16th Global Gypsum Conference, Exhibition and Awards
25 - 26 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
We will be very pleased to welcome back all our fabulous spouses from around the world, to greet old friends and to make new ones, while having a ball and seeing the world!
Please pick up your 'Spouse Tours' badge at the conference registration desk, from 4pm-8pm on Monday 24 October.
An English-speaking guide will accompany our guests on each trip.
Monday 24 October
Welcome Reception in the Global Gypsum Exhibition Area, 6pm-8pm.
Tuesday 25 October: Ancient City tour
(The Royal Grand Palaces Tour previously planned had to be cancelled since the Grand Palace is closed for a month for the Royal Funeral Ceremony).
Participants should meet together in the hotel lobby at 7.50am to be ready to leave at 8am.
The Ancient City is a 200-acre reconstruction of some of many of Thailand's greatest architectural splendours. Participants will be able to use a bicycle or 'golf buggy' to tour the park (included).
Please note that lunch is not included in this tour.
Return to the hotel for approximiately 2pm.
Please note that departure from the conference hotel for the Global Gypsum Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday 25 October is at 4.30pm: Please meet in the lobby at 4.15pm.
17.30 approx. Arrival at Siam Niramit Theatre - Awards Dinner, entertainment
19.30-21.30 Show at the Siam Niramit Theatre
21.30-21.45 Load buses for departure to conference hotel
22.30 (approximately) Delegates arrive back at hotel
Wednesday 26 October: Floating market by longtail boat and Elephant Show
Participants should meet together in the hotel lobby at 7.50am to be ready to leave at 8am. Please note that lunch is included in this tour.
Return to hotel by 4pm at the latest.
6-8pm: Farewell Reception at the conference hotel, Kandhavas Place, 4th floor.
Tips: Bring a wide-brimmed hat - even in October, Thailand can be hot! The current forecast also includes rain showers, so bring a light waterproof jacket (it will also be hot - around 30°C). To visit temples and palaces, it may be required to cover bare shoulders and bare legs. Never show anyone the soles of your feet, nor touch them on the head. Generally, putting the tines of a fork into the mouth is not the done thing, but instead food is delivered to the mouth with a spoon (try it - it's so much more practical!)