INFOCOMM SOUTHEAST ASIA 201915-17 May 2019
Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC)
10:00AM - 6:00PM(Open to business visitors)
9:30AM - 5:30PM
10:00AM - 6:00PM(Open to business visitors)
9:30AM - 5:30PM
10:00AM - 4:00PM(Open to business visitors)
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Check out the Thai Embassy website for details on visa requirements and visa type. Information on visas to visit Thailand
With a tropical monsoon climate, Bangkok's weather is tropical and humid for most of the year. In May, the average temperature is about 30 degrees Celcius, with occasional refreshing rain.
Bangkok is seven hours ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
In the event that you need a doctor, Bangkok has medical institutions with world-class facilities. In fact, Bangkok is a top destination for medical tourists who are drawn to its high standards of healthcare which are reasonably priced, as well as graceful and attentive service.
Bangkok is a relatively safe place. Muggings and other forms of direct confrontation are uncommon.
Thailand is also known as the Land of Smiles. The warm smiles, hospitality and friendliness of the Thai people are a big reason why travelers keep coming back.
The official language of Bangkok is Thai and it is widely spoken throughout Thailand. Most of the people also understand and speak English.
Bangkok’s culture is contemporary, yet still retains links to its tradition and Buddhist spirituality. Nearly 94% of Thailand is Buddhist. It also has rich traditions in art forms such as music, art and dance.
Bangkok is one of the premier cities for world-class cuisine. In addition to thousands of outstanding Thai restaurants from five-star to street stalls, Bangkok features the entire spectrum of international cuisines, a by-product of its cosmopolitan population. Upscale food courts in many shopping plazas provide visitors with a wide selection of outstanding restaurants, and most hotels feature at least one Thai and one international dining establishment.
Bangkok has a diverse offering of drinking options, with some great bars and pubs.
While Thais are generally very forgiving of cultural infractions by tourists, some rules which you can abide by out of courtesy include: Not touching someone’s head, not pointing your feet at someone, do not sit in a way that would show the bottom of your feet, do not point, do not disrespect images of the Thai king in any way. Do use your right hand to pass objects to someone, eat with a spoon and do show respect to monks.
Bangkok is served by multiple modes of transport. However, traffic jams are commonplace. Other forms of transport include trains, motorcycles and tuk-tuk (motorized rickshaws).
Operating hours of establishments vary. The following is a rough guide.
Government organizations: Monday – Friday at 08.30 am – 04.30 pm
Private companies: Monday – Friday at 08.30 am – 05.30 pm. Some open on Saturdays.
Banks: Monday – Friday from 08.30 am – 03.30 pm
Department stores: 10 am – 10 pm
Major credit cards are accepted across Thailand in most major hotels and large restaurants. However, by and large, cash is king. Smaller businesses will expect to be paid in cash, as will taxi drivers.
Tipping in hotels is not expected, but again is always appreciated, for instance 20 - 50 baht for the porter that carried your bags up to your room, or 20 baht left under your pillow for the cleaner. In all restaurants it is customary to leave behind any loose change in coins as a tip.
Do snap away at the colourful sights you will enjoy. However, exercise discretion and check before taking photos at certain places like temples.
Bangkok uses 220 AC volt electricity. There is unfortunately no specific standard for plugs and outlets. The most common plug type is the two flat-pronged North American type but round prongs are also seen.
Thailand enjoys a dynamic and diversified media scene and some observers have sometimes described Thai media as relatively free compared to other Southeast Asian nations. It has over 30 daily and bi-weekly newspapers, two of which are published in English (Bangkok Post and The Nation). Television is by far the most popular medium in Thailand. Almost 80 percent of Thais are estimated to rely on television as their primary source of news.
Many free Wifi spots are available around Bangkok.
Should you require assistance while in Bangkok, here are some useful numbers to take note of.
Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Thailand
BITEC is conveniently located within easy reach of all the major attractions and hotels in Bangkok city centre.
