10th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference

October 29 - November 1, 2024


Smart Cities : Revolution for Mankind
The 10th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference

Welcome to PATTAYA


A dynamic convention destination on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand.Famous for its beautiful beaches, excellent hotels and resorts, magnificent convention facilities, fine dining and world-class golf courses, Pattaya is the most preferred venue where fun and action never stop.A variety of extreme water sports are available for adrenaline seekers whilst incredible nightlife activities make up the highlights of the visit that are hard for members to find elsewhere. Unlike other convention destinations, Pattaya is unique in its own ways and able to provide the best of everything: business, culture, entertain-ment, sightseeing, to name a few.Pattaya is simply the convention paradise for everyone, as it has an assortment of attractions suitable for all types of visitors.

Pattaya: Hub of Thailand’s EEC towards smart city development

Pattaya is at the center of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) which is the cornerstone for the country’s Industry 4.0 scheme. The EEC project initially focused on the 3 Eastern provinces stretching south and east of Bangkok, namely Rayong, Chonburi, and Chachoengsao. The EEC development plan envisages a significant transformation of both physical and social development, plays an important role as a regulatory sandbox uplifting the country’s competitiveness. The EEC is gearing towards the development of liveable smart cities focusing on Smart Mobility, Smart People, and Smart Economy aspects.

Integrated infrastructure is developed for EEC to become the prime gateway to both South East Asia and the Asia Pacific in the upcoming years. Integrated Infrastructure Development Plan comprises of high-speed rail, International airport, deep-sea ports, high-speed railways, autoroutes. The result will enhance Pattaya’s accessibility. According to the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) the EEC investments, the U-Tapao International Airport and the high-speed train linking three major airports to Pattaya, will make Pattaya the heart of the eastern region.

In the future, the EEC will grow into a modern metropolitan, a hub of trade and investment, a center for regional transportation and logistics, a significant source for human resources, a tourist attraction and most importantly, the most modern Gateway to Asia.


Thailand Within Reach

Thailand is located in the center of South East Asia, with its capital Bangkok as an important aviation hub. Bangkok’s modern Suvarnabhumi International Airport is one of the world’s top airports, welcoming more than 40 million passengers annually. It is served by at least 80 international airlines linking 170 cities around the globe.Its expansion project is in progress in order to handle up to 60 million passengers a year by 2021 and 150 million passengers by 2030.

Visa Friendly Country

Visitors from 64 countries and special administrative Region are automatically granted permission to enter the Kingdom of Thailand. Additional of 18 countries can apply for a “Visa on Arrival” at the Immigration Hall in all Thai international airports and border checkpoints. For citizens of countries not covered by the above, visas can be obtained from the nearest Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate. Our local partners, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), in conjunction with the related Thai government agencies, will provide visa assistance and fast lane immigration clearance at all immigration checkpoints.

Gateway to Pattaya

3 Major Airports

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport – a main terminal of Bangkok- is located only 135 km from Pattaya. It is easy and convenient to transfer to Pattaya by the Highway. Apart from public buses from the airport terminal, there are also licensed taxi services which cost around 30 USD for one-way transfer and take only 75 minutes to Pattaya.

Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Don Muaeng Airport, a low-cost airline terminal, currently handles more than 20 low-cost airlines and charter flights connecting international destinations in Southeast & East Asia region as well as domestic destinations. The airport is located up north of Bangkok - 25 km to Bangkok city center- and 150 km to Pattaya City.

U-Tapao Airport (UTP)

U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya Internatioanal Airport is located 40 km south of Pattaya and only 40 minutes drive to Pattaya City Center. The airport recently has a new development project for commercial use. Apart from charter flights, there are curretly 5 airlines operating scheduled flights connecting 5 major domestic destinations and international destinations to/from Malaysia, China, and Russia.


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