Practical information

This edition of the largest annual gathering for the African private sector will once again give business leaders a voice in the major debates around the transformation of African economies, particularly in the fields of regional integration, infrastructure development and the impact of technological revolutions.


The Sofitel Abidjan has been selected to host the AFRICA CEO FORUM, which will ensure that participants will enjoy first-class conditions and service. An iconic Abidjan landmark, the ultramodern Sofitel Ivoire convention complex is perfectly equipped to host major international events.

Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire

Boulevard Hassan II, 08 Bp 01, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


More than 14 airlines connect the international airport of Abidjan to 130 international destinations. From the airport, hotel shuttles or taxis will take you to Abidjan’s city center.


Blocks of rooms have been reserved at special rates at the major Abidjan hotels for those attending the AFRICA CEO FORUM. The contact information and rates for these hotels will be sent to you later on.


The following countries are exempt from requesting an entry visa to Ivory Coast: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Tunisia.

For individuals who are required to hold a visa, Cote d’Ivoire will issue visas for a stay up to three months. Please be aware that the application process will take time, so apply early enough (minimum 4 weeks before travel date). 

For exact information about the procedure to apply for a visa please visit (BEWARE: There are scam sites. The site listed here is the only one qualified to grant e-visas).

Upon request we will be issuing invitation letters. Due to visa procedures (see above), we will not be able to issue any invitation letters after 15 February 2020.