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Conference facilities


The 2017 Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the AfDB will be held at the Mahatma Mandir Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre at Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Convention Center and Exhibition Halls are designed to meet with the requirements for organizing global meetings, conventions, seminars, conferences, exhibitions of both national and international levels, with state of the art facilities. The Convention Center has column free air conditioned halls, suitable for organising conferences with huge seating capacities in various styles. In the theater style seating arrangements, the Main Hall has seating capacity of 6000 persons. The main hall can also be partitioned into 3 seminar halls that can be used for separate programs simultaneously.

Participants are encouraged to visit the website of Mahatma Mandir Conference Center for more information on the venue at http://www.mahatmamandirgujarat.com/


All delegates attending the Annual Meetings will be required to enter the Conference Center via a security screening system at the entrance. Bag searches may be conducted by security guards and delegates may be asked to deposit any items not permitted into the buildings.

For security reasons, all delegates must be accredited and in possession of their identification badges as well as the respective meeting access passes. Delegates are required to visibly wear their identification badges at all times while in the meeting venues. The identification badges are not transferable, colour-coded by category, and contain personal delegate information (including photograph).