The venue for the forum is the Sun Beach Hotel located in the Cotonou City (Quartier Fidjrossè Calvaire), Benin Republic, less than 10 minutes from the airport and 5mn from the Fidjrosse natural beach, which will also be the accommodation venue. Conference date is 20-22 November, 2017.
Accommodation and meals:
Reservations will be made at the ‘Sun Beach’ Hotel, Cotonou for all participants at their cost. Each participant will cover the costs of registration and participation (travel, accommodation, meals, perdiems, etc.). Break-fast is included in room rate at the Sun-Beach hotel.
From the Cardinal Bernadin Gantin International airport in Cotonou to the hotel and return, the Sun Beach hotel will arrange the pick up without additional costs. Please notice the SUN BEACH HOTEL welcoming board/card (with possibly your names) after arrival formalities to be picked up by the hotel staff.
Benin uses the West African CFA franc (or XOF). CFA Francs currently have a fixed exchange rate to the euro: 1 CFA franc (XOF) = 0.152449 euro; or 1 euro = 655.957 CFA francs exactly. The exchange rate with USD is not fixed. Participant may exchange some money at home into Euro or USD. Change can also be done at the Sun Beach Hotel of nearby banks or Forex bureau inside Cotonou.
It is the responsibility of participants to make sure they obtain appropriate entry documents (or visa) at home before departure. Participants from countries where no Benin immigration services exist can request from the LOC a facilitation document to obtain visa at entry. All participant are advised to keep, according the case, visa or facilitation document along with their valid passport and invitation letter with them when travelling to Cotonou. According to ECOWAS regulations, participants or from any ECOWAS country, do not need visa to enter Benin Republic but theyneed to show up their passport and invitation letter at entry point to benefit.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate (WHO Yellow card or “carte jaune”) is required for all travelers >1 year of age arriving from all countries.
Benin is a sunny country. But November falls within the small rainy season and it may be rainy and slightly cold during the days of the forum.
SUN BEACH HOTEL