Official WEC2009 Venue


Don Chan Palace Hotel, Vientiane


The Don Chan Palace Hotel is an international 4-star convention hotel located on the bank of the great Mekong River,  just 10 minutes drive from Wattay International Airport. It is within easy reach to the city's embassies, main business districts, major cultural sites and ancient temples and also ideally situated near traditional markets and local areas of interest.


Guest Rooms

Towering 14 floors with 240 well furnished guest rooms, it is the highest hotel in Laos and most of the rooms enjoy magnificent views of the Mekong. The rooms are also equipped with IDD telephone, cable television and Internet access.



Convention Centre

The Convention Centre comprises of 2 ballrooms with spacious foyers and 14 function rooms, all equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 1200 persons in theatre style.



Sporting & Leisure Facilities

Sporting and leisure facilities include pool table, sauna, massage, steam room, and outdoor pool.


Room Facilities and Amenities

Air Conditioning, Balcony/Terrace, Bathrobes, Coffee/Tea Maker, Desk, Hair Dryer, In Room Safe, Internet Access, Mini Bar, Non Smoking Rooms, Separate Shower and Tub Television


Other Hotel Facilities

Babysitting, Bar/Pub, Business Center, Disabled Facilities, Hotel/Airport Transfer, Laundry Service/Dry Cleaning, Meeting Facilities, Poolside Bar, Restaurant Room Service, Room Service 24hr, Safety Deposit Boxes, Tours



Classic Room

A cozy standard room with quality amenities, with a view overlooking Vientiane city.


Deluxe Suite

A very spacious suite that is designed for a lifestyle of comfort, privacy and exclusivity with all necessary facilities and services needed for your pleasure. Additional facilities and amenities available in Deluxe Suites include a Jacuzzi and balcony to view the majestic Mekong River.


Executive Suite

Strategically located at the corner of each floor., these suites are designed for a lifestyle of comfort, privacy and exclusivity with all the necessary facilities and services to cater for business executives. A spacious living room, complete with pantry area, separate from the bedroom, is suitable for small meetings. The two balconies, one in the bedroom and one in the living room, offer charming views of the river.



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Don Chan Palace Hotel & Convention Centre



Plenary Sessions

Keynote Addresses

Opening & Closing Ceremonies

Press Conference

International Green Tourism Expo

Lunches & Tea-Breaks

LNTA Welcome Gala Dinner

Tourism Malaysia Hosted Lunch

Asia Pacific Ecotourism Society Inception Meeting

Mini - Marathon

Pick-Up Point for Technical Tours



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Exhibition Floor Layout:

30 booths in the Grand Ballroom (Level 2) and 80 booths on Level 1.

There will be a section for international participants and another section for domestic participants.


Booth Specifications:

3 metres x 3 metres constructed of bio-degradable natural materials. Each booth will have the participating organisation's name on the fascia board. Each booth will have a table, 2 chairs and overhead track lighting.



13th July 2009

08:00 17:00 Booth Construction


14th July 2009

08:00 20:00 Booth Set Up for participants. Exhibition opens for WEC2009 delegates


15th to 17th 2009

08:00 - 18:00 Exhibition in Progress


18th July 2009

09:00 to 18:00 Exhibition opens for general public. Includes concerts, games, fashion show and prizes give away.

18:30 20:00 Booth Tear Down


Expo Level 1

Expo Level 2

Plenary Sessions


Plenary Sessions are held in Don Chan Palace Hotel Grand Ballroom with capacity of 2000.





APES Meeting, Public/ Private Sector Meetings are held in Don Chan's 16 meeting rooms



International Exhibition


The international green tourism exhibition is located at the lobby and foyers.





WEC2009 Secretariat Room is located on the first floor next to the Business Centre.



 Lao National Touirsm Administration 

Lao Association of Travel Agents

 Lao Hotel & Restaurant Association

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

  Host and Organisers      

Supporting Government Agencies


Supporting International Organisations                      

Official Airline


Official International Airline



Supporting International Airlines

 Supporting Airline Partners

Supporting International Hospitality & Travel Partners


 Supporting International Travel Partners


Supporting Media Partners


Supporting International Travel Partners

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