GENERAL INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES
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.
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.
The Meeting Rooms on the 3rd floor will be assigned to small- to medium-sized panel discussions in appropriate lecture/ meeting set-up.
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.
Other Rooms and Facilities
Chiang Mai International Airport
Hotel Shuttle Service
Rod Daeng/ Songthaew
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.
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.
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:
Please regularly check this page for more information on accommodation options, restaurants and other places of interest.