WAS#20 Focus

Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group

Overview

The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) is responsible for Operator-to-Operator and Operator-to-Hub interoperability (including Interworking and Roaming) to provide GSMA members with a consistent, reliable GSM service for members to offer their customers.

Key Topics

The Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS) develops roaming and interconnect agreement templates and wholesale charging principles. Additionally, WAS supports GSMA projects with the development of roaming and interconnect agreement templates and wholesale charging principles that are unique to the needs of these efforts, as appropriate.

What WAS Group Does
Develop and maintain roaming and interconnect agreement templates, solutions and charging frameworks as listed below:
Support of new prioritised projects and study of impacts;
Dialogue with GSMA leadership and provide recommendations on all matters related to roaming and interconnect;
Continuous improvements of official documentation.

Location & Venue

Bali, Indonesia

A paradise where Serenity Meets Adventure, and ancient temples stand amidst lush landscapes. Bali’s unique culture and breathtaking beauty make it the perfect fusion of tranquil retreat and adventurous getaway.

Bali, Indonesia

A paradise where Serenity Meets Adventure, and ancient temples stand amidst lush landscapes. Bali’s unique culture and breathtaking beauty make it the perfect fusion of tranquil retreat and adventurous getaway.

Bali International Convention Center (BICC)

Where World-Class Facilities Meet Island Charm! An unmatched venue that epitomizes elegance and international flair. As Bali’s premier convention center, BICC is a focal point for global meetings, offering a state-of-the-art space for conferences, meetings, and events.

Bali International Convention Center (BICC)

Where World-Class Facilities Meet Island Charm! An unmatched venue that epitomizes elegance and international flair. As Bali’s premier convention center, BICC is a focal point for global meetings, offering a state-of-the-art space for conferences, meetings, and events.

Explore BICC - Nusa Dua Area

Hotels

September is a peak business season in Bali, all hotels are experiencing high demand with advanced bookings and fast-selling. We advise securing your accommodations promptly to ensure your participation in this vibrant business period.
Please be aware that WAS#20 special hotel rates are guaranteed until two months or one month prior to WAS#20. Please check each hotel’s policies.

The preferential rates are available only for check-in on 22nd September, check-out on 26th September. For additional nights, a separate booking should be made directly with the hotels at the available rates and room type.

For any inquiries on WAS#20 hotels reservation please contact us on WAS20hotels@voxsolutions.co

Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua

from $180/ night

Situated near pristine Nusa Dua Beach, close to Bali National Golf Course and shopping options. Known for its luxurious setting and convenient location.

* Timing to BICC: By car, approximately 5-7 minutes; on foot, approximately 19 minutes

Grand Hyatt Bali

from $180/ night

Known as the crown jewel of Nusa Dua, this 5-star resort offers 636 luxury rooms and suites in a contemporary Balinese
style. Located near a convention center and shopping center.

* Timing to BICC: By car, approximately 5-7 minutes; on foot, approximately 19 minutes

Melia Hotel Bali

from $180/ night

Blends luxury, traditional design, and modern amenities with a focus on sustainability and Balinese culture. Offers
detailed online resources about the resort.

* Timing to BICC: By car, approximately 4 minutes; on foot, approximately 9 minutes

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa

from $180/ night

A 5-star resort blending traditional Balinese culture with modern luxury. Features extensive gardens, direct beach access, and
several pools. 

* Timing to BICC: It is the closest hotel to BICC, accessible on foot in 4 minutes.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

from $200/ night

 A five-star resort blending French elegance with Balinese culture. Offers luxurious rooms, suites, and villas, along with extensive meeting and event spaces.

* Timing to BICC: By car, approximately 5 minutes; on foot, approximately 14 minutes

The Westin Resort & Bali International Convention Center (BICC)

from $180/ night

A luxury beach resort in Bali featuring 433 modern rooms with traditional Balinese accents and a contemporary design. It caters to family experiences with spacious rooms offering ocean, pool, or garden views. The BICC, managed by Westin, supports large events with up to 10,000 sqm of meeting space for up to 2500 delegates.

