Do you have specific questions? Please send inquiries to
Direct line to conference office:
+1 312 646 1013
Direct mailing address to conference office:
FIRST Conference Office
219 W. Chicago Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Bangkok is located within the Indochina Time Zone (ICT). Standard time zone UTC/GMT +7 hours. No daylight saving time.
Bangkok uses 220V wattage - both 2 pin and 3-pin plug are standard. A voltage converter is recommended.
Thai is the primary language in Bangkok. English is the most common foreign language spoken in Bangkok.
The legal tender in Bangkok is the Thai Baht. For the latest exchange rates, please visit www.xe.com
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMS) can be found throughout the city and airports.
Bangkok's country code is +66
Thailand has a very warm, tropical climate affected by an annual monsoon season, with a rainy season from June to October. The average temperatures in June range from 25.4° – 33.1°C (77°-93°F).
It is customary in Thailand, most high end restaurants build a 10% service charge onto the bill. For taxis, rounding up to the nearest baht is customary; for hotel staff Thai Baht 20 to Thai Baht 50 is the norm depending on the level of service.
Ambulance Telephone: 1554
Medical Emergency: 1669
Police Emergency: 191
All visitors residing outside the Thailand are entitled to a value-added tax (VAT) refund. Minimum purchase of Thai Baht 2,000. For more information, please visit http://www.rd.go.th/vrt.