Mackrell International 2019 Annual General Meeting
Bangalore, India, 1 May 2019 - 5 May 2019

Pre–Arrival Information

Visa information

Delegates from all countries will require a visa to enter India.

An e-visa is simple to obtain and is valid for 60 days.  Delegates must apply for the visa a minimum of 5 days before date of arrival but it is strongly advised to apply earlier.

For information visit:

Note: If delegates or their spouses, parents, or grandparents were born in Pakistan or ever held Pakistani nationality, they are not eligible for an Indian e-Visa. You must apply for a traditional visa.

On arrival at the airport take your visa the e-visa control desk (before the passport control) and your passport will be stamped and you can move on to Baggage Reclaim.


Foreign travellers are also required to complete a Landing Form on arrival.


The 5 star Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangalore

AddressNo.56-6B, Palace Rd, Abshot Layout,

Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

Phone+91 80 4512 6100



Transport from Bangalore Airport (BLR) to the hotel

Airport to hotel

On arrival, once you leave the baggage reclaim area and come through the arrivals doors into the airport, Murali & Co representatives will be there to welcome you.  They will meet you and take you to your taxi to drive to the hotel.  The cost of the taxi and toll is included in the delegate fee.


Hotel to airport

On departure, arrange with the hotel for a driver to take you to the airport the cost will be INR2700 plus taxes including toll fee.

Registration for the AGM and the Asia Pacific Meeting opens at 8.00 am at the Shagri-La Hotel on Wednesday morning on the 2nd Floor outside the conference rooms.

General Transport


Licensed taxis can be recognized by the white and yellow emblem.

Travellers are advised to avoid unlicensed taxis.


Uber / OLA Cabs:

You have services in Bangalore, but you have to download the app.  



The currency in Bangalore is the INDIAN RUPEE (INR).



For those of you who have been unable to obtain INR before arriving in Bangalore there is an ATM and a currency exchange in the baggage reclaim area before leaving through the arrivals exit.

If you need to obtain currency immediately on arrival we recommend you obtain it there before leaving the Baggage Reclaim/Arrivals Hall.


Murali & Co have also offered to exchange currency for delegates where they have not obtained currency before arrival.  They will accept USD or GBP.


ATMs are widely available and currency exchanges can be conducted at the hotel desk or at local banks.


All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops, taxis and restaurants.



The average temperatures in Bangalore in April - May ranges between 25 degrees and to a maximum of 35 degrees.


Dress Code

Welcome dinner: Business casual

Business Meeting: Casual

Accompanying Persons: Casual and comfortable shoes

Evening Dinners: Casual

Gala Dinner: Formal - jacket and tie, cocktail dress


General: Women should dress modestly avoiding skimpy clothes!


Time Zone

In April/May the timezone is UTC/GMT + 5hrs, 30 mins


Sales Tax

Sales tax and service charge are included in all prices.



Tipping is not customary in Bangalore. However, it is appreciated if you round up the bill or leave the change, if you were happy with the service at the restaurant, bar or in the taxi.


Electric Current

In India the power sockets are of type D . The voltage is 230V,50Hz.

The Shangri-la Hotel has universal sockets.



Bangalore has mix of people from all over India and abroad however the official language is “Kannada”. English is very widely spoken in Bangalore.



Visit Bangalore

Public transport Bangalore  

Tourist Board:



Emergency Services:

100 Police

101 Fire

102 Emergency Ambulance

103 Accidents

108 Ambulance

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