Located only 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. BITEC is easily accessible by Car, Mini van and Bus via 3 well sign-posted entrances: Entrance 1 and 2 can be accessed from Bangna-Trad Road and Entrance 3 from Sukhumvit Road, just off the expressway.
The easiest ways to reach BITEC are by taxi or by BTS Skytrain. Visitors travelling to BITEC can get off the train at "Bang Na Station" Exit 1. From there, it is just a short walk to the skywalk leading directly to the Welcome Hall.
Dubai World Trade Centre has appointed Alpha Tours Dubai as the Official Destination Management Company to manage all exhibitor and visitor hotel and flight enquiries during INFOCOMM MEA.
Contact Alpha Tours for hotel reservations, visa services, airport pick-ups, transfer to venue, excursions & tours, concierge service.
Click here to download the Booking Form
For more information please contact: Alpha Tours Dubai
Contact: Mr. Anis Aridi
Tel: +971 4 294 9888
Fax: +971 4 294 8416
Dubai Trade Centre Hotel Apartments (DTCHA) are centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road and adjacent to Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), and within the Central Business District. Within three minutes walking distance from the Metro connecting visitors to major business districts and shopping malls, DTCHA are only 1 km from Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the famous Dubai Mall with the world's largest fountain. Jumeirah Beach is only 5 km and Dubai International Airport 10 km away. Available as spacious one, two and three-bedrooms with balconies, the serviced apartments are comfortably furnished and can be leased on daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly basis.
DTCHA offer access to 'The Club' with a wide selection of indoor and outdoor recreation & fitness facilities including swimming, tennis court, gymnasium, steam and sauna rooms, and the region's highest outdoor wall climbing facility. Kids can enjoy a dedicated pool and play area.
Dining options comprise a multi-cuisine restaurant, a relaxing lounge and al fresco dining. Trade Centre Plaza with a wide array of restaurants and cafes is only a short walk away.
Onsite retail outlets and ancillary facilities include banks, currency exchange, ATM, post office, telecommunication, supermarkets, pharmacy & medical services, car rentals, beauty salon, business and courier services.
The Novotel & Ibis World Trade Centre are connected to the Dubai World Trade Centre Complex, which is located just off Sheikh Zayed Road, providing easy access to the business and leisure hub of the city and is minutes away from the Financial District, Emaar Square, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Jumeirah Public Beach. The hotels offer a total of 622 modern and stylish bedrooms in the 2 and 4 star categories and 8 flexible function rooms. A total of 7 restaurants and bars are available including an international buffet restaurant, Italian restaurant, Jazz & Blues Bar, Coffee Shop and Pool Bar. WIFI access, a full health club and pool facility and complimentary parking are also available.
One of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Emirates has a fleet of 113 aircrafts. Since its launch in 1985, the airline has received more than 250 international awards for excellence. Emirates currently fly to over 100 destinations in 62 countries around the world. Please note that all Emirates flights are now arriving at and departing from the new Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport.
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We strongly recommend you use the Dubai Metro to visit INFOCOMM MEA. Park and ride facilities are available at major metro stations including at Dubai Mall. Buy your metro cards in advance to avoid queues at the venue.
A shuttle bus service will be in operation from Dubai Mall to the venue throughout the opening hours of the show. Taxis can be taken from outside the Ibis Hotel. Click here to view the venue map.
Park and ride in comfort using Dubai Metro.
Alternatively, parking is available at DWTC:
Free parking at Car Parks: 1a, 1b and 1c for entrance through Zone A at Sheikh Rashid Hall. Free Parking at Car Park 2 for entrance through Zone A at Za’abeel Hall. Paid parking in the multi-storey car park for entry through Zone A at Sheikh Rashid Hall. Paid parking in the multi-storey car park by Sheikh Rashid Tower for entry through all Zones at Za’abeel Hall.
AVOID TRAFFIC - USE THE METRO
The World Trade Centre metro station allows direct access to our venue from prominent locations around Dubai. In addition to that, the metro saves time and money by allowing direct access to other prime locations around Dubai such as shopping malls and various attractions.
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