Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health
Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2011

Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand
25 – 29 January 2011

LOGISTICS GUIDE

1. Hosts

The conference is jointly hosted by:

Prince Mahidol Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage
2nd Floor, Mahidol-Bumpen Building, Siriraj Hospital 2 Prannok Road, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Tel: (66) 2418-2568 Fax: (66) 2412-9717
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Website: www.princemahidolaward.org/index.en.php
Contact: Dr. Supat Vanichakarn, Secretary General, Prince Mahidol Award
Foundation

Global Health Workforce Alliance
World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Tel: (41) 22791 2621 Fax: (41) 22791 4841
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Website: http://www.who.int/workforcealliance
Contact: Dr Mubashar Sheikh, Executive Director, Global Health Workforce Alliance

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Tel: (41) 22 791-2111 Fax: (41) 22 791-3111
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Website: www.who.int
Contact: Dr. Carissa Etienne, Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and
Services

Japan International Cooperation Agency
Nibancho Center Building, 5-25, Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8012, Japan
Tel: (81) 3-5226-8372 Fax: (81) 3-5226-6341
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Website: http://www.jica.go.jp/
Contact: Mr. Kiyoshi Kodera, Vice President

2. Conference Venue

The Conference will be held at:

Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 22nd floor
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Patumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Phone: (66) 2100-1234
Fax: (66) 2100-1235
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Website: www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cgcw/cgcw_default.asp

3. Conference Date

The Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health / Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2011 will take place from 25-29 January 2011 with the following schedule:

  • Tuesday 25 January 2011: Side Meetings and Skill Building Workshop
    (Separate invitation and registration by meeting/workshop organizers)
  • Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 January 2011: Marketplace
  • Wednesday 26 January 2011: Optional one-day Field Trip
  • Thursday 27January 2011: Conference Opening Ceremony at 09.00 hrs
  • Friday 28 January 2011: Conference
  • Saturday 29 January 2011: Conference (half day)

4. Registration

Participants will be able to register and receive their badges and documents before the opening of the conference. The Registration Desk on the 22nd floor will be open:

  • On Tuesday 25 January 2011 from 10.00 –18.00 hrs
  • On Wednesday 26 January 2011 from 10.00 –18.00 hrs
  • On Thursday 27 January 2011 from 07.00 – 08.00 hrs and 11 hrs afterwards

5. Welcome Dinner

On Thursday 27 January 2011 from 18.30 – 20.30 hrs, all conference participants are invited to the Welcome Dinner hosted by the Royal Thai Government.
Dress: Business Attire

6. Food Restrictions

Please indicate any food restrictions on the conference registration page.

7. Accommodation

Conference attendees are kindly requested to make their reservation directly with the hotels. The Conference Organizer has negotiated special rates and made a block booking at the following hotels:

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
999/99 Rama1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel: +66 (0) 2100 1234 ext 6365 Fax: +66 (0) 2 100 6248
Website: www.centarahotelresorts.com
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Hotel contact person: Ms. Yuwadee Harnprasertsom
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Single
THB 3,900 net  (include internet access)
Double
THB 4,400 net  (include internet access)

* Net, inclusive of breakfast, 10% service charge and 7% vat

The above rates will entitle your guests to the following privileges:

  • Complimentary welcome amenity
  • Complimentary four bottles of drinking water daily
  • Complimentary daily local English newspaper
  • In-room coffee and tea facility
  • Free access to Lifestyle on 26 and swimming pool

Amari Watergate, Bangkok
847 Petchburi Road, Pratunam, Rajthevi, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2653 9000 ext 5103 Fax: +66 (0) 2653 9045
Website: www.amari.com
Hotel contact person: Ms. Chollada Nateluecha (Assistant Director of Sales)
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Single
THB 3,300 net
Double
THB 3,800 net

* Net, inclusive of breakfast, 10% service charge and 7% vat

Remark: Rate is including Wi-Fi internet in room (2 hour access within 24 hours)

Courtyard by Marriott
155/1 Soi Mahadlekluang 1, Rajdamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2656 7700 ext 4397 Fax: +66 (0) 2656 9831
Website: www.marriotthotels.com
Reservation: http://cwp.marriott.com/bkkcy/princemahidolaward2011/
Hotel contact person: Mr. Somchai Chaisareeluk (Account Director)
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Single
THB 3,300 net
Double
THB 3,600 net

