Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I best prepare my trip?
The conference organisers have carefully selected a list of conference hotels located in the heart of Bangkok and close to venue. To book your IACC hotel please visit the accommodation section.
Most major international airlines provide service to Bangkok. To see which airlines fly into Bangkok Airport, click here.
Only nationals from a limited number of countries can travel to Thailand without a visa.
Please remember, you are responsible for getting your visa. Upon registration you will receive a letter of confirmation which you can include in your visa request. The letter does not guarantee the issuance of the visa.
For further information, please consult the Visa section of the website, available here.
How can I register for the Conference?
Registration for the Conference is open. A special invitation is not necessary. To register, simply fill in the online form available here and make sure to have paid the conference fee.
Early registration is available at a discounted rate only until September 15. Be sure to benefit from this reduced price.
All registration details, guidelines and conditions can be found here.
If you need any further assistance please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do I find guides for Thailand and Bangkok?
The conference website includes a special section about Thailand which provides an overview of:
medical service and vaccinations
currency and banks
international and domestic flights
public and private transportation
To visit the Thailand section, click here.
Is it safe to go to Bangkok?
Since political unrest during the first half of 2010, normalcy has been re-established in Bangkok. Nevertheless, like any big city, visitors should exercise general caution. For us it is of utmost importance to ensure the safety of conference participants.
For a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts while in Bangkok and throughout Thailand click here. You can also consult the travel advisories issued by your country’s Foreign Affairs offices.
What is the political situation in Thailand now?
The international and national organisers of the IACC are in permanent communication and together we continuously monitor any relevant developments within the country.
The unrest that took place on the streets was one of Thailand’s most critical periods in recent history. The government of Thailand has launched a reconciliation roadmap which invites all parties of the country’s political, economic and social life to work towards national unity. This includes the planned implementation of a five point reconciliation plan which aims to address both long term and immediate needs. More information on the plan can be found here.
The IACC organisers welcome the endeavour of the people of Thailand to come together and reach agreements that can lead to lasting stability and peace. Nevertheless, the IACC organisers consider it essential for this process to be firmly based on the principles of equality, openness, transparency and accountability and shall remain vigilant regarding the outcomes.
What is the Conference about?
The IACC is about finding solutions to one of the fundamental challenges of our times: Corruption, be it on a global, national or local level. The IACC Series is unique among anti-corruption conferences in that it offers an independent, multi-sector and truly global programme. In the 14th IACC as it has been during the 13 previous editions of the conference, a global mix of experts will gather to discuss policies, practices and collective actions to advance the fight against corruption in all sectors and at all levels. The anti-corruption and the wider development communities will benefit from more than 50 sessions led by public, private and civil society experts.
The Conference will offer five thematic streams:
Restoring Trust for Peace and Security
Fuelling Transparency and Accountability in the Natural Resources and Energy Markets
Climate Governance: Ensuring a Collective Commitment
Strengthening Global Action for an Accountable Corporate World
Delivering on promises: participation, transparency and accountability to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
Also, special sessions will be devoted to sharing strategies and experiences on civil society empowerment and participation as well as on the Conference theme: Restoring Trust.
More information on the 14th IACC programme can be found here.