DFK Asia Pacific Annual Conference 2022

22 – 25 November 2022 Conference Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Registration for the DFK Asia Pacific Conference is now open.

Enquiries can be made directly to Emma Tran at [email protected] 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 
This website contains information about the conference and includes links to the conference booking system through which you will be able to book both your conference attendance and accommodation for the DFK Asia Pacific/Emerging Leaders Conference which will take place at the The Dusit Thani Laguna Hotel, Phuket. You should find all the information you need in the relevant tabs and you should find the site easy to navigate, but if you do not find everything you need, please contact : Emma Tran ([email protected]).

ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM 
To register for the conference, you will be able click on the Book Now button on the top right-hand side of this website. After you have completed the on-line registration form, you will receive an automatic confirmation by email which you should bring with you on-site as your record of the activities you booked to attend.  

You can log back into the DFK website to modify your registration, however, if you need to change anything after the registration site is closed or if you do not receive this confirmation, please contact: Emma Tran ([email protected]) who will make the necessary changes for you.

HOTEL ON-LINE BOOKING FORM
Click on the HOTEL INFO tab on this page which contains information about the hotel and the link to the on-line hotel booking form. 

CONFERENCE FORMAT 
Click on the PROGRAMME/ AGENDA tabs for details on the conference timing and agenda. 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Click on the SOCIAL ACTIVITIES tab on this page for details on the social activities/meals.

CHANGES TO THE WAY DFK CHARGES FOR CONFERENCES
The DFK International Conference is sold to delegates as a package and it will not be possible to offer refunds to delegates that opt out of the core elements, which include the Welcome Reception and Dinner; all business sessions; and the social activities and meals. Some activities are optional and are at an additional cost – this is clearly indicated where applicable.

Other than in exceptional circumstances, refunds to delegates who need to cancel will only be provided to the extent to which DFK is able to recover costs from suppliers. 

All travel and hotel costs are the responsibility of delegates and guests. DFK take no liability for these costs.

Minimum numbers are applicable to some activities and if we do not reach that minimum number, we reserve the right to cancel the activity before we go on-site.  In this instance, you will be pre-notified.

Click on the FEES tab for further details.

Delegate obligations

  • Delegates agree to comply with any requirements communicated by DFK or Event venue employees, contractors or agents, including instructions relating to health and safety, fire safety or consumption of food and drinks.
  • Delegates must inform DFK of any specific access or other requirements (e.g. dietary requirements) as soon as reasonably practicable, but in any case before the date of the Event.
  • Delegates agree to conduct themselves appropriately in their attendance at the Event. DFK reserves the right to exclude or remove from the Event any person for disruptive, inappropriate, or abusive behaviour, at its absolute sole discretion.

Indemnity

  • Delegates shall indemnify DFK in full for any direct or indirect loss or damage it incurs as a result of the delegate’s acts or omissions, including any losses arising from damage to the venue, DFK or third-party property or failure to comply with any requirements specified by DFK.

Limited Liability

  • DFK will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of delegates, but will not be liable in contract, tort or otherwise for any indirect or consequential losses, including but not limited to loss of profit, loss of use, costs or expenses, or other claims whether caused by DFK, its employees, contractors or agents arising from delegates taking part in an Event. 

DFK EXECUTIVE OFFICE 
If you need assistance on-site regarding the conference, Emma will be onsite from Tuesday 22nd November.

Please forward the link to this conference website to the other partners in your firm as well as your spouse and other guests. If you need any further information or help please contact [email protected]

YOUR ONSITE DFK STAFF

 

PROGRAMME/AGENDA

             
*Subject to change              
               

Tuesday 22nd November

             
Welcome Dinner for Emerging Leaders   7pm-10pm   Emerging Leaders      
               

Wednesday 23rd November

             
Emerging Leaders Conference    9am - 5pm   Emerging Leaders   Conference Hotel
               
DFK Asia Pacific Executive Committee Meeting (By invitation only)   1pm - 4pm   Asia Pacific Executive Committee   Conference Hotel
               
Welcome Reception   7pm - 9pm   All Participants   Conference Hotel
               

Thursday 24th November

             
Annual Conference - Day 1   9am - 5pm   Delegates & Emerging Leaders   Conference Hotel
               
Optional Dine-Arounds   7pm - 11pm  

All Participants -  optional (Additional charge)

  Participants will be charged after the meal
               

Friday 25th November

             
Annual Conference - Day 2   9am - 12pm   Delegates & Emerging Leaders   Conference Hotel
               
Afternoon at leisure   12pm - 7pm   All Participants   Conference Hotel
               
DFK Executive Board Meeting (Invitation Only)   12pm - 5pm   DFK Executive Board   Conference Hotel
               
Gala Dinner    7pm - 11pm   All Participants   Conference Hotel
               

 

Coming Soon!

The Dusit Thani Laguna Hotel, Phuket will be our 2022 conference venue! 

A luxurious beachfront retreat in one of Thailand’s most beloved island destinations, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket combines elegant Thai heritage with gracious hospitality.

Click here to view the hotel website

DFK have negotiated a brilliant rate that includes breakfast and Wi-Fi for the entirety of your stay.

The DFK hotel rates are as below:
THB 5,500 (Approx. £125) for a single/double room.

