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AfDB Business Opportunities Seminar (BOS)

June 20-21, 2017
8:00 am-6:00 pm
Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire, Auditorium HQ
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Participants are invited to register using this link, no later than 17 June 2017.
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General Visa Information
Entry into Côte d’Ivoire is subject to a visa, except for nationals of ECOWAS member countries, and countries that have signed special agreements with Côte d'Ivoire. A valid passport is required for entry into Côte d’Ivoire. The validity of passports must be for at least six months from the date of entry into Côte d'Ivoire.
Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for an entry visa to Côte d'Ivoire. If a letter of invitation is required to facilitate the obtaining of such a visa, please indicate this when registering online.
Countries whose nationals are exempt from Visa formalities in Côte d’Ivoire: AfDB Link
Additional information can be obtained at the following links:
Côte d'Ivoire requires travelers entering the country to present a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever. Participants who do not have this certificate will be vaccinated on site at the health station of the Felix Houphouet Boigny International airport. The cost of vaccination is approximately 11 Euros.
Arrival and Transportation
The international airport is Felix Houphouet Boigny airport and many airlines have direct flights to and from Côte d’Ivoire. Several companies have scheduled flights to Europe from Abidjan: Air France; Royal Air Maroc; South African Airways; Corsair; Emirates; Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Tunis Air etc.
Additional information can be obtained at the following link:
It should be noted that participants have to arrange their own travel from their respective countries and local transportation to the hotel of their choice from the airport. Taxis are available at the airport. If need be, taxi companies can be directly reached at the following links:
We strongly recommend you to use a shuttle service of the hotel, if available.
We encourage participants to make their reservations in one of the following hotels, where we have secured a number of standard rooms at negotiated rates (the related registration forms are attached). In order to insure room availability at negotiated rates, it is highly recommended to make reservations as early as possible, and in any case by 10 June 2017.
Boulevard de la République, Abidjan Plateau, 04 BP 643 Abidjan 04                                                                                       Tel: (+225)2031 3333- E-Mail:           
Tariff: approx. Eur 168
Distance from AfDB Headquarters: 800 m 
7, boulevard Roume, 04, Abidjan 1185, Côte d’Ivoire
Tel: (+225)2030 1600– E-Mail:              
Tariff: approx. Eur 96
Distance from AfDB Headquarters: 1.1 km  
Avenue Terrasson de Fougères, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Tel: (+225)2025 6666- E-Mail:               
Tariff: approx. Eur 99
Distance from AfDB Headquarters: 600 m 
10 Avenue du General de Gaulle Plateau  01 BP 3718
Tel: (+225) 2031 8020 E-Mail :
Tariff: approx. Eur 160
Distance from AfDB Headquarters: 600 m 
Av. Lamblin / Rue Colomb Plateau Abidjan - Côte d’Ivoire         
Tel: (+225) 2002 0202 - E-Mail:        
Tariff: approx. Eur 124
 EUR 123.48 with breakfast
Distance from AfDB Headquarters: 100 m 
Boulevard Hassan II, Cocody  08 BP 01 Abidjan 08- Cote d’Ivoire
Tel: (+225) 2248 2626 - E-Mail:                 
Tariff: approx. Eur 185
Distance from AfDB Headquarters: 6 km
  • The Bank’s facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities and assistance will be provided if needed.
  • For security reasons, the presentation of a valid picture identification will be required to access the Bank.
  • Wi-Fi will be available throughout the meeting venue. The login credentials will be provided to participants at the time of registration.
Travel and other costs
  • While attendance to the event is free, AfDB does not cover the daily subsistence for the participants. 
  • Participants will likewise, be responsible for all travel-related costs for participation in the BOS. This includes return airfare, hotel accommodation, daily subsistence, ground transport, and visas, if required. 
  • Participants are expected to make their own arrangement for lunch. However, coffee breaks will be offered to all participants during the event at the venue of the event. 
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