BPW International Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2018

BPW International
Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2018

"Empowering Women to Realize the Sustainable Development Goals"
Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, Bangkok, THAILAND
30 October – 1 November 2018

Join over 500 business and professional women leaders from over 30 countries at APRC 2018 to:

  • Network, exchanges good practices and form global business connection.
  • Formulate strategies to turn BPW women empowerment work into substantively progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific region.
  • Learn about opportunities that BPW International and its global partners have to offer to grow women business and develop working women to achieve their full potentials.
  • Enjoy the wonder of Bangkok, tourist #1 destination of the world as well as Thailand.

Be the first 200 foreign BPW members who register online for Three days conference!
& Get 100 Euro Discount off



Dear BPW friends and sisters,

It was the dream come true for BPW Thailand to be selected as the host of BPW International’s Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2018 (APRC 2018).

In 1976, the Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Association of Thailand (BPW Thailand) was proud to become a member of BPW International.  In 1981, we were honor to be under the Patronage of H.M. the Queen.  Today, the network of BPW Thailand consists of leaders, business executives, professional, as well as young entrepreneurs.

While digital communication makes the world seems smaller, but there is no substitute for face-to-face meetings where friendships and partnerships can be built and unlooked for opportunities can surface. The exchanges of experience, ideas and strategies can lead to new innovative ways to empower women to realize Sustainable Development Goals.

On behalf of BPW Thailand I cordially invite you to attend APRC 2018 for a productive meeting and unforgettable experiences this October.

Khunying  Natthika Wattanavekin Angubonkul
President, BPW Thailand

Dear BPW Executives and members,

This is my warm invitation to you all to attend BPW International Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2018 in Bangkok Thailand, at Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel 30 October – 1 November 2018.

For Presidents of BPW Affiliates in Asia-Pacific, you are also invited to attend Presidents meeting on 29 October 2018 as well.

I also look forward to welcome Dr. Amany Asfour, President of BPW International and many BPW International executives who also plan to attend this conference, which share the same theme as BPW International’s Triennium Theme “Empowering Women to realize Sustainable Development Goals”.

I believe we will have a fruitful Asia-Pacific Conference. Many good times are waiting for you. Bangkok is well known for being a shopping paradise and we also provide wonderful pre-and post-conference tours of your choice. We hope to exchange ideas, matching business meet old friends and make new friends.

I am waiting to welcome you to Bangkok.

Warm regards

Dr. Narudee Kiengsiri
Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator 2017-2020


BPW International has 25 member countries in Asia-Pacific and 92 member countries world-wide. For the triennium 2017-2020, the Federation of Business and Professional Women Associations of Thailand under the Patronage of HRH the Queen (BPW Thailand) will host Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on 30 October 2018 – 1 November 2018 as well as the Asia-Pacific Presidents Meeting on 29 October 2018.  BPW members from world-wide are also welcome to attend.

As the conference’s theme is “Empowering Women to Realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, highlight BPW activities and projects in Asia-Pacific in support of SDGs, while at the same time advance women business and careers. Opportunities for members to benefit from BPW International and its global partners will also be addressed.  The conference will feature speakers from Royal Family, Top government official, ministers, CEOs and women leaders in Asia-Pacific and engage BPW members to prepare BPW strategies for this 2017-2020 triennium.


  • Pre-Conference Asia-Pacific BPW Presidents meeting on 29 October 2018 (invitation only)
  • Plenaries session with distinguished speakers focus on topics related to Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Sub-Regional brainstorming formulating strategies to empower women to realize SDGs.
  • Exchange of BPW projects good practice among BPW affiliates in Asia-Pacific.
  • Skill development to promote Intercultural Understanding and Leadership Development.


  • Dinner and Spectacular Cultural Show at Siam Niramit on 30 October 2018.
  • Half Day Cultural Tour to visit Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha temple and the visit to Silk Museum of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 31 October 2018.
  • Dinner on Chaopraya River Cruise 31 Oct 2018.
  • Gala Dinner featuring cultural shows and Thai silk fashion show at Grand Hyatt Erawan Ballroom on 1 Nov 2018.


Online Registration Open:  5 April 2018

Registration Type Registration Rate
Three Days Conference
Include Conference materials, conference bag and gifts and Conference participation during 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2018, 3 lunches, coffee breaks, Half day tour of Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha temple and Silk Museum and 3 dinners: Dinner and show at Siam Niramitr on 30 Oct 2018, Chaopraya River Cruise dinner on 31 Oct 2018 and Gala dinner on 1 Nov 2018. Also include transport from Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel to social events.
€ 590
Spouses & Children
Include Dinner and show at Siam Niramitr on 30 Oct 2018, Half day tour of Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha temple and Chaopraya River Cruise dinner on 31 Oct 2018.  Also include transport from Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel to social events.
€ 250
The first 200 foreign participants who register online and pay for
Three-Days Conference will receive € 100 discount (€ 490 instead of € 590)

Registration Close:  10 Sept 2018 OR when total paid participants reach 600.

Cancellation Policy:

50% refund if cancel by 31 July 2018. No refund if cancel after 1 August 2018.

On-line Registration Instruction

  1. Click here to register online.
  2. For first time registrant, create an account and activate it.
  3. Once account is activate, log in and select type of registration.
  4. Fill in the required information.
  5. Payment option is by credit card only (surcharge will apply).


BPW affiliates in countries that have problem registering online, please contact APRC2018@googlegroups.com
Promotion discount rate does not apply if register offline


Due to Strict Royal Protocol, only Three Days registrants can attend the Opening Ceremony and Gala Dinner. Walk in registration and pay on-site are strictly NOT allowed.

Conference Venue:

494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok 10330
Tel:  +66 2254 1234, +66 2254 6308
Connect to BTS Sky Traing, Chitlom Station.


Participants must book directly with the hotel. Each hotel has their own registration web page and/or form and separate terms and conditions.

The "starting" prices per room per night ranges from 2,600 Baht – 6,900 Baht. This converts to around US$ 83 - US$ 220 (based on Exchange rates on March 31, 2018).

The​se​ prices are the net prices which already include Breakfast, Internet, 10% service charge and 7% government tax.
Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel (5-stars & Conference Venue)

494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok 10330

Grand Room: (1 King size bed)
Single: THB 5,900 net/night
Double: THB 6,600 net/night

Conference rates cover 27 Oct- 3 Nov 2018

Accessible via BTS Chidlom Station

JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok (5 Stars)

4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2, Bangkok 10110

Deluxe Room:      Single THB 6,400 Double THB 6,900
Premier Room:    Single THB 7,400 Double THB 7,900
Executive Room: Single THB 8,900 Double THB 9,400

Conference rates cover 25 Oct- 5 Nov 2018

5 minutes walk to BTS Ploenchit Sky Train Station.
11 minutes ride to BTS Chidlom Station.

Centara Grand Hotel (5 Stars)

999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Superior/Deluxe World:
Single THB 4,400 net/night Double: THB 4,800 net/night

Premium World Room:
Single: THB 5,600 net/night Double: THB 6,000 net/night

World Club Executive/Deluxe Room:
Single THB 6,200 net/nigh Double: THB 6,800 net/night

Conference rates cover 28 Oct- 2 Nov 2018

10 minutes walk via Sky bridge to Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel.

Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok Hotel (4-stars)

155/1 Soi Mahadlekluang 1, Ratchadamri Rd, Bangkok 10330

Deluxe Room:               Single THB 3,800   Double THB 4,100
Grand Deluxe Room:     Single THB 4,400   Double THB 4,700
Executive Room            Single THB 4,500   Double THB 5,100 (with lounge access)

Max. 3 person/room.  Extra bed cost is 1,000 THB.
Free Tuk-Tuk service: Pickup dropoff: Courtyard/Grand Hyatt Erawan
Or 6 minutes walk to Grand Hyatt Erawan (Conference Venue)

Conference rates cover 26 Oct – 5 Nov 2018


Mercure Hotel Siam:

Superior Room:   THB 3,300 net/night (Single/Double)
Executive Room:  THB 4,250 net/night (Single/Double)
Suite Room:        THB 5,100 net/night (Single/Double)

Accessible via BTS National Stadium Station
15 minutes BTS ride to Grand Hyatt Erawan

Ibis Bangkok Siam Hotel:

Standard Room:  Single THB 2,600/night   Double THB 2,950/night

Accessible via BTS National Stadium Station
15 minutes BTS ride to Grand Hyatt Erawan

Conference rates cover 29 Oct – 2 Nov 2018


Discover Amazing Thailand:  https://goo.gl/24BRn2

Bangkok, as a capital of Thailand for over 230 years, offers a blend of historical and modern world. It has been named #1 Tourist Destination of the world in 2017.  Beside the Grand palace and Emerald Buddha temple which Conference participants will visit, there are many other attraction for BPW members to enjoy.  Here is an example of how you can spend your day in Bangkok.

  • Visit many beautiful temples and shrines in Bangkok. You can go pay respect to the largest gold Buddha in the world at Trimitr Temple, visit Pho Temple to see reclining Buddha and beautiful stupas decorated with ceramics and make a wish at the famous Erawan Shrine.
  • Try some famous Thai dishes like Pad Thai, Tom Yum Kung and Som Tum. Then you can follow your meal with sticky rice with mango and/or Kati (Coconut milk) Ice cream.  Drink fresh coconut water and eat its soft coconut meat.
  • Taste exotic fruits like mangosteen, rambutan, jack fruits, custard apple, durian, etc.
  • Among many things to shop for, add Thai Silk and other Thai fabric to the top of your list. Affordable tailoring is also available! The shopping place range from traditional Place to shop varied from floating Market, modern shopping Malls, Night Markets, etc.
  • At the end of the day, you can get totally relax with foot massage or Thai massage.

Bangkok is also a home of many major International Corporations as well a where UNESCAP is located.  Therefore, beside speakers from BPW affiliates, we will also invite several distinguished guest speakers from UN Women, UNESCAP, Presidents and CEO of International/National Corporations, Ministers to give talks at the Conference. 


Two International Airports in Bangkok to Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel

Suvarnnabhumi International Airport. Airport to hotel: 35 km (45 min.)
Donmuang International Airport: Airport to hotel: 24 km (30 min.)

Mass/Public Transits: Taxi, Airport Limousine, Hotel Limousine, Airport Rail link,
BTS Sky Train, MRT Underground Subway, BMTA buses, Tuk Tuk

To find out more about commuting in Bangkok, visit


Post-Congress Tours for Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket  will be announced no later than 1 May 2018.