The 23rd Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-23), Manila, the Philippines, November 15-18, 2016
Registration for APRSAF-23 has been closed.
It is important for participants from overseas to check whether they require a visa for entry into the Philippines. It is strongly recommended to contact the Philippine Embassy or a consulate in your country to ascertain whether you require a visa and to determine the requirements for obtaining a visa if required. Please note that it may take several weeks to obtain a visa following submission of a visa application. Before applying for a visa, please ensure that you have a passport that is valid for at least six months from your date of arrival in the Philippines. For further details, please go to the following Department of Foreign Affairs Website.
Please note that any costs involved in obtaining a visa are the responsibility of the participant. If any participant requires an invitation letter from a local organization in the Philippines for purposes of visa application, please contact:
Ms. Julie Ann C. Atienza
Science Research Specialist II, Human Resources and Institution Development Division
Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Address: 4th Floor Science Heritage Building, DOST Compound, Gen. A. Santos
Avenue, Bicutan, 1631 Taguig City, the Philippines
Telephone Number: (632) 553-8637 Mobile Phone: (63) 995-4577969
APRSAF participants are offered special rates of a stay at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the venue of the APRSAF-23.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila, 1300, Philippines.
For the special rates, please complete room reservations by 14 September 2016. After this date, rooms with special rates are subject to availability. The special rates expire on 14 October 2016. For reservations, please complete the following request form and contact the hotel directly:
- ROOM RESERVATIONS REQUEST FORM (PDF,276KB)
Please complete your APRSAF-23 registration.
For any inquiries, please contact the hotel directly.
Ms. Madelene Sy (Sales Manager, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila)
E-mail: H6308-SL10sofitel.com Fax: +63 (2) 551 5621
The following hotels are located near the APRSAF-23 venue, the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
The location of each hotel can be found on the attached hotel map.
|Hotel||Distance from the venue||Address|
|1||Hotel Jen Manila||5 minute drive||3001 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila|
|2||Century Park Hotel||7 minute drive||599 P. Ocampo Street, Malate, Malate, 1004 Manila|
|3||Midas Hotel and Casino||10 minute drive||1501 Roxas Boulevard, 2702 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila|
|4||Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia||15 minute drive||Coral Way Avenue cor Seaside Blvd. Mall of Asia Complex, 1308 Manila|
*Please note that hotel reservations are the responsibility of participants. The APRSAF-23 Secretariat cannot take any responsibility for issues associated with the room reservation.
International and Local Transportation
Please note that participants are responsible for making arrangements and covering the costs of their international travel to and from the Philippines as well as local transportation costs, including between the airport and the hotel and between the APRSAF-23 venue and any other hotel. Local transportation will not be provided by the organizers.
We strongly recommend that participants arrange for their own overseas travel insurance. The organizers of the APRSAF-23 are unable to take any responsibility for arrangements or costs incurred associated with any accident, injury, or illness.