Participant Guidelines


Arrival in Manila

Upon arrival in Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA Terminals 1 and 3), please proceed to the International Organizations Desk which is located right after the customs clearance area. An ADB contact person will direct you to the taxi queue (at the Arrival Area) for your transfer to the hotel. If arriving at Terminal 2, please proceed to the taxi queue outside the arrival area.

Accredited NAIA metered taxi services on a cash basis may be taken from the airport to Ortigas Center (where ADB is located) for an approximate rate of Philippine Peso (PHP) 1,000 (about US$17.00–18.00).

Grab (a ride-hailing app) may be also taken thru the Grab Booth in each Terminal with an approximate rate of Philippine Peso (PHP) 800 (about US$14.00-15.00). Kindly request the booth operator to book a ride from the airport to your hotel. Please refer to this link for more information: Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) transfers - Grab.

COVID Rules for Entry to the Philippines

In line with the Presidential Proclamation No. 297, which lifted the state of public health emergency in the Philippines due to COVID-19, relevant travel restrictions have also been lifted. Vaccination and COVID tests are no longer required for entry to the country while registration on eTravel is still required.

ADB Travelers must register with eTravel – Philippine One-Stop Electronic Travel Declaration System for a smoother and quicker entry process. Without the OHP, entry will take longer since documents will need to be verified manually upon arrival. Please note that upon completion of your registration, a QR code will be provided; please ensure to take a screenshot of this. Please also note that you may only register within 48 hours before you arrive in the Philippines. Registration in eTravel is FREE.

Please see e-Travel Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Hotel Accommodation in Manila

Name of the hotel ADB Rate Amenities Contact
Citadines Millenium Studio (Single Occupancy) – PHP 4,400 nett
One Bedroom Deluxe (Double Occupancy) – PHP 5,170 nett
Inclusions: Breakfast, internet access, free local calls, welcome drink, daily coffee and tea set up; mineral water, fitness center facilities, swimming pool Ms. Jerica Villamor
11 Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Phone: +632 86338888
Email: Jade.villamor@the-ascott.com
Crowne Plaza Standard Room (Single Occupancy) – PHP 6,100 nett Inclusions: Breakfast, internet access, Welcome drink, daily coffee and tea set up, mineral water, fitness center facilities, swimming pool Ms. Doris Tiu
Ms. Doris Tiu / Ms. Gayle Calub
ADB Ave. Corner Ortigas Ave.
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Phone: +632 87903100
Email: doris.tiu@ihg.com or gayle.calub1@ihg.com
Discovery Suites Junior Suite (Single or Double Occupancy) – PHP 5,100 nett
One Bedroom Suite (Single or Double Occupancy) – PHP 5,600 nett
Inclusions: Breakfast, internet access, access to Balance Lifestyle Fitness and Club’s facilities, daily replenishment of water bottles, coffee and tea, complimentary local calls, 10% discount on all F&B and10% discount on Business Center Services Ms. Paola Roxas
25 ADB Ave. Ortigas Center,
Pasig City
Phone: +632 7719 8888
Email: paola.roxas@discovery.com.ph and ds-reservations@disovery.com.ph
EDSA Shangri-la Standard Room (Single Occupancy) – PHP 6,500 nett Inclusions: Breakfast, internet access and free use of pool and health club Ms. Michele Castro
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center
Mandaluyong City
Phone: +632 86338888
Email: michele.castro@shangri-la.com
Joy Nostalg Studio Executive (Single Occupancy) – PHP 6,000 nett
One Bedroom Executive (Single Occupancy) – PHP 6,700 nett
Inclusions: Breakfast, internet access, free use of the swimming / lap pool with underwater music; jacuzzi, newspaper, free local calls; with fully equipped kitchen facilities; dishwasher, washer & dryer (for 1 BR and up) Ms. Gladys Silverio
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Phone: +632 53187888
Email: gladys.silverio@accor.com and HB2D6-RE1@accor.com
Marco Polo Superior (Single Occupancy) – PHP 6,000 nett
Deluxe (Single Occupancy) – PHP 6,400 nett
Inclusions: Breakfast, internet access, free local calls, free use of gym and pool, Nespresso coffee-making facilities, local newspaper, welcome fruits, and bottled water Ms. Ella Syril Palma
Meralco Ave. Corner Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Phone: +632 77207777
Email: ellasyril.palma@marcopolohotels.com and
resv.mnl@marcopolohotels.com

ADB rate is applicable ONLY if sent directly to the respective hotel contact person. It is NOT applicable for online/website bookings


Registration Procedures

Step 1: Proceed to the Visitors Registration Counter and show your passport or any government issued ID with photo to get your ACEF badge.

