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For on-site participants (on-site attendance is invitation only)

24-27 April 2023
Ha Noi, Viet Nam

in-person conference with live broadcast


Conference location and venue

Sheraton Hanoi Hotel

Address: K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: +84 24 3719 9000
Fax: +84 24 3719 9001



The official working language of this conference is English.

Vietnamese - English translation services will be provided.




All invited delegates are required to possess valid passports to enter Viet Nam.

Delegates from certain countries may require visas to enter Viet Nam and are responsible for arranging these visas, if required.


Countries with Visa exemption

Please refer to this link for a list of visa exemption agreements between Viet Nam and foreign countries.


Electronic Visa

A single entry electronic visa (E-visa), valid for maximum of 30 days, can be applied online through the Vietnamese Immigration Department. For detailed information, please visit e-visa page:

For Invitees or Delegations that cannot apply for an E-visa: the organizers will provide support to apply for a "visa on arrival" by filling and submitting this form. Please do not apply through Vietnamese Diplomatic or Consular Offices.





Ha Noi's main International Airport is Noi Bai International Airport.


From Noi Bai International Airport to Ha Noi city center

Central Ha Noi is located approximately 40km from Noi Bai International Airport.

  • Mini-bus service for delegates staying at conference recommended hotels

Mini-bus will be provided to pick up and drop off delegates and speakers from the recommended hotels on the provided list to the main meeting venue during the meeting period. Delegates who choose to stay at alternative hotel other than those on the recommended list are kindly asked to arrange their own transportation.

  • Taxi

A public taxi service is available at the airport. The taxi cost ranges from 350,000 - 400,000 VND (US$16 - 20) from Noi Bai to most central Ha Noi hotels. If you choose to take a taxi from Noi Bai Airport to Ha Noi, the official Noi Bai Taxi and Airport Taxi services are recommended.

  • Bus

Public buses to central of Ha Noi are also available at the Airport.





The Host country will assist to reserve hotel rooms for participants, if requested.

If you would like to stay in at the conference venue (Sheraton Hanoi Hotel), book directly through this link at a reduced rate until March 24th 2023.

For other hotel options, please fill the Hotel Registration form in Annex 1 of the "Logistical Note" that you have received via email from the organizers and send to the indicated contact (section 4.2) as soon as possible but not later than 3rd April 2023.





Lying on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Viet Nam is a strip of land shaped like the letter “S”. China borders it to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the East Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.


The country’s total length from north to south is 1,650km. Its width, stretching from east to west, is 600km at the widest point in the north, 400km in the south, and 50km at the narrowest part, in the centre, in Quang Binh Province. The coastline is 3,260km long and the inland border is 4,510km.



Latitude: 102º 08' - 109º 28' east

Longitude: 8º 02' - 23º 23' north


Population:  99 million (as of 2022)

Administrative Units: Viet Nam is divided into 63 provinces and cities

Topography: 3/4 of Viet Nam's territory consist of mountains and hills



Viet Nam is located in both a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, but has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity. Regions located near the tropics and in the mountainous regions are endowed with a temperate climate.


The monsoon climate also influences the changes of the tropical humidity. In general, in Viet Nam there are two seasons, the cold season occurs from November to April and the hot season from May to October. The difference in temperature between the two seasons in southern is almost unnoticeable, averaging 3ºC. The most noticeable variations are found in the northern where differences of 12ºC have been observed. There are essentially four distinct seasons, which are most evident in the northern provinces (from Hai Van Pass toward to the north): Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.


Every year there are 100 rainy days and the average rainfall is 1,500 to 2,000 mm. The humidity ranges around 80%.


The weather in Ha Noi in April is cool, ranging from 27oC – 31oC. 



Hanoi is the capital of Viet Nam, having a population of more than 8,4 million people (as of year 2022). The capital comprises two different topographical features: the delta and the Middle Region of the North. Most of the deltaic land lies on both sides of the Red River and its tributaries (rivers Đuống, Đáy, etc.). The Middle Region comprises Sóc Sơn district and a portion of Đông Anh district, a prolongation of the Tam Đảo mountainous mass stretching towards the Delta which is 7-10 meters or sometimes even hundreds of meters above the sea level.


In Hanoi there are four distinct seasons:  Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. But it is able to be divided into two main seasons: the rainy season from May to September (it’s hot, heavy rain), and the dry season from October to April (it’s cold, little rainfall). The annual average temperature is 23.2oC, but in winter the average temperature is 17.2oC. The lowest temperature ever recorded was 2.7oC in 1955. The average summer temperature is 29.2oC, with the highest ever recorded being 42.8oC in 1926. On average, there are 114 rainy days a year with around 1,800mm of rainfall.


Viet Nam’s unit of currency is the Viet Nam Dong (VND). Major foreign currencies are exchangeable at Vietcombank and other Vietnamese Banks/Branches, ANZ Bank, Citi Bank and Indovina Bank... The exchange rate is US$1 ~ VND 23,624. Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB) and most traveler’s checks are accepted. ATM machines that dispense VND are widely available but usually have a limit of VND 3,000,000/transaction and VND 10,000,000/day depending on the bank. 

Electricity and Water Supply

The standard electricity supply in Viet Nam is 220 Volts, 50 Hz, AC. Most plugs are two-pin with rounded pins, except in international-standard hotels. Drinking tap water and un-boiled water is not recommended.


Phone services

Local phone services are reliable. Both GSM and CDMA mobile phone systems are in operation although the former is more popular. SIM cards are readily available for GSM mobile phones and can be bought in any convenience stores, post offices or hotels. Local calls from a prepaid mobile phone cost about 30 US cents/minute.


Broadband and wireless internet services are available in all major hotels and at the meeting venues.


Viet Nam’s standard time zone is GMT +7 hours.



Information on tourism and other information can be found on the following websites: