Meeting venue – see Map below of downtown Vientiane
The meeting venue is the Rose Hotel ( – 339 Pangkham Road, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
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The conference accommodation hotel is Sabaidee@Lao Hotel ( Pangkham Road, Vientiane, Lao PDR.

Most delegates will arrive in Vientiane on 9 February (check-in at your hotel) and depart Vientiane the evening of 11 February or on 12 February. If your schedule needs different dates, please let us know.

For those participants who are being sponsored by SDC or need assistance - please contact David Clayton

Airport Transfer / Taxis
The Sabaidee@Lao Hotel offers two-way airport transfers. To ensure your pick up at the airport – please send us your flight details as soon as you can. If you miss the hotel supplied airport pickup, take a public taxi from the airport to your hotel. The taxi stand is in the arrival hall and should cost you about US$7.00. Please keep the receipt and you will be reimbursed.

On presentation of a receipt, we will reimburse the cost of the taxi fare from your home to your local airport and back. As you will have only the outward-bound receipts at the time of reimbursement, we will reimburse double the amount shown on the submitted receipts. In absence of receipts the workshop organizers reserve the right to select a lump sum amount.

Ground Travel to Workshop
Delegates travelling to Vientiane by personal vehicle, train or bus will be reimbursed. For those traveling by personal car, please start traveling with a full tank of petrol and keep all gasoline receipts from your trip – we will reimburse against fuel station receipts up to the final fill up in Vientiane, times two for the return trip. Delegates travelling in whole or in part to Vientiane by train or bus must keep their receipts.

Visas and airport tax
It is the delegate’s responsibility to confirm their visa status to enter Lao PDR – the organizers will assist in the visa process if necessary e.g. provide letters of confirmation etc. Most delegates (but not necessarily all) should be able to enter Lao PDR on a regular tourist visa – and get a visa on arrival. If assistance is needed, it is the delegate’s responsibility to ask the workshop organizers for this. You should bring two passport size photos to facilitate the visa on arrival. Visa costs vary depending on nationality (most less than US$50) – best to have various small USD denominations totaling US$50.00.

On presentation of a receipt, the organizers will reimburse the cost of your visa and/or any airport tax you have to pay.

The conference accommodation hotel is Sabaidee@Lao Hotel (

As you can see on the hotel locator map it is just a couple of doors down from the meeting venue. The conference organizers will make your accommodation booking and settle your account with the hotel directly. Breakfast at your hotel and in-room internet will also be provided.

  • Breakfast is included with hotel.
  • Lunches and tea breaks on workshop days and one evening group dinner on 10 February will be paid by the organizers. The group dinner will be held at Nam Phou Fountain which is a short walk from your accommodation hotel.Maps Hotels.jpg