Conference Venue

The Bali Trade and Development Symposium (TDS) will take place in one of the biggest and finest convention centres in Indonesia, the Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) at the Westin Resort in Nusa Dua, Bali.

Bali International Convention Centre – The Westin Resort
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3,
Nusa Dua 80363,
Bali, Indonesia
T 62.361.771906    F 62.361.772048    M 62.815.581.00717

Distance from the WTO MC9 Convention Centre
The BICC is conveniently located 450 metres from the WTO Convention Centre, the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre (BNDCC). It takes less than five minutes to walk between the two locations.

Distance to WTO

Meeting Rooms
The Bali TDS sessions will be held on the first floor of the BICC in the Auditorium room, and the Hibiscus, Frangipani, Bougainville and Orchid flower rooms.

The floor plan on the following page displays the Bali TDS session room locations at the BICC. For a more detailed overview of the BICC floor plans, please refer to the following link

Meeting rooms
TDS Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) – Ground Floor

Refreshments and Facilities

A. Refreshments
- Lunch and coffee break refreshments will be provided for participants. Addition details will follow.
- A special cocktail reception will be held on the evening of December 4th. Partners, panelists and special guests will be invited for this special two-hour reception at the Westin Resort.

B. Facilities

Audio-visual Facilities
Each room will be fitted with the following Audio-visual equipment:
- 1 Large Projection Screen
- 1 4500 LCD Projector
- 2 Wireless Mic
- 1 Laptop
- 1 Sound system (1000watt)

Internet Facilities
Wi-Fi will be available free of charge throughout the venue.

Translation Facilities
All sessions will take place in English. No interpretation will be available.

Printer Facilities
Photocopy and printer facilities will be available at the venue. These services will not be provided free of charge. Additional details will follow.

Deliveries at the Trade and Development Symposium
If you would like to deliver items to the venue during the Symposium we strongly advise you to use either DHL or UPS. You can deliver items as early as three weeks prior to the start of the event. The address for deliveries is as follows:

Attention: Guest name / Group name
Trade and Development Symposium 2013
C/O. Tenno Kallis, Convention Manager, M +62.811.3885625
Bali International Convention Centre – Nusa Dua Graha International
Kawasana Pariwisata Nusa Dua
BTDC Lot 2, Nusa Dua 80303
Bali – Indonesia


Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport
Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as the Denpasar International Airport, is the only airport in Bali.

Airport distance
 (A) Ngurah Rai International Airport; (B) TDS Bali International Convention Centre (BICC)

The Arrivals Hall at Ngurah Rai International Airport is divided into an International Arrivals Hall and a Domestic Arrivals Hall. Participants flying with international routes and domestic routes using Garuda Indonesia airline from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Java) will arrive at the International Arrival Hall. Participants flying with domestic routes using other airlines from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport will arrive at the Domestic Arrival Hall.

Transportation to the Venue
As no public transport is available from the airport to the BICC participants are advised to make use of a car rental service or taxi to get to the venue. The taxi rank is located outside the arrivals hall (to the right upon exit). A one-way fare to the BICC should cost around Rp 95,000 – Rp 110,000 (US$ 9.5 – US$ 11).

Distance to the Convention Centre
The distance between the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport and Nusa Dua is 12.1 km. The approximate time of travel can vary, depending on traffic conditions, between 30 minutes on the main road, and 10-15 minutes on the toll road.

Before departure from any Indonesian airport, participants are required to pay an airport tax of

Rp 150,000 (US$15) for international flights and an airport tax of Rp 40,000 (US$4) for domestic flights. The airport tax for domestic flights applies also for connecting flights to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta.

Visa Information

Please note that the ICTSD is not able to organize visa arrangements.

Visa applications should commence as soon as possible and be completed at least one month before the date of travel.

Nationals from a list of 65 members are eligible to apply for a Visa on Arrival (VoA) at the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport for a 30-day visit. All visitors must have a passport valid for at least six months at the time of entry and a valid return ticket to another country. The cost of the VoA is US$25, and must be paid in cash. Please therefore ensure to carry the necessary amount with you.

