Nov 30-Dec 1
in Hyderabad, India

The 2012 Asia Pacific Map Maker Regional Conference will take place on Nov 30-Dec 1, 2012 in Hyderabad, India.

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  • Attendance at the Asia Pacific Map Maker Regional Conference in India is by invitation only.
  • Please apply to attend here.
  • You will receive notification via email if you have been selected to attend.


While the conference is free to attend, you will be required to make your own travel arrangements to get to Hyderabad.


The Hotel and Conference Venue: 
Hotel Novotel Hyderabad Airport, 
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Shamshabad, 
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh – 500 409 India 
Tel : +91 (40) 6625 0000 

  • Google is excited to offer to cover the costs of your conference hotel room, provided you are willing to share the room with another conference attendee of the same gender. If you do not wish to share a hotel room, you will have to book your own hotel. There is no special code or process.
  • For those sharing a room, we will pay for your stay for the nights of Thursday, Nov 29 and Friday, Nov 30, checking out on Saturday, Dec 1 . If you wish to arrive before or stay later, please be sure to arrange your own accommodation.

Hotel FAQs

Q: Under what conditions will Google to pay for my conference hotel stay?
A: If the attendee is willing to share a room with another conference participant.

Q: How many nights can I stay?
A: 2 nights, 3 days. Google will pay for your stay for the nights (for those willing to share a hotel room with another attendee).

Q: What if I want to arrive earlier or stay later?A: Attendees will need to arrange their travel to arrive Thursday and depart on Saturday or arrange hotel stays for additional nights on their own. We recommend using Trip Advisor, WikiTravel, or doing a friendly Google search to find accommodations.

Q: Will the hotel have wireless?
A: Yes.

Q: Who will I get paired with?
A: You will be randomly paired with another conference participant of the same gender.

Q: Can I bring family members?
A: Your family members are welcome to join you along your trip, however, you will need to pay for your own hotel rooms. Google is only able sponsor hotel rooms that you are willing to share with other conference participants.


Please note that nationals of some countries may be required to obtain a visa to visit Hyderabad, India.
Google will not be able to pay for any visa fees you may incur, however, we can provide an invitation letter to the conference to assist in the visa application process.


The following meals will be provided for all conference participants:
Friday (Nov 30) - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Saturday (Dec 1) - Breakfast, Lunch


Want to know more about Hyderabad? Learn more on:
Hyderabad WikiTravel page
Hyderabad Trip Advisor page