Practical information

The most important gathering of the African private sector will bring the voice of economic leaders in the major debates structuring African economies, particularly in the areas of regional integration, infrastructure development or the impact of technological revolutions.

The Sofitel Ivoire, a prestigious conference center

To welcome participants in the best conditions, the AFRICA CEO FORUM Annual Summit takes place in the Sofitel Ivoire Abidjan. This emblematic place of Abidjan benefits from an ultramodern complex perfectly equipped for large international meetings.


Several leading 4 and 5 Stars Hotels in Abidjan have been fully booked for the AFRICA CEO FORUM Annual Summit. Access to the booking platform will be communicated to confirmed participants a few months before the event.


The following countries are exempt from the visa procedure for Côte d’Ivoire: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Chad, Togo and Tunisia.

For nationals of countries subject to visas, consular authorities will issue a visa for a maximum of three months. Participants’ attention is drawn to the length of the visa application process. It is recommended that you apply for a visa at least 4 weeks before your intended date of travel.

Côte d’Ivoire allows you to apply directly online via the SNEDAI platform, which reduces the time needed to obtain a visa. To find out how to obtain your visa, please visit the following website: (beware, there are fake websites, only this one is authorized to issue e-visas).

If necessary and at your request, the organizer will send you an official letter validating your participation. Due to the time required to obtain a visa, no request of this type will be processed after May 5, 2023.