Cancellation terms: Individual cancellation policy is 7 days prior to the first arrival date - full cancellation charges will apply after the 7-day mark.

Payments: Each guest will settle their own bill, Credit or Debit card details will need to be provided as a guarantee when making a reservation, DFK International is not responsible for any payments for the accommodation.

Please book with the DFK link and booking code to ensure that you get your rooms from the DFK block of rooms.

Hotel reservations can be made using this link and entering the code DFK where indicated.

For further assistance, please feel free to contact reservation team at [email protected] 

All rooms will need to be booked by 1 October 2022.

We cannot guarantee the DFK rate or availability after this date. If the room block is sold out before this date we will endeavour to add more rooms but this is not guaranteed.

Please book your rooms as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions or have any difficulties using the link please contact Emma Tran here.

Emerging Leaders Dinner
This dinner is a great opportunity for our emerging leaders to start their DFK journey and initiate building connections and network with their fellow DFK members in a relaxed setting prior to their meeting the following day. Those attending the Emerging Leaders dinnner/conference should ideally be a recently promoted Associate Partner, Director or a Senior Manager on the path to Partnership over the next 12-18 months.

Welcome Reception
Delegates and guests are invited to mingle and kick off the conference by meeting DFK friends and colleagues, old and new! 

Optional Dine Arounds (Additional cost)
To offer you a taste of the local restaurant scene and take advantage of another networking opportunity, we will be offereing delegates a selection of restaurants to go to with a more intimate group. Guests are welcome. Please note this is at additional cost and the bill will be paid on the night.

Gala Dinner
We hate to say goodbye but if we have to we will do it in style! Join us for a celebration of the week and enjoy some dinner and dancing!

Guest Activities

Guest rate includes the following

Wednesday 23 November

Welcome Reception

Friday 25 November

Gala Dinner 

In addition, the following activities are optional at an additional cost:

Thursday 24 November

Optional Dine Arounds (pm) – additional charge on the evening at the venue

GENERAL INFORMATION

COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Please ensure you check the local and national guidelines on traveling before you commence your planning and again before you start your trip. 

VISA REQUIREMENTS
Delegates are advised to check the visa regulations to find out whether they need to apply for a visa and to do so in a timely manner.

To find out if you require a visa, please visit the local embassy website for your region.

Your visa may require a letter of invitation from DFK International, to obtain this please contact [email protected] as soon as possible to ensure your visa is approved in a timely manner.

DRESS CODE
Attire for the is business casual for all business sessions. The dress code for the welcome reception and other informal meals is smart casual.

Please remember to dress appropriately for any activities you have selected. The most important thing is to be comfortable and enjoy your time with your fellow DFK colleagues and friends.

DFK International Annual Conference Delegate Fees

Emerging Leaders & Asia Pacific Conference Delegate Fee £500

Asia Pacific Conference Delegate Fee £500

Guests 11+ £200

Guests <11 FREE

* Please note that some activities are at an additional cost and limited availibility

*All prices are exclusive of UK VAT

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
DFK is proud to encourage social responsibility practices.

As part of our social responsibility policy we have pledge to offset our carbon footprint when the Executive Office staff travel for DFK conferences and meetings.

We encourage DFK members to do the same when travelling to a conference.

Please see the website the Executive Office uses to offset our carbon footprint here.

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Mr Kevin Adams DFK Benjamin King Money
Mr. Shubham Agarwal KVA LLP
MR Faizal Ajmat DFK LAURENCE VARNAY
Mr Jan Derick Bajao Jill Santos & Company
Mr Stephen Bushell DFK Gooding Partners
Mr Abdullah Chowdhury CIB Accountants & Advisers
Mr Paul Fiumara DFK Hirn Newey Pty Ltd
Adnan Islam Marcum LLP
Mr. Nigel Jacobs Taylor Leibow LLP
Mrs Wendy Jeffery-Lonnie DFK Gooding Partners
Gavin Johns DFK Hirn Newey
Mr Ragunathan Kannan KVA
Mr Sai Sowrab Kesani K Vijayaraghavan & Associates LLP
Mr. T.C. Ma Sino-Bridge China Consulting Ltd
Mr Benoît Meneau PLIZZ (THAILAND) CO. LTD.
Miss Brittany Morgan DFK Hirn Newey Pty Ltd
Mr ARSHAD MUHAMMAD DFK PA Partners
Gary Nugent DFK Nugents
Joy Pan Marcum Asia CPA LLP
Paul Panabaker Davis Martindale
Mr Anit Patel DFK Oswin Griffiths Carlton Ltd
Ashutosh Pednekar M P Chitale & Co
The Hung Pham DFK Vietnam
Daniel Richardson FSG/ Cimplico
Mr Deepak Sachdev CIB Accountants & Advisers
Mr. Harnish Shah M. P. Chitale & Co.
Director Phillip Teo NLA DFK ASSURANCE PAC
Kyle Thacker FSG/ Cimplico
Prakash Thapa P.J.P.N. & Co, Chartered Accountants
Mr. Murtuza Vajihi M.P. Chitale & Co
Mr. Marco Vermin Nederland
Partner Eddie Wong Marcum LLP
Mrs Cheree Woolcock DFK Benjamin King Money
Mr. Bill Wright DFK International
Mrs Janelle Yi DFK Laurence Varnay
Miss Angela Yu CIB Accountants & Advisers