General Information

20/08/2019
 
1. INTRODUCTION
        The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is delighted to welcome all delegates to the 25th ASEAN Telecommunication Regulators’ Council (ATRC) and the 2nd TELSOM-ATRC Leaders’ Retreat during 20-23 August 2019 at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Bangkok, Thailand. Prior to these important meetings, the following back-to-back meetings to be held during the same week are shown below.
  • ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2020 Brainstorming Session
  • 2019 ATRC OTT Dialogue
  • ASEAN Data Protection and Privacy Forum
  • ASEAN Network Security Action Council
2. MEETING VENUE AND PROGRAMME        
The Meetings will be held at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort and AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel.
Date Meetings Venue
18th August 2019 ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025 Brainstorming Session
 
Garden Room, Ground floor at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
19th August 2019 2019 ATRC OTT Dialogue
 
Garden Room, Ground floor at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
ASEAN Data Protection and Privacy Forum
 
Air Room, 10th Floor, AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel
10th ANSAC Meeting 
 
Sky Room, 10th Floor, AVANI Riverside Bangkok 
20th - 21st August 2019 25th ATRC and Related Meetings Ballroom A, Ground Floor, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
22nd - 23rd August 2019 2nd TELSOM-ATRC Leaders’ Retreat Ballroom A, Ground Floor, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
         
 
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Address           : 257 1-3 CharoenNakhon Rd, Samre, ThonBuri, BKK 10600
Tel                   :+662 476 0022
Website           :https://www.anantara.com/en/riverside-bangkok
 

AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel
Address           : 257 CharoenNakhon Rd, Samre, ThonBuri, Bangkok 10600
Tel                   :+662 431 9100
Website           :https://www.avanihotels.com/en/riverside-bangkok/
 
3. ACCOMMODATION
        The host recommends all ASEAN delegates to stay at the meeting venue. The following preference rates at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort are exclusively set for ASEAN delegates.
Room Type Rates (per room per night)
Single Double
Deluxe Room Baht 3,800 Net Baht 4,000 Net
Deluxe River View Baht 4,300 Net Baht 4,800 Net
Junior River View Suite Baht 7,300 Net Baht 7,800 Net
Anantara River Front Suite Baht 12,000 Net Baht 12,500 Net
Kasara Lounge Benefit Baht 1,550 Net
                 Room booking should be made by 2nd August 2019 to avail the special rate by submitting the completed direct booking form Annex B to parichat_ya@anantara.com and CC to reserveanantara@anantara.com, anchisa.k@nbtc.go.th and molvatu.s@nbtc.go.th.
Kindly note that the host secretariat is unable to guarantee the availability of rooms and special rate after 2nd August 2019. Below are the optional hotels which are nearby Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. There will be a shuttle service which will be provided from the below hotels to the meeting venue. Delegates are kindly requested to contact the hotels directly to make reservations.
Furama Silom (15 Minutes to hotel venue)
Deluxe room: Baht 1,800 Net
Address           533 Si Lom, Bang Rak, Bkk 10500
Tel                   +662 688 6888
Email               silom@furama.com
Website           http://www.furama.com/silom
Artino Hotel Silom (25 Minutes to hotel venue)
Deluxe room: Baht 2,500 Net
Address           1 Soi Phiphat 2, Silom, Bang Rak, Bkk 10500
Tel                   +662 235 9899
Website           https://www.artinohotel.com/
Narai Hotel (15 Minutes to hotel venue)
Deluxe room: Baht 2,800 Net
Address           222 Si Lom, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bkk 10500
Tel                   +662 237 0100
Email               reserv@naraihotel.co.th
Website           https://www.naraihotel.co.th/
 
4. TRANSPORTATION
        Transportation will be provided at Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK) and at the designated hotels for all delegation during 17 – 24 August 2019.
To facilitate the transportation arrangements, all delegates are requested to complete the arrival and departure date and time in the online registration by 2nd August 2019. Should you have any updates on your own itinerary beyond the deadline, you may directly contact NBTC Contact Persons as listed at the end of this document. If no request is made, delegates will have to make their own airport transfer at their own cost.
 
