FAQs

CONFERENCE LOGISTICS

When is the conference?
November 28-30, 2018
Where is the IFPRI-FAO conference on “Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition” being held?
The conference will be held at the following venues: 

On November 28, the event will be at:
Intercontinental Bangkok
4th Floor Convention Center
973, 971 Phloen Chit Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: 66 (0) 2656 0444
https://bangkok.intercontinental.com/

On November 29 and November 30, the event will be at:
Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
23rd Floor World Ballroom Level
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2100 1234
https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/cgcw/

I am interested in attending the conference, how do I get an invitation?
The conference is by invitation only and all participants must be registered. If you are interested in attending the conference, please contact the organizers at IFPRI-FAOBangkokConference@cgiar.org.
What will the weather be like in November?
The average temperature for November is 21oC - 31oC.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

What airport should I fly into?
Suvarnabhumi Airport (Airport Code: BKK) is the closest airport to the conference venue.
Where can I stay?
All participants are responsible for their own lodging and travel costs while attending the conference, unless otherwise informed by the organizers. Below is a list of hotels in the area. Please note that we do not have any block booking nor any pre-negotiated rates with any of these hotels.

InterContinental Bangkok
973 Phloen Chit Road, Lumpini
Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2656 0444
http://bangkok.intercontinental.com/

Holiday Inn Bangkok
971 Phloen Chit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok, 10330
Tel: +66 2 6561555
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/bangkok/bkkpc/hoteldetail

The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam
Address: 559 Ratchaprarop Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel: (662)309-9999
http://www.berkeleypratunam.com/

Novotel Platinum Pratunam
220 Phetchaburi Rd, แขวง ราชเทวี Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 209 1700
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-7272-novotel-bangkok-platinum-pratunam/index.shtml

Amari Watergate Bangkok
847 Phetchaburi Rd, Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 653 9000
https://www.amari.com/watergate/

 

SIDE EVENTS

Where can I find more information?
What side events are occurring during the conference?
All side events will be listed at https://www.ifpri-faobangkokconference.org/side-events/.
Can I attend the side events?
Unless noted “closed,” side events are open to all registered conference participants.
I am a side event organizer and have some questions. Who do I contact?
For any other questions, please contact the conference organizers at IFPRI-FAOBangkokConference@cgiar.org.

ACCELERATION FAIR

What is the Acceleration Fair?
The global event will feature an Acceleration Fair, a physical and online space for exchanging ideas, novel approaches, and technologies on accelerating the end of hunger and malnutrition. The Fair will also facilitate professional networking and collaboration that can be sustained after the global event. Participation in the Acceleration Fair is completely free.
How can I participate in the Acceleration Fair?
There are many ways to contribute to the Acceleration Fair:

  • Submit an electronic poster (single powerpoint slide that will be shown on the conference website as well as on monitors at the conference venue)
  • Share online resources on accelerating progress to end hunger and malnutrition (e.g., publications, e-courses, videos, podcasts, etc.)

For more information on the Acceleration Fair, please visit: https://www.ifpri-faobangkokconference.org/acceleration-fair/.

 

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