*During Bali's peak business season, hotels are experiencing high demand with advanced bookings and fast-selling availability. We advise securing your accommodations promptly to ensure your participation in this vibrant business period.

Travel Details

How to get from the airport to your hotel

Bali is accessible through Ngurah Rai International Airport, serving as the main gateway to the island.

The fastest and easiest way to get from Bali airport to your resort is with a pre-booked private taxi to take you straight to your hotel door. This includes a Meet & Greet service, where your driver will be waiting at arrivals, holding a sign with your name on it. Other transfer options:
Airport taxi;
Grab app;
Bluebird or some other taxi from outside the airport.

Bali is accessible through Ngurah Rai International Airport, serving as the main gateway to the island.

Taxes and Visas

Please find information below:

Taxes and Visas

Recently, Bali’s Governor announced the introduction of a $10 tourist tax, which is expected to take effect in mid-2024. The tax will be a one-time fee that foreign visitors must pay electronically upon arrival to the island. Payment can be made upon arrival at either Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport or Benoa Bali Harbor. However, it is strongly advised to pay online prior to arrival to streamline the process and enhance convenience.

When coming to Bali, depending on the nationality, there are 3 types of available visas:

Visa-Free Countries: Visitors from 9 countries receive a Stay Permit valid for a maximum period of 30 days, which cannot be extended.*

Visa on Arrival (VoA) or e-Visa (e-VoA): Available to citizens of 97 countries, allowing them to obtain a visa directly upon arrival in Bali, or if not purchased online, prior to their visit. This visa is typically valid for 30 days and can be extended for another 30 days.*

Calling Countries Visa: Required for nationals of 8 countries, necessitating an application at an Indonesian embassy or consulate prior to arrival, as well as the rest of the countries not mentioned in the above categories. Processes and requirements vary, therefore please consult the attached documents for more details or contact pactoconvexvisa@gmail.com email for getting guidance and support.*

*Please check the Application Process file to see what type of visa you need and follow the detailed steps. Should you need further assistance to obtain your travel visa, please contact pactoconvexvisa@gmail.com

Please find information below:

Event Permit

To ensure a seamless and compliant execution of our forthcoming event, it is important that all participants contribute with specific details as required by the related local government in Indonesia, to facilitate our event’s organization. Please observe the following protocols:

Submission Deadline: All required information must be provided by July 31, 2024 to ensure timely processing of the Event Permit. Please email the following information to was20@voxsolutions.co

Mandatory Participant Information:
Name
Surname
Position/Designation
Company/Institution
Passport Number

This is crucial for all participants. For those requiring a visa, the passport number is already a requisite. However, for participants not needing a visa, individual outreach will be conducted to collect this detail.
Your cooperation is paramount in this process. We aim to maintain a streamlined, efficient, and respectful communication channel to gather these essentials. This proactive approach will guarantee our collective adherence to the necessary regulatory requirements, ensuring a successful and undisrupted event.

Tourism

To ensure a respectful and enriching experience in Bali:


Respect Sacred Sites: Dress modestly and behave with decorum at temples.
Embrace Local Culture: Participate respectfully in ceremonies and traditions.
Follow Dress Codes: Wear appropriate attire in public areas.
Use Licensed Tour Guides: For genuine insights into Bali’s culture and hidden gems.
Exchange Currency Safely: Only at authorized outlets.
Be Environmentally Conscious: Avoid single-use plastics and dispose of waste responsibly.
Adhere to Local Laws: Follow traffic rules and regulations.
Read more below.

Health & Safety​

When planning your trip to Bali, it’s important to prioritize health and safety.

