2017 Asia Pacific Forum Meeting

Where & When

The 2017 Asia Pacific Forum meeting will be held from Monday the 6th to Thursday the 9th of March. The venue is the Hotel Shanker in Kathmandu, Nepal: http://www.shankerhotel.com.np/.

Hotel Bookings

The Admin Committee will make hotel bookings on behalf of all Delegates and APF trusted servants. We have negotiated a preferable room rate for any additional visitors, observers or attendees wishing to attend or to stay on for the convention.

You can book your room here: http://www.shankerhotel.com.np/  Please use booking code APFCN17 when booking rooms.

Convention – APFCNA I

The 1st APF Convention of NA will follow the APF meeting, from Friday the 10th to Sunday the 12th of March, at the Nepal Academy Hall – a convention and exhibition hall situated at the center of the Kathmandu city.

Please visit the convention website for more information: http://www.apfcna.org
Registration page: http://www.apfcna.org/registration
Recommended hotels: http://apfcna.org/search/hotel

Transport from Tribhuwan International Airport to Nepal Academy Hall
Taxi Fare Range: – 500-1000 Rupees (USD 5 – USD 10)
Bus Fare Range:- 40 – 50 Rupees (USD 0.4 – USD 0.5)

Participants Information

We are working through the participant request information and will be in contact with participants to finalise arrangements for funding, visas, flights and airport transfers.

For those who have yet to submit their participant request form, please use this form as soon as possible:  https://goo.gl/forms/a7WsrtkyjQ0Tv2S33

Agenda

The 2017 agenda is available for download here and has been emailed to all participants via the APF email list.     APF 2017 Meeting Agenda

Elections

Elections for the following positions will be held at the 2017 APF meeting:

  • Treasurer
  • Fellowship Development Co-ordinator
  • Merchandise Chair
  • Newsletter Editor

If you are interested in serving APF in any of these roles, please download the service resume form (as pdf file) (as docx file) and email to apfadmin@nzna.org.

Reports

We are requesting that all Community, Workgroup and Trusted Servant reports be emailed no later than one month before the start of the March meeting – so by the 6th of February. The community reporting template can be downloaded from the apfna.org website here:

http://www.apfna.org/download/resources/service/apf_community_reporting_template.doc

At the 2014 APF meeting, we agreed by consensus to allow all delegates the opportunity to have read reports in preparation for the meeting, as pre-reading reports keeps all participants up to date and informed, and this practice improves communications.

We also agreed at that time that we could reduce waste, and so is not necessary to bring hard copies of reports to the APF meeting, since delegates will have the report electronically, or if required can print and bring their own copy.

Airport Transfers

We are planning to offer transport to and from the airport via members of the Kathmandu fellowship, if you would like to utilise this option please email apfadmin@nzna.org to let us know your flight number, arrival date and time.

Visa Information

  • You can now apply in advance for Nepali visa online, fill out the form, add your picture and print the page, show it on arrival, pay and receive your visa.
    • The online application can be found here: http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
    • There are new machines installed at the airport before passport check, where you can fill out the forms electronically, add your photo using the web-cam to your forms. Then you can submit your forms, machine will give you a receipt and with that you will go and take your visa from the desk.
    • Therefore there is no need of printed photo like before, although there is still a photo machine available at the airport.
    • You can pay your visa by US dollar ($25 USD).

For full information and requirements:  http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

NA Meetings in Kathmandu

We will provide a meeting list with close locations nearby upon your arrival.  The meetings list can be found here:  http://nakathmandu.org/meetings

Nearby Restaurants

There are a number of restaurants within walking distance shown on the below Google Map.  Further recommendations will be provided by Host Committee.

Map of Restaurants near Hotel Shanker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Map of Kathmandu

Other helpful information

Download and print this PDF from the below link which has emergency numbers, taxi info, meetings list and sightseeing options which will also be included in your welcome pack:  Kathmandu Travel Info APF March 2017