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Arrival in Abidjan

Aéroport international d'Abidjan

Before travelling

Welcome desk at the Felix Houphouët Boigny International Airport  

An information and protocol desk will be set up at the Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport in Abidjan to facilitate arrival and departure formalities for participants. 

Upon arrival in Abidjan, heads of delegations will be welcomed by Protocol at the airport VIP lounges. A chauffeur-driven car and a liaison officer will be available for each governor. 

Shuttle buses will provide transport for participants between the airport and their hotels and between their hotels and the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire convention centre, where the annual meetings will be held.

A shuttle bus service will transport participants from the airport to their hotels and from the hotels to the Sofitel Hôtel Ivoire Conference Centre (Palais des Congrès) where the Annual Meetings will be held.

Registration and receipt of badges 

Registration and receipt of badges by all participants will take place at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire convention centre. 

Shuttle buses will provide transport for participants between their hotels and the convention centre.

Hotel accomodation 

 The Republic of Côte Ivoire is a prominent business and tourism destination. 

Abidjan, the economic capital of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, is a large city with nearly 5 million inhabitants. As the hub of West Africa, it is sometimes called “Little Manhattan and offers many suitable locations for meetings, conferences and high-level seminars.

The Bank’s General Secretariat will reserve rooms at Sofitel Hôtel Ivoire for Governors, Deputy Governors and special guests. 

For all other participants and observers responsible for finding their accommodation, the Ivorian authorities have negotiated concessionary prices with hotels and guesthouses.

The list of these hotels and residences and their rates are available via the 2020 Annual Meetings portal. 

Reservations, must be made via this platform provided by the National Organizing Committee through the African Development Bank website : https://am.afdb.org

The list of hotels is available on the website.

Conference location 

The Sofitel Hotel Ivoire Complex is located in Cocody Blockhaus. It will be the centre of activity for the 2020 Annual Meetings. With its huge, 1 500-seat conference centre, its tower, main building and beautiful marquees, the conference centre offers a luxurious and comfortable setting for the meetings. 

Boulevard Hassan II 08 Bp 01 Abidjan
Côte d’Ivoire