Board and Committee Meetings
Board and Committee Meetings
Advisory Group Meeting & Investment Forum
24th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders & African Leaders
In the 23 year history of this event, participants have included Heads of State and Government; senior government officials including, African and global CEOs; renowned academics, private sector practitioners and leading industrialists.
Kigali Convention Centre (KCC)
KG2, Kimihurura Roundabout
The translucent dome modeled on a traditional King’s Palace, is located in the heart of Kigali on a hilltop near Parliament. The Convention Centre’s multi-functional hall has a capacity of 2,600; the centre also includes 18 meetings rooms and 292 accommodation rooms.
Kigali International Airport KIA
The main airport, Kigali International Airport (KIA), is located 10km east of the city centre.
KIA currently receives direct flights from Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Brazzaville, Brussels, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Douala, Dubai, Entebbe, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Juba, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Libreville, Lusaka, Mombasa, Mwanza, and Nairobi, Cotonou, and Abidjan (from 21st October 2016)
KIA hosts a VIP terminal and one main terminal where passengers will be subject to Customs, and Immigration and clearance.
Dedicated immigration counters will be operating at the main terminal during the Summit to facilitate delegates.
A welcoming tent outside the main arrival terminal will host an information desk, and staff to assist with booking transport and accommodation. Forex bureau, and sim cards will also be availed in the welcome tent for the duration of the summit.
Yellow Fever Notice
Due to the recent outbreak of Yellow Fever in the region, the Rwandan Ministry of Health now requires all travelers coming from countries endemic to Yellow Fever to produce proof of vaccination at border posts for passengers.
Delegates that fail to produce proof of vaccination will be immunized on site, at the airport clinic for the cost of 40 US Dollars.
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As part of an environmental protection policy, plastic bags are not allowed into Rwanda. Passengers entering Kigali International Airport or any other border posts with plastic bags are required to discard them, and are supplied with an environmentally friendly alternative at a cost ranging between $2-$6.
In the eventuality that delegates lose their luggage, a dedicated lost luggage desk will assist delegates.
Delegates departing from Kigali International Airport will be facilitated through dedicated security check, check-in and immigration counters.
Delegates traveling in business class will have access to the VIP lounges. Ministers and ambassadors will have access to the government lounge.
Delegates traveling in economy can access to the VIP lounges for a payment of 30 US Dollars, subject to availability.
Official representatives and experts holding a Diplomatic passport, Service Passport or Laissez-passer of the AU or UN traveling to Rwanda to attend the summit will be issued a free visa upon arrival.
Delegates from African member States can be issued a visa upon arrival at the cost of 30 US Dollars. Alternatively, delegates may obtain visas ahead of travel, by applying online: https://www.migration.gov.rw/index/php?id=203; or in person at Rwandan Diplomatic Missions (except the UN Mission in New York).
Delegates holding passports from countries not eligible for visa upon arrival must apply through the abovementioned channels prior to travel dates.
Average travel times from the airport to Kigali Conference Centre range from 15-20 minutes (Taxicab) depending on traffic. Hotels may arrange a shuttle pick up and drop off at the airport, provided that arrival and departure details are shared ahead of time.
In addition to hotel shuttles, ATAK, a taxi company will be operating at Kigali International
1. ATAK taxicabs will charge on average $10-$20 per trip and and $60 for a full day rental.
Company Tel: 0788568860, 0782754574, 0782862540
Please ensure you arrange your own transport from the airport to the hotels. This can be arranged directly with hotels, or other rental transport companies at the airport.
First aid and emergency services will be available at the Kigali Convention Center. For more extensive medical services, delegates are advised to seek treatment at one of the following hospitals:
King Faysal Hospital: +250 788307561
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali/CHUK: +250 788868240
Kanombe Military Hospital: +250 788305703
The following Rwandan mobile telecommunication service providers are available: • MTN • Tigo • Airtel Mobile telephone service providers also provide gateway to Internet using GPRS, 3G and 4G. Cell phone SIM cards are widely available. Every SIM card user/buyer in Rwanda is expected by law to be registered prior to activation. SIM cards can be registered at the point of purchase. Currency The unit of currency is the Rwandan Franc (RWF). Exchange rates are subject to fluctuation. Currently, 1 USD is approximately equivalent to 803.12RWF. Foreign exchange facilities are available at the airport and in all parts of Kigali city. Banking Services Banking hours are from 08:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and from 08:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays. Banking amenities are available at all commercial banks; local and regional banks hold agreements with a variety of credit card networks: • VISA – Bank of Kigali, Ecobank, Equity bank, I & M bank, Kenya Commercial bank, ACCESS Bank, Banque populaire du Rwanda and Urwego Opportunity bank • MasterCard – ACCESS Bank and Equity bank • China Union Pay - ACCESS Bank, Equity bank and Bank of Kigali • Japan Credit Bureau - Equity bank • American Express - Equity bank and Bank of Kigali • Diners Club - Equity bank and Bank of Kigali Most internationally recognised currencies and travellers’ cheques can be exchanged at commercial banks, hotels and the airport. Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Climate This time of year in Rwanda is long dry season. Temperatures vary from 220 C to 270 C. Time The time in Rwanda is GMT+2. Electricity Supply The electricity supply in Rwanda is 220/240V AC. It is advisable to bring your own round, two-prong adapter and transformer for 110V AC. Emergency Services In case of emergency, please refer to telephone numbers listed below. Fire Brigade (Toll Free): 111 or +250 788 311 224 Ambulance (Toll Free): 912 or + 250 788 300 116. General Assistance: 997 Business and Shopping Hours Public Offices open from 07:00 to 17:00 while businesses open from 8:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. Weekend business hours range between 09:00 to 22:00. For more practical information on Rwanda, please visit: http://www.rwandatourism.com/practical-info
Nationals of countries not mentioned above must submit a visa application before traveling at Rwandan Diplomatic Missions (except the UN Mission in New York) or online:
Promoting African Trade and Economic Transformation
Kigali, Rwanda 28 June – 1 July, 2017
The African Export-Import Bank—the premier Trade Finance Bank for Africa—is bringing together the continent’s public and private sectors leaders and leading international figures for a 3-day intellectually stimulating discourse in the context of the 23rd Meeting and associated Seminars of the Bank’s Advisory Group on Trade Finance and Export Development. This event will take place on the side-lines of the Bank’s 24th Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Weak oil and commodity prices associated with the lingering effect of the end of commodity super-cycle coupled with sustained deceleration of the Chinese economy, declining global demand and increased global financial market volatility, have resulted in pronounced macroeconomic challenges, terms of trade deficit, limited fiscal space, liquidity constraints and overall developmental challenges for the African continent. In a world of rising protectionism and nationalism sentiments, the objective of the meeting and seminars is to explore options to promote African trade and economic growth to accelerate the continent’s structural transformation process through deliberations on the following sub-themes drawn from the main theme “Promoting African Trade and Economic Transformation”:
For media enquiries, kindly contact:
Head of Communications
African Export-Import Bank
72 (B) El Maahad El Eshteraky Street, Heliopolis, Cairo 11341, Egypt
Tel.: +(202) 2456-4100/1/2/3; +(202) 2451-5201/2