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WTIM 2012 - Practical information

1. Venue

The 10th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Meeting (WTIM) was held on 25-27 September 2012 at the:
 
Bangkok Convention Center
Centara Grand Hotel at Central World
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

2. Accomodation

 
Special rates for the WTIM participants have been negotiated with the following hotels. For those booking after the deadline, special rates still apply but subject to room availability. Participants should book their own accommodation directly with the contact person provided below. When checking in, delegates may be required to provide evidence that they are attending the WTIM (registration confirmation).
 
Hotels ​Deadline for booking ​Room type ​Daily room rates ​ ​Number of
rooms
available
Centara Grand at Central World
(Meeting Venue)
​24 August 2012 ​Deluxe ​4'500 BHT
(150 USD)
​4'900 BHT
(163 USD)
​255
​Premium
(King bed only,
no twin beds)
​5'800 BHT
(193 USD)
​6'200 BHT
(206 USD)
​75
Executive Suite
(1 bedroom)​
​9'600 BHT
(320 USD)
​30
Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri
(1.5 kilometers from meeting venue)
​​24 August 2012 ​ ​Grand Deluxe
​3'520 BHT
(117 USD)
​160
​Grand Suite
(1 bedroom)
4'180 BHT
(139 USD)​
​200
​Novotel Bangkok Platinum
(500 meters from meeting venue)
​​​24 August 2012 ​Superior
​2'400 BHT
(80 USD)
​2'700 BHT
(90 USD)
​229
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam
(1.5 kilometers from meeting venue)
http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/bangkok/
bkkrb/hoteldetail
​24 August 2012 ​Standard ​1'800 BHT
(60 USD) ​
​300
 
 
Note:
  • Participants should book their own accommodation by completing the Hotel Reservation Form (Word format) and send it to (by the deadline provided):
    Ms. Kaewklao Utairatanakit
    wtim2012@mict.mail.go.th
    Fax: +66 2143 8029

3. Transportation

Airport transfer and transportation between hotel and meeting venue will be provided to participants staying at the above hotels. For this, participants need to indicate in the participant information form the exact information related to their arrival and departure, and the name of the hotel where they will be staying. Participants staying in the other hotels should arrange their own transport and ensure that they will arrive at the meeting venue on time for the meeting.
 
Download Participant Information Form (word format).

4. Visa

To enter Thailand, all participants must possess a valid passport or accepted travel document. Participants who require a visa should apply for a visa at a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General in their respective country well in advance of their departure. For nationals of some countries, it may take up to two weeks for visa processing. As visa requirements change from time to time, please check with your nearest Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-General for your visa requirements. You are also advised to visit http://www.mfa.go.th for more information on visas and travel documents.
 
For participants who are nationals of countries in which Thai Embassy / Thai Consulate-General does not exist, MICT have taken measures to facilitate the entry to Thailand of registered participants to enable their participation in the World Telecommunications/ICT Indicators Meeting organized by the International Telecommunication Union and hosted by MICT, Thailand.
 
MICT will obtain the visa authorization from the Immigration Bureau. Delegates requiring a visa must submit the following information:
 
  1. Their confirmation of registration received from ITU
  2. A scanned copy of the biodata page of their passport
  3. The date of issuance and of expiry of the passport
  4. Birth date
  5. Flight and date of arrival / flight and date of departure
  6. Name of Hotel Accommodation
  7. Email address
 
After the authorization is obtained, each participant will receive a document that they have to bring with them and submit to the immigration officer at the arrival checkpoint at Bangkok airport.
 
Please note that in view of the time to process a visa request under this procedure, a minimum of 10-12 working days is required. Accordingly, all requests must have been sent with the complete information indicated above, no later than 5 September 2012.
 
Delegates are reminded that they must obtain their transit visas before departure to avoid any difficulty with immigration authorities of countries where they have to make connections.
 
Click here for the procedure and contact details.
 
Please also note that delegates who travel from or through the countries which are declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas must provide an International Health Certificate proving that they have received a Yellow Fever vaccination. Please consult the up-to-date list of countries declared as Yellow Fever Infected Areas at: http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/123/15384-List-of-countries-which-are-declared-Yellow-Fever.html

5. Contact

For further information please contact:

Ms. Kaewklao Utairatanakit
International Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand
Tel: +66 2141 6899
Fax: +66 2143 8029
Email:  wtim2012@mict.mail.go.th

               or

Ms. Rachaneewan Chouna
International Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand
Tel: +66 2141 6900
Fax: +66 2143 8029
Email:  wtim2012@mict.mail.go.th