Le Méridien Chiang Mai Marriot

6-12 November 2022

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES

CONFERENCE VENUE

The 22nd IPPA conference will be held at Le Méridien Chiang Mai (Marriot) beginning on Monday 7th to Saturday 12th of November, preceded by a workshop and early registration on the 6th of November 2022. The hotel is located at 108 Changklan Road, Chang Khlan Sub-district, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand, only a 15-min walk from Chiang Mai Old City (walled city) and 5 minutes from the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. The hotel is indeed in the midst of Chiang Mai's cultural and entertainment hub with vibrant shops & markets, restaurants, and a wide range of accommodation options for everyone.

CONFERENCE ROOMS

All plenum and parallel sessions will be held in Le Méridien. Coffee breaks, lunch and scheduled dinners will be specified in the provided conference venue map. This 5-star luxury hotel has eleven Meetings/Event Rooms located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. All rooms to be used by the Congress are equipped with state-of-the-art wireless and wired facilities, A-V equipment and high-speed internet.

Meeting Rooms

The Meeting Rooms on the 3rd floor will be assigned to small- to medium-sized panel discussions in appropriate lecture/ meeting set-up.


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Ballroom & Convention Hall

The large Ballrooms on the 2nd Floor and the Convention Halls on the 4th Floor will be used for IPPA General programs and assembly meetings as well as for panel sessions with expected large attendees.


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Other Rooms and Facilities

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Delegates are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to/from Le Méridien.


Chiang Mai International Airport

From Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX), there are several travel options to reach the conference venue. The approximate driving time to Le Méridien Chiang Mai is about 17 minutes (7.8 km). Visit the Chiang Mai Airport Guide for more details and transportation options, including car rental services.


Hotel Shuttle Service

Le Méridien and many hotels in Chiang Mai offer an airport shuttle service which must be directly reserved and paid for by the delegates ahead of time.


Taxi

Although more expensive than other means of public transportation, the taxi is a convenient and quicker way to travel around Chiang Mai. From the airport, the travel time is less than 10 mins and approximately around 150 THB (one way).


Rod Daeng/ Songthaew

Chiang Mai's iconic and main form of public transport are the converted trucks with two rows of back seats, which accommodate 8-10 people. Locally known as Rod Daeng (red car) or Songthaew (two rows), these trucks pickup and drop off passengers all over the city. Their colours determine their route and direction. As they are shared rides, the fare is quite cheap.


Bus

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel to/from the airport. Through the R3-Y bus, the travel time from the airport to Anusarn market is 14 mins. plus a 5-min walk to Le Méridien. The R3 bus system runs every 20-30 mins, and the fare from the airport to the Old City is 30 THB. There are also other route services that will allow you to travel around the city of Chiang Mai. Visit the RTC Chiang Mai City Bus for their route map and timetable.


Useful Websites

Visit some of these sites for additional information on getting around Thailand and Chiang Mai and to learn more about various transportation options.

https://www.thailandnow.in.th

https://thailandconnect-english.mfa.go.th

https://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/clg/living/getting-around/getting-around-definitive-guide/

https://www.chiangmaitraveller.com/chiang-mai-public-transport-songthaew/

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Chiang-Mai-Airport-CNX/Le-Meridien-Chiang-Mai

https://www.facebook.com/rtccmcitybus/

https://moovitapp.com/index/en/public_transit-lines-Chiang_Mai-4424-1437347

https://slice-of-thai.com/cmbus/

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

To ensure a hassle-free attendance to the IPPA Congress, delegates are encouraged to acquire necessary travel documents such as current and valid passport, visa, travel insurance, and foreign currencies ahead of time. Please contact the IPPA Secretariat to request for a letter of invitation.

Visit the Thai E-Visa Official Website and the Department of Consular Affairs for information on your eligibility for a visa and the requirements for application.

You can also find a list of diplomatic and consular offices in Thailand from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: https://www.mfa.go.th/en/page/diplomatic-and-consular-list.


LOCAL ACCOMMODATION

Please note that the IPPA 22nd Congress will be held during one of the most famous festivals in northern Thailand - the Yee Peng (Lantern) Festival and the Loy Krathong (Festival of Light). During this period, choice rooms and hotels in the area may be fully booked so we highly encourage delegates to make early reservations to ensure they get their most preferred accommodations.

Chiang Mai offers a wide variety of accommodation ranging from luxury and boutique to budget hotels and hostels, as well as serviced apartments. Book early and use travel websites which often offer discounts.

These blogs share some ideas about interesting areas in Chiang Mai, particularly the Old City and Night Bazaar:

http://www.chiangmai.bangkok.com/hotels/where-to-stay.htm

https://misstourist.com/where-to-stay-in-chiang-mai-thailand-best-hotels/

https://www.thebrokebackpacker.com/where-to-stay-in-chiang-mai-thailand/


Please regularly check this page for more information on accommodation options, restaurants and other places of interest.



CONTACT US

IPPA 2022 Chiang Mai Organising Committee: ippa2022cgm@gmail.com

IPPA Secretariat: secgen@ippasecretariat.org