CLIMATE

There are typical three seasons in Thailand. Typical duration and temperature are as follows:
1. Rainy season (June to October) with monthly average temperature ranging between 24-32 degrees Celsius
2. Summer (March to May) with temperatures ranging between 30-38 degrees Celsius
3. Winter (November to February) with temperature in the range of 10-22 degree Celsius.
The annual average temperature of Bangkok is around 28 degrees Celsius, with an average humidity of 60%. An umbrella may be useful for intermittent showers common to the city.


TIME ZONE

The time in Thailand is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+7).


CLOTHING

Clothing made of light fabrics, such as cotton, linen, is best suitable for outdoors in our warm and humid climate. For formal occasions, a jacket and tie or Thai official dress (with short or long sleeves) is encouraged for men. A comfortable Blouse or trouser suit is encouraged for female participants.


VISA

Citizens of selected countries, holding valid passports or travel documents, are entitled to visit Thailand for the purpose of pleasure for a period of 30 days without applying for a visa. Citizens of an additional set of countries may apply for a 30-day visa upon arrival. However, please check with the Royal Thai Embassy nearest you for up to date information. If a visa is needed, please ensure that your visa application is approved prior to your departure. http://www.mfa.go.th


CREDIT CARDS

Major credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa are widely used and accepted. A 3-5 percent additional charge may be applied in some stores. Please double check with individual stores prior to use.


LANGUAGE

The conference will be conducted in English. In Thailand, Thai is the official language, while English is mandatory subject in public schools. Given Thailand’s travel industry has a big impact on economy, Englishis widely spoken and understood in business and tourist areas. Visitors will find English and a select few European languages spoken in most hotels, shops and restaurants in major tourist destinations throughout the country.Most highway signage is in both English and Thai.


TRANSPORT

A registered Taxi / Limousine queue is located outside of the arrival hall at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Taxis are required to use a meter and the initial rate is 35 baht. It takes approximately 1.5 hour from the airport to the conference venue depending on the traffic conditions. It is recommended that you arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight departure and that you allow about 1 hour for transportation. The Airport link located on the Basement floor of the international airport at Survarnabhumi will connect visitors the heart of the city in less than 45 minutes.