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Top things to see and do while attending HPE Technology and Solutions Summit 2017 in Bangkok!

Alex_Katsila

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On March 6 to 10, 2017, we are hosting #HPETSS in the heart of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. Bangkok is well known on the world stage as an exotic and ruckus destination, with its non-stop pace, landmarks, and infamous nightlife have given it this reputation. But it is more commonly described as a mixture of the old and the new, of East and West, and this is apparent wherever you go, with offering of a wealth of great temples, museums, and other historic sights to enjoy.

Pack for the Weather

The weather in Bangkok is dominated by a tropical monsoon climate which means there are three main seasons: hot season from March to June, rainy season from July to October and cool season between November and February. As Bangkok holds claim to being the hottest city in the world, expect daytime temperatures to be in excess of 30 degrees centigrade throughout the year (with the possible exception of late December and early January).

Do pack accordingly for the weather. For the weather forecast in Bangkok, you may read more here: http://www.accuweather.com/en/th/bangkok/318849/march-weather/318849?monyr=3/1/2017

Visa

Visitors to Bangkok, Thailand must obtain a visa from one of the Thai diplomatic missions unless they come from a visa-exempt country or a country whose citizens are eligible to obtain visas on arrival.

Thailand currently offers visa-free travel to nationals of 57 countries. The Thai government has bilateral agreements on visa waivers with some of these countries. Nationals of 21 countries can obtain a visa on arrival.

For more information on Thailand Immigration and Visa Requirement, please visit the following website: http://www.immigration.go.th/

Currency

The currency used in Bangkok is the Thai Baht. Normally abbreviated to THB followed by the value. Banknotes come in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 baht. Coins come in denominations of: 1, 2, 5 and 10 baht, as well as 25 and 50 satang (You may get some 25 or 50 satang coins in change at a supermarket). Foreign currency exchanges facilities are available at the airport and at most banks and authorized money changers in Bangkok.

Use the Currency Converter to find the estimated value in your own currency, based on the daily exchange rates.

Getting to HPETSS venue

HPETSS will take place in Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park in Bangkok. Located along Sukhumvit Road in downtown Bangkok, surrounded by several of the city’s most vibrant shopping, business and entertainment districts, the iconic Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park boasts 1,360 rooms and suites. Close proximity to PhromPhong’s BTS Skytrain Station as well as the EM District with its lifestyle malls enable mobility and easy access to some of the city’s most talked about hot spots.

For the easiest way to get to Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, you may use rideshare services like Uber or public taxi service. To get the public taxis from the airport, please proceed to Passenger Terminal on the 1st Floor, Gates 4 and 7.

(Click here for more details)

*Taxi fare will cost approximately THB500-600 excluding expressway fees according to the distance travelled. (Please prepare local Thai Currency).

Dining Out

Sra Bua.jpgSra Bua by Kiin Kiin

Voted as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin offers a modern interpretation of Thai cuisine. Behind beautifully composed food presentation, familiar flavours of traditional dishes are maintained while the chefs push the boundaries of form, texture, and temperature.

Read more: https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Restaurant_Review-g293916-d1915063-Reviews-Sra_Bua_by_Kiin_Kiin-Bangkok.html

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Blue Elephant

Experience the very best in Thai hospitality and cuisine at Blue Elephant, Bangkok. With a reputation of authenticity and excellence, Blue Elephant stays true to the culinary culture and influences of Thailand. Typical of a classic, our restaurant in Bangkok is housed in a century-old building, creating a feeling of time travel in addition to the exquisite dining experience that awaits you.

Read more: https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Restaurant_Review-g293916-d864325-Reviews-Blue_Elephant-Bangkok.html

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Vertigo @ Banyan Tree

Vertigo offers an al fresco dining experience set atop a roof terrace overlooking the glittering cityscape of Bangkok – a grill-and-bar experience that is Asia's first. Dine on fork-tender seafood and premium steaks while feasting your eyes on the city's vast skyline.

Read more: https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Restaurant_Review-g293916-d789780-Reviews-Vertigo_Grill_and_Moon_Bar-Bangkok.html

Weather in Bangkok

The weather in Bangkok is dominated by a tropical monsoon climate which means there are three main seasons: hot season from March to June, rainy season from July to October and cool season between November and February. As Bangkok holds claim to being the hottest city in the world, expect daytime temperatures to be in excess of 30 degrees centigrade throughout the year (with the possible exception of late December and early January).

Do pack accordingly for the weather. For the weather forecast in Bangkok, you may read more here: http://www.accuweather.com/en/th/bangkok/318849/march-weather/318849?monyr=3/1/2017

Meridien Conference App - Aruba APJ Events

Discover session information, the HPE Technology and Solutions Suite, and get indoor turn-by-turn directions to all sessions and keynotes in the Aruba APJ Events App. Use it as a guide to figure out where you need to be and how to get there and don’t miss out on any of these highly anticipated events.

Download the app from the Apple AppStore and the GooglePlay store.

Partner Events  

HPE is excited to launch the HPE Tech Pro Academy at HPETSS – an exclusive community for like-minded technical professionals.  Sign up at the registration desk and join in the activities, including:

  • Daily partner tracks
  • Converse with HPE Executives at Partner Roundtable
  • Country dinner
  • HPE Tech Pro Academy Night

 

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Certification

Come validate your skills at the Partner Ready Certification and Learning on-site exam center at HPETSS!

HPE Channel Partners and HPE Solutions & Technical Architects can take prepaid exams at the on-site Testing Center. This year, we are offering 40 different exams including Aruba list of Mobility exams. For the very first time in HPETSS, we are excited to provide the practical expert Aruba Exam – Aruba Certified Design Practical Expert Exam Version 6.3. To prepare students for their related HPE exams, we are also organizing free Fast Cert trainings, where we will cover sample questions and discussion including the weightage of questions from each topic/module. From 6 to 9 March, pre-registrations required. Limited seats available.

Early Bird Gift! Take your exam on 6 and 7 March to receive an early bird gift. While stocks last. One per participant only.

Visit the official event site and then click on: Program tab > Partner Ready Certification and Learning tab for more information.

 

We are Social!

Make sure to use the hashtag #HPETSS on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or whatever social app you’re using, tag all your posts & share the excitement with us!

I hope we’ve provided you with a great selection of things to do while in Bangkok.

What are you looking forward to the most during your stay in Bangkok? Do you have a favorite spot that isn’t on our list? Please share it in the comment section below.

We look forward to seeing you in March 6-10!  

 

 

 

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