MAY 15-18, 2024 | Bangkok, Thailand

All the venue information you need


 Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Centralworld


Congress venue:

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Centralworld
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330,Thailand

Website https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/cgcw



 Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Centralworld


Centara Grand at CentralWorld is the GSC headquarter hotel located in the very heart of Bangkok.

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Visaimage

Nationals of some countries will need a travel-visa to enter to Thailand. Participants should contact the Thai Embassy or Consulate in their home country as soon as possible to confirm their travel-visa requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to procure the necessary visa to attend the congress.

We suggest initiating the application process at least 3 months prior to departure, Visa processing times vary by country.

Do you need a tourist visa ? Seee more below or find out HERE

Contact the Thai embassy for other questions HERE

To request a visa invitation letter please log into the online GSC registration portal and click on “Invitation letter request”. 

Only participants registered for the congress can obtain a personal invitation letter and only once the full payment of the registration fee is received.

Invitation letters will be issued free of charge.

Associated costs for a hardcopy of the invitation letter sent by express courier must be paid in advance.

Please note that the visa invitation letter only aims to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the Congress and it is not a commitment from the organizers to cover any kind of expenses or to provide any financial support. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference remain the sole responsibility of the participant. The conference organizers cannot assist participants with their visa application process and cannot intervene with embassies or consulates on behalf of participants.

Tourist (MICE) Visa
An ordinary passport holder who wishes to enter Thailand to participate in MICE event (Meeting, Incentives, Convention & Exhibitions) supported by TCEB is subjected to be granted a Tourist visa. This means individuals from countries that require a visa to enter Thailand and travelling to Bangkok to attend conference have to apply for a "Tourist Visa". 

In cases where attendees need to apply for a visa, they should consider the "Tourist (MICE) Visa (TR-MICE)" category. To determine the applicable method for obtaining a Tourist MICE visa, kindly visit https://www.thaievisa.go.th/ and click on "Do I need a Tourist Visa" and "Which visa type should I apply for?"

You can find further details about the TR-MICE visa and required documents for visa application on the official Thai eVisa website: https://www.thaievisa.go.th/visa/tourist-visa

Here is a list of Royal Thai Embassies and Royal Thai Consulate-General offices worldwide: https://www.thaiembassy.org/

**Please note that the Tourist MICE Visa (TR-MICE) is applicable for events or activities supported by TCEB (Thailand Convention Exhibition Bureau) only.


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In Thailand the standard voltage is 220V and the frequency is 50Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Thailand, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240V. Visitors from countries that use 110-voltage electricity are recommended not to bring their personal 110V appliances, and instead find the 220V substitutes if possible.

   
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In May, the average high-temperature is 36°C and the average low-temperature is 26°C with average of 15 days of rain.

   
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Thailand uses its national currency: Baht.
See this useful currency conversion tool.

   
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Banks are open between 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. Foreign exchange counters are generally open between 7.00am to 8.00pm. Banks in department stores follow the opening hours of the stores which are usually 10.00am to 8.00pm. In some limited locations there are currency converting machines which convert foreign bank notes. These are open 24 hours.

   
traveltips iconstime Bangkok is +7 hours UTC/GMT.
   
traveltips iconsnumbers Police & emergencies – 191
This may be the most important number to remember. Thailand has reportedly made 191 the main call center for all emergencies. If the operator is unable to speak English, dial 1155
   
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You can find taxis anywhere in the city. Cash ONLY
From airport to congress venue : average cost of 500 Bahts – 14 USD



Getting to the venue:

By plane:

Bangkok Airport located 17 km West from the venue (about 45-60 min drive depending on traffic)
Transportation options from Bangkok airport : https://www.bangkokairportonline.com/public-transport-services-at-suvarnabhumi-airport/

By taxi:

Taxi around 500 Baht (cash only)

Bolt also works in Thailand : https://bolt.eu/en/cities/bangkok/


Bangkok is a city rich in culture, stunning architecture and variety. Click the link below to see what's on offer.

Website: destination-asia.com/thailand-optional-tours/

AO Spine Contact Info

Stettbachstrasse 6, 8600
Duebendorf, Switzerland

  • dummy gsc@aospine.org

OIC Contact Info

Viale della Giovine Italia, 17,
50122 Florence, Italy

  • Tel: +39 055 50 351

  • Email: infoGSC@oic.it

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