GOBLET AGM 2019

Meeting Details

The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training (GOBLET) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia at the Universitas YARSI from September 9-10, 2019. The event will be co-located with the International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) 2019, Genomic Medicine Conference (GMC) 2019 and Southeast Asia Pharmacogenomics Research Network (SEAPharm Meeting) 2019.

Registration

GOBLET members in good standing (individual and institutional) are eligible to attend the meeting. Registration is open here.

Costs Estimates (US$)

Flight Estimates:

  • London, UK to Jakarta, ID: US$850-950
  • Toronto, CA to Jakarta, ID: US$ 900-1,000
  • Brisbane, AUS to Jakarta, ID: US$550 – $650
  • Zurich, CH to Jakarta, ID: US$700 – $800
  • Cape Town, ZA to Jakarta, ID: $750 – $900

Accommodations: Universitas YARSI will provide 10 rooms free of charge for 2 night. The rest to be provided by GOBLET. For any additional rooms, the charges have to be absorbed by individuals (around US$45-75/night, depends on the room type). 

Meals: Universitas YARSI will provide coffee break and lunch on AGM days and will sponsor one dinner, while GOBLET will sponsor a second dinner. Breakfasts will be provided by the hotel. 

Transit to the hotel from the airport: will be discussed later.

GOBLET Gold and Platinum members are eligible for partial reimbursement of travel expenses of up to 500 Euro. 

Agenda

The agenda for the meeting is still being finalized. An initial draft can be found here

Accommodation and Travel

Visa Information

Passport/Travel Documents:

Visitors to Indonesia must hold a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period. 

Visa Exemption/Free Visa

Indonesia provides a visa-free facility to 169 countries under the new visa regulation (see list below). Passport holders of certain countries in the regulation are exempted of having a visa to enter Indonesia. The visa exemption is valid only for 30 days, non-extendable or non-convertible into another kind of stay permit.

Requirements:
  • A valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 (six) months
  • Return Ticket or Through Ticket
Purpose
  1. Leisure, Tourism
  2. Family
  3. Social
  4. Art and Cultural
  5. Goverment visit
  6. Giving lecture/speech or attend a seminar
  7. Attend a meeting held by head office or Representative office in Indonesia
  8. Continue journey to another country
Free Visa Country List

The 169 countries, special administrative regions of a country, and entities are:

Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Chad
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Comoros
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Denmark
Commonwealth of Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada

Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Holy See (Vatican City)
Honduras
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Republic of Korea
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao (SAR of China)
Macedonia
Madagascar
Maldives
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Norway
Oman
Palau

Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States of America
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

If the 30 days of Visit Visa Exemption facility feels insufficient, visitor still can apply for Visa on Arrival (given for 30 days and extendable for another 30 days) or Visit Visa.

Read more about the Visa-free facility here:

 

Where We Are

Accommodations:

Our official partner hotel is the Best Western Plus Kemayoran Hotel (bwpluskemayoran.com/), a 4-star hotel located around 4.6 km from Universitas YARSI (the meeting venue). Universitas YARSI and GOBLET will provide free rooms for the first two nights, while the following nights shall be incurred by the individuals. Booking should be made via this link (link – coming soon) to receive a special price and benefit of hotel transport to the meeting venue.    

Transportation To/From Jakarta

Travel By Air

Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK)

Soekarno Hatta International Airport is the major international airport serving the greater Jakarta area on the island of Java, Indonesia. Universitas YARSI is situated at around 30 km from CGK. To get to Universitas YARSI or hotel from CGK in the most convenient ways:

  1. Taxi: taxi counters are located on the Arrivals level after customs and outside at the taxi stand.

    Several Taxi companies operate at Jakarta airport, including Blue Bird, Silver Bird, Golden Bird, and Gamya.

    • Blue Bird taxis are blue and provide basic taxi service from a reliable company.
    • Silver Bird taxis are black and provide premium taxi service at slightly higher rates.
    • Golden Bird is a limousine service.
    • For more information about taxi service, click here
  2. Online taxi service (fixed rate): marginally cheaper than taxis (meter) for the trip downtown. You can reserve an online taxi by installing these apps in mobile phone prior to departing to Indonesia:

GOBLET Reimbursement Policy

GOBLET Gold and Platinum members are eligible for partial reimbursement of travel expenses of up to 500 Euro.