Step 2: If you would like to print your QR Code, please proceed to the Self-Service Check-In Kiosks. The QR code will be emailed to you or you may approach the QR code counter to get your QR code printed. Ushers will scan your QR code when you enter the session rooms at ACEF.

Step 3: Connect with ACEF 2024 participants through the ACEF Event App by EventsAIR.

Step 1: Proceed to the Verification Table and provide your passport or any government issued ID with photo to confirm your registration and the dates you would like to avail.

Step 2: Proceed to the Payment Table to process your payment.

Step 3: Proceed to the Visitors Registration Counter and show your passport or any government issued ID with photo to get your ACEF badge.

Step 4: If you would like to print your QR Code, please proceed to the Self-Service Check-In Kiosks. The QR code will be emailed to you or you may approach the QR code counter to get your QR code printed. Ushers will scan your QR code when you enter the session rooms at ACEF.

Step 5: Connect with ACEF 2024 participants through the ACEF Event App by EventsAIR.

Step 1: Proceed to the Verification Table and provide your passport or any government issued ID with photo to include your details to the registration and to confirm the dates you would like to avail.

Step 2: Proceed to the Payment Table to process your payment.

Step 3: Proceed to the Visitors Registration Counter and show your passport or any government issued ID with photo to get your ACEF badge.

Step 4: The QR code will be emailed to you or you may approach the QR code counter located at ADB Main Lobby to get your QR code printed. Ushers will scan your QR code when you enter the sessions rooms of ACEF.

Step 5: Proceed to the mobile application counter for your username and password issuance.

Step 6: Connect with ACEF 2024 participants through the ACEF Event App by EventsAIR.


Forum Venue

The Forum will take place at:

Asian Development Bank Headquarters
Address: 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines

ADB ground floor map can be accessed here.

Access in ADB
Registered participants will be required to present a valid photo identification (passport, driver's license, etc.) to claim their ADB-issued building access badges. This must be always worn while inside ADB premises. The unique Wi-Fi username and password will be reflected on your badges.

We encourage you to arrive at the ADB Main Gate along #6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 10-15 minutes before the actual schedule for seamless registration and ADB ID issuance.

Security and Health Protocol

  • If you are not feeling well, please advise the Secretariat and ADB Incident Coordinator through the following and stay in your hotel: Mobile: +63 2 8632 5220 or +63 999 999 5220 or Email incidentcoordinator@adb.org
  • Enter the compound via the Guadix Drive Gate or Bank Drive Gate or ADB Avenue Gate.
  • Wearing a face mask when on the premises is optional.

Food and Drinks

Morning and afternoon snacks and drinks will be provided along the Auditorium gallery. Lunch will be served in Executive Dining Room, 2nd floor, Special Facilities Block.

Presentations and/or Other Materials

All presentations and/or training materials will be available on the website and the event app. 

Departure from Manila

On your departure from Manila, you are advised to confirm ahead of time with the hotel desk regarding your transfer arrangement to the airport or you can take a regular taxi to go to the airport.

Due to the occasional heavy traffic between Ortigas Center and the airport, it is advisable to leave for the airport at least three to four hours before your flight departure. 

Other

For information about the local weather, currency, transport, business hours, and more visit: https://beta.tourism.gov.ph/

Location of Miscellaneous Services/Facilities at ADB Headquarters Building:

  • ADB Cashier: Ground Floor, Office Tower Building   
  • Commercial Banks: Ground Floor, Office Tower Building  
  • Travel Agents: Ground Floor, Office Tower Building  
  • Personal Counter (phone cards, courier services, etc.): Ground Floor, Office Tower Building  
  • Post Office: Ground Floor, Office Tower Building   
  • ADB Cafeteria: Level 1, Special Facilities Block  
  • Library: Level 1, Office Tower Building