The venue

The conference entitled “Role and Fate of Forest Ecosystems in a Changing World” will take place in Bangkok, the “City of Angels”.

Bangkok , capital of Thailand, is Thailand’s cultural and commercial centre. Bangkok is located on the delta of the Chao Phraya River, about 40 km from the Gulf of Thailand. Bangkok is a bustling, crowded city, with temples, factories, shops, and homes juxtaposed along its roads and canals. The name Bangkok, used commonly by foreigners, is derived from a name that dates to the time before the city was built - the village or district (bang) of wild plums (makok). The Thai call their capital Krung Thep, which is the first part of its mellifluous and lengthy official name meaning “the City of Gods, the Great City, the Residence of the Emerald Buddha, the Impregnable City (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the Grand Capital of the World Endowed with Nine Precious Gems, the Happy City Abounding in Enormous Royal Palaces Which Resemble the Heavenly Abode Wherein Dwell the Reincarnated Gods, a City Given by Indra and Built by Vishnukarm”. The abbreviated name Krung Thep is often translated as “City of Angels.”

Area: 1,565 km²
Population (2022): about 11 million
Religion: Buddhism (94%), Islam (5%), Christianity (about 1%), Animism and Hinduism.

Bangkok by night

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)

The conference will be held in the coworking space “Knowledge Xchange for Innovation” (KX) collaborating with the King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). KMUTT has designated the KX building to be the center for facilitating the exchanges of knowledge, technology, and innovation capability in order to elevate Thailand’s technological and innovation competency. KX building, about 28,000 m² and 20 floors, is located near the BTS Skytrain “Wong Wian Yai” station, just across the Chao Phaya river from the Sathorn road via the Taksin bridge.

Knowledge Exchange for Innovation Center (KX)

Address : KMUTT Knowledge Exchange for Innovation Center (KX)
110/1 Krung Thonburi Road, Bang Lamphu Lang
Khlong San, Bangkok 10600 THAILAND

Website :
Location : KX

Conference rooms

The registration desk, the 265 m² Auditorium with natural daylight, and the posters exhibition are located on 7th floor. The lunches are served at private canteen (9th floor).

Registration desk, auditorium, and private saloonRegistration desk, auditorium, and private saloon
KX AuditoriumAuditorium
KX AuditoriumAuditorium
Campus Map
Campus Map

How to reach the KX building

KX building is very easy to reach by using BTS Sky Train
Get off the station with exit number 4 KX bld. (200 m from KX building)
Check BTS skytrain available routes, please click here

By bus

  • Buses that pass-through King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KX Building). Ask for bus routes: website
    • Number 76 Route of Samae Dam – Pratunam
    • Number 105 Route of Mahachai, Mueang Mai – Khlong San
    • Number 120 Route of Samut Sakhon Pier – Khlong San
    • Number 167 Route of Bang Bon – Khlong San

    • Get off at the bus stop Wongwian Yai BTS Station
      Cross the bridge connecting the Skytrain
      Walk back up to get to the KX Building about 200 m
      Get off at the bus stop Krung Thon Buri BTS Station
      Cross the bridge connecting the Sky train
      Walk back down to go to the KX Building about 200 m
  • Route from Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport (BKK) to central Bangkok (Phaya Thai)
    Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), also known as Bangkok Airport, is located about 25 km east of the main city center. Upon arrival, you can reach downtown Bangkok by Airport Rail Link (Train), Public Bus, Taxi or Welcome Pickup.
    💸 The cheapest transfer is by Airport Rail Link
    ⏱️ The fastest transfer is by Taxi

Airport Rail Link

Info here, Tickets on-site
Travel time: 60-90 minutes
Cost: 45 Baht

Description: “Airport Rail Link” from “Suvarnabhumi Airport” (Station in front of the terminal building) to “Phaya Thai” or “Makkasan” Station; from here take the Skytrain or a Taxi/TukTuk to KX building or directly to your accommodation.

Public Bus

Info here, Tickets at the driver
Travel time: 90-120 minutes
Cost: 60 Baht

Description: Public Bus line S1 from Suvarnabhumi Airport (bus stop in front of the terminal building, level 1) to the centre of Bangkok, KX building or directly to your accommodation.


Tips about taxis in Bangkok
Travel time: 30-60 minutes
Cost: 450-750 Baht

Description: Taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport (taxi ranks in front of the terminal building, level 1) to the centre of Bangkok, KX building or directly to your accommodation.


Dear participant, we kindly invite you to make your own arrangements for accommodation for your stay in Bangkok, nearby the KX building to avoid traffic jams. The city is full of possibilities and reasonably priced hotels (on average, 3* 20-50€; 4* 50-100€; 5* more than 150€ per night in January). You have to make your own room reservation directly by phone, via Booking or TripAdvisor websites or by logging on to the hotel website.

COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand

The Thai government ended the state of health emergency on 1st October 2022. To date, any regulation is requested for passengers travelling to Thailand, no longer need to produce a vaccination certificate or COVID-19 test result RT- PCR.

It is recommended that participants purchase commercial health insurance in their home country before arriving in Thailand. In case of acute illness or injury, the patient will be provided treatment in any hospital or emergency facility.

Public Health Measures