List of Countries eligible for VoA:

1. Argentina 23. India 45. Poland
2. Australia 24. Iceland 46. Portugal
3. Austria 25. Iran 47. Qatar
4. Algeria 26. Ireland 48. Romania
5. Bahrain 27. Italy 49. Russia
6. Belgium 28. Japan 50. Saudi Arabia
7. Brazil 29. Kuwait 51. Slovak Republic
8. Bulgaria 30. Laos 52. Slovenia
9. Czech Republic 31. Latvia 53. Spain
10. Cambodia 32. Libya 54. South Africa
11. Canada 33. Lithuania 55. South Korea
12. Cyprus 34. Liechtenstein 56. Suriname
13. China 35. Luxembourg 57. Sweden
14. Denmark 36. Maldives 58. Switzerland
15. Estonia 37. Malta 59. Taiwan PRC
16. Egypt 38. Mexico 60. Timor Leste
17. Fiji 39. Monaco 61. Tunisia
18. Finland 40. New Zealand 62. Turkey
19. France 41. Netherlands 63. United Arab Emirates
20. Germany 42. Norway 64. United Kingdom (British)
21. Greece 43. Oman 65. United States of America
22. Hungary 44. Panama

Registration, Accreditation and Security Perimeter

Registration for the Bali TDS
Partner organizations are responsible for ensuring that their staff and panelists are registered through the ICTSD website (to be announced). ICTSD on-line registration will remain open until 1st of December 2013. Please note that all partners and panelists must be registered to ensure that a badge is available upon their arrival at the Symposium. Registration at the Bali TDS has no implication to the WTO 9th Ministerial Conference (MC9) accreditation, which needs to be handled separately.

Participation at the Symposium is free of charge for those attending although we do require for travel and accommodation costs to be borne by participants.

Accreditation at the WTO MC9 Activities
Partner organizations interested in attending the WTO MC9 activities within the WTO secured area are responsible for registering and accrediting their staff and panelists. For further information on accreditation procedures, please follow the guidelines found on the WTO MC9 website at Please note the WTO MC9 accreditation deadline for NGOs is 13 October 2013 (midnight, GMT). After that date, the on-line form will be closed and requests for registration will no longer be processed.

The Indonesian authorities will be implementing a secondary security perimeter which will extend beyond the WTO MC9 conference centre. The secondary security perimeter roughly corresponds to the BTDC area. In order to move freely within this secondary security perimeter, which encompasses the Bali TDS conference centre, all participants will either need to have:
- WTO MC9 Accreditation and/or
- Confirmation of Accommodation at a hotel within the security perimeter. The indicative list of hotels located within the secondary security perimeter can be found in the ACCOMMODATION section.


The ICTSD has pre-booked a number of rooms at the Westin Resort at a preferential rate. If you wish to benefit from this rate at the Westin Resort, just metres from the Ministerial Conference, please contact Cécile de Gardelle ([email protected]) in advance with details of your request. This offer is only available for Partner Organizations. Please note, due to limited rooms, this offer operates on a first come, first serve bases.  

Other accommodation close to the Symposium can be found (map below). Please note that the ICTSD does not have any pre-booked preferential rates with other hotels. Partner organizations and participants should manage bookings themselves. 

hotel map


Indicative list of hotels that are expected to be within the secondary security perimeter, apart from The Westin Hotel:
- Amarterra Villa
- Club Med
- Courtyard
- Grand Hyatt
- Kayu Manis
- Laguna
- Melia Bali
- Novotel Nusa Dua
- Nusa Dua Beach Hotel

General Information

The Indonesian rupiah exchange rate is approximately Rp 9,600 to 1 USD and Rp  12,300 to 1 Euro. While the USD is accepted at most shops and business, you are advised to change currency in advance to avoid paying a higher rate.

The current exchange rate of the Central Bank of Indonesia can be accessed at following link:

The nearest ATM to the TDS venue can be found on site in the lobby of the Westin Resort.

The official language of Indonesia is Bahasa. However, in Bali, many people speak the local Balinese language. English is spoken widely in major cities

Time Zone
Bali is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8)

Power in Indonesia is 220 volts with a frequency of 50 Hz. The primary sockets in Indonesia are the two-pin Europe and Schuko type plugs.

Useful links
Bali Tourism: