Airport Transfers

Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, is your main entry point to the island of Bali. Once you have landed at the international terminal, go directly to the arrival hall where you will join queues for the immigration counters. 

If you transit in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Jakarta, you may finish your immigration procedure and arrive at the domestic terminal of the Ngurah Rai International Airport Bali. 

You will need to arrange for your own transportation to the hotel.

There will be a welcome desk at the international arrival (after immigration and custom) area on 15-17 September, organised by PSI affiliate SP Angkasa Pura 1, Bali's airport union. 

The welcome desk can provide additional information and help you find and share transport.

There is a taxi rank after customs on the arrival level and outside the terminal. Look for the sign in the picture below and get a coupon for your taxi (3-4 people) or minivan (4-5 people). 

Make sure you go straight to the official transport counter and do not approach people who offer you transportation.

Metered and fixed fares are offered. Make sure you agree on a fare before getting into a taxi - for fixed price take zone 5 (Sanur) for IDR 200,000 (cash). The cost of the taxi fare is no more than IDR 250,000 and minivans cost a similar amount.

Make sure you have cash. 


If you are staying at the Prime Plaza bookings can be made via the e-concierge menu on the hotel online reservation page at the following costs:

  • US$ 24 per car each way for up to 4 people
  • US$ 48 per car for return airport transfers for up to 4 people

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Online registration is now open. Please complete the online form by 17 May 2019 at the latest 
Delegation Entitlements

As per Article 4 of the PSI Constitution, affiliates with arrears will lose their entitlements and access to financial support:

“Affiliated organisations, which at the 1st July of the payment year have not paid their fees and have not submitted applications for exemption, reduction, or deferral shall be declared to be in arrears for that year and will lose their PSI rights and entitlements, as per Annex 1, and will be so informed. 

These shall include:

  • participation in any PSI constitutional body, event, activity or programme with full entitlements;
  • sponsorship to any PSI event, activity or programme (only for countries below the 100% index)."

Delegation Entitlements
In accordance with the PSI Constitution, affiliates shall ensure that at least fifty per cent of their delegations are women.

As per Article 6.6 of the PSI Constitution, unions are entitled to send a specific number of delegates to Congress, based on payment of affiliation fees. These entitlements also govern the union’s voting rights. The same rules apply for APRECON. Voting rights will be based on average paid membership for the period 2017-2019 (3 years).

“… Affiliates’ representation is based on the following schedule. Each gender should be equally represented where there is more than one delegate unless this is not feasible due to very significant over-representation of one gender within the affiliate’s membership.

  • 1 delegate up to 5,000 members
  • 2 delegates from 5,001 to 10,000 members
  • 3 delegates from 10,001 to 20,000 members
  • 4 delegates from 20,001 to 35,000 members
  • 5 delegates from 35,001 to 50,000 members
  • 6 delegates from 50,001 to 100,000 members
    plus one delegate for each additional 50,000 paid-up members and/or part thereof…”

As per Annex 4 of the PSI Constitution: Congress rules/Standing Order, unions are entitled to send a specific number of observers to Congress, based on payment of affiliation fees. The same rules apply for APRECON.
“… Affiliated organisations may send observers on the basis of one per 100,000 paid-up members and/or part thereof. Each gender should be equally represented, where there is more than one observer, unless this is not feasible due to very significant over-representation of one gender within the affiliate’s membership…”

Any other union representatives will be considered as “visitors”. “Visitors” are those participants who have neither delegate nor observer status, either because their delegation entitlement has already been filled or because they represent a non-affiliated organisation.

You can check your delegation's entitlements here.

Due to financial constraints, PSI will offer only a limited number of sponsorships in accordance with the PSI policy. Countries below the 100% indexation and with more than 1 union need to make decisions through their NCCs and inform PSI to avail the sponsorship on a country basis. PSI encourages affiliates to be innovative in the wider distribution of sponsorships to increase participation, which include accepting partial sponsorship and looking for group travel concessions etc. 

Sponsorships will be prioritised on the basis of the following:

  • Affiliates must have fulfilled their financial obligations to PSI, up to and including 2019;
  • Affiliates who have paid regularly, entirely and in due time during the last three years (2017 to 2019 inclusive);
  • Affiliates who respect the principle of gender equity and PSI’s target of at least 50% women delegates - and affiliates who include young members (up to 35 years old) - in their delegation, in accordance with PSI Constitution
The final decision by the APREC regarding sponsorships will be made in May 2019. Individual applicants will be informed by their respective Sub-Regional Secretary by mid-June 2019.

Affiliates who wish to propose motions or resolutions may send a draft to the AP Regional Secretary: kate.lappin@world-psi.org (copy : Indah.budiarti@world-psi.org) before 1st June 2019.

Emergency resolutions may be submitted only if the situation warrants such an action. The Standing Orders Committee of the Conference will decide if these resolutions can be accepted.


The Draft Regional Action Plan provides a framework for regional implementation of the PSI Programme of Action, adopted at Congress 2017. In 2018, affiliates were invited, through sub-regional advisory committees, to identify priority areas of work to guide work in the region. The priorities were presented to the Asia Pacific Regional Executive Committee in 2018, who approved the framework and proposed actions to develop the RAP.

Affiliates wishing to suggest amendments to the Draft RAP should send their text proposals that clearly note the paragraph number and the required amendment to psi.asia@world-psi.org by 1st June latest.

The Draft RAP, including amendments, will be submitted as a core resolution to APRECON by APREC and sent to all affiliates and participants by 16th July 2019.

A Standing Orders Committee (SOC) will be established to consider all proposed resolutions, and proposed amendments to the RAP and to affiliates’ resolutions.
Deadlines and key dates
  • Amendments to the draft RAP and affiliates’ resolution proposals should be submitted by 1st June 2019 to: psi.asia@world-psi.org
  • Affiliates’ resolution proposals will be sent out to all affiliates on 15th June
  • Amendments to proposed affiliates’ resolutions must be received by: 30th June.
  • PSI will send out all draft resolutions (RAP and affiliates’ resolutions) and proposed amendments on 16th July to all AP affiliates and APRECON participants.
Interpretation at the Conference
Simultaneous Interpretation for the conference and related meetings will be provided in English, Japanese and Indonesian. Other interpretation will be provided if necessary (according to cost).
Venue and Accommodation
The APRECON venue and accommodation is:

Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur - Bali
Jl. Hangtuah No. 46 Sanur, Bali 80226, Indonesia
: + 62 361 281 781 Fax: +62 361 289 166
: https://spph.pphotels.com/
: sc@sanur.ppho
tels.com (Ms Rina Lestari)

Bali is one of the most popular island tourist destinations in the Indonesian archipelago and is well known as Paradise Island. Bali is not only a tourist destination, it is also ideal for international conferences and seminars. The island's culture and spirituality have drawn visitors from all over the world for many years and one of the driving forces of this is the Balinese people’s energy and belief in working together for the good of all.

Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur - Bali - is a four-star resort, situated at the coastal village of Sanur between Ubud and Kuta and near Denpasar. It is at 30 - 40 minutes by taxi or car (through toll road) from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

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Hotel Reservations

PSI Asia Pacific Office has made a block booking of 250 rooms from 16 -20 September 2019 at the:

Prime Plaza Hotel, Sanur Bali,
Jl. Hangtuah No. 46 Sanur, Bali 80226, Indonesia
Phone: + 62 361 281 781  Fax: +62 361 289 166
Website: https://spph.pphotels.com/
Email: sc@sanur.pphotels.com (Ms Rina Lestari)

It is a four-star resort, situated at the coastal village of Sanur between Ubud and Kuta and near Denpasar. It is at 30 - 40 minutes by taxi or car (through toll road) from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

  • Room rate is IDR 750,000/net/night (around Euro 47/USD 54/SGD73) for single or twin sharing (including breakfast). 
  • Check in time: 2 PM-midnight; Check out time: at noon
  • Late check out up to 1.00 pm on request: until 3.00 pm +25% charge; until 6.00 pm +50% charge; after 6.00 pm full charge

Non-sponsored participants:
Please make your own accommodation arrangements referring to the hotel overview list. Non-sponsored participants who wish to benefit from the special PSI rates at Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur are invited to download and fill in the Prime Plaza Booking Form. The form must be returned to the hotel at sc@sanur.pphotels.com or info@sanur.pphotels.com

Please note that PSI is not responsible for accommodation fees. 

Sponsored participants
If you are being sponsored to attend the conference, PSI will make a hotel booking for you. Sponsored participants will share a twin room with two single beds.

Please contact your sub regional secretary for your hotel booking:

For any further information, please contact Indah Budiarti  -indah.budiarti@world-psi.org.

Please note that we will release any remaining rooms on 31 July 2019. We will not make any further hotel bookings after that date.

Visa and Immigration policies
All travellers to Indonesia must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival and must have proof (tickets) of their onward or return passage.

By Presidential Decree of 21 of 2016 dated on 2 March 2016 on Visa Free, replacing Presidential Regulation Number 104/2015 on Amendments to Presidential Regulation Number 69/2015 on Visa Free, Indonesia now provides special Short Stay Visa Free facilities for tourists who are nationals of a total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia.

Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of stay permit.

The visa exemption facility can be used for tourism, family visit, social visit, art and cultural, government duty, to deliver a speech or attend a seminar, international exhibition, meetings with head office or representative office in Indonesia, or transit.

Free Visa Country List
(only includes the countries of affiliates and participants to the APRECON) *Source https://ngurahrai.imigrasi.go....

Australia - Bangladesh - Cambodia - Fiji - Hong Kong - India - Italy - Japan - Macao - Malaysia - Mongolia - Nepal - New Zealand - Papua New Guinea - Philippines - Samoa - Singapore - South Korea - Sri Lanka - Switzerland - Taiwan - Thailand - Tonga - United Kingdom

Visitors from Pakistan are not included in the list: they need to apply for a visa in advance of travelling to Indonesia. See the website of the Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad .

Even though the visa requirements for Indonesia have been simplified, there still remains a lot of confusion and you may notice this especially during your arrival at the immigration counter. Please check the information at the nearest Indonesia Embassy or Consulate in your home country before travelling to Indonesia.

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Climate and Clothing
Bali has a tropical climate, with year-round temperatures averaging 31 degrees Celsius. September is in the dry season and is generally sunny with a cool breeze, little to no rain and a daily temperature between 27 – 31 degrees Celsius. However, the meeting hall is air‐conditioned, so you might need to take a few sweaters or a jacket to keep comfortable.

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Indonesian Currency and Exchange
The official currency of Indonesia is the Rupiah, also known in currency offices as IDR or RP on the banknotes.

There are few banks for currency exchange located in the airport or near the APRECON venue. In Indonesia - as elsewhere in the world - there are some common scams when exchanging cash. Remain vigilant and count your cash before you leave the counter and make sure you are given an invoice.  You can also use the ATM machine to withdraw the money in Rupiah.

Please avoid carrying large amounts of cash as most shops and restaurants will prefer payment by credit card/debit card.

Please see the picture of banknotes specimen - please consider carefully the zero. The small notes are Rp 1000 (one thousand Rupiah) and large notes are Rp 100000 (one hundred thousand Rupiah).

Health and Insurance
PSI does not provide or cover travel and health insurance for all participants and does not accept responsibility for medical problems or other losses incurred during travel to or from, or during attendance, at APRECON. All participants are strongly advised to take out appropriate travel and health insurance to provide this cover.

In case of problems, please contact PSI Staff at any time, or contact the hotel staff. Participants with chronic health conditions and who are on regular medication should bring along sufficient quantities to last during the period of the conference. Again, it is strongly recommended that adequate medical insurance is taken by participants to cover them for their visit.

