Logistics

Country Delegates’ and Key Speakers Itinerary

Personal travel itinerary has been added to the account in the conference registration system. Please log in and download your itinerary before you travel.

In addition, a copy of the itinerary was distributed with the conference materials.

Country Delegates’ and Key Speakers Accommodation

All Country Delegates and conference speakers have been accommodated at the Kenzi Menara Palace Hotel at Marrakech.

Single room accommodation including breakfast has been provided by the AfDB and EBRD. All extras (phone, mini-bar etc.) were paid by the participant during the check-out. If the participant would have liked to stay at the hotel after the event, they have benefited from the special group rate of € 118 ( 1300 DH) per night for a single room and € 136 (1500 DH) per night for double room, there were also a tax of € 2.6 (28.60 DH) per night.

There were no separate hotel booking references; participants were asked to mention at the reception on their arrival to the hotel that an accommodation for them has been arranged by the AfDB and EBRD. A member of hotel staff was designated to assist partcipants during their stay.

The hotel address and contact information is as follows:

Kenzi Menara Palace Hotel
Zone Hotêlière d’Agdal, Avenue Mohamed VI
40000 Marrakesh
Morocco
Tel : +212 (0) 524459900 - +212 524 45 99 26
Fax : +212 (0) 524459901
E-mail : abouhafa@kenzi-hotels.com
Site : www.kenzi-hotels.com

Meals and Refreshments

Lunches and refreshments (coffee breaks) were arranged and provided by the AfDB and EBRD during the conference.
All participants were invited to a dinner on 22 April 2013, hosted by Mr Vinay Sharma, Procurement Department Director, AFDB and Mr Gerard Sanders, Deputy General Counsel, EBRD.

Participants arranged for their other meals; A € 75 as a daily per diem was provided

Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers:

The AfDB and EBRD has arranged the participants’ transportation from/to airport in Marrakech. If requested during registration, the Country Delegate arriving to Marrakech was met at the arrival section of the airport by the staff with plate AfDB & EBRD Public Procurement Conferece. Please look out for our representatives with the ‘ AfDB and EBRD Public Procurement Conference’ plates.
In case of any problems with your local transfer please contact our local logistics assistants:
Mr Said Lmouden - mobile +212 (0) 661 255 887 or Mr Alaoui Mustapha +212 (0) 662 130 702

On the Country Delegate’s departure he/she was met at the hotel reception. The transfer to the airport was scheduled 2 hours 30 minutes before the flight departure.
We are sorry, but we were not able to refund individually arranged trips by car/taxi.

Currency

The currency in Morocco is Moroccan Dirham (DH). The exchange rate as of today is approximately:

1 EUR = 11.0929 DH
1 USD = 8.4782 DH

Weather

The temperature was around +30 Celsius.

Translation Services

English-French-Arabic simultaneous translation was provided for the whole period of the conference.
Participant were asked to declare their language preference at registration and received conference materials in the selected language

Contact us

AfDB Conference Coordinator:
Ms Sabrine Cheibaatou,
s.cheibaatou@afdb.org
Angle Avenue El Mehdi Ben Barka et Avenue Annakhil, Espace les lauriers ,1st foor Rabat, Morocco,
Phone: +212537565937, Fax: +212537565935

EBRD Conference Coordinator:
Ms Fadila Safwat,
safwatf@ebrd.com
One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN, United Kingdom,
Phone: +442073387282, Fax: +442073386150

At the conference reception staff will be happy to assist you.