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2020 Annual Assembly, Phuket

2020 Annual Assembly, Phuket
2020 Annual Assembly, Phuket

Our 5th Annual Assembly will take place from 8-10 March 2020 at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, situated on Bangtao Beach between a tropical lagoon and the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea – this beachfront property is designed to be a luxurious haven for our meeting.


We have arranged a fantastic start to our event, which is a change from our usual schedule. We will all meet at 17:30 on Sunday 8 March for a coach trip to Siam Niramit to watch a world-class performance of Thailand's arts and cultural heritage. We will enjoy a fresh Thai and international buffet dinner and see many pre-show attractions such as traditional music and dancing performances, kick boxing show, grand parade with elephants and elephant rides. We will then settle into our upgraded Platinum Seats to be entertained by the spectacular show featuring over 100 performers, lavish costumes and stunning set designs. We will then depart back to the hotel at 22:00.


Our meeting will take place in the grand Similan Ballroom and all delegates will gain access to our online Meeting Manager program so that 20-minute business meetings can be arranged prior to arrival. At 14:00 we will take part in a combination of team building activities and compete in friendly competition with fun being the main focus. After an entertaining afternoon, there will be time to rest before we meet at 19:00 for a drinks reception by the upper pool/Edgewater. We will then enjoy a dinner feast and be entertained by a Human Puppet, Thai Regional Dance Acts and a Bang Rachan Show. The evening will include soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, gin, rum, tequila, vodka, whisky and mixers.


Our official meeting will continue with 1-2-1 meetings where delegates highlight their specialist areas, discuss cross trade, existing and new business as well as information regarding their country’s regulations and requirements. These crucial meetings also provide an opportunity to share key import and export trade information.


Lagoon View rooms (43m2) with sunken bathtub and showers are available to delegates at Single Lagoon View THB 6,700 (approx. USD 211) net per room per night; Twin/Double Lagoon View THB 7,200 (approx. USD 227) net per room per night. Room Rates include a full buffet breakfast and the 10% service charge, 7% VAT and 1% provincial tax (equal to 18.7%).


Morning coffee breaks include freshly-brewed coffee, a selection of regular and herbal teas and an assortment of croissants, sandwiches, Danish pastries and muffins. Afternoon coffee breaks include freshly-brewed coffee, a selection of regular and herbal teas, and an assortment of snacks including fruits, curry prawn fritters, deep-fried sesame chicken wings, and smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels. Lunch with soft beverages will be taken in Locavore restaurant.


The month of March is a great time to visit Phuket! Temperatures vary between 24°C - 33°C and rainfall is rare at this time of year with just 40mm falling throughout the month.


Phuket International Airport is the second busiest airport in Thailand. Today, many domestic and international airlines are on service and more than 16 million passengers per year fly via Phuket airport. There are direct flights to Botswana from OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Please check Skyscanner or Expedia for flight options. Phuket airport IATA code is HKT. Phuket airport ICAO code is VTSP.


Please click here to see a summary of countries and territories entitled for visa exemption and visa on arrival to Thailand. However, as requirements vary from nation to nation, we would suggest that you contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General (see list) within your own country or a travel agent specialising in visa applications. Please email Judith for an official invitation letter.