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INFOCOMM SOUTHEAST ASIA 2019

15-17 May 2019
Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC)
  • 15 MAY 2019
    Wednesday

    Opening hours

    10:00AM - 6:00PM

    (Open to business visitors)
    Registration Hours

    9:30AM - 5:30PM

  • 16 MAY 2019
    Thursday

    Opening hours

    10:00AM - 6:00PM

    (Open to business visitors)
    Registration Hours

    9:30AM - 5:30PM

  • 17 MAY 2019
    Friday

    Opening hours

    10:00AM - 4:00PM

    (Open to business visitors)
    Registration Hours

    9:30AM - 3:30PM

  • Tourist Info
    • Visa

      Check out the Thai Embassy website for details on visa requirements and visa type. Information on visas to visit Thailand

    • CLIMATE

      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.

    • TIME ZONE

      Bangkok is seven hours ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

    • HEALTH

      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.

    • SAFETY

      Bangkok is a relatively safe place. Muggings and other forms of direct confrontation are uncommon.

    • PEOPLE

      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.

    • LANGUAGE

      The official language of Bangkok is Thai and it is widely spoken throughout Thailand. Most of the people also understand and speak English.

    • CULTURE

      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. 

    • FOOD

      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.

    • LIQUOR

      Bangkok has a diverse offering of drinking options, with some great bars and pubs.

    • ETIQUETTE

      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.

    • GETTING AROUND

      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).

    • BUSINESS HOURS

      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

    • CURRENCY

      Thai baht.

    • CREDIT CARDS

      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

      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.

    • PHOTOGRAPHY

      Do snap away at the colourful sights you will enjoy. However, exercise discretion and check before taking photos at certain places like temples.

    • ELECTRICITY

      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.

    • NEWS AND BROADCAST

      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.

    • COMMUNICATION

      Many free Wifi spots are available around Bangkok.

    • USEFUL NUMBERS

      Should you require assistance while in Bangkok, here are some useful numbers to take note of.

      • Tourism Authority of Thailand Call Center (#1672)
      • Thai Tourist Police Call Center (#1155)
      • Bureau of Prevention and Assistance in Tourist Fraud (Tel: 0 2134-4077)
  • Getting here

    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.

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