Global Travelers

Welcome! We are looking forward to seeing you in Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesian!

At PICEMA 2018 you will have the opportunity to meet like minded professionals from across the world and exchange information and insights, discuss research opportunities and learn about the research of others.


The Indonesian government requires residents of many countries to obtain a temporary visa before entering the Indonesian. It is very important to apply for a visa at least 90 days prior to departure. For information on Indonesian visa policies and procedures, visit

Cultural Nuances

In West Sumatra almost all communities are strong with culture and religion. Most people are Muslim. Indonesian society is famous for its hospitality and politeness.

The culture of dressing in western Sumatra is to use hijab for women, and free for men, at least covering the chest to the feet. Click here.

Handshake is also often done in West Sumatra, but some people just shake hands only on same-sex, men with men, women with women. Click here.

Event Basics

Sessions at the event are conducted in English.

In September, Padang has average highs of 28-32°C.

Help plan your trip by checking the current exchange rate of your currency to Indonesian Rupiahs.

Padang is in the Asia Pacific Time Zone. (UTC+07:00) Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta

The Indonesian uses 220V

Most hotels offer high-speed Internet connections either in the room or on public areas within the hotel. Some access requires a fee. Ask the hotel staff if you are unsure.