The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (African Development Bank and the African Development Fund) will take place in Gandhi Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India from 22nd to 26th May, 2017.
Reception at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPIA), Ahmedabad
An Information and Protocol Desk will be set up at the SVPIA to expedite entry and departure formalities for delegates. For each Governor of a member country of the AfDB, the Indian Government will provide a car and driver. Shuttle buses will be available to transport participants from the airport to hotels and from hotels to the Conference Centre, the venue of the Annual Meetings. The Government of India will expedite entry and customs formalities for members of delegations who have provided the General Secretariat with their travel details for the meeting.
The Bank will advise the Indian Government of delegates’ expected arrival times in such cases where such information has been provided in advance. To facilitate expeditious immigration formalities, the Bank will share with the Government of India information on arrival of participants as they are available. Special attention will be paid to the VIPs, whose list and arrival details should be communicated as soon as possible to the Government of India.
VIPs will be received by Protocol upon arrival and lounges will be made available for their use at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPIA), Ahmedabad. All security and immigration procedures will be completed in the VIP lounges. Other participants shall go through the normal arrival process and will benefit from dedicated immigration counters.
Facilities will also be available to assist participants transiting through Mumbai and Delhi airports. Lounges will be made available for VIPs and immigration for other participants will be facilitated.
Hotel Accommodation in Ahmedabad
The Bank, in collaboration with the Government of India, has reserved accommodation in India for Governors, Alternate Governors, Special Guests, Executive Directors and Alternate Executive Directors of the Bank, the Bank’s Senior Management and Staff.
Other participants and observers attending the Annual Meetings are advised to make reservations at the selected hotels of their choice.