General Information

Kenes MP Asia will obtain special accommodation rates for Congress participants. Please visit accommodation page periodically.



Situated close to the equator, Chennai experiences hot and humid weather. In September, this is the summer season. The average temperature is about 30˚C. Do not forget to pack an umbrella in your luggage.



The dress code for APLAR 2015 is business formal for all occasions unless stated otherwise.



The Indian Rupee is the national currency (INR). It comes in denominations of INR 1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10 notes. International Credit Cards are widely accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. For exchange rates:


Electrical supply

The electrical supply in India is 220 Volts. Power plugs are two round pins.



An industrial and pharmaceutical exhibition will take place within the framework of the Congress. Details of the APLAR 2015 exhibition and sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by contacting:

Ms. Leah Jurado
Kenes MP Asia
PICO Creative Centre
20 Kallang Avenue, 339411
Tel: +65 6292 4710 Fax: +65 6292 4721



The official language of the Congress is English. All presentations will be made in English and simultaneous translation will not be provided.


Letter of Invitation

For information on travel visas, we suggest you contact your local Consulate for the full and official instructions that apply to you. In some cases, you may require an official invitation from the congress.

To request an official invitation for the APLAR2015 congress, please contact . Please make sure to send us your full name (as printed in your passport), full postal address and passport number, as well as the congress name in the subject line. An official invitation letter will be created and sent to you by e-mail within 5-7​ working days. Please note that we recommend you request your invitation at least 3 weeks before applying for your visa.

We are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are mailed directly to them.

The invitation is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.


Liability and Insurance

The organizer is not able to take any responsibility for injury or damage involving persons and property during the Congress. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.



Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT. The country is on one time zone only.



ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
No. 63, Mount Road, Guindy
Chennai – 600032


The hotel is situated at 8 kilometres from the International and Domestic Airport


Visa Requirements

For information regarding visas, please click here