one kilometre away. To plan for your trip, please visit the Official Thailand Guide for more information.

Travel Tips

Currency used in Bangkok is the Thai Baht. Credit cards are commonly accepted; however, it is advisable for visitors to carry some cash for payments like train fares, bus fares and other small purchases.

Please visit the Official Thailand Guide for more useful information to plan your trip in advance.