  • For the arrival, please kindly look out a signboard stating “25th ATRC and 2nd TELSOM-ATRC Leaders’ Retreat”
  • Gate No. 3 of the arrival hall at Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
  • Gate No. 2 of the arrival hall at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
         
 
          Transportation between optional hotels and hotel venue will be provided for ASEAN delegates who stay at the optional hotels; however, the host recommends all delegates to stay at the hotel venue rather than optional hotels due to the traffic congestion during rush hours.
          *Delegates who are not staying at the designated hotels are kindly make their own transportation arrangement.
           
5. DRESS CODE
        Business Attire
  •   The 25th ATRC and Related Meetings
  •   2nd TELSOM-ATRC Leaders’ Retreat
        Business Casual Attire (Jacket, No Tie)
  •   ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025 Brainstorming Session
  •   2019 ATRC OTT Dialogue
  •   ASEAN Data Protection and Privacy Forum
  •   ASEAN Network Security Action Council and
       The Reception Dinner on 20th August 2019
  • Venue : Baan Khanitha & Gallery
  • Transportation will be provided to all delegates by the host to the restaurant.
  • You are requested to assemble at the hotel lobby at 17:30 pm.
  • Please be informed that the theme for the reception dinner is “Cowboy Night”.
         The Reception Dinner on 22nd August 2019
  • Venue : Trader vic's terrace, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
  • Dress Code : Smart Casual (i.e. Polo Shirts, Slacks)


 
6. MEETING DETAILS
        All of the Meetings will be conducted in paperless environment. No printed documents will be available at the meeting, pre-session documents will be available through the ASEAN Secretariat and in-session documents will be circulated electronically. All delegates are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets. Please note that meeting documents will be available only in the electronic form. If necessary, delegates will be able to print documents at the Secretariat Room.
 
7. GENERAL INFORMATION  
        Time Zone
        Thailand Standard Time is 7 hours ahead of GMT (+7 GMT)
        Weather        
         Bangkok has a tropical climate. The weather classified as the rainy season lasts from July to September and is generally hot throughout the rainy season, with an average temperature from 32– 38 Degree Celsius.
        Electrical Current
        The standard supply is 220 Volts, 50 Hz. All types of electric plug is widely used in Thailand. However, the electric city plug convertor is recommended to bring herewith. If you need assistant on using the plug please ask helping desk of the hotel.
 
                          
 
       
 
 
        INTERNET ACCESS
        Internet access through wireless network connection will be available while staying in the hotel and during the meeting.
        CURRENCY
        The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB). Other currencies are generally not accepted in retailers and restaurants in Thailand, thereby, it is necessary for the visitors to exchange their currency into Thai Baht. 
          The currency exchange can be made at the airport, bank and foreign currency exchange booths in tourist attraction.
 
8. CONTACT PERSONS
Meetings / Programme
Ms. Rujira Thammachat Director, Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation Division rujira.t@nbtc.go.th
+662 670 8888 (Ext: 3599)
Ms. Rumpaipak Pinsuay Mid-Level International Affairs Officer rumpaipak.p@nbtc.go.th
+662 670 8888 (Ext: 3518)
Registration / Reception Dinner
Ms. Molvatu Sarapong Senior International Affairs Officer molvatu.s@nbtc.go.th
+662 670 8888 (Ext: 3524)
Ms. Siriporn Pookkaves Senior International Affairs Officer siriporn.p@nbtc.go.th
+662 670 8888 (Ext: 3511)
Accommodations
Mrs. Anchisa Kongthanakornkul Senior International Affairs Officer

anchisa.k@nbtc.go.th
+662 670 8888 (Ext: 3535)
Mobile : +66 95 049 4185

Ms. Thutiyaporn Boonpleung Senior Policy and Planning Officer thutiyaporn.b@nbtc.go.th
+662 670 8888 (Ext: 6237)
Flight Details and Transportation
Ms. Molvatu Sarapong Senior International Affairs Officer molvatu.s@nbtc.go.th
+662 670 8888 (Ext: 3524)
Mobile : +66 89 968 4444
Ms. Thutiyaporn Boonpleung Senior Policy and Planning Officer thutiyaporn.b@nbtc.go.th
+662 670 8888 (Ext: 6237)
NBTC Secretariat

International Affairs Bureau, Office of the NBTC,
87 Phaholyothin soi 8 Samsennai Phayathai Bangkok 10400, Thailand

(662) 670 8888 ext. 3535, 3524 Fax: 02 278 1736

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