Bali, a vibrant destination, requires travelers to be aware of certain health precautions. Mosquito-borne diseases, along with water-borne illnesses, are present in some areas. We recommend employing preventive measures including the use of mosquito repellent, opting for bottled water, and adhering to good hygiene practices.

Furthermore, to enhance your travel experience and ensure well-being during your stay, we strongly recommend consulting the guideline below:

Travel Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks in Denpasar airport

When you arrive to Denpasar (Bali) Airport, expect a hot weather and high humidity first! Don’t worry, a bottle of water will solve some inconveniences easily!

Mobile & Internet services

When visiting Bali, there is more than one alternative to use when it comes to staying connected. Nowadays, cellular internet has become a must-have, so eSIMs, SIM cards, free WiFi, roaming, and other options are part of the list.
If you haven’t chose yet a digital option, within the airport you will find multiple accredited suppliers offering their services and you can choose what suit you best for your staying in Bali.

Currency

The official currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). As the country’s main tourist destination, in Bali lots of prices are expressed in US dollars.
In Indonesia you’ll find notes with values of 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 rupiah. There are also 100 and 1000 rupiah coins, although they aren’t often used.

Cards and cash

Although credit cards* are accepted in the vast majority of restaurants and shops in major cities, you’ll need cash for markets, taxis or if you’re visiting rural areas.
Tip: to avoid high exchange rates, it’s better to pay in the local currency.
Exchanging money
We recommend withdrawing money directly from ATMs, that way you won’t have to travel with large amounts of cash. The usual fee for withdrawing money in foreign currency is 4%.
If you’d prefer to exchange money, you’ll find banks and bureaux de change both at the airport and in the different cities. Most hotels also offer money exchange.

*Please mind that AMEX is not accepted in Bali.

Sponsors

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Agenda

The WAS#20 agenda will be uploaded at a later date.

Welcome Reception @ Westin by the Pool

Where: The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Date: Sunday, September 22nd, 7:30 PM-10:30 PM

We are thrilled to invite you to officially kick off WAS#20 with us at an exclusive networking event at Westin by the Pool.

Mark your calendars and prepare to dive into a night of engaging conversations and memorable encounters. We look forward to welcoming you and setting the stage for the fantastic WAS#20.

Access only with the nominal badge. You can pick-up your badge from the dedicated WAS#20’s Registration Desk at the Westin Hotel reception, starting Sunday, 12:00.

White & Pink Party by Vox Solutions

Date: September 24th | Time: 8:30 PM – 1 AM
Location: Canna Bali, Nusa Dua
Dress Code: Business Casua with White and Pink clothing items and accessories
Transport: Shuttle service from BICC and WAS20 hotels between 8 – 9 PM and return between 11 PM – 1 :30AM

An Evening of Distinction and Magnificence

Vox Solutions is delighted to host WAS#20 participants for a gala evening at the illustrious Canna Bali. As night descends on Nusa Dua, we present a sanctuary where elegance is effortless and the ambiance is imbued with luxury.

Culinary Mastery Meets Refined Entertainment

Expect a night where the culinary arts meet the height of sophistication, offering dishes that marry local traditions with international excellence. The program of entertainment for the evening is curated to inspire and captivate our esteemed guests.

Bali's Quintessence

Nestled on the edge of Nusa Dua’s azure waters, Canna Bali stands as a testament to serene opulence. This event is an ode to Bali’s enchanting allure—its golden beaches, soothing breezes, and the eternal charm of its summery nights.

Forge Valuable Connections in Grandeur

This gala is an ideal occasion for networking and forming valuable relationships amidst a backdrop that radiates the essence of professional grandeur blended with Bali’s relaxed beauty.

Embrace the opportunity to culminate WAS#20 with an evening of memorable sophistication under the starlit sky of Nusa Dua.
We anticipate welcoming you to what will undoubtedly be an extraordinary and grand dinner experience.

Shuttle Transfers

Shuttle Transfers program will pe uploaded at a later date.

Contact

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