General Information

Place and date of the meeting: The Fifty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Twenty-ninth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation will be held in Costa do Sauípe, Bahia, Brazil, from 27 to 30 March 2014. The Inaugural Session and the Plenary Sessions will be held at the Hotel Class and the Hotel Park, respectively.  The Seminars will be held at Hotel Park Bahia 1.

Gentlemen’s Attire:
Inaugural Session: Sports Jacket, no tie
Other events: slacks and button down shirts

Accommodations: The Organizing Committee will be responsible for all matters related to accommodations for participants.

Weather: In March, the temperature in Costa do Sauípe ranges between 22°C/72°F and 30°C/86°F. Weather forecasts can be found at www.weather.com

Electricity: Electrical current is not standardized in Brazil, so it's a good idea to carry an adaptor. The electric current in Costa do Sauípe operates on 220 volts/60 Hz.  The most common power plugs have two round sockets.

Time zone: During the Annual Meeting, Costa do Sauípe will be three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-3).

Services

Airport arrival, customs and immigration: The host country will have duly identified staff available at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airportto assist arriving participants.

Local transportation: The host country will provide transportation for participants between Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport and the official hotels in Costa do Sauípe and to all the official events of the meeting.

Tourism information about Brazil: General information about flights, sightseeing, the history and culture of the area, and additional details on services available in Brazil during the Annual Meeting can be found on the website set up by the host country.

Simultaneous interpretation: During the official sessions, simultaneous interpretation will be provided into the Bank’s official languages: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Other services: An emergency health unit will be available. Cellular phone rental service and ATM machines will also be available.

If you have an emergency at one of the hotels, please call the front desk of the hotel.
For additional information, please email: AnnualMeeting@iadb.org

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