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Electricity – Voltage
The Indonesia voltage is 220 volts. The plug has two round pins, please check the image. To avoid any inconvenience, you may wish to take a “Traveler Multi Purpose Plug”

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Security in general
Though Bali is a relatively safe city, like other big and tourism city there can be some petty crime. Therefore, please pay special attention to your personal belongings, especially when walking around the street/tourism area or public area.

Any security problems or concerns within the APRECON area should be reported to a hotel staff or PSI staff. If outside the venue, please report to the closest police station immediately or call 110 or +62 361 110

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PSI Contacts
In case of emergencies when in Bali, contact PSI staff. An information desk for delegates will be located in the registration area in front of the main hall of the venue, please do not hesitate to contact PSI staff and volunteers.

Indah Budiarti (English, Malay and Indonesian languages) at: +62 (0) 81380416310; email at: indah.budiarti@world-psi.org

Nobuko Mitsui (English and Japanese languages) at: +33 (0)788 848672; email at: Nobuko.mitsui@world-psi.org
PSI affiliated unions in Indonesia
Serikat Pekerja PT PLN PERSERO (SP PLN Persero)
Address: Gedung I Lantai 3 PT PLN (Persero) Kantor Pusat, Jalan Trunojoyo Blok MI/135, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12160
Tel: +62 21 7251846 Fax: +62 21 7250593
Email: karibandaro@yahoo.com

Main Contacts
General Chairman: Mr Abrar Ali
Vice General Secretary: Mr Bintoro Suryo Sudibyo

Serikat Pekerja PT. PJB (SP PJB)

Address: JI. Ketintang Baru 11, Surabaya, Jawa Timur
Tel: +62 31 8283180 Fax: +62 31 8274071
Email:  aguswibawa.ptpjb@gmail.com

Main Contacts
General Chairman: Mr Agus Wibawa
General Secretary: Mr Dewanto Wicaksono

Serikat Pekerja PT. (PERSERO) Angkasa Pura I (SP AP 1)

Address: Kota Baru Bandar Kemayoran Block B.12 - 2nd Floor, Kaveling No. 2, Jakarta Pusat 10610
Tel: +62 21 6541961 Fax: +62 21 6541513
Email: sp.dppap1@gmail.com

Main Contacts
General Chairman: Mr Muhammad Mardiath
General Secretary: Mr Jemmy Pongoh

Serikat Pekerja Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum Jakarta (SP PDAM Jakarta)

Address: JI Penjernihan II, Pejompongan, Jakarta Pusat
Tel: +62 21 5704250 Fax: +62 21 5709489
Email: sppdambaru@gmail.com

Main Contacts
General Chairman: Mr Abdul Somad
Treasurer: Mr Asep Gunawan

Persatuan Pegawai PT. Indonesia Power Tingkat Pusat (PPIP)

Address: Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 18, Jakarta Selatan 12950
Tel: +62 21 5267666 Fax: +62 21 5251923
Email: kuncoro.ps@indonesiapower.co.id

Main Contacts
General Chairman: Mr Kuncoro
General Secretary: Mr Andy Wijaya

Serikat Pekerja BPJS Ketenagakerjaan (SP BPJS TK )

Address: Gedung BPJS Ketenagakerjaan. JI. Jend. Gatot Subroto No. 79 Lantai 10, Jakarta 12930
Tel: +62 21 5207797 Fax: +62 21 5202304
Email: spbpjstk@bpjsketenagakerjaan.go.id

Main Contacts
General Chairman: Mr Eko Purnomo
General Secretary: Mr Chandra Kurniawan

Pharmaceutical and Health Workers Union (Federasi Serikat Pekerja Farmasi dan Kesehatan Reformasi (FSP FAREKES R))

Address: Jl. Jend. R.s. Soekanto No.12, RT.5/RW.10, Pd. Kopi, Duren Sawit, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13640
Tel/Fax: (021) 8632009
Email : dppfarkesreformasi@yahoo.com

Main Contacts
General Chairman: Mr Idris Idham
General Secretary: Ms Evi Krisnawati