FAQs
Registration

Can my organization send more than two people? Yes, up to five colleagues from your organization are welcome to attend.

I am not an ANDE member. Can I still attend? Absolutely! Non-members are welcome to attend, learn about ANDE, and join the conversation about the development ecosystem. We are also offering former member organizations the opportunity to attend this year’s Global Annual Conference at the member rate. If interested, please contact the ANDE Membership team.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please review our Overview and Membership Brochure. For further discussion, contact the ANDE Membership team.

I don’t plan to attend all days of the conference. Can I pay for only certain days? Registration covers both days (September 10 and 11) of the conference. We are unable to offer single-day registration.

I know someone who could speak at the conference, but they are not a member. Can they attend and speak? We prioritize member participation, and members help shape our agenda. However, if you have a suggested subject matter expert, please reach out to the ANDE Events team.

Who is coming to the conference? When our conference networking app launches this summer, you will be able to see a list of attendees. The app will also enable you to search by sector/geographic region and reach out directly to set up meetings and plan your personal conference agenda. If you are attending the ANDE Global Annual Conference for the first time, this is a great way to connect with like-minded members and get to know others in the sector in advance.

What does my registration cost cover? Your ticket covers attendance at all sessions, lunch and beverages each day, cocktail receptions on September 10 and 11, and a gala dinner on September 11. It does not cover your hotel stay or tickets to offsite excursions on September 12.

When does the conference begin and end? The conference officially begins at 8:00 am ICT on Tuesday, September 10 and ends after a gala dinner and closing ceremony around 10:00 pm ICT on Wednesday, September 11.

ANDE is also organizing optional offsite events for Thursday, September 12. These excursions will provide opportunities to connect with local entrepreneurs and learn more about the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bangkok and Thailand. If interested, please consider this when booking travel arrangements. More information and details of any additional costs for transportation and lunch will be made available soon.

What does the agenda look like? The 2024 agenda will include:

  • Global and regional State of the Sector deep dives
  • Interactive discussions on the latest network news and research
  • Inspiring featured speakers
  • Dynamic opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and knowledge-sharing
  • Engaging member-led and curated sessions
  • Fun speed networking, and much more

ANDE members help create our agenda by submitting session ideas. Once approved sessions are selected, we will share additional details on the agenda.

My organization wants to have a speaking role at the conference. How can we get involved? ANDE will accept session ideas from members until Friday, May 31, 2024, at midnight U.S. Eastern Time. In the session submission form, please list potential speakers and moderators. We will take these suggestions into consideration. The ANDE Global Annual Conference is designed to be highly participatory and discussion-based for all attendees, regardless of having a formal role on the agenda.

I have a report that I would like to share with other members at the Global Annual Conference. Are there opportunities to present? There will be an opportunity for organizations to briefly share top findings from recent reports. If you would like to share a report, please contact us with your contact information, organization, report title, and a 1-2 sentence description.

When will I find out if my session idea was selected? If your session idea is accepted, you will be notified by July 8, 2024. We cannot guarantee that every session idea will be selected, but we will carefully review each submission and may combine ideas from similar submissions.

Do I get a complimentary pass to the conference if I am a speaker? We cannot provide plenary and session speakers with a complimentary conference pass. However, if your session is accepted, you will have a two-week window to purchase your conference ticket at the early bird member rate of USD $830.00.

Is there an online component to the conference? No, the entire conference will take place in person and will not be live-streamed.

Sponsorship

I am interested in sponsoring the conference. Whom should I contact? Thank you for your interest! Sponsoring the Global Annual Conference is a great way to promote your brand and create awareness about your work, while also supporting ANDE’s emerging market members to attend the conference. Please review our sponsorship brochure and contact Flora Bracco to discuss opportunities.

Will there be scholarship opportunities for those who need financial support to attend?

 Scholarship funds are available for ANDE members who need financial support to attend the 2024 Global Annual Conference. These scholarships ease the registration costs for eligible attendees, particularly those in senior strategic roles within their organizations. To ensure diverse and inclusive representation at the conference, we will prioritize those traveling from further regions and individuals based in the Global South.

To apply for a scholarship, interested individuals must complete the designated application form and submit it no later than Wednesday, July 3, 2024. All applicants will be made aware of the award status no later than Monday, July 22, 2024.

Travel and Lodging

Can I request to have a roommate during the conference to reduce my accommodation costs? Yes, if you are interested in being paired with a roommate, please contact us, and we can connect you with another ANDE member who is also looking for a roommate. If you have someone in mind, feel free to contact them directly.

How do I get to the venue? Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is located within 30 minutes from Don Mueang International Airport and is easily accessible by all modes of transportation, including public and private piers. Taxis are readily available, and Grab, Bolt, Lineman, and Robinhood are the most common rideshare options in Bangkok. We encourage you to communicate with other attendees beforehand to arrange carpools. You may connect with them directly via our networking app, which will launch this summer.

I need a visa letter to attend the conference. How can I obtain one? If you need an invitation letter to secure a visa, please indicate this during event registration and provide your passport information.

All visitors to Thailand must have a valid visa. Certain nationalities can enter the country under the bilateral-agreement Visa Exemption program. This program is open to 64 nationalities from around the world. Additionally, 19 nationalities are eligible to apply for a visa upon arrival in Thailand. If you are not eligible for either of these options, you must apply for a visa in advance at your local Thai embassy.

Do I need any vaccinations before entering Thailand? Yellow Fever vaccines are required for travelers ≥9 months old arriving from countries with risk for Yellow Fever virus transmission; this includes >12-hour airport transits or layovers in countries with risk for Yellow Fever virus transmission. Please consult with your medical care providers and visit the World Health Organization for additional information.

What should I wear to the conference? The dress code for the conference is business casual. While business casual is encouraged, we also suggest bringing a sweater or jacket as meeting room temperatures may vary. Please consider the weather in Bangkok during mid-September, which is typically warm and humid, with temperatures averaging around 28-32°C (82-90°F). Light, breathable fabrics are recommended to stay comfortable throughout the conference.

If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the ANDE Events team. As we receive more inquiries, we will periodically update the FAQs.