* Net, inclusive of breakfast, 10% service charge, 7% vat and internet access

Arnoma Hotel Bangkok

99 Rajdamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel + 66 (0) 2255 3410 ext 7205 Fax + 66 (0) 2655 7921
Website: www.arnoma.com
Reservation: http://www.arnoma.com/special-activity/sgfhrh/
Hotel contact person: Mr. Prem Boonyoo (Sales Manager)
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Superior Single Room
THB 2,800 net
Superior Double / Twin Room
THB 2,900 net
Deluxe Single Room
THB 3,000 net
Deluxe Double / Twin Room
THB 3,100 net

* The above rates are Thai Baht Net per room per night inclusive of breakfast, internet, and 10% service charge and 7% the applicable government tax.

 

Holiday Inn Bangkok

971 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2656 1555            Fax: +66 (0) 2656 1666
Website: www.holidayinn.com
Hotel contact person: Ms. Yuwadee  Waisoongnoen (Senior Account Manager)
Reservation: www.holidayinn.com

 

Standard Single
THB 3,300 net
Standard Double
THB 3,800 net
Superior Single
THB 3,300 net
Superior Double
THB 3,800 net

 

* Net, inclusive of breakfast, 10% service charge, 7% vat and internet access

 

8. Visa

Speakers/participants who need a visa to enter Thailand have received the invitation letters for obtaining their visas at the nearest Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General in their countries. If you have any problems with your visa application, please inform the Secretariat immediately at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

9. Airport Transfer (Suvarnabhumi Airport)

Airport transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Centara Grand at CentralWorld Hotel, Amari Watergate Bangkok Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and Arnoma Hotel Bangkokwill be provided starting from Saturday 22 January 2011. Should you need airport transfer service, kindly provide your travel itinerary and hotel destination on the conference registration page.

Upon your arrival, our agency (AOT Staff) will welcome you at the Meeting Point (the Airport Limousine Counter near by Exit C). Kindly look for the "Prince Mahidol Award Conference" sign at the counter. The meeting point map can be downloaded from the website under Logistics Section.

For your return flight, airport transfer to Suvarnabhumi Airport will be available until Sunday 30 January 2011. Please contact the Airport Transfer Counter at the conference to confirm your departure time from the hotels.

Participants who arrive or depart outside of the dates aforementioned, or arrive at Don Muang Airport, will need to make their own arrangements.

10. Weather & Clothing

Bangkok is a tropical city so it is pretty warm throughout the year. Average temperature in late January – early February is around 25oC to 30oC. More details on the weather can be found at http://www.bangkok.com/weather.

11. Meals

Coffee breaks: morning and afternoon (exact times depend on the program)
Lunch: timing depends on the program

12. Currency & Money Exchange

Thai Baht is the standard currency unit, 1 USD ~ 30 Baht (as of 6 October 2010)
1 Baht = 100 satang
Bank Notes: 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000 Baht
Coins: 25 satang, 50 satang, 1 Baht, 2 Baht, 5 Baht, and 10 Baht

Please note that when buying small items, some venders might not accept big notes such as Baht 500 or 1,000. It is better for you to carry some small notes with you. Some banks have foreign exchange counters at the airport where you can exchange money if necessary.

13. For further information please contact:

Prince Mahidol Award Conference Secretariat
Dr. Churnrurtai Kanchanachitra, Vice President for Collaboration and Networking Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, 73170, Thailand.
Tel: (66) 2441-0202 ext. 139 or 140
Fax: (66) 2441-9333
Website: www.pmaconference.org
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Global Health Workforce Alliance Secretariat
Ms. Alison Osborne
c/o World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Tel: (41) 22 791 2782
Fax: (41) 22 791 4841
Website: http://www.ghwa.org
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Japan International Cooperation Agency Secretariat
Mr. Shinji SATO, Advisor, Health Division 4, Human Development Department
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Nibancho Center Building, 5-25, Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8012, Japan
Tel: (81) 3 5226 8372
Fax: (81) 3 5226 6341
Website: http://www.jica.go.jp/
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World Health Organization Secretariat
Gillian Weightman
Office of Director
Human Resources for Health
Health Systems and Services
Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Tel: (41) 22 791 44 08
Fax: (41) 22 791 4545
Website: http://www.who.int/hrh/
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